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closes October 20th at 5pm. 
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Thursday, October 22
 

6:00pm

Jon Young- Bird Language: Revealing the Secrets of Nature
Ever wonder what our feathered friends are squawking about? Jon reveals how to easily decode their messages and tunes our ears, eyes and minds into the nearly lost art of understanding inter-species communication. Come find out why this is an essential survival skill and a powerful nature connection routine. Many report that training themselves in this ancient discipline gives them an edge in their modern lives, including their perception of complex human interactions, heightened creativity and understanding of entire ecological systems. This is a must-go event for educators, community leaders, conservationists and anyone who wants to go outside, have fun and connect with nature in your own backyard. Free and Open to the Public; Co-Sponsored by CU Environmental Center, Thorne Nature Experience and Feet on the Earth in conjunction with Front Range Bioneers.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Young

Jon Young

Author and Renowned Biologist
Jon Young is the author of What the Robin Knows–How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World, The Kamana Naturalist Training Program, Animal Tracking Basics and Coyote’s Guide To Connecting with Nature. As founder of the 8 Shields Institute, Nature Connection Mentoring Foundation... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Humanities 150 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
 
Friday, October 23
 

9:00am

Postcards to the Earth
Postcards to the Earth Workshop is a 3-hour, place-centered experience that cultivates interpersonal and community relationships. The experience is designed to develop and enrich relationships with self, earth and other through time in nature and artistic expression. During the workshop, participants will be guided in simple, accessible movement games to invigorate their bodies while fostering a sense of play and safety within the group. Participants then spend time alone outside in the natural world, followed by the artistic activity of crafting and writing a personal message to the earth in the form of a postcard. After we create our postcards, participants have the opportunity to share their messages through voice and movement in a nurturing milieu. Participants will leave with enough information, experience and guidance to facilitate a simplified version of the workshop with their students, colleagues or community. All materials are provided; open to all ages and ability. Presented by Maren Waldman of Maren Waldman’s Project Garden. Participants will get to this workshop by carpool or by bus. Please indicate your travel preferences on the registration form.  Advance registration required for field trips and workshop intensives.  Pre-register IN THE EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION SYSTEM* by October 20th.  First-come, first-serve.  Limited capacity.  *Signing up to attend this on the SCHED system does not complete your registration and save you a spot.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Speakers
avatar for Maren Waldman

Maren Waldman

Director, Moving Joy Studios
Maren Waldman is a multi-media artist and educator. Trained as a dancer, she brings a unique perspective to earth-centered life through her work with the body. Maren has studied the body in motion for over two decades – from dance technique to anatomy to somatic approaches that... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Advance registration only, various locations https://www.eventbrite.com/e/front-range-bioneers-2015-a-bioneers-resilient-communities-network-event-tickets-18232495886

9:00am

Working with Water: A Permaculture Approach to Water Efficiency & Resilience in the West
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn more about rainwater harvesting, greywater re-use, aquaponics, greenhouse automation, and efficient growing technologies for the future with permaculture designer and teacher Avery Ellis. Workshop participants will get to see demonstration applications in a live setting. Participants will get to this workshop by carpool. Please indicate your travel preferences on the registration form.  Advance registration required for field trips and workshop intensives.  Pre-register IN THE EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION SYSTEM* by October 20th.  First-come, first-serve.  Limited capacity.  *Signing up to attend this on the SCHED system does not complete your registration and save you a spot.  

Speakers
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Avery Ellis

Avery Ecological Design, Colorado Greywater, & Integrated Aquaponics
Avery Ellis is an Ecological Designer with a whole systems approach to life. Avery was raised in New Jersey, the Garden state, by a master gardener. He has always felt a kinship with nature and the natural processes. He spent the past decade pursuing his passion for sustainability... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Advance registration only, various locations https://www.eventbrite.com/e/front-range-bioneers-2015-a-bioneers-resilient-communities-network-event-tickets-18232495886

10:00am

Building Bicycle-Friendly Communities
What makes a bike friendly community? Many things contribute to making a community bike friendly and getting more people on bikes- infrastructure, culture, land use, access to affordable bikes and advocacy. Join Community Cycles on a pedal-powered tour and discuss the importance of state-of-the-art examples. Participants will meet at Community Cycles and up to 10 participants will have the opportunity to rent free bikes from a nearby Bcycle station if people would like to join the bike tour but do not have a bike. Participants should be prepared to bike up to four miles, with frequent stops and rest points. Led by Sue Prant and Ann Haebig of Community Cycles. This tour will take place by bicycle. Indicate transport-ability on registration form.  Advance registration required for field trips and workshop intensives.  Pre-register IN THE EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION SYSTEM* by October 20th.  First-come, first-serve.  Limited capacity.  *Signing up to attend this on the SCHED system does not complete your registration and save you a spot.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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Ann Haebig

Nonprofit and B Corp data support, Independent Consultant
With over 15 years of database experience, Ann helps nonprofits, B corps, and social enterprises make the most of their data through web forms, reports, and automation. Know your supporters and serve your mission!
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Sue Prant

Executive Director, Community Cycles
Sue Prant has been involved in bicycling and nonprofit management for over 20 years. In the early nineties she became the first Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition and grew the organization from a handful of committed folks to over 1,500 members. As director... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Advance registration only, various locations https://www.eventbrite.com/e/front-range-bioneers-2015-a-bioneers-resilient-communities-network-event-tickets-18232495886

10:00am

Facing the Mess We Are In Without Going Crazy
Limited Capacity seats available

The Work that Reconnects, based on the pioneering work of Joanna Macy, is a perspective-changing, life-affirming set of practices that help us face and feel our deepest, most healing responses to the world's crises. This workshop will offer the "7th Generation" practice, through which we can reclaim the energy for action that is thwarted when we put our emotional responses on the back burner. We invite you to reopen to your inherent sense of interconnectedness with humans, other species and as an integral part of 'life in earth,’ and then head into the rest of the Front Range Bioneers weekend with new inspiration and vision of your part in the healing of the world. Presented by Belinda Griswold and Sherry Ellms. Advance registration requested.  Advance registration required for field trips and workshop intensives.  Pre-register IN THE EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION SYSTEM* by October 20th.  First-come, first-serve.  Limited capacity.  *Signing up to attend this on the SCHED system does not complete your registration and save you a spot.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AND THIS SESSION IS FULL!

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Sherry Ellms

Naropa University
Sherry Ellms, Associate Professor in the Environmental/Resilient Leadership Program at Naropa University, has led nature-based retreats, taught mindfulness meditation programs in spiritual and secular settings for 30 years. She has trained with Joanna Macy, the School of Lost Borders... Read More →
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Belinda Griswold

The Work that Reconnects
Belinda Griswold is a mother, climate campaigner and resilience trainer based in Boulder. She is chair of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, a Senior Program Director at Resource Media and a longtime meditator. Her work connecting the dots between reproductive health and environmental... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Advance registration only, various locations https://www.eventbrite.com/e/front-range-bioneers-2015-a-bioneers-resilient-communities-network-event-tickets-18232495886

10:00am

Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowledge
Within this workshop, led by Jeanine Canty and Ramon Parish, we will explore the connections between race, environment and what we choose to see and not see based on our collective and individual framings. We will probe the linkage between social and ecological challenges, our levels of consciousness surrounding these, dynamics of denial, and using our bodies to engage the issues. The workshop will include some lecture and will be highly experiential. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to experience emotionally challenging content through dialogue and movement. Advance registration requested.  Advance registration required for field trips and workshop intensives.  Pre-register by October 20th.  First-come, first-serve.  Limited capacity.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Canty

Jeanine Canty

Core Professor and Chair, Environmental Studies, Naropa University
Jeanine Canty, PhD, professor and chair, Environmental Studies BA and MA Resilient Leadership programs, Naropa University. Jeanine M. Canty, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Naropa University, a Buddhist inspired institution. A lover of nature... Read More →
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Ramon Parish

Naropa University
Ramon Parish, an environmental and interdisciplinary instructor at Naropa University, combines embodiment, mindfulness, deep listening and creative ceremony in his pedagogy. He is also committed to the revival of rites of passage and coming of age ceremonies through initiatives such... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Advance registration only, various locations https://www.eventbrite.com/e/front-range-bioneers-2015-a-bioneers-resilient-communities-network-event-tickets-18232495886

1:00pm

Bioneers Welcome, Traditional Welcome
Please check in at the registration area in Humanities Lobby before entering Old Main.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Ausubel

Kenny Ausubel

Bioneers
Kenny Ausubel, Co-CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. Co-founder and first CEO of the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, his film (and companion book) Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime helped influence... Read More →
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Dean Hoaglin

Hookooeko Band Coast Miwok/Big Valley Pomo/Yuki/Wailaki
Dean Hoaglin (Hookooeko Band Coast Miwok/Big Valley Pomo/Yuki/Wailaki), Cultural Competency Program Coordinator for the Inter-Tribal Council of California, has been in the social service field for 20 years, working with such organizations as: Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Friendship... Read More →
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Nina Simons

Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder and President of Bioneers and founding Director of its Everywoman's Leadership program (which includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership” intensives and CoMadres retreats), co-edited the anthology book, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. An... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Old Main 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:20pm

Opening Talks
Please check in at registration booth in Humanities Lobby before entering Old Main

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Ausubel

Kenny Ausubel

Bioneers
Kenny Ausubel, Co-CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. Co-founder and first CEO of the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, his film (and companion book) Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime helped influence... Read More →
avatar for Nina Simons

Nina Simons

Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder and President of Bioneers and founding Director of its Everywoman's Leadership program (which includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership” intensives and CoMadres retreats), co-edited the anthology book, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. An... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 1:20pm - 1:55pm
Old Main 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:55pm

Navigating Adaptation and Resilience as Un-Sustainability Hits the Tipping Point
As founder and President of L.A.’s legendary TreePeople, Andy Lipkis has brought visionary solutions to the once-poster child of municipal environmental madness. Inventing the citizen forestry movement and engaging hundreds of thousands of Angelenos, over the past decade he has systematically demonstrated how to repair and restore an urban watershed by integrating ecology, economy and justice. As L.A.’s eco-governance model starts to spread globally, he will report from the front lines of the City of Angels and from Australia, which has engaged the entire citizenry as watershed managers.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Lipkis

Andy Lipkis

TreePeople
Andy Lipkis, founder (at age 18 in 1973) and President of TreePeople, which has mobilized volunteers to plant over 2 million trees in Los Angeles, is an award-winning activist and social entrepreneur renowned for developing urban watershed management solutions to protect cities against... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Old Main 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

2:25pm

Food, Race and Justice
Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, will explore how the current industrial food system that supplies most of our food creates inequities, based in part on the social construct we call “race.” He will share thoughts on addressing racism, thinking beyond the logic of capitalism and how we might create a more just, sustainable food system.

Speakers
avatar for Malik Yakini

Malik Yakini

Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Malik Kenyatta Yakini, founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End, views the “good food revolution” as part of the... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 2:25pm - 2:50pm
Old Main 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

2:50pm

Youth Activist Rap Duo
Speakers
avatar for Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Earth Guardians
| Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is the youth director of Earth Guardians, a non-profit environmental organization that is committed to protecting the water, air, earth and atmosphere. At the early age of six, Xiuhtezcatl began speaking to crowds at rallies and demonstrations, inspiring people... Read More →
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Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez

Earth Gardians
Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez, at twelve-years-old, is the Youth Performance Director of Earth Guardians, and has performed eco hip-hop at events across the world, spoken in front of the United Nations and given countless environmental presentations to schools across the United States... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 2:50pm - 3:00pm
Old Main 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

3:00pm

Crowdsourcing the Feminine Intelligence of the Planet
World Pulse founder Jensine Larsen and Sister Zeph, an award-winning Pakistani digital crusader for girls’ education, explain how their global network is harnessing the power of digital communication into a powerful force for change by connecting women from more than 190 countries - including those reaching out using Internet cafés and cell phones from remote rural areas and conflict zones. She will share her personal journey building World Pulse from a vision into a network now impacting over 2 million lives. She and Sister Zeph will show us how we can participate in this soulful digital revolution to unleash the true feminine intelligence of the planet.

Speakers
avatar for Jensine Larsen

Jensine Larsen

World Pulse
Jensine Larsen, an award-winning social media entrepreneur and international journalist, is the founder/CEO of World Pulse, a digital communication network linking tens of thousands of women from more than 190 countries (including those speaking out using Internet cafes and cell phones... Read More →
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Sister Zeph

Zephania Free Education
Sister Zeph, an award-winning crusader for girls’ education in rural Punjab, Pakistan (where 52% of women are illiterate), braves threats to her life and her school (Zephania Free Education), to provide education to hundreds of girls annually. The 2014 recipient of World Pulse's... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Old Main 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

3:30pm

Resilience from the Inside Out
The natural world is alive within and without. During this moving opening, we will connect with the vast natural beauty and intelligence alive in all of us and honor our diversity and interdependence.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels

Surfing The Creative® International
Melissa Michaels, Ed.D., creates movement based cross-cultural community journeys focusing on the potential that is available at all of life's major thresholds. As the founder and director of Surfing The Creative® International, Melissa developed the first contemporary youth leadership... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Old Main 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

4:00pm

Building Resilience Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-Large
Resilience is a key concept in individual psychology and for solving wider social problems, such as climate change and economic inequality. Yet the two fields have grown up separately, and have very different notions of what resilience may be and how it may appear. This workshop will bring them together in a holistic vision of resilience in individuals, relationships, communities and the world. Through a series of participatory exercises and presentation of a simple yet powerful conceptual framework, participants will develop a way of seeing the world with a resilience lens. Presented by John Wagner, Teri Dillon and Chris Allan of Picher Allan Associates.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Allan

Chris Allan

Executive Director, Ajabu Advisors
Chris Allan is a consultant on international environmental and development programming. He has thirty years’ experience in community development and environmental protection with Ajabu Advisors, the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition, Environmental Health Fund, Global... Read More →
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Teri Dillion

Teri Dillion, MA, LPC, is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Certified Group Psychotherapist who specializes in working with groups and individuals working to recover from addiction, trauma, and relationship disconnection. As a trained meditation instructor, Teri has taught mindfulness... Read More →
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John M. Wagner

Picher Allan Associates LLC
John M. Wagner is trained and practices as a couple and family therapist, incorporating relational and systemic therapeutic approaches. He has a Masters of Science Degree in Applied Child and Family Studies with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Humanities 250 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

4:00pm

Contemplative Science: A Regenerative Approach to Design and Innovation
Creating sustainable technology for the good of society shouldn't be isolated to just energy, building or agriculture, but intimately woven into our scientific culture and practices. With the burgeoning of sustainable design sciences, such as biomimicry and permaculture, an opportunity arises to interface these principles directly with the scientific method. In this discussion based workshop we will confront some of the limitations of our current scientific paradigm and see what tools can be used to develop resilient, regenerative and contemplative scientific communities. We will review the contemplative aspects of biomimicry and the systems-based thinking and ethical frameworks of permaculture. With this context we will engage in small group discussions to explore what an authentic and intentional design process could look like. Presented By Kendra Krueger of Vesica Pi Labs LLC.

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Kendra Krueger

Vesica Pi Labs LLC
Kendra Krueger is an electrical engineer who advocates for paradigm change within scientific culture. Founder of Vesica Pi Labs LLC, she hopes to revitalize the human connection to the pursuit of knowledge through principles of ethics, eastern philosophy, movement and grassroots community... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Humanities 190 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

4:00pm

Engaging in the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Participants in this dialogue and workshop will learn how plutonium, a highly toxic radioactive material, is threatening the Front Range, why it matters and what we can do about it. We will ponder questions like, how can younger generations advance the anti-nuclear movement and why their involvement is so important? How can Boulder and the larger community establish a cultural commitment that prioritizes public safety and environmental integrity for present and future generations? And how can we ensure that the practice of Nuclear Guardianship continues long after we are gone? Presented by Jade Begay, Alesya Casse, Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish and LeRoy Moore of Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship.

Speakers
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Jade Begay

Resource Media, Women at the Center
Jade Begay, of Tesuque Pueblo and Diné Nation, is a filmmaker and the Sustainability and Justice Communications Fellow at Resource Media. This year, Jade completed the Environmental Leadership MA program at Naropa University which trains students, like Jade, in how to lead organizational... Read More →
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Alesya Casse

Candelas Glows
Alesya Casse is an environmental activist working to raise awareness around the ongoing contamination concerns around Rocky Flats, a former nuclear weapons plant just south of Boulder. She continues to be a strong advocate for responsible nuclear waste management programs and after... Read More →
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Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish

Energy & Climate Justice Program Manager, CU Environmental Center
Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish is the Energy & Climate Justice Manager at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Environmental Center. There, she works to illuminate the connections between sustainability and social justice while working with students and partners to reduce the university’s... Read More →
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LeRoy Moore

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center
LeRoy Moore, PhD, is a writer and former academic, who since 1979 has focused on public health and environmental issues related to the now defunct Rocky Flats nuclear bomb factory near Denver. A founder of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, he worked successfully with others... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Humanities 1B80 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

4:00pm

Introduction to Edible Forest Gardens and Perennial Polyculture Design
The design of the natural world is simply incredible. The law of nature is abundance, so let's take this divine design and apply it to our food production systems. This workshop will be a brief introduction to the concept of edible food forest gardens and how polycultures can be used to design pest-resistant, water-conscious, self-fertilizing, and low maintenance food production systems emphasizing native plants. Participants will receive a handout with the basic principles of polyculture design and practice designing a food forest. This workshop is designed from a presentation by the leading permaculturist and plant expert Eric Toensmeier (co-author of Edible Forest Gardens) that was given at a 9-day intensive Integrated Social and Ecological Design course hosted at Woodbine Ecology Center. Presented by David Pinto and Casey Hanebuth of Growing Project and FoCo Cafe.

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Casey Hanebuth

The Growing Project
Casey Hanebuth, The Growing Project, has been involved with the permaculture world for about five years. Casey has his Advanced Permaculture Design Certificate (accompanying an original PDC) and Soil Food Web Certification, as well as two AA's in both Sociology and Liberal Arts. He... Read More →
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David Pinto

FoCo Cafe, Growing Project
David Pinto, FoCo Cafe, is an aspiring permaculturist and community activist from Fort Collins, CO. David is certainly not an expert by any means, but is quickly picking up the tricks of the trade through various workshops/courses (including topics such as social permaculture, rainwater... Read More →



Friday October 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Humanities 135 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

4:00pm

The Flying Carrot Food Literacy Project: A Vehicle to Community Resilience
The Flying Carrot is an innovative mobile project that fosters food awareness and empowers individuals to improve the wellbeing of themselves, the community and the planet by providing creative hands-on experiences, building cooking skills and improving access to local, seasonal and sustainable food. The Flying Carrot started with a broad idea to bring locally-grown produce coupled with nutrition education to the Pikes Peak community. Using surplus from CSA shares, the project is linked to Colorado Farm and Art Market and connects farmers to market patrons by providing exposure to local food through taste education, while eliminating food waste. Graduate students in Sport Nutrition at the University of Colorado (UCCS) pick up leftover shares, communicate amongst each other from farm to farm (where they intern) and trial the weekly curriculum. This session introduces the Flying Carrot with an interactive session, illustrating the Carrot’s heart and soul as vehicle to community resilience. Presented by Nanna L. Meyer of University of Colorado, Zoe Lefrancois-Hanson of University of Colorado, Ashley White-Judson of Pikes Peak Urban Farms and Kim WIlliams of Venetucci Farms.

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Zoe Lefrancois-Hanson

University of Colorado, Boulder
Zoe Lefrancois-Hanson is a sport nutrition graduate student at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and a graduate assistant for the food literacy project called “The Flying Carrot”. Active in the local food movement, Zoe interned with the Arkansas Valley Organic Growers... Read More →
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Nanna L. Meyer

University of Colorado
Nanna L. Meyer is Associate Professor in Health Sciences at the University of Colorado (UCCS). Nanna founded the UCCS Sport Nutrition Graduate Program. Nanna has been in Olympic sport nutrition since 1996 and contributes to sport nutrition research in winter sports and athletes at... Read More →
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Ashley White-Judson

Pikes Peak Urban Garden
Ashley White-Judson (Pikes Peak Urban Gardens) After more than a decade of work in corporate and nonprofit sectors, Ashley left her career to pursue her true passion as a nutrition educator. As a current Sport Nutrition graduate student she has been very been fortunate to work as... Read More →
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Kim Williams

Venetucci Farms
Kim Williams (Venetucci Farm) Since graduating from Adams State College in 2008 with a B.S in Human Performance, Kim went on to pursue a career in management. After dabbling in restaurant management and collegiate level coaching, she realized that her true passion lies in food and... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Humanities 1B90 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

5:15pm

Tapas Break
Friday October 23, 2015 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Humanities Lobby

6:00pm

Stories from the Front Lines of the Local Food Revolution
In this panel, presented by Local Food Shift Magazine, learn about some of the dimensions, dynamics and trends of the local food revolution in Colorado through the eyes of some of those who are right at its front lines. Discover the larger story of the awakening of our regional foodshed, and the stories of centers of aliveness emerging within it. While reversing the downward spiral of ecological destruction, economic decline and fossil fuel depletion, the process of food localization has the power to bring healing and wholeness to people and communities and regeneration to the land and its living systems. This requires a revolution, a great turning over, and it has already begun. Presenters include: Blake Angelo, City of Denver, “Building a Metropolitan Local Food System”; Daniel Asher, Edible Beats, “The Role of Restaurants in Food Localization”; Nelson Harvey, independent journalist, “Revisioning Food Sovereignty”; Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers, “Reclaiming Democracy with Local Food”; Nanna Meyer, PhD, CU Colorado Springs, “Local Food at Home”; Michael Brownlee, Local Food Shift Magazine (moderator).

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Blake Angelo

City of Denver
Blake Angelo, City of Denver, is a food system development professional with specific experience in direct market agriculture, food systems and economic development. His work with local food and agriculture enterprises has included: conducting market analyses and strategic marketing... Read More →
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Daniel Asher

Local Food Shift Magazine
Daniel Asher, Edible Beats, is Culinary Director for Edible Beats, a Denver restaurant group (Root Down, Linger, Root Down DIA, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox) that breathes excellence, bleeds ethics and embodies sustainability. A certified raw-foods chef with humble beginnings peeling... Read More →
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Michael Brownlee

Co-Publisher/Editor, Local Food Shift
A leader in food localization efforts since 2006, Michael Brownlee is the author of “The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times” (North Atlantic Books, Fall 2016), a manifesto for localizing the nation’s food supply and a strategic guide for... Read More →
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Nelson Harvey

Independent Journalist
Nelson Harvey is a freelance reporter and editor covering agriculture, water, and other environmental issues from his base in Denver. He also moonlights as a private investigator. He was formerly the editor of edible ASPEN Magazine and a daily newspaper reporter in western Colorado... Read More →
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Alan Lewis

Food and Agriculture Advacacy, Natural Grocers
Alan Lewis directs government affairs and food and agriculture policy for Natural Grocers, a large retail health food chain. A Colorado native, he also oversees organic certification and compliance, and supports the development of small local food makers. Alan is active in several... Read More →
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Nanna L. Meyer

University of Colorado
Nanna L. Meyer is Associate Professor in Health Sciences at the University of Colorado (UCCS). Nanna founded the UCCS Sport Nutrition Graduate Program. Nanna has been in Olympic sport nutrition since 1996 and contributes to sport nutrition research in winter sports and athletes at... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

7:40pm

Youth Leadership
Brower Youth Award Winner, on Appalachian resistance to the coal-mining industry and mountain-top removal.

Speakers
avatar for Junior Walk

Junior Walk

Junior Walk has been working with various anti-surface mining organizations in the Appalachian region for the past six years. He has done everything from lobbying at the federal and state levels, gathering data for lawsuits against coal companies, and even getting arrested. Junior... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 7:40pm - 7:45pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

7:45pm

Building Green Blocs and Justice: California’s Game-Changing Climate Leadership Model
As one of the nation’s greatest change-makers, former State Senator Tom Hayden will describe the political evolution of California's pace-setting clean energy economy as a model for a Green Bloc of states nationally and globally attempting to survive climate change and build a 100% renewable energy future without nuclear power. This requires a movement that takes the road of justice, serves the needs of communities of color and labor, and realigns the political parties away from the funding and influence of the fossil fuel industry.

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avatar for Tom Hayden

Tom Hayden

Peace and Justice Resource Center
Tom Hayden, one of the leading figures of the student, civil rights, anti-war and environmental movements of the 1960s, went on to serve 18 years in the California legislature, where he chaired labor, higher education and natural resources committees. Director of the Peace and Justice... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 7:45pm - 8:10pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

8:10pm

Reclaiming Our Indigeneity and Our Place in Modern Society
This is a time of resurgence for Indigenous people, who are reclaiming their lands and identity, while demanding recognition of their traditional knowledge and rights. The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN), a community of 1,200 people living downstream from the largest industrial project on the planet, the Alberta Tar Sands, is on the frontlines of the global fight against the ravages of fossil fuel extraction. The ACFN’s resistance is a prime example oFf Indigenous resurgence in Canada, revealing how Indigenous peoples are shaking up how we do and see things and pointing the way forward for the protection, preservation and future governance of Mother Earth.

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Eriel Deranger

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, a Dene Indigenous activist, member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) of Alberta, Canada, is the ACFN’s Communications Coordinator, whose work is focused on resisting the devastation of the Alberta Tar Sands and fighting for her people’s rights... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 8:10pm - 8:35pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
 
Saturday, October 24
 

8:00am

Morning Movement: Merging with the Heart of Gaia
The ancient Taoist practice of Qi Gong was originally inspired by extremely close observations of Nature. One could say it represents the early embodiment of Biomimicry principles. During this session, participants will learn the fundamentals of energy cultivation and the healing power of movement. Qi Gong can serve to purify and cleanse the internal meridians of our bodies and provide a portal to presence. We will explore the value of spontaneously connecting to the seen and unseen realms of our environment by refining our perceptions, enhancing our awareness and surrendering to Gaia’s embrace. Presented by Bud Wilson of Deep Nature Journeys.

Speakers
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Bud Wilson

Founder/Director, Deep Nature Journeys
Bud Wilson has 35 years of experience as a social and environmental entrepreneur, leadership trainer, educator, business, non-profit and community leader. Bud is a steadfast advocate for principles of deep ecology. He believes that regenerative human behavior is the next essential... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Humanities 190 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

9:00am

Welcome
Speakers
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Kenny Ausubel

Bioneers
Kenny Ausubel, Co-CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. Co-founder and first CEO of the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, his film (and companion book) Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime helped influence... Read More →
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Nina Simons

Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder and President of Bioneers and founding Director of its Everywoman's Leadership program (which includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership” intensives and CoMadres retreats), co-edited the anthology book, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. An... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 9:00am - 9:10am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

9:10am

Water by Design
Henk Ovink, one of the world¹s leading experts on sustainable, resilient coastal infrastructure, served as a Senior Advisor to the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and is a leading figure in the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. He will share his vision of how we must change our entire culture to put water back into the center of our hearts and minds if we are to cope effectively with climate change, water crises, biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, extreme weather events, and myriad environmental, economic, and sociopolitical crises. He will illustrate how new approaches to design and politics are at the heart of a more resilient future.

Speakers
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Henk Ovink

Henk Ovink, the Netherlands’ first Special Envoy on International Water Affairs, is one of the world’s leading experts on designing infrastructure in the light of climate change and on the links between governance/politics, planning, design, and the environment. He served as Senior... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 9:10am - 9:40am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

9:40am

Community: Healing for the 21st Century
Sister Simone Campbell is a poet, social justice attorney, and one of the nation’s most influential faith-based progressive activists. She led the famous 2012 “Nuns on the Bus” tour to challenge Congressional budget proposals that radically slashed programs for the poor. She shares her vision of how we can heal our divisions and differences, create a renewed sense of community, and build a far more just, peaceful, verdant and compassionate world.

Speakers
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Sister Simone Campbell

Sister Simone Campbell, one of the most influential contemporary faith-based progressive activists, led the famous 2012 “Nuns on the Bus” tour to challenge Congressional budget proposals that radically slashed programs for the poor. Formerly General Director of the Sisters of... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 9:40am - 10:05am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

10:05am

DESTINY ARTS YOUTH PERFORMANCE COMPANY
The beloved Oakland youth dance troupe rocks the house every year.

Saturday October 24, 2015 10:05am - 10:20am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

10:20am

Self-Organizing Community Democracy for the Internet Age
Emerging in response to the need for a scalable way to make inclusive group decisions during the Occupy movement in 2011, Loomio, an activist-driven tech co-op, developed an open-source tool for democratic organizing now used by 80,000 people in 93 countries. Change-making communities, social movements and organizations have used it to make more than 25,000 decisions. In this digital world, Loomio is on a mission to empower communities and organizations everywhere to weave diverse perspectives into powerful collective action.

Speakers
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Ben Knight

Loomio
Ben Knight is co-founder of Loomio, an online tool for collaborative governance built by a team of activists, technologists and social innovators in New Zealand. Ben has an academic background in the evolution of collective intelligence, a practical background in grassroots community... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 10:20am - 10:55am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:00am

Weaving Community and Food Justice
Learn about Beverly’s full circle approach to food access, affordability, and education. In its fifth year, Mo’ Betta Green MarketPlace hosts weekly pop-up markets in Denver food deserts. Her inspiring work synergizes and connects community through food literacy, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

Speakers
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Beverly Grant

Mo' Betta Green
Beverly Grant is a proud Denver native and has been an entrepreneur for more than 25 years. She is dedicated to shaping food policy and broadening not only food access, but also food and nutrition literacy. Beverly founded the urban farmer’s market, Mo’ Betta Green Marketplace... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 11:00am - 11:20am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:30am

Climate Culture Collaborative Climate Action Workshop
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb. For centuries, collaboration has been used in communities as a means of creating solutions. Collective Visioning allows for community building and empowerment—building a sense of ownership, therefore longer lasting and yielding a greater impact. These days, we are often faced with a nested mess of challenges—climate change, human rights and justice issues, income inequality, greed, suffering. When we try to address these crises, the solutions don’t often stick because they are based in EGO rather than ECO. In this workshop, we will discuss the potential of collaboration and explore through a hands-on networking experience the best way to build positive solutions and community. We will focus on empowerment and exploring techniques that can be used in our diverse communities, and even in our own homes. Let’s do this! Presented by Jolleen Raderstorf, Kevin Andrews and Emma Ruffin of C3 Boulder, Climate Culture Collaborative.

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Kevin Andrews

C3 Boulder: Climate Culture Collabortive
Kevin Andrews, C3 Boulder: Climate Culture Collaboration, is a recent CU alumnus (M.S. Environmental Studies, 2015) interested in local solutions to the inherent challenges of global climate change. Kevin’s graduate work included appointments to the Cooperative Institute for Research... Read More →
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Joellen Raderstorf

Senior collaborator, c3Boulder
Joellen Raderstorf, Climate Culture Collaborative Climate Action Workshop, is a global activist, community organizer, master-degreed ICTD (Information and Communication Technology for Development) maven and Twitter evangelist. For the last 20 years, Joellen has been working to create... Read More →
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Emma Ruffin

Director // Founder, Boulder.Earth // Desert Raven Design
Emma Ruffin is a wearer of many hats: as the founder and head “Scribe” of Desert Raven Design, she embodies deep listening, presence and co-creation—allowing the collective intelligence of groups to emerge, which she then captures in storyboard form, transforming meetings and... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:40pm
Humanities 190 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:30am

Gross National Happiness: Hope, Heartache and Inspirations for making it our own
This workshop ignites a conversation about Gross National Happiness (GNH) that goes beyond fantasy and idealization to invite personal and practical steps to shaping our own future. Gross National Happiness, a term coined by the Fourth King of Bhutan, is a concept that implies that sustainable development should take a holistic approach toward notions of progress and give equal importance to non-economic aspects of well-being. Based on recent experience living in Bhutan, Anne Z. Parker and colleagues will share realistic reflections about GNH. This practical and interactive workshop explores what we can learn from this perspective on restoring eco-social solutions.

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Anne Z. Parker

Professor of Environmental Studies, Naropa University
Anne Z. Parker Phd is a Professor of Environmental Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she teaches about earth as a living system and environmental leadership. She has spent extensive time in the Himalayan region learning about traditional cultures, agriculture... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:40pm
Humanities 135 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:30am

The Activist’s Worldview: What A New Story of Creation Has to Teach Us about Facing the Crises of Our Times
Many of us activists seek a “new story” that can nourish and support us in the face of all that seems to be going catastrophically awry, a story without which we might otherwise plunge into despair or question whether our activism will ever make any difference. Using passages from his book, The Holy Universe, David Christopher will present highlights of this new, uplifting story—based on science, but told in a lyrical narrative—about our origins and our place in the Universe and the Web of Life. He will lead discussions about how this story can help us challenge and reframe assumptions of “Modern Mind” and can guide us as we engage in the day-to-day tasks of our sometimes difficult work. He will discuss what this evolutionary story can teach us about facing the crises of our times and why these crises might be the best thing to happen to humanity. Presented by David Christopher of New Story Press.

Speakers
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David Christopher

New Story Press
David Christopher, New Story Press, left behind corporate and airline careers to pursue his passion for exploring our place in the Universe and to help bring forth a new story for our turbulent times. For the past 15 years, David has immersed himself in the works of scientists and... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:40pm
Humanities 125 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:30am

Urban Evolution: Using Regenerative Principles for All-Inclusive City Design
While natural building is an ancient art form, it is also a contemporary movement, bringing new and fresh designs to life. Intelligent designs hold the solutions we can all build with. What sparks curiosity— the weaving together of cultural arts with ecological design to create systems and structures that not only sustain, but regenerate. By blending a unique spectrum of skills, with teamwork and style, we can build together naturally and influence the evolving nature of our cities, with a sense of community, where everyone is considered within the design. The artist-panelists include educators, builders, designers, organizers and biological architects. They will share their living experience and explore pathways to building movements within the "concrete jungle" of society. While we all desire to survive the future, the question is, how do we organize together fast enough and manifest the visionary designs of artists? It could be as simple as harnessing the strength and determination of the next generation, building with our youth toward a future with clean water, fresh air and real food. Presented by Mike Wird and Robin Eden of Regenerative Lifestyles LLC, Neambe Leadon of Museum of Natural History, Jay Reynolds of 180 Street Outreach Team, Gary Roland of RiseUp, and Beau Dunavant IV of Regenerative Revolutions and ReDesign Fort Collins.

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Beau Dunavant IV

Regenerative Revolutions
Beau Dunavant, LEED AP BD+C, has been working in the field of ecological building design and construction since 2009. He has been building and designing with several companies throughout the U.S and abroad with a heavy emphasis on natural building practices, ecological design and... Read More →
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Neambe Leadon

Museum of Natural History
Neambe Leadon is an award winning community activist, educator, organic gardener and mother of three. Her work as Eco-Cultivator for local organizations like Blue and Yellow Logic, The GrowHaus, Sisters of Color United for Education, PeaceJam and Youthbiz is enhanced by her passion... Read More →
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Jay Reynolds

Activist Guest, 180 Street Outreach
Jay Reynolds is employed by Mile High Behavioral Healthcare and works at the Comitis Crisis Center in Aurora, Colorado where he developed and co-leads 180 Street Outreach, a federally funded Street Outreach Program granted through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF... Read More →
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Gary Roland

RiseUp
In 2008 Gary Roland worked as a Construction Manager, managing capital improvements for a 78 building real estate portfolio in partnership with the largest wealth manager in the world, BlackRock LLP. By 2010, Gary was homeless, had given away most of his possessions and was riding... Read More →
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Robin E White

Ecological Designer, Regenerative Adventures
Robin E White is an ecological designer and permaculture educator, her main purpose is to promote and facilitate meaningful relationships between people and planet Earth. As an artist and mother from the mountains of Colorado, she utilizes her resources and networking skills to create... Read More →
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Michael White

Youth on Record
Michael White (aka Mike Wird) is an advanced permaculture designer/consultant/teacher, artist educator, natural builder, and trained real estate investor, promoting environmental stewardship and financial literacy, Mike shares his dedication to social and environmental justice thru... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:40pm
Humanities 150 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:30am

We Are The Tipping Point: How Women are Guiding the Necessary Leadership rEvolution
Join Seana Steffen and Sierra Brashear of Restorative Leadership Institute in a discussion which will explore what can be learned about restorative leadership and the necessary leadership rEvolution from Bioneers plenary speakers Sister Simone and Jensine Larsen. Together we'll discover how the lived wisdom of these two high-impact women in leadership can teach us how us to bring out the best of ourselves and our communities, catalyzing breakthrough progress toward collective well-being and sustainability.

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Sierra Brashear

We are the Tipping Point: How Women are Guiding the Necessary Leadership rEvolut
Sierra Brashear, Restorative Leadership Institute, is Director of Communications for the Restorative Leadership Institute, founder and president of Vibrant Souls (a Boulder-based company that seeks to elevate ancient wisdom for women’s wellness) and secretary for the board of directors... Read More →
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Seana Lowe Steffen

Restorative Leadership Institute
Seana Lowe Steffen, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Restorative Leadership Institute, a certified B(enefit) Corp dedicated to cultivating leadership and enterprise that fulfills humanity’s potential to thrive in balance with all life. Seana brings over 20 years... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:40pm
Humanities 250 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

12:40pm

Lunch
Available for purchase or bring your own. Seating in Room 190.

We are pleased to support Boulder Valley School District School Food Project and offer lunches for $8 on Saturday and Sunday.  Please purchase lunch tickets when you check-in at the registration booth or in the lobby.  We recommend purchasing early to avoid a line to buy a ticket then a line so get plated and because we might very well run out!  You are also welcome to bring your own lunch or dine nearby.  Buffet lunch service in Room 160.  Seating is available in Room 190.  

Saturday Lunch Menu:  Wrap sandwiches (vegetarian and gluten-free options), Green salads and grain salads, Hummus and veggie platter 


Saturday October 24, 2015 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Humanities Lobby

1:30pm

Applying Biomimicry Solutions to the Food Systems Challenge
The architect, the mail courier, the politician and the student all begin their days with breakfast. It is difficult to identify any human enterprise that isn’t connected in some way to the food system. The CU Biomimicry Club hosts this workshop to explore our current food system and how it could benefit from nature inspired mutualism and systems thinking. We will first review the tenets of biomimicry and then use biomimicry as a framework to help design new ideas and systems. Presented by Elliot Kesrgaard, Ted Thayer, Elena Hansen, Fraser Dominic and Braeden Miguel.

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Fraser Dominic Dominic

CU Boulder Biomimicry Club
Fraser Dominic is a senior studying Psychology and is the communications officer and a leading member of the Biomimicry Club. He is interested in reestablishing our culture's relationship with food through community building and collaboration.
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Elena Hansen

CU Boulder Biomimicry Club
Elena Hansen is a senior studying Environmental Design and is a co-chair of the Biomimicry Club. She is interested in redesigning the way communities view and participate in the food system.
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Eliot Kersgaard

CU Boulder Biomimicry Club
Eliot Kersgaard is a senior studying Engineering Physics and is a co-chair of the Biomimicry Club at CU. He is interested in creating a more sustainable food system and implementing ecological design into urban environments.
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Braedon Miguel

CU Boulder Biomimicry Club
Braeden Miguel is a recent CU graduate who enjoys doing collaborative projects and working hard. He is really excited for Bioneers this year for the chance to network with people who share similar passions and because of the opportunity for us all to learn from one another.
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Ted Thayer

Myra Makes
Ted is a toy designer and educator with Myra Makes, a local STEM toy and workshop startup for girls. More information can be found at www.MyraMakes.com or by emailing contact@MyraMakes.com. He studies Martian atmospheric dust distribution as a research associate of the MAVEN Mars... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Humanities 125 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:30pm

Eco-Digital Storytelling: Stories From and For the Web of Life
This interactive workshop introduces participants to the power and potential of digital storytelling as an ally in social and environmental justice work. Examples of digital stories that challenge stereotypes, build relationships and empower individuals and communities will be shared. Your Muses willing, you will leave the workshop with a seed idea for your own eco-digital story along with resources to help you complete the story on your own or —even better—with family and friends. Eco-digital storytelling = Story Power + People Power for the healing of our world. Digital non-natives welcome. Presented by Candace Walworth and Kayann Short of Naropa University.

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Kayann Short

Naropa University
Kayann Short, Ph.D., is a writer, farmer, teacher, and activist at Stonebridge Farm, an organic community-supported farm in the Rocky Mountain foothills. As an award-winning teacher at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Short directed memoir and digital storytelling outreach projects... Read More →
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Candace Walworth

Peace Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies professor, Naropa University
Candace Walworth, Ph.D., is a Professor of Peace Studies at Naropa University where she has received numerous teaching awards, specializing in building interdisciplinary learning communities that engage the body, heart-mind, and imagination in the healing of our world. Her teaching... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Humanities 190 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:30pm

Fossil Free Your Money
Learn how to divest your money, stocks and pension/retirement funds from fossil fuels, the benefits of doing so and options for reinvesting in solutions. 350 Colorado is bringing together financial advisers and experts to share the options and benefits of fossil free investing. Presented by Micah Parkin of 350 Colorado, Garvin Jabusch of Green Alpha Advisors, LLC, Morgan Shimabuku of Fossil Free CU, Responsible Endowment Fund, Steve Scheuth of First Affirmative Financial Network and Hunter Lovins of Natural Capitalism Solutions & Principium Investments.

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Garvin Jabusch

Green Alpha Advisors, LLC
Garvin Jabusch is cofounder and chief investment officer of Green Alpha®Advisors, LLC. He is co-manager of the Shelton Green Alpha Fund (NEXTX), of the Green Alpha Next Economy Index, and of the Sierra Club Green Alpha Portfolio. He also authors the Sierra Club's economics blog... Read More →
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Hunter Lovins

Natural Captialism Solutions & Principium Investments
Hunter Lovins is the president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a Colorado non-profit that educates senior decision makers in the business case for a Regenerative Economy. She has worked in sustainability policy since 1972 and was instrumental in creating the fields of... Read More →
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Micah Parkin

Our Future coalition
Micah Parkin is a founder and Executive Director of 350 Colorado. 350 Colorado is working locally to help build the grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis and transition to a sustainable future. Micah has 20+ years of experience as a climate and clean energy advocate, community... Read More →
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Steve Scheuth

First Affirmative Financial Network
Steve Schueth is President of First Affirmative Financial Network, an independent investment advisory firm offering portfolio management and consulting services for socially conscious, purpose-driven investors. A nationally recognized authority, consultant, and resource to the responsible... Read More →
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Morgan Shimabuku

Fossil Free CU, Responsible Endowment Fund
Morgan Shimabuku earned a BA in Geology and Environmental Studies from Whitman College in eastern Washington state. After graduation she felt academically satiated, but experientially starved, and so she pursued work and play as a raft guide, ski instructor and world traveler for... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Humanities 250 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:30pm

Indigenous Ways and How Connecting Place and Past Gives Strength
In today's society, it's not unusual to move from one city to another. Growing up and living a life in one's place of birth happens less frequently. In this time of mobility and movement, are we missing out on a sense of belonging? What are some of the benefits that come with having a permanent place to identify as a home or source of strength? In this session we will discuss some Indigenous perspectives on journeys, place and how the past can give us strength in the present. Presented by Robert Chanate of Woodbine Ecology Center.

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Robert Chanate

Woodbine Ecology Center
Robert Chanate is a member of the Kiowa Nation and has lived in Denver, Colorado for several years. He is a volunteer for various Native organizations in which his support role differs based on the groups mission. Some of this work includes Native Youth leadership development, grassroots... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Humanities 135 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:30pm

Permaculture for Social Design and Entrepreneurship
Join our panel of experts and practitioners from a variety of fields in looking at the permaculture principles that weave them together and strengthen their work. From farm design and product development, to grassroots solutions for food deserts, to using art to awaken people to larger issues or self-healing, to herbal medicine making and ethical harvesting—we’ll discuss the ecological worldviews that inform our panelists’ various projects. We’ll also explore entrepreneurship, right livelihood, and the ways in which creating cultural and social healing often looks like ecological restoration and connection. Those naturally go hand in hand, but are often not talked about as such in the broader community. Join Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish and panelists who have all studied permaculture design, and yet use it very differently: Beverly Grant, founder of Mo’ Betta Green, Molina Speaks, live scribe and youth educator, Oliver Weber, founder of Pachamama Farm, and Sheree Brown, herbalist and artist.

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Sheree Brown

Herbalist and Artist
Sheree Brown is a Black Xicana scholar, activist, and community advocate. She is currently a student at MetroState University, double majoring in English Literature and African/African-American Studies. She works with youth from Cole Middle School on the Eastside of Denver on issues... Read More →
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Beverly Grant

Mo' Betta Green
Beverly Grant is a proud Denver native and has been an entrepreneur for more than 25 years. She is dedicated to shaping food policy and broadening not only food access, but also food and nutrition literacy. Beverly founded the urban farmer’s market, Mo’ Betta Green Marketplace... Read More →
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Adrian Molina

Molina Speaks
Molina Speaks is an Artist of the people and for the people. Molina Speaks is a Writer, Poet, Producer, Performance Artist, and Recording Artist. He is a TedX fellow and has been an Artist In Residence with the National Hispanic Heritage Center, Think 360 Arts, Mizel Museum, Journey... Read More →
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Oliver Weber

Pachamama Farm & Wellness
Oliver Weber is a founder and steward of Pachamama Farm in Longmont, CO. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Buffalo, NY and a Masters of Engineering Degree in Ecological Agriculture from the University of Kassel in Germany. While his studies of economics involved agricultural... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Humanities 150 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:30pm

The Gaia Paradigm: The Confluence of Earth Science and Earth Story
How do we reintegrate seemingly disparate aspects of our lives and of society in a manner conducive to true sustainability? As Richard Louv asks, 'how do we heal human-nature relationships?' This presentation will inspire Bioneers with astounding scientific understandings of Earth as a single living system and with cultural wisdom and insights into human beings as a seamless continuum of Earth’s life. The talk will celebrate the fertile confluence between science and innate understandings of ourselves as part of Nature. Participants will be challenged to think outside their own boxes and to actively engage with business, science and government in acts of “Gaian Ecology.” Finally, we will explore and identify “leverage points” around which we can work toward sustainability and resiliency. Under the context of the “Gaia Paradigm,” powerful models, metaphors and stories we need for the 21st Century will gather and take root in society! Presented by Martin Ogle of Entrepreneurial Earth LLC.

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Martin Ogle

Founder, Entrepreneurial Earth LLC
Martin Ogle holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University and Virginia Tech, respectively. Martin was Chief Naturalist for the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, 1985 - 2012. As part of this work, he developed solar energy and energy efficiency... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Humanities 1B80 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

2:50pm

Compost Tea
Compost tea is a powerful tool for organic landscape management that can quickly provide plant available nutrients and help restore the soil food web. Shawn Bruckman with GroundUp and Jimmy Dula from Colorado Soil Systems will demonstrate the production and functions of compost tea on a spectrum of scales applicable to the home gardener, small scale organic farmer and large scale institution. Please join us for this workshop on brewing compost teas!

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Shawn Bruckman

Owner, Colorado Soil Systems, LLC
Fresh, local, healthy, organic food. Connecting with the soil.
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Jimmy Dula

Colorado Soil Systems, LLC
Jimmy Dula, Colorado Soil Systems, moved to Aspen, CO in 2012 after receiving his BA in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a love for the mountains and food. While at UT, Jimmy focused studies on soil biogeochemistry, plant-fungal interactions and sustainable... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
outside south entrance 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

2:50pm

FreeMotion Sanctuary
The FreeMotion Sanctuary will provide and present attendees with an oasis space where participants will have a unique opportunity to take a brief pause from many of the more stimulating, cerebral, learning events to enjoy and explore music, movement and deep relaxation. Presented by Lisa Fasullo, Robert Treaphort, Geo Green, Laura Michael, and Aisha of Free Motion Dance Center.

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Geo Green

Free Motion Dance Studio
George E. Green is Co+Director of Free Motion Dance Center in Boulder. He is also an author, poet, mindfulness instructor/trainer, personal alchemist and Renaissance Man. George’s life philosophy: anything is possible when you harness & focus the power of your awakened heart’s... Read More →
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Freemotion Dance Center Guest

Sponsor Guest, Freemotion Dance Center
"Lisa Fasullo, Free Motion Dance Studio. Combining her master’s degrees in both Health Education and Social Work and her love of dance, Lisa creates exciting, transformative classes and environments where people of all ages can discover simple, fun ways to bring more play, ease... Read More →
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Laura Michael

Free Motion Dance Center
Laura Leah Michael, Free Motion Dance Center, is a music artist, healer, and dancer that is passionate about bringing people closer to what is alive in their hearts, and their soul's true expression. Through her music, healing sessions, and dance classes she guides people to reconnect... Read More →
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Robert Treaphort

Free Motion Dance Center


Saturday October 24, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
downstairs foyer 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

2:50pm

Live Art Collaboration
Join Yellow Lotus Designs, Regenerative Lifestyles, and 180 Street Outreach to create collaborative paintings in honor of the plants and animals that we co-exist with here on Planet Earth. We are urgently dependent on pollinators, whose lives are threatened. The oceans and freshwater of the Earth are also in danger and 2015 completes the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015. Let's join together to bring awareness to these important issues and support each other creatively.


Saturday October 24, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
outside south entrance 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

2:50pm

Observation Beehive
One-third of all we eat is dependent upon honey bee pollination. But beekeepers are struggling for survival in the face of changing land use, heavy use of agricultural pesticides and a market flooded with foreign honey. See an observation beehive and join Miles McGaughey of Boulder County Beekeepers Association to learn how local beekeepers are keeping alive this old and intricate craft as a part of the Front Range’s agricultural heritage.

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Miles McGaughey

president, Boulder County Beekeepers Association


Saturday October 24, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
outside south entrance 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

2:50pm

Refreshments
Saturday October 24, 2015 2:50pm - 3:40pm
Humanities Lobby

3:40pm

A Vision is Shaped by Many Views
What perspectives on social and environmental justice do we share that would allow us to work together toward a common vision? Which assumptions about different approaches to change keep us from working together? Inspired by indigenous cultures— who do not separate ecosystems from social systems —we will use critical inquiry, storytelling and interactive tools to look at ways that cultures and histories shape our views and explore how diverse streams of engagement in change work can create powerful confluences that can drive both environmental and social justice struggles forward. Presented by Roshan Bliss, Robert Chanate and Pavlos Stavropoulos of Woodbine Ecology Center.

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Roshan Bliss

Woodbine Ecology
Roshan Bliss, Woodbine Ecology Center, is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Woodbine. Roshan is a student organizer, inclusiveness and anti-oppression trainer and group process specialist with a passion for empowering young people to defend their futures and democratize their... Read More →
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Robert Chanate

Woodbine Ecology Center
Robert Chanate is a member of the Kiowa Nation and has lived in Denver, Colorado for several years. He is a volunteer for various Native organizations in which his support role differs based on the groups mission. Some of this work includes Native Youth leadership development, grassroots... Read More →
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Pavlos Stavropoulos

Woodbine Ecology Center
Born and raised in Greece, Pavlos grew up bilingual and bicultural. Before moving to Colorado Pavlos served on the board of the Oregon Public Interest Research Group, and was the publications coordinator and a board member at the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont. Since moving... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 3:40pm - 5:00pm
Humanities 190 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

3:40pm

Business as a Force for Good
Business is increasingly becoming a means to improve the world. From business models like Benefit Corporations and Worker Coops to ethical product sourcing, full cost accounting and profit sharing, entrepreneurs are helping improve the economy and environment. This workshop will highlight important trends in how triple bottom line (people, profit and planet) companies operate, their values, culture of leadership and work on creating responsible public policies. Companies, large and small, recognize that success is not simply about making money. Instead, many business leaders are stepping up to challenge conventional business thinking and call for higher minimum wages, fair trade, a tax on carbon to address climate change, reform of our financial system and greater employee ownership. The culture of work is also changing, as workers want a say in how their place of employment is run. This is all good news. Join us for a lively discussion about the ability of business to create a more responsible form of capitalism. Presented by Richard Eidlin of American Sustainable Business Council.

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Richard Eidlin

Vice President of Policy/Campaigns & Co-Founder, American Sustainable Business Council
Richard Eidlin is the Vice President for Policy and co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which represents over 200,000 companies. He spends time on Capitol Hill, the White House and with regulatory agencies. He’ll be attending the Paris Climate Summit... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 3:40pm - 5:00pm
Humanities 1B80 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

3:40pm

Changing an Unhealthy System - How to be an Effective Advocate
Mara Fleishman is a force to be reckoned with in the world of school food reform. While some might assume that 7 years ago Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) would have had a healthy, nourishing school food program—that was not the case. French toast sticks in syrup and canned fruit were the norm. Mara, a parent of the three, was instrumental in changing the school food program. Her passion is what brought Chef Ann Cooper (aka “The Renegade Lunch Lady”) to BVSD where Chef Ann would transform the food program and establish the Chef Ann Foundation with the mission to ensure that all children in the U.S. have access to healthy food at school. Now Mara serves as Executive Director for the foundation.

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Mara Fleishman

Chef Ann Foundation
In 2001, Mara Fleishman turned her passion for healthy and sustainable food into a career by taking a position leading the marketing efforts for Whole Foods Market on the East Coast and in Europe. For nearly six years, she worked to raise awareness of the importance of eating fresh... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 3:40pm - 5:00pm
Humanities 250 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

3:40pm

Designing for Drought and Flood: A Permaculture Workshop
Through the lens of Permaculture Design, this workshop will explore the precious resource of water in the Colorado climate and beyond. As communities all over the world develop and update, they are being forced by erratic weather patterns to consider drought and flood concurrently. While a seeming contradiction, there is proven strategy that transforms this dichotomy. Jason Gerhardt will address designing for disaster as an opportunity to make resilient and regenerative landscapes a reality. From city streets to rural agroecosystems to wildlands, he will use case studies, data driven research and simple techniques to lead attendees on a photographic journey en route to a hydrophilic paradigm, and some surprising conclusions.

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Jason P Gerhardt

People + Pattern Supporter
Jason Gerhardt has been applying permaculture design in diverse bioregions from the deserts of Arizona to the fresh water lakes of New York for over a decade. He holds a BA in Sustainable Design as well as a Diploma in the fields of Permaculture Design and Education. He is known for... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 3:40pm - 5:00pm
Humanities 150 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

3:40pm

Get Off Your Grass and Create an Edible Lawn
One who can identify edible plants in their area can improve their personal health, the health of their environment, better stretch their food budget, and have a skill should they ever be lost in the wilderness. In addition, creating edible lawns and parks will feed more people and promote local food and better health in the community. Join renowned herbalist Brigitte Mars to learn to connect the issues of health, food, and native plant species to use and identify common wild plants that most people consider "weeds" yet are really valuable edible and medicinal plants that can improve the health of people and the planet. When participants leave this workshop, they can go home with a skill and see that useful plants are everywhere and that using our valuable resources to water grass , and using chemicals to poison our lawns is not creating a viable future.

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Brigitte Mars

herbalist and nutritional consultant, Naropa University
Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 3:40pm - 5:00pm
Humanities 135 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

5:15pm

Youth Leadership
Creator of Junior Refuge Ranger Program and 2014 Brower Youth Award Winner on National Wildlife Refuges: Connecting Kids to Nature

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Lynnea Shuck

Lynnea Shuck, currently a freshman at Harvard, spearheaded the creation of the Junior Refuge Ranger Program to train young environmental stewards. After starting the program at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Lynnea is working to spread the program around... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

5:30pm

Both/And/All: Environmentalism and Racial Justice
Rinku Sen is one of the most dynamic and influential social, racial and gender justice activists of our time, among the nation’s most effective voices for inclusion and human rights as well as a cutting-edge journalist, author and researcher. She will share her vision of how our era demands of us that we simultaneously face and address our completely intertwined ecological and social justice crises, but that we must learn how to do it without losing our minds, our friends…or our fights.

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Rinku Sen

Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation
Rinku Sen, President/Executive Director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation and Publisher of the award-winning news site Colorlines, previously served in leadership roles at the Center for Third World Organizing. Author of the influential books Stir It Up and... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 5:30pm - 5:55pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

5:55pm

Project Drawdown
One of the most important thought leaders, activists and entrepreneurs of our era will illuminate the groundbreaking Project Drawdown: the first systematic attempt to do the math on the most effective solutions and technologies that already exist, and the impact they would have if they scaled in a rigorous manner over the next 30 years. This coalition of NGOs, academics, scholars, scientists, businesses and government agencies has come together to measure the impact of 100 substantive solutions to mitigating carbon emissions to determine if, when and how we can achieve a year-to-year drawdown in the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. The news is good.

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Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 5:55pm - 6:30pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

6:30pm

Live Scribe
A Scribe is a highly skilled documentarian. Molina Speaks brings the old school into the new as a Live Poetic Scribe. This process weaves together focused listening and interpretation skills, cultural and artistic discernment, and the inviting and abstract nature of poetic storytelling. Molina will observe, listen, analyze and return our musings back to us in poetic form.

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Adrian Molina

Molina Speaks
Molina Speaks is an Artist of the people and for the people. Molina Speaks is a Writer, Poet, Producer, Performance Artist, and Recording Artist. He is a TedX fellow and has been an Artist In Residence with the National Hispanic Heritage Center, Think 360 Arts, Mizel Museum, Journey... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 6:30pm - 6:45pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
 
Sunday, October 25
 

9:20am

Bioneers Call to Action, Short Film "Visual Healing", Sunday Opening Remarks
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Kenny Ausubel

Bioneers
Kenny Ausubel, Co-CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. Co-founder and first CEO of the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, his film (and companion book) Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime helped influence... Read More →
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Nina Simons

Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder and President of Bioneers and founding Director of its Everywoman's Leadership program (which includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership” intensives and CoMadres retreats), co-edited the anthology book, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. An... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 9:20am - 10:00am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

10:00am

Open-Source Development of Tools for Community Science
Shannon Dosemagen will show the startling paradigm shift in how communities world-wide are being equipped to use new tools to redefine expertise and mobilize local intelligence to protect public health and ecosystems. As co-founder/President of the multiple award-winning New Orleans-based Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, she helped launch the Public Lab in response to the BP oil spill. Today it’s a groundbreaking platform and resource for citizen science environmental activism nationally and internationally.

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Shannon Dosemagen

Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science
Shannon Dosemagen is co-founder/President/Executive Director of the award-winning Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, which coalesced in response to the BP oil spill and is now a groundbreaking platform and resource for community science and environmental activism nationally... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 10:00am - 10:25am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

10:25am

Restorative Justice's Promise: Helping Us Re-Invent What it Means to be Human
Drawing on her lifetime of social justice activism, Fania Davis depicts the essence of Restorative Justice. It’s an emerging approach that seeks to move us from an ethic of separation, domination, and extreme individualism to one of collaboration, partnership, and interrelatedness. Rooted in Indigenous views of justice and healing, this rapidly expanding global movement invites us to make a radical shift from either-or, right-wrong, and us-versus-them ways of thinking. It seeks to midwife an evolutionary shift beyond domination, discord, and devastation, toward healing, wholeness, and holiness with one another and all creation.

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Fania Davis

Restorative Justice For Oakland Youth
Fania Davis, J.D., Ph.D., co-founder and Executive Director of Restorative Justice For Oakland Youth, came of age in Alabama in the 1960s and was active in the Civil Rights, Black Liberation, women’s, prisoners’, peace, and anti-apartheid movements. A civil rights trial lawyer... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 10:25am - 10:50am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

10:50am

Creating Supportive Re-entry Ecologies for Criminalized Persons
Given that the United States is the world's leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people locked up, not enough attention has been given to the estimated 12 million people who cycle through the county jail systems each year. The War on Drugs era resulted in dramatic growth in incarceration for drug offenses. Currently, 1 in 3 Black men and 1 in 6 Latinos have a lifetime likelihood of imprisonment, while the incarceration rate of Native Americans is 38 percent higher than the national average. These disproportionately impacted populations often cycle in and out of our communities with few opportunities for jail-based reentry services since most efforts focus on prisons. Lisa Calderon of Community Re-entry Project will explore opportunities to create supportive jail-to-community environments, examine the environments and relationships that promote mass incarceration, and share what is necessary to transform jail and community systems to create “safe, healthy, and facility-wide climates that prioritizes education, provides the conditions for learning, and encourages the necessary behavioral and social support services that address the individual needs” consistent with correctional educational guidelines promoted by the Department of Education.

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Lisa Calderón

Community Re-Entry Project
Lisa M. Calderón is the Director of the Community Reentry Project in Denver where she supervises six staff who work on behalf of formerly incarcerated persons for their successful transition back into the community. She is an adjunct faculty member for CU Denver’s Ethnic Studies... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 10:50am - 11:15am
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:30am

Bringing Death Home: Community-Led Death Care and Green Burial
Natural Transitions, “A Resource for Green and Holistic Approaches to the End of Life,” supports families by providing them with education about options to create meaningful, personal rites of passage at death. This session will cover the dying process, the option of family-led after-death care (aka “home funerals”), and the earth-friendly option of green burial. Green burial means no embalmed bodies and biodegradable funerary wares (caskets etc) in a setting with natural landscaping, usually native vegetation and low resource usage that avoids the use of chemical pesticides, fertilizers etc. Participants will gain the knowledge and the confidence to create beautiful, meaningful and affordable rites of passage at death that are life-changing for the bereaved and profoundly honoring of the dead. The session will include a community art piece that considers and honors death as a part of life. Presented by Mary Reilly-McNellan, Diana Zucco, and Latané Hill of Natural Transitions.

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Latane Hill

Green Burial Boulder County
Latané Hill is a volunteer for Natural Transitions’ latest initiative; Green Burial Boulder County. As a mother, Certified Educator of Infant Massage and student of early childhood education, Latané has spent many years studying the human process of incarnation, embodiment, and... Read More →
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Mary Reilly-McNellan

Editorial assistant; writer, Natural Transitions, “A Resource for Green and Holistic Approaches to End of Lif
Mary Reilly-McNellan has been interested in cemeteries, conservation, and education since 1998, when she left her position as a Mountain Parks ranger/naturalist to manage preservation efforts in Boulder’s historic Columbia Cemetery. Although she has an abiding affection for old... Read More →
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Diana Zucco

Diana Zucco is a visual artist in Boulder, CO. A life-changing experience at the open-air funeral pyre in Crestone, Colorado initiated her passion about community-led death care and green burial practices.


Sunday October 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Humanities 135 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:30am

Cross-Generational Collaboration for Change
The Youth of the Earth Festival was a collaborative effort between children, youth and adults, and was a stunning success in its debut in Longmont, CO on Earth Day 2015. Using two youth/adult projects from the Festival as a jumping-off place, we invite people of all ages to explore with how we can foster change using our best qualities across age differences. What are the gifts that different generations bring to the table? How can we work well with older or younger change agents? What are the areas of possible conflict or misunderstanding? How can these partnerships be applied at home, at school, in neighborhoods or in other venues? Bring your ideas and experiences to share so we can learn from each other how to create social and environmental change more effectively. Presented by Rose Gordon, Lise Hildebrandt, Erin Neitzel, Caleb, Ryan, and Liana Street of Sustainable Revolution Longmont.

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Rose Gordon

Sustainable Revolution Longmont
Rose Gordon and Erin Neitzel both attended Boulder High School where they studied film production. After being brought on board to the Youth Council for Earth Day 2015, they documented the work put into making the event happen, and how the Xtreme Zero Waste program was implemented... Read More →
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Lise Hildebrandt

Sustainable Revolution Longmont
Lise Hildebrandt is a founding member of Sustainable Revolution Longmont and its Acting Director. She has worked on environmental projects in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Colorado. She co-coordinated the Youth of the Earth Festival (April 2015), and oversaw the Xtreme Zero Waste... Read More →
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Erin Neitzel

Sustainable Revolution Longmont
Rose Gordon and Erin Neitzel both attended Boulder High School where they studied film production. After being brought on board to the Youth Council for Earth Day 2015, they documented the work put into making the event happen, and how the Xtreme Zero Waste program was implemented... Read More →
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Liana Street

Sustainable Revolution Longmont
Liana Street , co-owner of Bees and Trees, Inc. of Longmont, learned about bees when her husband Chad took up bee-keeping 6 years ago. Their business includes setting up new hives, mentoring beekeepers, and relocating hives and swarms. Liana was the volunteer coordinator and outreach... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Humanities 250 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:30am

Food Justice and Participatory Structures
Food Rescue Alliance is a network of food justice organizations in different cities working to redistribute healthy food to communities with less access to healthy food. Each individual food rescue organization is working with grocery stores to donate food and redistribute it to recipients, most of which is done by bicycle. Denver and Boulder Food Rescue are two of these organizations, both of which are doing similar work, but have different models and ideas because they respond differently to the unique communities with which they partner. This workshop will take a deeper look at what it looks like to work with a community instead of for a community. We will learn approaches to building relationships and developing participatory design structures with communities to address gaps in the food system. Presented by Hana Dansky, Brittini Hernandez and Helen Katich of Boulder Food Rescue.

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Hana Dansky

Boulder Food Rescue
Hana Dansky sees food as a tool for relationships and change. They are a cofounder and the Executive Director of Boulder Food Rescue, which seeks to increase access to healthy food and create a more just food system. Hana also works to fundraise money for grassroots social and economic... Read More →
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Brittini Hernandez

Denver Food Rescue
Brittni Laura Hernandez works for our Denver Food Rescue chapter as the Operations Manager. She acts as the Volunteer Coordinator and Co-Program Manager helping DFR with on the ground operations and the development of new programs. Brittni Laura is a alumni of CU Boulder and returned... Read More →
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Helen Katich

Boulder Food Rescue
Helen Katich is a cofounder of Boulder Food Rescue and Seattle Food Rescue and is the current project manager of the Food Rescue Alliance. She works with start up food rescue’s to get off the ground and take action on a idea that fills a gap within a community. She has worked with... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Humanities 190 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:30am

Society as Ecology: A Look at the Criminalization of Communities of Color and Innovative, Supportive Solutions
Are prisons a solution to a problem? Or are they themselves the problem? Given that the United States is the world's leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people locked up, not enough attention has been given to the estimated 12 million people who cycle through the county jail systems each year. Communities of Color continue to bear the brunt of flawed drug policies and social systems as well as harsher ecologies. Currently, 1 in 3 Black men and 1 in 6 Latinos have a lifetime likelihood of imprisonment, while the incarceration rate of Native Americans is 38 percent higher than the national average. Could local jails, police, gang intervention programs, and re-entry programs be leveraged to transform and strengthen the fabric of local communities, environments and ecologies? Join Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish and our panel of inspiring experts: Lisa Calderon of Community Re-Entry Project, Louis Lopez of City of Longmont, and Art Way Jr. of Drug Policy Alliance as we explore these issues and more.

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Lisa Calderón

Community Re-Entry Project
Lisa M. Calderón is the Director of the Community Reentry Project in Denver where she supervises six staff who work on behalf of formerly incarcerated persons for their successful transition back into the community. She is an adjunct faculty member for CU Denver’s Ethnic Studies... Read More →
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Louie Lopez

City of Longmont
Louie Lopez has been a devoted leader, mentor and educator in service to youth and families in Boulder County for over 25 years. Currently, Louie serves as the Community Coordinator for the City Of Longmont and coordinator for GRIP (Gang Response and Intervention Program). He supports... Read More →
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Art Way

Colorado Drug Policy Alliance
Art Way directs the Colorado office of the Drug Policy Alliance, based in Denver. Way brings substantial public policy and criminal justice reform experience to DPA. Way is a graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law, where he was appalled at the gap between our constitutional liberties... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Humanities 150 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

11:30am

Women at the Center
When women have the power to make decisions about childbearing, the ripple effect is remarkable – bringing health, prosperity, enhanced human rights and a more sustainable future. Women at the Center is a digital storytelling project that connects the dots between sexual health and reproductive rights to women’s empowerment and environmental sustainability. This presentation will explore the ways women, families and communities become more resilient once their reproductive and sexual health needs are met. In addition, WATC will screen our film “I Love My IUD”, which highlights the Colorado Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy, a program that single-handedly dropped the unintended teen birth rate by 40 percent and saved Colorado taxpayers millions of dollars by offering CO girls and women free methods of contraception. Presented by Jade Begay of Resource Media and Belinda Griswold of The Work that Reconnects.

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Jade Begay

Resource Media, Women at the Center
Jade Begay, of Tesuque Pueblo and Diné Nation, is a filmmaker and the Sustainability and Justice Communications Fellow at Resource Media. This year, Jade completed the Environmental Leadership MA program at Naropa University which trains students, like Jade, in how to lead organizational... Read More →
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Belinda Griswold

The Work that Reconnects
Belinda Griswold is a mother, climate campaigner and resilience trainer based in Boulder. She is chair of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, a Senior Program Director at Resource Media and a longtime meditator. Her work connecting the dots between reproductive health and environmental... Read More →
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Susan Levy

Presenter, Boulder Valley Women's Health Center
Susan Levy is the Executive Director of Boulder Valley Women's Health Center and has served in this role since 2001. In 2007 Women's Health piloted what became the highly successful Colorado Family Planning Initiative. For the past 8 years, we've able to offer highly effective LARC... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Humanities 125 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

12:45pm

Lunch
Available for purchase or bring your own. Seating in Room 190.

We are pleased to support Boulder Valley School District School Food Project and offer lunches for $8 on Saturday and Sunday.  Please purchase lunch tickets when you check-in at the registration booth or in the lobby.  We recommend purchasing early to avoid a line to buy a ticket then a line so get plated and because we might very well run out!  You are also welcome to bring your own lunch or dine nearby.  Buffet lunch service in Room 160.  Seating is available in Room 190.  

Sunday Lunch Menu:  Beef and Veggie Chili, Toppings, Salad, Cornbread


Sunday October 25, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Humanities Lobby

1:40pm

CANCELLED!! Gray Is Green: Seniors as a Force for Environmental Protection
The United States is rapidly becoming an older society. In the next 15 years, with the aging of Boomers, nearly one in five Americans will be over age 65. Elders are a critical constituency to be mobilized to protect our planet for future generations, but environmental advocates have not always paid attention to this group. For example, older people are sometimes skeptical about climate change, yet they can be engaged on this and other issues with appropriate communication. In this presentation, we identify critical issues for environment and aging and share elements of a new educational curriculum developed by Gray Is Green to help engage the older population in years to come. Presented by Harry “Rick” Moody of Gray is Green: National Senior Conservation Corps.  OCTOBER 19 UPDATE: DUE TO UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES, RICK MOODY IS NO LONGER ABLE TO MAKE THIS PRESENTATION.  

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Harry “Rick” Moody

Board Pesident, Gray Is Green: National Senior Conservation Corp
Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., is recently retired as Vice President (for Academic Affairs) from AARP in Washington, DC. He is currently Board President of Gray Is Green. For the past 5 years he has lived in Boulder, Colorado, where he hosts the Positive Aging Lunch Group. Dr. Moody previously... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Humanities 250 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:40pm

Making Local Food Work
A collaborative initiative located in Boulder County, Making Local Food Work (MLFW), is comprised of nonprofit, food industry, government and education representatives who believe decreasing the distance and anonymity inherent in our globalized food system will reconnect us with our roots, build community linkages and create the social capacity necessary to not only survive, but thrive in spite of the inevitable shocks and stresses by our ever-changing world. Learn about approaches for increasing the production, access and consumption of local food through practices such as: market agriculture on open space; community-supported agriculture; subsidized low-income purchases; peer financing; community scale composting; cottage foods; seed banks; controlled environments; neighborhood and school gardens; edible landscapes; community fruit and food rescue; public education efforts—all of which offer the potential benefit of increased stewardship of our agricultural lands, healthier food choices and a more vital economy which keeps our dollars local. Presented by Michael Brownlee, Local Food Shift; Tim Plass, Boulder City Council; Chef Ann Cooper, Chef Ann Foundation; Brian Coppom, Boulder County Farmer’s Market; Mark Guttridge, Ollin Farms; and Jennifer Kemp, St. Vrain Community Montessori School.

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Michael Brownlee

Co-Publisher/Editor, Local Food Shift
A leader in food localization efforts since 2006, Michael Brownlee is the author of “The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times” (North Atlantic Books, Fall 2016), a manifesto for localizing the nation’s food supply and a strategic guide for... Read More →
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Chef Ann Cooper

Chef Ann Foundation
Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Ann has been a chef for more than 30 years, over 15 of those in school food programs. She currently serves as the director... Read More →
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Brian Coppom

MLFW/Local Food Shift
Brian Coppom, Boulder County Farmers’ Market (BCFM) has a background that includes executive management, technology, telecommunications and food manufacturing. Seeking a career that resonated with his beliefs, Brian joined BCFM last year as its executive director. Also serving as... Read More →
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Mark Guttridge

Making Local Food Work; Local Food Shift
Mark Guttridge is an environmental and water resource engineer, a self-proclaimed "science junky" and the owner of Ollin Farms in Longmont. Mark and his wife Kena, who has an accounting and teaching background, started the farm in 2008. "Ollin" is an Aztec word meaning “constant... Read More →
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Jennifer Kemp

Local Food & Public Outreach Specialist, Boulder County Parks & Open Space
Jennifer Kemp, Local Food & Public Outreach Specialist for Boulder County Parks & Open Space, became interested in agriculture and food policy while on a college study abroad program, where she met with farmers in India, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand and Mexico to learn about the... Read More →
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Tim Plass

Boulder City Council
Tim Plass served as a member of the Boulder City Council from 2012-2016 and made a priority of promoting local food. A founder of Making Local Food Work, Tim believes that bringing key players in a foodshed together is critical for success in raising awareness and creating positive... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Humanities 150 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:40pm

Restorative Justice in Colorado: Transforming Communities through Relationships & Reintegration
Restorative Justice is changing our approach to creating safety, equality and justice throughout the Front Range. Rooted in ancient indigenous peacemaking processes, restorative justice prioritizes right relationships and reintegration. In place of punitive measures that reinforce marginalizing identities of “bad kids” and “criminals,” restorative practices encourage taking responsibility for how one’s actions have harmed others, and then making repairs to restore those harmed relationships. Parties directly or indirectly impacted (victims, family, and community members) play a key role in identifying impacts and voicing ideas for how the person who has caused the harm can make things right. Colorado is recognized nationwide as a leader in institutionalizing restorative justice in partnership with law enforcement, schools and judicial systems. Come learn about what restorative justice looks like in the Front Range and participate in an interactive exercise where you will experience what it’s like to include your voice in the restorative process! Presented by Kathleen McGoey of Longmont Community Justice Partnership.

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Kathleen McGoey

Executive Director, Longmont Community Partnership
Kathleen McGoey began facilitating conversations around social justice issues in Tijuana, Mexico while serving as the Executive Director of Los Embajadores. She has a M.A. in Peace, Development, Security & International Conflict Transformation from the University of Innsbruck, Austria... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Humanities 135 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:40pm

The Alchemy of Change: Transforming your Intentions into Action
What do YOU want to do? Bike more, drive less? Start composting? Step into a greater environmental leadership role? At the end of the 2015 Bioneers conference, you may be feeling primed to go back to your daily life and make some changes. But so often, our best intentions and deepest yearnings never become reality. This is often due to inner conflict. One part of us really wants to achieve our intention, but other parts harbor significant objections. In this highly interactive workshop, you will: Learn an effective tool for transforming your intentions into action; Create an energizing, concrete intention that you can take home with you; Unearth, express and neutralize the hidden emotional and heady objections that can prevent you from achieving your intention; Achieve the greater self-awareness, compassion and inner alignment you need to go out and make your intention a reality. Presented by Kris Abrams of Cedar Tree Healing Arts.

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Kris Abrams Abrams

Cedar Tree Healing Arts
Kris Abrams, Cedar Tree Healing Arts, is a nature-based psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner. Kris loves helping people live lives of greater meaning, connection and joy. She works privately with individuals and couples, and has taught trainings that support people to identify... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Humanities 190 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

1:40pm

The Importance and Joy of 'Being in the Dark' - How Light can blind us and fear can enlighten us
What happens when we can no longer see the stars? If we lose our ability to experience dark skies, we lose the ability to experience the darkness within - the richness of the shadow, one of our greatest teachers. We lose our basic instinctual sense of place in the Universe. We as a society, we are becoming afraid of the dark and think if we light up our streets and neighborhoods we are safer, but in fact we become more fearful—fearful of who and what we do not know. Light pollution, coming from commercial properties, offices, factories, street lights, sporting venues, has been linked to increasing energy consumption, disrupting ecosystems and wildlife, harming human health and negatively affecting crime and safety. Together, we will explore the psychological, physical, emotional and spiritual effects of light pollution and the joy of dark skies through lecture, story, guided exercises and poetry. Presented by Sherry Ellms of Naropa University.

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Sherry Ellms

Naropa University
Sherry Ellms, Associate Professor in the Environmental/Resilient Leadership Program at Naropa University, has led nature-based retreats, taught mindfulness meditation programs in spiritual and secular settings for 30 years. She has trained with Joanna Macy, the School of Lost Borders... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Humanities 125 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

3:15pm

Earth Guardians- Rising Youth for a Sustainable Earth
RYSE is a high-energy, eye-opening multi-media presentation given in schools, community events, and conferences worldwide. It combines an eco hip-hop performance with an empowering message that youth can make positive changes in their communities and the world. This presentation educates youth about the state of the planet and inspires them to take positive, creative action to build the future they know is possible. Participants leave feeling inspired with a few simple ways that they can begin to engage in that journey.

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avatar for Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Earth Guardians
| Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is the youth director of Earth Guardians, a non-profit environmental organization that is committed to protecting the water, air, earth and atmosphere. At the early age of six, Xiuhtezcatl began speaking to crowds at rallies and demonstrations, inspiring people... Read More →
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Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez

Earth Gardians
Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez, at twelve-years-old, is the Youth Performance Director of Earth Guardians, and has performed eco hip-hop at events across the world, spoken in front of the United Nations and given countless environmental presentations to schools across the United States... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 3:15pm - 3:40pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

3:40pm

How Your Unique Genius Can Help Heal Nature and Culture
Legendary storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology and psychology, Michael Meade will show why we desperately need to awaken the genius within each of us - not only to achieve personal fulfillment, but to have any hope of addressing our global crises, restore the natural world, and heal our culture. Accompanied by John Densmore, legendary drummer of The Doors, he will weave storytelling, performance, mythology and street savvy.

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John Densmore

John Densmore, an original/founding member of the legendary musical group, The Doors, co-wrote and produced numerous gold and platinum albums and toured the world. The author of the bestselling autobiography, Riders on the Storm, as well as The Doors Unhinged, he is also an award-winning... Read More →
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Michael Meade

Mosaic Multicultural Foundation
Michael Meade, D.H.L., a storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology renowned for his hypnotic, fiery oratory, street savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths, is the author of many books including: Fate and Destiny: The... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 3:40pm - 4:15pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

4:15pm

Youth Leadership
JASMYN MITCHELL, 17, a climate justice, food equity, and fossil fuel divestment activist, an Action Fellow with Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), on the untapped potential of "Frontline Youth."

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Jasmyn Mitchell

Alliance for Climate Education
Jasmyn Mitchell, a seventeen-year-old climate justice activist from the heart of Boston, currently serves as an Action Fellow with Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), working on a campaign that would make Massachusetts the first state to divest fossil fuel investments from its pension... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 4:15pm - 4:25pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

4:25pm

Re-imagining the Environmentalist
Adrianna Quintero, a Senior Attorney at the NRDC and former Director of its Latino Outreach program, says that if we want to have any chance of succeeding in securing a healthy future and a livable planet, it’s time to re-Imagine the environmentalist. All of us have a connection to nature, and we need to embrace a new vision that reflects the realities of our time and the growing diversity in our country. As the U.S. moves toward being a minority majority nation and the Latino population asserts its very high commitment to environmental concerns, more and more of us need to feel welcomed and a part of the movement—even if we’ve never been on a hike.

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Adrianna Quintero

Natural Resources Defense Council, Voces Verdes
Adrianna Quintero, Director of Partner Engagement for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and founder/Executive Director of Voces Verdes, a leading national Latino coalition on climate change and clean energy, started as an attorney in NRDC’s Environment and Health program... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 4:25pm - 4:50pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

4:50pm

Rethinking Our Relationship to the Biosphere: A Utopian Vision of A New Economic Paradigm
The coming century requires that we rethink and restructure our relationship with our planet to avoid endangering the integrity of the biosphere and risking the end of human civilization. This means reforming our economic system, which uses a market and trade system that systemically under-prices and degrades both people and the natural world. How can we change that, and what would it look like if we did? One of the great visionary science fiction writers of our era will draw from his decades of work and thinking on this question to sketch a utopian but deeply informed and cogent scenario of a new economy for the coming decades.

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Kim Stanley Robinson

science fiction writer
Kim Stanley Robinson is one of America’s leading science fiction writers, author of many works, including: Aurora, Shaman, 2312, Galileo's Dream, The Years of Rice and Salt, the renowned Mars trilogy, and other novels. He lives in Davis, California. (kimstanleyrobinson.info... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 4:50pm - 5:15pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

5:15pm

Closing Remarks, Closing Performance
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Kenny Ausubel

Bioneers
Kenny Ausubel, Co-CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. Co-founder and first CEO of the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, his film (and companion book) Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime helped influence... Read More →
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Nina Simons

Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder and President of Bioneers and founding Director of its Everywoman's Leadership program (which includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership” intensives and CoMadres retreats), co-edited the anthology book, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. An... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 5:15pm - 5:40pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309

5:40pm

Front Range Bioneers Closing
A Scribe is a highly skilled documentarian. Molina Speaks brings the old school into the new as a Live Poetic Scribe. This process weaves together focused listening and interpretation skills, cultural and artistic discernment, and the inviting and abstract nature of poetic storytelling. Molina will observe, listen, analyze and return our musings back to us in poetic form.

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Adrian Molina

Molina Speaks
Molina Speaks is an Artist of the people and for the people. Molina Speaks is a Writer, Poet, Producer, Performance Artist, and Recording Artist. He is a TedX fellow and has been an Artist In Residence with the National Hispanic Heritage Center, Think 360 Arts, Mizel Museum, Journey... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 5:40pm - 6:00pm
Humanities 1B50 1610 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309