You are here: Home Homestead Living Culture Permaculture Design on Display at Occupy Wall Street Permaculture Design on Display at Occupy Wall Street by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg October 13, 2011, 11:47 am Like many of you, I’ve been watching the Occupy Wall Street (and local OccupySTL) protests with fascination. While I know the mainstream media hasn’t gotten too creative in its reporting (once it started reporting), the little bit of digging I’ve done on “on-the-ground” reporting has turned up more than just angry kids, but an ongoing experiment with political participation and governance itself. Sure, unemployment, income disparity, and the American dream have been at the forefront of the movement… but I wondered early on if environmental sustainability was getting a “place at the table” as this movement forms and grows. The answer: yes (as I suspected). This morning, I received email from the OWS Sustainability Working Group and Seismologik Media about a short film the latter had produced in partnership with One Pack Productions (unfortunately, embedding Vimeo wasn’t working for me today, so you’ll have to click through). Of course, I’m happy to see permaculture on display at Occupy Wall Street; I’m even happier to see that there’s more than protest going on there, but also experimentation with alternative, sustainable ways to meeting needs (which, of course, is its own form of protest). Take a look at the film (it’s just under five minutes long), and let us know what you think. What other kids of sustainability experimentation could be going on in the midst of this activism? Image source: Video screen grab from MOBILE DESIGN LAB AT OWS See more Previous article Crowdfunding Experts Talk About Strategies and Pitfalls Next article News For The Sustainably-Minded Business Reader: Triplepundit 2 Comments Leave a Reply Here are some photos, and a bit more information about the greywater installations that are helping recycle kitchen water at OWS http://www.occupy-wallstreet.com/permaculture/ Reply p.s. The video is working on that site, till you get Vimeo running again : ) Reply 2 Pings & Trackbacks Pingback:Permaculture Design on Display at Occupy Wall Street « PermaculturePower Pingback:Business Accelerator Focuses on Nature-Based Startups | Sustainablog Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.