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Presentation: Education, Solar Energy and Sustainable Agriculture

Wednesday 26 November
University of Waikato L1

Ladakh, or" Little Tibet" in India is one of the highest and driest inhabited places on earth and currently one of the least populated districts in India.
"Development" arrived in Ladakh in the 1970s. Along with roads and tourism came idealised images of western consumer culture as well as heavily subsidised goods - most notably rice. The result has been increasing community and family breakdown, a changing perspective on wealth and poverty, migration from villages to cities and land and water pollution.
In this presentation you can learn about problems that Ladakh faces as it develops, including those relating to the education system. Hear stories about the "Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh", which has made good use of numerous technologies, and has a campus powered and heated completely by solar.

Nelson Lebo is an award-winning environmental educator with 18 years of teaching (and therefore speaking) experience. He is passionate about sustainable building, organic farming and permaculture.
Nelson recently sold his solar-powered home and organic garden in New Hampshire, USA to come to Waikato and work on integrating principles of permaculture into Science curricula as a PhD project.
Nelson has been a WWOOF volunteer; he already sits on the Waikato Committee for the NZ Association for Environmental Education and in a few short months Nelson has contributed to community events in Hamilton, Taupo and Wanganui respectively.Presented by Waikato Botanical Society and University of Waikato Centre for Continuing Education

Movie and Presentation - Eden the Inside Story

Lecture theatre L1 University of Waikato Gate 1
4th December, 6.30 for nibbles, 7pm for movie and presentation

The Eden Project in Cornwall(UK) is an educational charity which has resulted in the transformation of a derelict clay pit into a "garden of Eden" an educational facility with huge greenhouses or 'biomes' showcasing plants and landscapes from around the world.
The film presentation is by award-winning documentary film-maker Robin Kewell who filmed over 4000 hours of footage from when Tim Smit conceived the idea of the Eden project in 1997, right up to the day it opened in a blaze of glory in 2001. This is an insider's view of how the Eden project came about, a priviledged look into how a small team of people turned a derelict industrial wasteland into what has been described as the 8th Wonder of the World. This showing has been specifically edited for the night and there will be time at the end for questions.
$5 waged, $2 students and unwaged (children under 12 free)

All Welcome

Eden Project film poster.pdf

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