Attention locals! If you want to catch up with some of our adventures on our Creative Sabbatical so far, including a candid presentation about a personal project we’ve been working on during our sabbatical, we’ll be speaking at this event in Calgary, January 31.
As many of you know, we are on Creative Sabbatical until summer, 2015. Along with developing our personal creativity through photography projects, we’ve also been searching for ways to align our business and lifestyle even further with sustainable principles. Despite having teal as its dominant colour, oopoomoo has always been green at heart. Currently, we live in the ‘burbs and aren’t sure if we want to stay there. Our presentation shares the highs (and lows!) that occur when you boot yourself out of your comfortable routine in order to evaluate your life and life’s work.
This event isn’t just for greenies: most of us with a pulse will admit that we’re in some challenging times. With Alberta’s economy welded to the price of oil, all our fortunes are tied to a carnival ride of market luck. Many people we’ve spoken to over the last few years feel the need for more control over their time and health and are searching for ways to get there. Well, there’s loads of practical info at this event presented by some of Alberta’s most forward-thinking, solutions-based entrepreneurs. The presentations vary in scope from specific and skill-based, such as wielding sharp hand tools (safely!) to big-picture design like siting and building your own home. Stomp down the winter blahs with music, food and dance in the evening!
This event is put on by the Permaculture Calgary Guild. We’ve written about permaculture before, and how we think its systems-based, ‘start-small’, principled approach to the massive problems facing humanity might actually work. Rob Avis over at Verge Permaculture does a good job of debunking some of the misconceptions surrounding permaculture on his blog. If you smell unwashed hippies when you hear the word ‘permaculture’, you’re behind the times. Read Rob’s post.
You don’t have to want to change the world to enjoy this event. You just have to realize that this world is all we’ve got. Maybe see you there!
And finally, we have 2 free tickets to give away for both the workshops and the party ($70 value). All you have do is make a comment below about what you have done in your life to make things a little softer on our good old Earth. We’ll do a random draw and award our winner on this Friday, January 30 at 2 PM MST.