Bioneers: Where innovative eco-solutions converge
The 20th Bioneers Conference brings together today's eco-visionaries to tackle the most pressing environmental issues.
Fri, Sep 04 2009 at 12:41 PM
“Like TED but all green,” is how many environmentalists describe the Bioneers Conference, an event that brings together out-of-the-box eco thinkers, green visionaries, and environmental leaders to attack head-on our most serious environmental problems.
And this year, I’m planning to finally make it to the 20th anniversary of the annual event, happening Oct. 16-18 in San Rafael, Calif. Eco-luminaries like Michael Pollan — who’s coming out with a new youth version of his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma
— and Annie Leonard of “The Story of Stuff” fame will speak — alongside a host of other environmental thinkers discussing everything from “Busting the Drug War
” to “Visualizing Your Cause on Google Earth
Evenings will be dedicated to movie screenings, parties, dancing and socializing. Plus there’ll be fun conference-not-as-usual activities, like herb walks and a seed exchange. And for those who need more than just three days, pre-conference and post-conference intensives will be offered on Oct. 14 and 19.
cost $410 for the whole weekend or $160 a day — less for Bioneers members, who can also apply for partial scholarships
. Can’t afford the ticket, or can't take the time away? Then catch Bioneers via the Beaming Bioneers program and participate in the event live via satellite feed. Find a Beaming Bioneers partner
near you — or get your local community group to sign up as a partner!
Image courtesy of Bioneers
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