Carbon Farming & Economy Courses - Santa Barbara

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Building the Blue Economy with Gunter Pauli

April 23, 24, 25, 2010

Santa Barbara City College Campus, Santa Barbara, California  
Hosted by the SBCC Center for Sustainability


How a new generation of entrepreneurs can bring innovations to the marketplace, secure basic needs for all, and make sustainable businesses competitive.

On YouTube: Gunter Pauli introduces "The Blue Economy" and it`s 100 innovations - Video

Gunter PauliEvening Talk & Book-Signing
Fri, April 23, 7:30 - 9:30pm, SBCC Fe Bland Auditorium $15

Building the Blue Economy Workshop with Gunter Pauli, plus guests***

Sat, April 24, 9am - 5pm, SBCC Campus, $120 ($100 early registration/April 3)

***Saturday Workshop with Gunter Pauli/Afternoon break-out sessions with: Woody Tasch, President of Slow Money Alliance.  Kreigh Hampel, City of Burbank, Public Works, Recycling Coordinator.  Randy Grissom, Director of the Santa Fe Community College Sustainable Technologies Center

Retreat with Gunter Pauli, Sunday, April 25, 10am - 4pm  $300 ($250 early registration/April 3)

Join the Santa Barbara City College Center for Sustainability for a rare chance to spend time with one of the most innovative thinkers of our times.  Author of the newly published book "The Blue Economy, 10 Years, 100 Innovations, 100 Million Jobs" Gunter Pauli challenges us to give up doomsday thinking...

Gunter Pauli suggests by emulating nature we can evolve from an economy based on scarcity to an economy based on abundance---the cascading, nutrient rich, Blue Economy.  Founder of Zero Emissions Research Initiatives (ZERI) Global Network, Gunter Pauli pioneered the concept of waste being seen as a resource that with creative thinking, can be used to create multiple enterprises from singular ones, with benefits for the economy and the environment. Pauli is fond of saying that returns on investment from these kinds of business models far exceed those of companies like Microsoft.

Gunter Pauli, famous eco-entrepreneur and passionate proponent of green development worldwide, is the former president of Ecover biodegradable soap company who built Europe’s first ecological factory.  Pauli is the founder of Worldwatch Europe, and a member of the Club of Rome and directs the Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI) at the United Nations University in Tokyo. He lectures regularly to business executives and governments, and is the author of 17 books in 21 languages.

Sponsored by the Santa Barbara City College Center for Sustainability
Co-sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation 
Additional sponsors include Carbon Farming & Economy Courses

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Sustainable Agriculture Training - Feeding the Soil, Growing New Leaders

Fall 2010 (TBA)
proposed training, currently pending scholarship funding

3 day, bilingual Spanish-English training with theoretical information and practical, hands on skills
tenets of sustainable agriculture, with emphasis on soil fertility, organic fertilizers and locally sourced inputs
training to be provided in educational partnership with COAS Consejeros end Agricultura Sostenible y Permacultura
locally co-sponsored by Quail Springs Permaculture Farm, Orella Stewardship Institute, and the Carbon Farming & Economy Courses

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Pathways to Relocalization with Joel Salatin

COURSE COMPLETED in 2009 - sponsored by Carbon Farming & Economy Courses Santa Barbara

Joel Salatin, fulltime family farmer of the highly successful Polyface Farms, and recipient of the Heinz Award for Environmental Leadership, is one of the world’s leading advocates of farming and food relocalization. Featured in Michael Pollan’s book, Omnivore’s Dilemma, and in the films FRESH and FOOD, Inc., Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms exemplify successful grass farming and the farming and food relocalization movement. Joel is the author of six books including Family Friendly Farming, Salad Bar Beef, and his latest, Everything I Want To Do is Illegal

In this course, Joel will challenge participants to design pathways to relocalization based on his own very successful model at Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia, and will also include techniques and directions from the emerging relocalization movement.

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Joel Salatin receives The Heinz Award for Environmental Leadership 2009
Joel Salatin at Polyface Farms as featured in FRESHthemovie
Joel Salatin speaks on Relocalization at Full Frame Film Festival Screening of Food, Inc.

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Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives (ZERI) with Gunter Pauli

COURSE COMPLETED in 2009 - sponsored by Carbon Farming & Economy Courses Santa Barbara
with Erin Sanborn on behalf of Gunter Pauli

Gunter Pauli founded "Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives" (ZERI) at the United Nations University in Tokyo, and subsequently established The Global ZERI Network, redesigning production and consumption into clusters of industries inspired by natural systems. He has written numberous books and is published in twelve languages.  His upcoming book, The Blue Economy, is summarized here: The Blue Economy.   He is dedicated to design and implement a society and industries, which respond to people’s needs using what is available from nature.

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Soil Food Web and Compost Technologies with Dr. Elaine Ingham

COURSE COMPLETED in 2009 - sponsored by Carbon Farming & Economy Courses Santa Barbara

Restoring the Soil Food Web is essential to rebuilding soil health and productivity.
Dr. Elaine Ingham, President and Director of Research at Soil Foodweb Inc., is one of the world’s leading soil microbiologists with 30 years of experience researching and teaching about the world and creatures under the soil.  Her energetic and easy-to-understand teaching style brings the soil foodweb to life.

Soil Food Web, Compost Technologies and Compost Tea Technologies
In this course, you’ll look at the elements of a healthy soil food web, learn how to analyze and improve your own soil, and learn how to make composts and extracts to strengthen the soil food web.  The Soil Food Web course provides knowledge and research findings for those at the grass roots level of working with soils. That includes not just farmers who grow crops, but also those who graze cattle, sheep and other livestock, fruit and vegetable growers, greens keepers, parks and gardens workers, nursery operators - in fact anyone who grows things.  The course offers a way of improving the soils we work with now and a way to keep soils in this healthier state without damaging any other eco-system.

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