Our Bioneers 2011 Coverage:
elephantjournal.com was honored to attend the national Bioneers Conference in beautiful San Rafael (north of SF) this past weekend, October 14-16, as press.
“The explosive potential of controlling your own food supply.” ~ Severine von Tscharner Fleming
An emotional and poignant talk highlighting the ways communication and outreach via the internet can literally help save women and girls from a “living hell.”
Understanding the incredibly significant role that mycelium serve as “cellular bridges,” which connect humans and habitat, he is able to effectively realize their potential through the widespread application of his research.
Anim steel, Director of National Programs at The Food Project for The Real Food Challenge, spoke about the beginning of the national movement of bringing back real food. Bringing “real” and healthy food to schools is one of the most important steps to reinvigorating the ethics of land stewardship and food justice, and promoting widespread support of organically grown produce. Find out more about America’s first national Food Day on October 24th here.
Amory Lovins: A Plan to Kick Our Addiction to Oil, End Most Wars, Solve Climate Change & Improve Design.
“We need to dutifully follow our ‘original instructions’ everyday as if our life depended on them, because they do.”
~ Melissa K. Nelson
“Solving the world’s problems by looking towards nature and its solutions.” This is how Dayna Baumeister defines “biomimicry” to the Bioneers audience.
As Michael Pollan said in the movie, “bees are the legs of plants”, and if they are threatened or destroyed by a phenomenon coined Colony Collapse Disorder, it means our ability to grow nearly half of our food becomes paralyzed.
After a whirlwind of a weekend, I’ve witnessed more than my fair share of mind-blowing talks by visionaries from all over the world. An intense gratitude washed over me as I realized my last day at this incredible event was about to end.