This Sunday I’ll be speaking at the Friends of Durika Educational Conference and Reunion.
The Friends of Durika (FOD) is a non profit organization that supports “Â‘Durika,”Â’ an intentional community in Costa Rica which serves as an international model for sustainable living. People visit this community from around the world in order to learn how to live more lightly on the planet. The goal of FOD is to provide financial support and encouragement for community initiatives and to help educate people everywhere about the importance of making earth-friendly lifestyle decisions. For more information on FOD, visit www.friendsofdurika.org. Information about Durika can be found at www.durika.org.
I’ll be attempting to apply some of the lessons of Durika to a Canadian context, with specific reference to what governments can do to enable and empower individuals and communities. A focus of the conference is on the synthesis of ecological health and social justice.
Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2006
Location: Hart House, University of Toronto (map)
11:30-12 Registration, meet and greet, browsing booths
12-1 Durika (ecovillage) presentation
1-1:30 Durika Documentary
1:45-2:15 Speaker: Chris Tindal
2:30-3 Reunion, browsing booths