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Introduction to Integrated Closed Loop Production Systems

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 1pm to 4pm
Living systems Institute
14020 W. 32nd Ave.
Golden, CO 80401

Introduction to Integrated Closed Loop Productions Systems

In a closed loop production system, all inputs are produced as a part of the system itself, reducing cost of inputs to zero. In an integrated production system, all by-products of each process are used as feed stock in other processes, reducing waste to zero.

That is how an ecosystem works. An ecosystem is a complex adaptive system, like a flock of birds. The organization arises spontaneously from the repeating interactions of each of the elements. There is no one making decisions. The system is said to "self-organize". That is how our social system works. That is how our economic system works. And, ultimately, all three are interrelated as a single system.

In this class, we will tour the integrated closed loop production systems operating at the Living Systems Institute. We will explore specific techniques that you can use to influence increases in the productivity of the systems operating where you live. We will discuss why these techniques work and how to identify opportunities to exercise your influence.

This class is the introductory class to a series of classes designed to expose you to the intricacies of natural systems. The full series is 11 classes over a year, each appropriate to the season, that demonstrate how humans can participate in the cycles of the natural world and enhance the habitat for humans and other living things. The class is free because the people who could be most powerful in building these new systems cannot afford to pay a fee to attend classes. If you can afford to pay a fee, there is no better investment in the future of this planet than supporting the work of the Living Systems Institute. See the course list here:

As the saying goes, there is no bad weather, only insufficient clothing. We will hold this event unless there is a blizzard or something and we may modify the schedule of activities if necessary for safety or comfort. We have placed no limit on attendance but, if you RSVP and then cannot come, please change your RSVP so that we can have an idea of what actual attendance might be.

Thank you for improving our habitat,

David Braden

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