With such good links to our local and international community, there seems to always be an event that Ecoburbia is involved with - from providing accommodation to sustainability practitioners, to hosting talks and seminars in our common room or holding house concerts outside in the garden.
One recent example include hosting internation systems analyst Nicole Foss. Tim was especially interested in Nicole's analysis of the world's economic situation. Nicole was a peak oil analyst who now works full time talking to people about the economic issues confronting us as she believes this will be the first of the big "issues" we will have to confront. (the others being Peak Oil and Climate Change)Ecoburbia coordinated talks in Perth, Fremantle, Margaret River, Manjimup and Albany and a day conference in Fremantle. You can learn more about Nicole here at her blog page The Automatic Earth
Last year we had a wonderful opportunity to welcome Michael Mobbs, author of Sustainable House and Sustainable Food to WA. Again we coordinated talks in Perth and Fremantle and the launch of his latest book Sustainable Food. We also assisted with organising Michael to meet with our local mayor, members of parliament and other community leaders.
Imagine out delight to be able to host the cofounder of permaculture David Holmgren who stayed with us during one of his recent tours.
And closer to home we have coordinated talks and performances by many locals, the most recent being a couple who cycled off road from Canada to Chile, and a house concert with the delightful Belle Miners!
Basically when we hear someone is coming to town we love to get involved.
But if you have an idea for an event, please let us know.