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1 A Ms. Hamster’s introduction to my first lesson in sustainability 1

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3 We must learn to live within the means of our planet 3

4 4 2050: 8.9b World Population today: 7b1859: 1b 2050: $180t today: $50t GDP 1859: $.7t 2050: 555 ppm today: 400 ppm CO2 1859: 290 ppm

5 Lesson 1 Communities that do not deliberately embark on a path of transition from fossil fuel fed economic growth will never be sustainable

6 Going Fossil Fuel Free in Kristianstaad Going Fossil Fuel Free The Energy Revolution in Kristianstaad sq km in area 26 communities Largest 33,000 Smallest 250 Total Population 77,000 people District Municipality made up of all 26 communities 1999 – Politicians Make Fossil Fuel FREE decision

7 Waste = Electricity and Vehicle Fuel Wind = Electricity; District Heating = Energy Efficiency Waste + Wind = Self-Reliance and Resilience Annual direct carbon reduction annually = 140,000 tons Indirect reductions Processing waste = less methane 23% more powerful than carbon 7

8 Lesson 2 Local and democratic ownership is crucially Local and democratic ownership is crucial to creating the capacity to invest and re-invest systematically in in the transition to more sustainable communities. necessary and generating to transition to more equitable and sustainable communities.

9 Lesson 3 Local governments are emerging as a crucial partner and actor in pro- actively navigating the challenges and capturing the opportunities a serious commitment to sustainability represents.

10 10 House Prices vs Average Income Vancouver (Dunbar) Price: $14,700 (3.5 years of a carpenter’s labour at $4,000) Price: $1.6m (33 years of a carpenter’s labour at $48,000)

11 Capturing the Unearned Market Lift for Community Benefit The Community Land Trust Tenure CLTs own land under a non- profit multi-stakeholder democratic governance model The CLT leases the land to home owners or non-profit and co-op partners. Limited return restrictions on resale. Application to land for food growing, workspace, renewable energy 11 Source: Champlain Housing Trust

12 12 CLT Increases Affordability Over Time 50% AMI60% AMI70% AMI80% AMI year track record in Burlington

13 13 Superior Stability in Good Times and Bad 2009 – US CLTs minimal mortgage problems National Community Land Trust Network (NCLTN) and Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) data for mortgage delinquency and foreclosure, 4 th quarter 2009 Source: Champlain Housing Trust

14 Lesson 4 It is important to expand CLT like mechanisms that capture public benefits from public resources and investment. Reclaiming the commons through rebalancing the dominant ME with the collective WE is integral to transition to sustainability.

15 Savoring a Small Victory in the Back Alley 15

16 A Community Land Trust Development Model City of Vancouver Head lease (99 years) Housing agreements (Affordability obligations) Vancity Owner/Operator Agreements Sub-leases Fraserview Co- op (79 units) Fraserview Co- op (82 units) Total of 161 units over two sites HFBC Housing Society (114) Katherine Sanford Housing Society (48) Social Purpose Developments VancityCHF BC Terra Housing Project consultants Architects Contractors Legal advisors Community Housing Land Trust Foundation Tikva Housing Society (16) Site #1 Site #3Site #2 Site #4 355 Homes

17 Lesson 5 Communities advance their sustainability to the extent they organize themselves to consciously leverage their Assets and Connect the Dots

18 Energy Reclaiming Finance Democratizing & Localizing Ownership 18 Lesson 5ve sustainability to Communities achieve sustainability to the extent they organize themselves to consciously connect the dots KEY FUNCTIONS BASIC NEEDS: Food Shelter Reclaiming the Commons

19 THANK YOU I am around to chat & exchange cards Latest book for sale from me at a special conference flat rate of $20 Nab me Anytime of after, today or tomorrow 19


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