Jan Spencer

Jan Spencer is an advocate of suburban permaculture and paradigm shift in Eugene, Oregon. His focus of interest is care for the natural world, economics, urban land use and eudaimonia.  His background is thoroughly middle class having lived in suburban locations much of his life in New York, Texas and currently in Eugene, Oregon. Jan earned a BA in Geography in 1974, has Permaculture Design Certificate from 1991 and has travelled out of the country for about 6 years to nearly 40 different countries. In recent years, visits to Europe have included a keen interest in urban public places, pushing back on cars and exploration by bicycle.  Find links to “A Primer For Paradigm Shift” on his website. Jan is vegetarian and does not own a vehicle other than a muscle powered bike. He welcomes opportunities to speak with classes, events and organizations. You can contact Jan through his website, www.suburbanpermaculture.org

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Taking Paradigm Shift To A Wider Audience, Part One

This article is part of the Primer For Paradigm Shift Series and will describe taking the ideals and actions of paradigm shift to a wider audience. We have many allies and assets to work with for sharing what paradigm shift has to offer the wider world.

April 19, 2024

Paradign Shift: Part 4

Paradigm Shift: Part 4

Paradigm shift means a deep change in the values, beliefs, goals and function of an existing system.

January 23, 2024

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A Primer for Paradign Shift: Part 3

There are many aspects to paradigm shift. Several have been described in this Primer. Everyone can expand the adventure and share what we are learning from own experiences. This Primer is exactly that. Add to it. Share it with others!

December 18, 2023

Primer for Paradigm Shift Part 2

A Primer for Paradigm Shift: Part 2

This second article in the Paradigm Shift Series will describe several aspects of paradigm shift that are powerful tools for creating a preferred future. 

November 16, 2023

Paradigm shift

Primer for Paradigm Shift

Paradigm shift means creating uplifting alternatives to capitalism and the consumer culture in every way possible. Those individuals and groups who are leading the charge are called upon to share what they are learning. This is not a time to be shy.

October 31, 2023

Transforming suburbia

There are many more positive stories about social, economic and environmental regeneration from suburbia, urban and rural locations from all over the country. A preferred future is within reach, sooner than later. The more the better.

October 6, 2023