My friends at UMass are putting on a wonderful event. Just singing their praises and forwarding the info to as many people as possible!
"Have you ever thought that sustainability just isn't cutting it? Maybe it's time for a new vision. Together, we have the potential to not only sustain, but to improve the world we live in. We call it regeneration.
After two successful years of hosting the annual Permaculture Your Campus Conference, the award-winning UMass Dining and UMass Permaculture Initiative are expanding the scope of their 3rd annual food systems sustainability conference and kicking off 2014 with Revisioning Sustainability.
At the Revisioning Sustainability Conference, explore real world examples of innovative food systems sustainability programs that embody whole-systems regeneration in practice. At this premiere gathering of food sustainability and permaculture professionals, we bring together campus and community leaders from permaculture initiatives, programs such as the Real Food Challenge, sustainable procurement professionals, progressive administrators, and student advocates from campuses nationwide, in order to collectively develop new ideas, strengthen existing networks, and gain tools that will aide in the cultivation of a truly regenerative world".
This sounds so great!So glad to see this kind of thing happening. I head the other day about another ideology–replace Mother Nature with a competely man-made ecosystem? Crazy idea, right? Not according to PeoplePerfectPlanet, a group proposing to do just that. I saw a speach by their spokesman Thomas Smith. This new nature is going to be totally man-created and is unlike present nature and incompatable with it.
They say they will get rid of all pests, create fruit-like foods that grows naturally without cultivation and contain in each fruit a complete, perfect compliment of nutrients. And I hope you're not going to be surprised if you hear that firms like Monsanto and the Koch Brothers end up funding it?
PeoplePerfectPlanet is getting kids on board by contacting schools, and they have a petition to require to teach the idea that a man-made ecosystem is the next step in human evolution. And they want the government to fund it. If you want to protest PeoplePerfectPlanet or want to see the secret video of Mr. Smith, go to: http://stop-people-planet.tumblr.com/
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