On June 15th, we began our preparation for the Cuba tour by discussing the permaculture ethics of caring for people and fair share. Molly Rose Kaufman and Aubrey Murdock did a wonderful job explaining Urban Alchemy as a way to rebuild communities.…Continue
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When God coupled the earth with the breath of eternity, our souls and the soil were fused and our destinies perpetually intertwined. God with whom we live, breathe and have our being exists in Mother Earth, just as we exist on Mother Earth. What we…Continue
EPA Oral Testimony presented February6, 2014 Washington D.C.My name is Rev. M. Dele and I am here as a steering committee member of Virginia's Interfaith Power and Light affiliate. We have 4000 members who agree with President Obama that we…Continue
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In 2015 the Nature’s Friends Network Invited leaders and students in communities of color, and allies, to an international conversation in Cuba to review policies and practices which comprise sustainability in our neighborhoods.
We explored the economic forces binding food to table by visiting cooperative farms and restaurants. Through multi-disciplinary dialogue and experiential tours, we explored the socio-political forces that shape a community's relationship to land, ecological design and sustainable agriculture.
We began to shape answers to answer the question: How do people use their culture to maintain their eco systems? This year we go deeper into water health and resilience:
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ECO -Dialogue 9 Days Nov. 1-9 $2700
Water is life! Come join conversations between leaders in communities of color and their allies around river health and water security. This tour will strengthen efforts to protect and restore waters that sustain all life. We will explore the Almendares River, a 45km (28 mi.) flowing landmark that originates from the east of Tapaste, moves through Havana and then north-west into the Straits of Florida. Dialogues will reveal similarities between the Anacostia River and the Almendares; and cover efforts to monitor and control water pollution, reduce and rationalize industrial occupation, and the depollution of the Havana Bay.
Resiliency Training 14 days Nov. 8-22 $2100
Young adults 18-35 may apply to join this national network of resilience leaders who pledge to perform service projects upon their return to the United States.
We take the sustainability conversation deeper into a 14 day training including permaculture/agroecology .
Resilience training will:
$500 Deposit Due August 1 to Altru Vista Travel
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