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Speaking Tour Aug 15 Miami to Aug 28 Santa Fe /Learning from the Most Sustainable Place on Earth

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Speaking/Fundraising Tour Aug 15 Miami to Aug 28 Santa Fe Tour dates and locations below
Learning from the Most Sustainable Place on Earth
with Cuban Permaculturist Roberto Perez
all proceeds go to the 11th International Permaculture Convergence Scholarships Fund
www.ipc11cuba.com (in English & Spanish)

Roberto Perez, Cuban environmental educator featured in the award winning documentary, "The Power of Community, How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" currently in the U.S. promoting the 11th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC11) to be held in Cuba in November of 2013.

Short Video of Roberto Perez Explaining the Special Period in Cuba

The Living Planet Report from the World Wildlife Fund in 2007 identified Cuba as the only sustainable country in the world. The study involved two key parameters for measuring sustainable development, a commitment to "improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems". Cuba was the ONLY country on earth to achieve satisfactory benchmarks in both criteria for sustainable development.

Formerly importing most of its food, Cuba's agriculture is now 95% organic, with the city of Havana producing over 60% of its own fruits and vegetables within the city's urban spaces. At the same time, Cuba has been engaging in a massive reforestation campaign, and has invested massively in alternative energy production, with a focus on solar and biofuels.

A small island nation with 11,000,000 people, struggling with poverty, devastating tropical storms, and the U.S. Embargo, how did Cuba achieve these goals and distinction? What can we learn from Cuba's struggles and successes?

TOUR Schedule locations and contacts in each area

Aug 15 Miami Koreen Brennan <koreenbrennan@gmail.com>

Aug 16 Washington Rev Dele <wearenaturesfriends@gmail.com>

Aug 17 NYC monica ibacache <monica.ibacache@gmail.com>

Aug 18 Amherst-Ryan Harb Ryan Harb <iamharb@gmail.com>

Aug 19 Keene, NH -Elizabeth McCann <emccann@antioch.edu>,Monica Pless <mpless@antioch.edu>

Aug 21 Portland Aug -Marisha Auerbach <queenbee@herbnwisdom.com>
7 pm - 9 pm at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR)
Portland Permaculture Meetup site, which will be handling registration: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/

Aug 23-24 San Francisco/Sonoma -talks Vanessa Carter <vanessa@oaec.org>

Aug 25 Santa Barbara talk (805)962-2571, margie@sbpermaculture.org,www.sbpermaculture.org
6:30pm Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101.
Donation $15-$20,

Aug 26 Pasadena talk-Andres Ramos: info@lalomadevelopment.com
6:30 -9pm The Shed @ La Loma Development 1355 Lincoln Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 421-6185
$15 advance/$20 door

Aug 27San Diego talk Josh Robinson <Josh@SDSustainable.org>

Aug 28 Santa Fe talk Jeremiah Kidd <jeremiah@sipermaculture.com>,Nate Downey <nate@permadesign.

Sponsored by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Event Co-Sponsors: The International Permaculture Convergence Support Group & Eco Cuba Network

Learning from the Most Sustainable Place on Earth/Cuban Permaculturist Roberto Perez Speaking Tour ,
Tour Organizer Santa Barbara Permaculture Network www.sbpermaculture.org
Contact Margie Bushman margie@sbpermaculture.org
Miami, Washington, Amherst MA, Keene New Hampshire, Portland, San Francisco, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Pasadena, San Diego & Santa Fe NM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZMULe214Gc [/youtube]
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