Sunday, August 26, 2012

Part 3/3 - Growing a Model Sustainable Campus: UMass Permaculture Documentary Series

Together, we have the unique ability to create huge positive global transformation, and inspire more colleges and universities, towns and cities, and all communities to adopt permaculture and sustainable design principles into their Master Planning. A powerful video can sometimes be a catalyst for this kind of big change, and the goal of this entire project is to inspire direct action. Please help us to make this video "go viral" and thus, furthering the UMass Amherst and global sustainability movement. Consider posting this video link on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and e-mailing it to family, friends and colleagues. If we achieve 10000 views by September 30, UMass Permaculture and sponsors will donate fruit and nut trees to 4 local schools, which is part of our vision to co-create more edible, ecological, and educational landscapes throughout the community! --- This video focuses summarizes Year 1 and Year 2 of the UMass Permaculture Initiative. We successfully designed and installed 2 permaculture-designed ecosystems on the UMass Amherst campus. It was a collaborative effort amongst students, staff, faculty, and local community volunteers. Looking ahead, we are planning to install a new permaculture-designed landscape on the campus each year, which will provide education to students and the campus community plus local, healthy, and sustainably grown produce to the UMass dining commons. Many years from now, we'll see numerous ecologically designed ...

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