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Wednesday, 20th June 2012
Polly Higgins
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development takes place 20 – 22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. It is also referred to as Earth Summit 2012 or Rio+20 due to the initial conference held in...
 
Tuesday, 19th June 2012
http://www.facebook.com/InternationalPermacultureDay
TODAY, 17th June 2012, is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought and permaculture is one of the solutions being presented for this at Rio+20 this week. "It's possible to rehabilitate large-...
 
Tuesday, 19th June 2012
Netherlands Institute of Ecology
Insects can use plants as 'green phones' for communication with other bugs. A new study now shows that through those same plants insects are also able to leave 'voicemail' messages in the soil....
 
Friday, 15th June 2012
Tony Rollinson
A rare chance to catch Geoff Lawton, Managing Director of the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) of Australia on a short visit to Britain in July. The event is being run in association with the...
 
Tuesday, 12th June 2012
Sarah Johnstone, permaculture.co.uk
LILAC, which stands for Low Impact Living Affordable Community, has recently commenced building work in Leeds on a unique housing development of 20 homes using green cohousing design principles....
 
Friday, 8th June 2012
Guy Dauncey
There is a palpable sense of distress across Canada, as Canadians see their country being dragged and bullied down a path they do not like to a future they do not recognize. The Conservative...
 
Thursday, 31st May 2012
permaculture.co.uk
Along with a cycling initiative by the Belgian city of Ghent, liftshare was selected as a winner for the ground-breaking ways in which it encourages people to think differently about how they travel...
 
Wednesday, 30th May 2012
Tony Rollinson
The two-day fundraising Weekend in the Woods takes place on 23rd and 24th June 2012 in aid of a new outdoor classroom and community building at Harting Primary School in South Harting, near...
 
Monday, 28th May 2012
Crispin Caldicott
Around 450 people from every part of New Zealand, and most parts of the world, attended the 11th Australasian Permacultural Convergence (APC11) held at Turangi in the second week of April. Several...
 
Tuesday, 22nd May 2012
Tony Rollinson
The UK energy industry needs a massive amount of investment, over £110 billion over the next decade in order to provide an uninterrupted supply to customers, and all of the usual suspects are lining-...
 

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