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Bioneers Hosts Conference on Solutions to The Planetís Most Pressing Problems
Aug 29, 2007
Marin Center, San Rafael, CA
October 19 Ė 21, 2007
Conference on Solutions to The Planetís Most Pressing Problems
The landmark UN Millennium
Ecosystem Report recently issued a dire warning: ďHuman activity is putting such a strain on
the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planetís ecosystems to
sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted.Ē
In the midst of this urgency,
the annual Bioneers Conference
presents leading scientists and social innovators who are creating practical
solutions to help restore the Earthís imperiled ecosystems and heal our human
This year, the Bioneers
Conference will feature social change agents sharing new strategies for
environmental and social justice, local food systems, sustainable communities,
social healing through the arts and much more.
Our keynote speakers for
these events will includeó Van Jones,
activist and founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights; Paul Anastas, the "father of green chemistry"; Winona LaDuke, indigenous rights
leader; and Eve Ensler, awarding
winning playwright and founder of V-Day, helping women around the world reclaim
peace, power and pleasure.
will explore solutions to local and regional issues and offer ample time for
networking. Presenters at the 2007 Bioneers Conference Workshops will discuss
Local Living Economies and Successful Social Ventures with social entrepreneurs Don Shaffer, Judy
Wicks, Elliot Hoffman and Dune Lankard.
Building in an Age of Mega-Cities and Meta-Collapse with green builder John Abrams; Matt Petersen,
founder of Global Green USA; and Stewart Brand, founder of Whole Earth
Re-Imagining the World with
writers Alice Walker and Jean Shinoda Bolen, author and teacher Joanna
Macy, executive director of Oakland's Destiny Arts Center Sarah Crowell,
and Bioneers co-producer Nina Simons.
<><>The International Council of 13 Indigenous
Grandmothers will offer their dreams,
visions and prayers on site this year at daily council sessions, panel
presentations and a screening of the film that was made last year during the
spacebridge at the Bioneers conference.
GO SEE LEONARDO DICAPRIOíS THE 11TH HOUR!
Now playing at select theatres
is the new documentary The 11th Hour that
features Bioneers founder Kenny Ausubel,
Paul Hawken, Tzeporah Berman, Janine Benyus, and many other previous Bioneers conference speakers which opened
to strong box office and positive reviews this month! Find out more at www.bioneers.org/11thhour.
February 26, 2020