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Regenerative Urban Sustainability Training (RUST)
July 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
As a greater number of Earth’s population moves into cities, it is becoming increasingly critical that we re-design our urban environments to be more sustainable: capable of meeting the needs of their residents while simultaneously improving their ecological and social health. Accomplishing this goal will become of dire importance as the interplay of climate change, energy constraint, and economic inequality converges upon us.
This process of transition will necessitate that we drastically reduce our consumption of Earth’s resources, as well as recycle our waste products back into natural systems. To those not familiar with the fundamentals of sustainable living, the task of working towards it can seem daunting and confusing.
In this class, Scott Kellogg and other sustainability experts give attendees a “toolbox” of techniques and knowledge usable by anyone wanting to create sustainable systems in their own communities. Using the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center as a living learning laboratory, class participants will engage in an intensive weekend of participatory hands-on activity, seeing firsthand how integrated ecological systems function in an urban context. Students will come away ready to implement these techniques in a variety of spaces ranging from the micro to the macro!