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Reverse Climate Change with Marine Permaculture: Strategies for Ocean Regeneration
June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
with Dr. Brian von Herzen of the Climate Foundation
Presented by Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Undergraduate Studies Department in conjunction with Santa Barbara Permaculture
Dr. Brian von Herzen, Executive Director of the Climate Foundation, will be discussing Marine Permaculture. Dr. von Herzen has been studying the decline of ocean ecosystems for more than a decade. Von Herzen wants to change this by restoring marine life with thousands of new kelp forests along the world’s coastlines, with what he calls Marine Permaculture. Recognizing plankton and kelp forests are key to ocean ecosystem von Herzen, along with his Climate Foundation team, invented Marine Permaculture Arrays (MPA’s). MPA’s are lightweight latticed structures, roughly a half a square mile in size, to which kelp can attach. Attached buoys rise and fall with the waves, powering pumps that bring up colder, nutrient-rich waters from far below to the surface platforms. Kelp soak up the nutrients and grow. With reforestation of our oceans, Dr. von Herzen and the Climate Foundation feel we can solve global warming in our lifetime.
May 31, 2019 – 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fe Bland/BC Forum
SBCC West Campus
800 Block of Cliff Drive
Admission $5, Students Free
June 1, 2019 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
602 Anacapa Street
Admission $20, Students Free
Must pre-register on Eventbrite
The Climate Foundation
For further information please contact [email protected] or 805-962-2571.