Most modern systems which we rely on (food, health, transport, etc.) are energy intensive and require large resource inputs. Our current energy generation and consumption behaviours are unsustainable, and are leading to ecological and social problems on a global scale. This workshop explores alternative technologies and energy consumption options, so that we can produce and use energy resources more sustainably.
Introducing Tutor Simon Thompson:
Simon has had a life-long interest in energy-efficiency and off-grid systems. He studied permaculture and has completed a Degree in 'Materials and Earth Sciences'; applying both of these across his career and lifestyle, including in the aquaculture, agriculture and horticulture industries. Simon has established an off-grid permaculture property in Ruapuke and is highly involved in his local community, including in projects such as KASM (Kiwis Against Seabed Mining), Xtreme Zero Waste, and 'e-Cycle' electronic waste recycling.
Workshop length: 9am to 4pm. PDC students finish at 5pm.Our day will be based at Progressive Group, who are an inspiring collective of engineering companies that have embraced the use of appropriate technologies.
For more information or to register for the one-day workshop please contact Tania firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07839 4452.