Course Program


SPECIFIC TOOLS FOR THE DESIGN AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ECOVILLAGES AND SUSTAINABLE SETTLEMENTS IN TWO PHASES

By Change the World

PHASE 1:

SCHEDULE

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

DAY THREE

8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

 

Welcome, presentation. Practical recomendations.

Introductory tour of the site.

Natural resources and the elements of  permaculture design.

Design principles, zonification and other elements of the system.

Renewable energy:

Solar, hydraulic and eolic.

10:45 AM

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

11:00 AM

Concept, origin, philosophy and ethics of PERMACULTURE.

Transforming waste into resources.

Appropriate and innovative technologies

1:00 PM

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

 2:30 PM

Principles  of  PERMACULTURE. 

Gardens and agroforestal systems with a permaculture design.

Structures, natural and  alternative building.

4:00 PM

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

4:15 PM

Observation of patterns, natural cycles and the relation to sustainable systems.

Practice:

         Raised beds

         Spiral

 

Practice:

         Permaculture design in groups.

6:00 PM

DINNER

DINNER

DINNER

7:00 PM

Current situation of the planet and our responsability in this crisis.

Slides and/or videos

DEPARTURE

8:00 PM

 

BONFIRE OR  COEXISTANCE PRACTICE

 

 

 

 

PHASE 2:

SCHEDULE

DAY FOUR

DAY FIVE

DAY SIX

 8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

 

BREAKFAST

 BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

 

Welcome

Exchange of aquired knowledge on design.

First part

-From vision to action in ecovillages.

-Forming agreements.

Based on practical experience.

Sustainable developement.

– Eco-neighbourhoods

Development on a human scale.

– The example of La Cocha.

 10:45 AM

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

11:00 AM

– Systems of alternative economy.

-Solidary economy.

-Exchange of goods and services.

-Economy in ecovillages.

 

-Achieving cohesion.

-Communal and private space.

 

Organizations and networks related to permaculture and ecovillages.

1:00 PM

 LUNCH

 LUNCH

 LUNCH

2:30 PM

Conflict resolution and decision making through consensus I.

Personal development.

Exchange of experiences, particular cases on a local and personal lever, focus.

 

4:00 PM

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

4:15 PM

Conflict resolution and decision making through consensus II

Ecovillages in Norway and the world.

Distribution of tasks of investigation and experiments.

6:00 PM

 DINNER

 DINNER

 DINNER

7:00 PM

 

Video: Ecovillages.

 Video: Habitat Revolution.

Hand out of certificates. Departure.

 

SEMINAR
INTRODUCTION TO THE DESIGN AND THE BUILDING OF ECOVILLAGES AND LOCAL PROPOSALS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SCHEDULE

ONE DAY EVENT

10:00 AM

Design of Sustainable Systems

Permaculture

Ethics and Principles. 

 

11:30 AM

Natural Building with local and recycled materials.

 

1:00 PM

Lunch break.

 

3:30 PM

 

Appropriate and innovative technologies. Making waste into resources.

 

5:00 PM

Ecovillages and eco-neighbourhoods.

Sustainable human settlements. 

THE INSTRUCTORS: Qualified persons from our interdisciplinary team with a vast experience in various areas. The presentation of the different subjects will be accompanied by audio visual resources of great quality as well as practical field experiences.