Is all of this science really necessary? Can’t I just learn some techniques to make and build stuff?
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This is fourth of the five Modules that create the Integral Permaculture Curriculum
Despite the fact that many “technological improvements” haven’t managed to improve the quality of life for the majority of people,
but have brought more problems & pollution, we still keep expecting the arrival of a more modern and “ecological” technology
that will restore & reverse the damage made while we just enjoy its products and comfort.
In this module we will gain a good understanding of what technology is, a wide vision of what it can be, and the scientific concepts it’s all based on,
so we can really think for ourselves on these subjects and figure out how to develop the most sustainable systems we can real-life projects,
for the specific stuation we find ourselves in, and not just copying what others did or what is in fashion as an “ecological solution”.
Through this module, you will explore different questions such as:
- Is our society collapsing? & What does this mean for us as integral designers for sustainability?
- How can we make Optimum use of resources?
- What are the fundamental laws of energy?
- Why Howard T. Odum as the father of Integral Permaculture?
- Why Dana Meadows as the mother of Integral Permaculture?
- What Energy Sources do we have available? And how do they work?
- What is sustainable construction? & How many types are there?
- How can we design for increasing and improving Social Capital?
- How can we design with Science & Technology for Sustainability?
|4.1 - Peak|
|4.1.a – Peak Everything – Interconnections||00:26:00|
|4.1.b – System Thinking required||00:19:00|
|4.1.c – Designing with Cultural Meaning||00:14:00|
|4.1.d – Micro and Marco of problems and solutions||00:43:00|
|4.1.x – End of Class Assignments||00:00:00|
|4.2 - Resources|
|4.2.a – Hierarchy of resources||00:49:00|
|4.2.b – Invisible resources||00:10:00|
|4.2.c – 8 Rs and Emergy||00:17:00|
|4.2.d – Resource Culture||00:29:00|
|4.2.x – End of Class Assignments||00:00:00|
|4.3 - Energy|
|4.3.a – What is Energy? About nature’s laws||00:15:00|
|4.3.b – The first law : no energy destruction or creation||00:08:00|
|4.3.c – The second law : Entropy always increases||00:08:00|
|4.3.d – The dream of perpetual motion||00:23:00|
|4.3.e – The fourth law : the power principle||00:25:00|
|4.3.x – End of Class Assignments||00:00:00|
|4.4 - Howard Odum|
|4.4.a – Importance of Theory||00:33:00|
|4.4.b – Odum’s Biography||00:05:00|
|4.4.c – Emergy||00:15:00|
|4.4.d – The 4th and 5th Principles||00:30:00|
|4.4.e – Corollaries and applications||01:21:00|
|4.4.x – End of Class Assignments||00:00:00|
|4.5 - Dana Meadows|
|4.5.a – Visioning||00:12:00|
|4.5.b – Life and Works||00:07:00|
|4.5.c – Thinking in Systems||00:35:00|
|4.5.d – Leverage points in systems||00:55:00|
|4.5.e – Dancing with Systems||00:12:00|
|4.5.x – End of Class Assignments||00:00:00|
|4.6 - Renewables|
|4.6.a – Energy Sources and Societal Design||00:24:00|
|4.6.b – Jeevon’s Paradox||00:08:00|
|4.6.c – Gravitational||00:06:00|
|4.6.d – Geothermal||00:18:00|
|4.6.e – Solar Energy||01:07:00|
|4.6.f – Leverage Points in a system||00:03:00|
|4.6.x – End of Class Assignments||00:00:00|
|4.7 - PermaConstruction|
|4.7.a – PermaConstruction vs BioConstruction||00:53:00|
|4.7.b – BioClimatics||00:10:00|
|4.7.c – Lime, Wood and Plastic||00:45:00|
|4.7.d – Innovative examples||00:24:00|
|4.7.x – End of Class Assignments||00:00:00|
|4.8 - Social Capital|
|4.8.a – Definitions||00:17:00|
|4.8.b – Integrated in Whole Design||00:15:00|
|4.8.c – Creativity||00:17:00|
|4.8.d – Innovation||00:41:00|
|4.8.x – End of Class Assignments||00:00:00|
|4.9 - EcoTechnology I|
|4.9.a – Organized complexity||00:10:00|
|4.9.b – Appropriate technology I||00:10:00|
|4.9.c – Heating||00:24:00|
|4.9.d – Cooking and optics||00:40:00|
|4.9.e – Drying||00:17:00|
|4.9.f – Cooling||00:20:00|
|4.9.g – Watering||00:32:00|
|4.9.x – End of Class Assignments||00:00:00|
|4.10 - EcoTechnology II|
|4.10.a – Space Elevators and Cangaroos||00:30:00|
|4.10.b – Appropriate Technology II||00:14:00|
|4.10.c – Pathogens and Compost Toilets||01:10:00|
|4.10.x – End of Class Assignments||00:00:00|
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