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.
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?
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
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