Culture and education

The diversity of human culture is remarkable and every culture has its own unique patterns of internal thinking and external behaviours. The systems we have for managing Earth's resources depend vastly upon our culture, our beliefs and traditions, and the ways in which we organise ourselves.

There is no point having a 'sustainable environment' but ending up living in a land of oppression, dullness and uniformity. A vigorous, creative and vibrant culture is also needed if humans are to live fullfilled lives. Understanding the world around us and making best of our skills and capacities are key to this process .To facilitate the kind of cultural shift that it needed to move us towards a sustainable and ecologically sound future that is underpinned by cooperation and equality, we need to re-evaluate and re-learn different ways of how we work within the world and how we interact and relate to it and each other. Education has to be the central method of ensuring that useful and beneficial knowledge and skills are acquired by people to make the Transition into the future.

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A street parade

Community initiatives

Communities around the world face common pressing issues in addressing economic conditions and revitalizing neighbourhoods.

Education approaches

Without education the development of a Permanent Culture would be impossible.

Learning approaches

Learning is a crucial part of permaculture; anyone who practices permaculture will be constantly learning.

Living in place

21st century life can require us to move home often, not just around the corner but sometimes around the globe. Today, few people live in the place where they grew up.

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