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Whole Earth Summit: An online conference to inspire and create a more resilient world

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EPIC EVENT ALERT [Free & Online]: 42 extraordinary visionaries, including Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, Charles Eisenstein, Joel Salatin, the founders of the Small Planet Fund, Living Building Challenge, Transition Town, Pachamama Alliance, Bioneers, Appropedia, Kid’s Right to Know, Wise Women Tradition, and many others are joining together to share valuable insights around food, water, the commons, ecological activism, regenerative design, social transformation, collective vision and practical models for making a difference.

The Whole Earth Summit airs March 11-13. Free registration is now available online atwww.WholeEarthSummit.org. Participants will have access to conversations with all 42 presenters–some of the world’s leading changemakers who will be sharing their stories, strategies and visions for a whole earth.

Co-producers, Janell Kapoor and Stacey Murphy, say that their goal is “to inspire all of us in creating regenerative communities and a more resilient world.”

Through the generosity of the presenters, their organizations and partners, summit participants will have access to the Whole Earth Toolkit — an extensive collection of online programs, videos, e-books, discounts and skill-building tools designed for people to strengthen their practice of creating the world they want for themselves, future generations, and for life on earth.

The instigators of the Whole Earth Summit bring 34 collective years of hands-on social and environmental activism to this work. Janell Kapoor, founder of Kleiwerks International, has led on-the-ground natural building trainings for people from over 52 countries. Stacey Murphy, founder of BK Farmyards, inoculated renegade farming tactics throughout the backyards of Brooklyn, NY. The two have teamed up to launch this first-ever online global summit through the Ashevillage Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit organization they co-direct. “It’s another way we can give back to benefit people and our earth, only at a larger scale,” they say.

Ashevillage Institute, based out of Asheville, NC, brings together individuals in community for hands-on, skilling-up, educational programs that activate on-the-ground, nature-based projects with the aim of fostering a vibrant, just and resilient world. Contact: Communications Support Team EmailInfo@WholeEarthSummit.org | Website www.WholeEarthSummit.org | Twitterwww.twitter.com/Ashevillage | Facebook www.facebook.com/Ashevillage

Author: Daniela

I will forever be grateful that, early in life, I was introduced to the utility and beauty of hand crafted products - from the symbolic motifs sewn into the coarse linen fabric of Croatian traditional wear to the colorful Kilim carpets that decorated the parquet floors in my grandmother's living room. I treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," the smell of the flower stalls in the open air market where my grandmother bought produce early every morning for the day’s meals, and the summers spent at my great grandmother's where the village wags would come to gossip over thick, black Turkish coffee in the cool stone kitchen. Someone noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world - one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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