I will be there at the Green Wave Energy Architecture booth! Come say hi!
Here's the press release for more info:
October 24 – 25, 2009, U of M, Willey Hall, Minneapolis, MN. This affordable conference welcomes all interested in better understanding issues of environmental and social sustainability, and how we can help shape a healthy and sustainable future for ourselves and future generations. The two day conference highlights inspirational work being done on both the local and national levels and provides opportunity for discussion and networking among individuals concerned with cultivating a sustainable future. The conference includes numerous workshops ranging from green business and youth involvement in sustainability efforts to water rights and environmental restoration, as well as organic food and numerous artistic interludes.
“We are living in era in which an impending sense of global crisis is contrasted with the greatest opportunity humanity has known to heal global divisions and cultivate a new level of respect between the peoples of Earth and between humans and the natural world,” said Oake Gregory, President of Northland Sustainable Solutions. “Ever greater numbers of people across the globe are awakening to the realization that the ways in which we have been living are not sustainable, neither culturally nor environmentally. This realization naturally leads to the question, ‘What can I do?’ We offer the Northland Bioneers Conference as a part of the process of understanding how to answer this question both as individuals and as communities.”
Northland Bioneers Conference organizers engage a wide range of participants and perspectives. It is intended to attract those who want to take personal steps toward being a part of the solutions that guide the world toward global balance and well being for all.
This year’s keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Jonathan Foley, Director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and Susan Hubbard, CEO and Co-president of Eureka Recycling. The conference will feature a geographical breakout networking session facilitated by Sean Gosiewski of the Alliance for Sustainability and a panel examining the issue of sustainable population facilitated by David Paxson of World Population Balance.
Some of this year’s national Bioneers plenary speakers include: Andrew Weil M.D. , one of the nation’s foremost authorities on holistic medicine, Michael Pollan , one of the nation’s most influential thinkers on food and agriculture, Joanna Macy, a celebrated Buddhist teacher, eco-philosopher, and activist in the peace, justice, and ecology movements and Jerome Ringo, the president of the Apollo Alliance.
A full list of national plenary presentations and local workshops, speakers and exhibitors can be found on the website www.nbconference.org. More information on the national organization Bioneers can be found at www.bioneers.org.
Northland Sustainable Solutions is a 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to educating the Twin Cities and surrounding regions on issues of sustainability and inspiring people to follow nature's lead in developing positive solutions and innovative strategies to the most pressing environmental and social issues of our day.