New Meetup: Ecocities Author Richard Register to Speak in NYC

From: Adam
Sent on: Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:56 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New York Permaculture Meetup Group!

What: Ecocities Author Richard Register to Speak in NYC

When: Wednesday, March 31,[masked]:30 PM

The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Hi folks. I want to encourage everyone to come to this event. Richard Register is one of the world's foremost Urban Permaculture experts and hardly ever comes to NYC.

No wars and no cars: Ecocities according to Richard Register

Wednesday, March 31, 7:30-9:30
388 Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn @ Bond St.
(closest to Hoyt/Schermerhorn stop on A, C & G but not far from all other trains)
Suggested donation: $15

Richard Register, who is visiting New York for the first time in more than a decade, is founder of Ecocity Builders and author of ?Ecocities ? Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature.? For more than thirty years he has been initiating local projects, pushing establishment buttons and working with environmentalists and developers.

Come prepared for a stimulating talk and discussion. Read his book or his blog if you have time, but definitely check out his website:

What is an ecocity?

In an ecocity, residents live a good life while using minimal natural resources. Buildings make best use of sun, wind and rainfall. Natural habitat corridors foster biodiversity and give residents access to nature. Food and other goods are sourced from within the bioregion. Most residents walk or cycle to work, and take public transportation when they need to travel further. Car-sharing allows people to use a car only when needed. The labor-intensive economy maintains full employment and minimizes energy and water inputs. Goods are designed for reuse, remanufacture, and recycling; and production is designed to reuse by-products and minimize transport.

Ecocities will be exciting and rewarding places to live, communities that will foster humanity's creative and compassionate evolution on a healthy Earth.

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