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Meet Cara Judea Alhadeff, PhD & Rob Mies, Climate Action Duo

Get Off the Grid Fest would like to welcome Cara Judea Alhadeff, PhD & Rob Mies, the Climate Action Duo presenting Social Permaculture: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Couple collaborators, Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff, artist and author, and Rob Mies, biodiversity scientist, built and live in the LoveBus, their school bus-converted tiny home constructed using only repurposed materials.  Their personal lives and research focus on unraveling connections between ecological collapse and humanitarian abuses while helping to empower individuals to take responsibility for these interdependent relationships through social permaculture: Because all forms of climate chaos are interconnected, all forms of climate justice are equally interconnected. Their feminist work explores behavioral and infrastructural shifts that can encourage individuals to embrace alternatives to the self-destructive consequences of convenience-culture, corporatist-led over-consumption, and institutionalized band-aids such as greenwashing. Using Alhadeff’s 2017, critically acclaimed social- permaculture book, Zazu Dreams Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era:, this climate-justice duo perform how to confront these challenges through equity awareness and a creative relationship to waste. In order to heal from toxic inequities through action-based empathy, they live their ethics—weaving a life of love and art (including Rob’s hand-crafted furniture made from sustainably-harvested local hardwoods and reclaimed resources:  Adelhoff and Mies will be speaking on Friday evening at 6:30.

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