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Exergy summer school

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee it is our pleasure to officially announce that the fist Exergy Summer School in Canada will be held in University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) from April 30 until May 4, 2012. I would be grateful if you distribute the attached flyer between graduate students and professors. For more information please see http://www.exergycourse.org/.

Ehsan Baniasadi
Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
90 Founders Drive, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada L1H 7K4
Phone: (+1) 9057218668 EXT. 6303

Permaculture Events in Regina Feb. 24 and 25, 2012

Permaculture: A Fast Growing Movement for Positive Change

An exciting opportunity to attend a workshop and hear an excellent
speaker!

Many people today are keenly aware of a need for change and care deeply
about the planet and their communities but feel powerless to do anything
to make a difference.  However, when informed about a diverse and
deepening scope of positive, practical & effective solutions people
become inspired and empowered change-makers in their communities.

Permaculture Regina is pleased to present  Rob Avis of Verge
Permaculture.  He will discuss the fundamentals of permaculture ethics,
principles and design methodology, and how it can be applied to:
- improve your home & backyard while saving resources and building a
healthy place for family, friends and community;
- build resilient communities patterned after ecological principles; and
- assemble landscapes that clean water, use less energy, provide healthy
organic food, save money and contribute to a healthy ecology.

Whether your interest is gardening, building homes, community work,
economic regeneration, education, health, planning, business or green
lifestyles, the application of permaculture design provides positive
solutions towards a sustainable future.

Free talk : Fri Feb 24 ,7-9 pm, Cathedral  Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 –
13th Avenue, Regina

Workshop : Sat Feb 25 , 9 am – 4 pm, Room 106, U of R College Avenue,
2100 block College Ave., Regina

Workshop Fees
Student - $75, Regular - $115
Register by Feb 21 to ensure your spot.
By phone: (306) 535-9570
By e-mail: permaregina@gmail.com
In-person at: Eat Healthy Foods, 3030 12th Ave, Regina (306) 522-4167
Is cost an issue? Don’t let that stop you – we’d love to talk to you
about  ways to make this work for you.

See our Facebook page: “Permaculture Regina”

About the Speaker Rob Avis
Rob Avis and his wife Michelle run the Calgary-based consulting &
education company, Verge Permaculture, which specializes in creating
sustainable human environments using whole-systems philosophies and
working with nature.  www.vergepermaculture.ca

Open Call for New RCE Applications 2012

Dear RCE colleagues,

UNU is now calling for applications for new RCEs for 2011. Kindly please find the attached letter and also visit the UNU-IAS website (www.ias.unu.edu/) for more information.

Our RCE community is expanding year by year thanks to each local ESD practitioners and coordinators’ contribution / endeavor in every countries. As of January 2012, there are one hundred acknowledged RCEs all over the world!

Toward 2014 and beyond, UNU-IAS will encourage building broader & stronger networks in order to enable their activities sustainable & tangible, and thus it would be most appreciated if you connect & support each other as RCE community members. Please disseminate this information through your lines of communication.

Here is the information for applicants;

-Those organisations who are interested in initiating the RCE process and applying to become an RCE are requested to send expressions of interest to UNU-IAS by Monday, 9 April 2012.

-RCE candidates are then requested to submit an application and an application summary by Monday, 4 June 2012. The Secretariat will communicate with the applicants in July and August, so that applications can be developed in time for the Ubuntu Committee Meeting in the last quarter of this year.

-UNU does not require that a specific format be followed for the main application document, as long as all the required information is provided. The required form for the application summary can be downloaded from the Education for Sustainable Development Programme website at www.ias.unu.edu/efsd (see “Open Call for RCE applications 2012”). Please refer to the website's RCE application guidelines for full details.

-Expressions of interest, applications and application summaries should be sent electronically to the Global RCE Service Centre at rceservicecentre@ias.unu.edu.

Though the application reviewing process, we would like existing RCE members to assist to review & make comments on applications.  The Global RCE Service Centre will inquire whether you can be peer reviewers for candidates after the application process started in June with a relevant TOR. We appreciated if you would take this role for capacity building of new potential RCEs!

Thank you for your kind assistance, and look forward to further collaboration.

Peramculture Talk & Workshop Feb 24-25, Regina

Permaculture Regina is hosting Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture, who is touring the province to introduce people to this design system for sustainable human settlements.

A free talk will be given Friday Feb. 24 7-9 p.m. at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 13th Ave. and on Saturday Feb 25 there will be a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Room 106, College Building, College & Scarth. For Information and workshop fees  call 535-9570 or 522-4167, visit
Eat Healthy Foods, or  e-mail permaregina@gmail.com .

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WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?

(from Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison with Reny Mia Slay)

"Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments. The word itself is a contraction of permanent argriculture but also of permanent culture, as cultures cannot survive for long without a sustainable agricultural base and land use ethic.

On one level, permaculture deals with plants, animals, buildings and infrastructures (water, energy, communications). However, permaculture is not about these elements themselves, but rather about the
relationships we can create between them by the way we place them in the landscape." (page 1)

"Permaculture is about designing sustainable human settlements. It is a philosophy and approach to land use which weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management, and human needs into intricately connected, productive communities." (cover)

*******************************

TALK AND WORKSHOP DETAILS

Permaculture - Feb 24-25, Regina – talk and workshop with Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture

An exciting opportunity to attend a worshop and hear an excellent speaker!

Free talk : Fri Feb 24 ,7-9 pm, Cathedral  Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 – 13th Avenue, Regina

Workshop : Sat Feb 25 , 9 am – 5 pm, Room 106, U of R College Avenue bldg., 2100 block College Ave., south side, College Ave & Scarth St, Regina, Saskatchewan

Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 am for registration and coffee, the workshop will start promptly at 9:00 - there is a lot of knowledge to share!

This building is wheelchair accessible, access on south side of building.)

Workshop Fees

Before Feb  10: Student - $50, Regular - $90
After Feb 10: Student - $75, Regular - $115

Register by Feb 21 to ensure your spot.
By mail, phone or in-person at: Eat Healthy Foods, 3030 12th Ave, Regina (306) 522-4167

For workshop information or payment options Phone: (306) 535-9570 E-mail: permaregina@gmail.com

Facebook page: “Permaculture Regina”

Is cost an issue? Don’t let that stop you – we’d love to talk to you about  ways to make this work for you.

*******************************
 PERMACULTURE: A FAST GROWING MOVEMENT FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

Many people today are keenly aware of a need for change and care deeply about the planet and their communities but feel powerless to do anything to make a difference. However, when informed about a diverse and deepening scope of positive, practical & effective solutions people become inspired and empowered change-makers in their communities.

Permaculture Regina is pleased to present  Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture. He will discuss the fundamentals of permaculture ethics, principles and design methodology and how it can be applied to:
- improve your home & backyard while saving resources and building a healthy place for family, friends and community;
- build resilient communities patterned after ecological principles; and
- assemble landscapes that clean water, use less energy, provide healthy organic food, save money and contribute to a healthy ecology.

Whether your interest is gardening, building homes, community work, economic regeneration, education, health, planning, business or green lifestyles, the application of permaculture design provides positive solutions towards a sustainable future.

*******************************

ROB AVIS

Rob Avis and his wife Michelle run the Calgary-based consulting & education company, Verge Permaculture which specializes in creating sustainable human environments using whole-systems philosophies and working with nature.

 For more information about permaculture please visit www.vergepermaculture.ca 

Permaculture Talk & Workshop, Regina, Feb 24 & 25

Permaculture Regina is hosting Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture, who is
touring the province to introduce people to this design system for
sustainable human settlements.

A free talk will be given Friday Feb. 24 7-9 p.m. at the Cathedral
Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 13th Ave. and on Saturday Feb 25 there will
be a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Room 106, College Building, College & Scarth.
For Information and workshop fees  call 535-9570 or 522-4167, visit
Eat Healthy Foods, or  e-mail permaregina@gmail.com .

*******************************
WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?

(from Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison with Reny Mia Slay)

"Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human
environments. The word itself is a contraction of permanent
argriculture but also of permanent culture, as cultures cannot survive
for long without a sustainable agricultural base and land use ethic.

On one level, permaculture deals with plants, animals, buildings and
infrastructures (water, energy, communications). However, permaculture
is not about these elements themselves, but rather about the
relationships we can create between them by the way we place them in
the landscape." (page 1)

"Permaculture is about designing sustainable human settlements. It is
a philosophy and approach to land use which weaves together
microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water
management, and human needs into intricately connected, productive
communities." (cover)

*******************************

TALK AND WORKSHOP DETAILS

Permaculture - Feb 24-25, Regina – talk and workshop with Rob Avis of
Verge Permaculture

An exciting opportunity to attend a worshop and hear an excellent speaker!

Free talk : Fri Feb 24 ,7-9 pm, Cathedral  Neighbourhood Centre, 2900
– 13th Avenue, Regina

Workshop : Sat Feb 25 , 9 am – 5 pm, Room 106, U of R College Avenue
bldg., 2100 block College Ave., south side, College Ave & Scarth St,
Regina

Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 am for registration and coffee ,
the workshop will start promptly at 9:00 - there is a lot of knowledge
to share!

This building is wheelchair accessible, access on south side of building.)

Workshop Fees

Before Feb  10: Student - $50, Regular - $90
After Feb 10: Student - $75, Regular - $115
Register by Feb 21 to ensure your spot.
 By mail, phone or in-person at: Eat Healthy Foods, 3030 12th Ave,
Regina (306) 522-4167

For workshop information or payment options
Phone: (306) 535-9570
E-mail: permaregina@gmail.com

Facebook page: “Permaculture Regina”

Is cost an issue? Don’t let that stop you – we’d love to talk to you
about  ways to make this work for you.

*******************************
 PERMACULTURE: A FAST GROWING MOVEMENT FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

Many people today are keenly aware of a need for change and care
deeply about the planet and their communities but feel powerless to do
anything to make a difference. However, when informed about a diverse
and deepening scope of positive, practical & effective solutions
people become inspired and empowered change-makers in their
communities.

Permaculture Regina is pleased to present  Rob Avis of Verge
Permaculture. He will discuss the fundamentals of permaculture ethics,
principles and design methodology and how it can be applied to:
- improve your home & backyard while saving resources and building a
healthy place for family, friends and community;
- build resilient communities patterned after ecological principles; and
- assemble landscapes that clean water, use less energy, provide
healthy organic food, save money and contribute to a healthy ecology.

Whether your interest is gardening, building homes, community work,
economic regeneration, education, health, planning, business or green
lifestyles, the application of permaculture design provides positive
solutions towards a sustainable future.

*******************************

ROB AVIS

Rob Avis and his wife Michelle run the Calgary-based consulting &
education company, Verge Permaculture which specializes in creating
sustainable human environments using whole-systems philosophies and
working with nature.

 For more information about permaculture please visit
 www.vergepermaculture.ca

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