8. Think Globally, Act Intentionally (Live at the Louisville Permaculture Guild)

Why do we practice permaculture? Because we feel a moral imperative to improve the world around us, and we recognize that change begins with the individual.

In this live presentation from the Louisville Permaculture Guild, I explain how I came to permaculture as a terrified ecology student, and I offer my definition of “permaculture” from the perspective of ecological awareness.

From there I share my views on the three core ethics of permaculture, and propose a fourth ethic that I believe is implied in the literature – and that we’d all do well to acknowledge.

Finally, I discuss the importance of defining intentions for ourselves as individuals, and suggest a 4-step process of self-assessment for better aligning actions and values.

This was my first time attending a meeting of the LPG and I’m really looking forward to more! Many thanks to Ray Ely for inviting me to come speak to the group, and to everyone who came and listened and had sweet things to say at the end. :)

This was my also my very first speaking gig ever, and I hope it’s not the last! I really enjoyed the project from start to finish and I’m grateful to be able to share this work with my podcast listeners!

By the way, how do you like the new theme song? I’d love to hear your thoughts about the music that I make for the show – I hope it’s a good fit.