I have considered the Permaculture ethics to run my business and life by. These are simple yet deep and ensure embedded sustainability.
Earth Care, caring for the Earth is of prime importance to me. It is about protecting our natural resources, including habitats and bio-diversity, preventing polution and consuming less.
In practice I plan my travel to keep it to a minimum, run my efficient, older car on waste veg oil; minimise energy use by leaving things off unless I need them on, buy only what I need and choose natural materials where possible, minimise my use of resources in printing etc.
In my work I tadvise on reducing the environmental impact of business cleints and tecah individuals to reduce their impact.
People Care "If people's needs are met in compassionate and simple ways, the environment surrounding them will prosper." David Holmgren
For me this includes working in co-operation where I can, for mutually beneficial relationships, enabling people to find their personal power and responsibility in training, focus on solutions.
In my work I incorporate my people care skills where possible. I am deepening my facilitation skills for life on Earth.
I am building up a network of like-minded businesses to work in association with.
I will not do work for certain sectors including the weapons industry or airports.
Fair shares refers to taking what we need and sharing what we don’t, whilst recognising that there are limits to how much we can give and how much we can take.
What that means in practice is that I try to simplify life rather than add more complexity and stuff:
I always ask myself before buying anything: do I really need this?
that income from consultancy work supports the unpaid work I do for Trevalon Organic Cooperative, a Community Supported Agriculture Project to strengthen the local food network and related projects.
I will donate 10% of my profit to projects that I feel are worthwhile and need support. The current choice project is:
Himalayan Permaculture Project, through the involvement of one of my Permaculture teachers, Chris Evans.