[img_assist|nid=82|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=224|height=149]6:30 to 8:30 pm
Louden Nelson Community Center
$30-$90 sliding scale, $5-$10 single class session
As our world changes around us in ever more dramatic ways, how do we respond? With little proactivity from government, communities are taking matters into their own hands and acting locally. In this course, we’ll look together at how we can take practical action to create a more locally focused, sustainable and self-reliant community. An informative, inspirational, and engaging way to spend your evenings, the course explores what peak oil, climate change, and economic instability mean for individuals and communities, and what skills and thinking tools we will need in order to embrace the transition before us.
Week 1: Peak oil, climate change, economic instability and the Transition movement’s response
Week 2: Permaculture basics- a crash course in permaculture principles & how Transition is based on them
Week 3: Food- how oil-dependent the current food supply system is, and what an oil-free system might look like
Week 4: Energy- how we use it, how we can reduce, & how a “powered down” Santa Cruz might derive its energy
Week 5: Water- wastefulness of the current system, and models we can employ now to use water wisely
Week 6: Transportation and land use- a local vision for the future
Week 7: Money & economics- what money is, where it goes and the basics of local currency systems
Week 8: Where we go from here- bringing together the head and heart as we embrace transition and carry the work forward To register,
Email Julie Boudreau or call (760) 271-8842 for information or to sign up.
Wednesdays July 15 to Sept. 2