Returning People to Nature
Are you interested in learning about ways to live more greenly? How about supporting the local economy and finding easy ways to connect your community with nature or long-distance biking? Common Circle Education has a course for you.
With three different types of classes, those interested in a permacluture education can find the perfect setting for them. Permaculture is “an integrated set of principles and methods for designing, setting up and running sustainable human systems.” Which, in layman’s terms, means learning how to appropriately balance new technologies, elbow grease and public transportation to easily and positively affect your surroundings.
The people of Common Circle offer online courses, workshops and biking tours through the state of Oregon. Biking tours are geared toward beginner and intermediate cyclists, so no one should be discouraged. They are also 100% participatory, meaning that everyone contributes to the communities they bike through while also learning how to incorporate sustainable living projects into their own lives and working together.
Common Circle provides the food, which partially comes from farms visited on the tour, and tourists cook the meals, reinforcing the community building principles taught in the courses.
Vladislav Davidzon, founder of Common Circle Education, has launched many social change brands including ThinkHost and EcoSpace. He is a firm believer in both small changes by individuals and larger contributions from corporations toward social problems.
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