About YiP

About Youth in Permaculture (YiP)

YIP is a new initiative to support and empower youths and young adults to create resilient, fulfilling and fun lives inspired by permaculture.

Encouraged by Children in Permaculture (CIP), several youths involved in permaculture, and various leaders in the permaculture community have formed to create a diverse team from over eight countries and many organizations to begin to build this exciting project.

We hope to fill this web page with useful resources, tools, opportunities, and networks as well as youth projects and voices. YIP will be more than a resource web page of course. We are in the planning stage of organizing events, activities, workshops, and exchange programs too. We will be sending out surveys to hear from people interested in supporting, engaging and helping us create this project. Browse through the YIP web as it develops, stay tuned, and feel free to sign up for our first newsletter.

Vision

We live in a world where youth are empowered and creating resilient, hopeful, fulfilling and fun lives inspired by permaculture.

 

Mission

We run an interactive web-platform with content created by and for young people.
We create regular events organized with and for young people focused on different aspects of permaculture and workshops/activities.
We develop permaculture education and cooperation in schools, universities and other organizations by designing, implementing programs and tools for youth.
We support youth to use Permaculture in creating their career and livelihood.
We integrate Permaculture and youth leaders into decision making processes and policies in their communities and society in general.
We provide resources, tools, and events to support youth to act as facilitators, leaders, and multipliers among their peers (organize trainings of youth leaders & facilitators that provide tools for naturalizing and multiplying with permaculture in peers)
We create appropriate and accessible physical spaces for young people to live, learn and work by permaculture principles and ethics
We (will) continuously research the opinions, needs, requests of youth to create and adjust our objectives
We record and evaluate our processes to make the tools we are using transparent, accessible and replicable
We support local organizations with resources and help them create effective and powerful networks