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Monday, October 02, 2006

1st Annual Northland Bioneers Conference

What is Bioneers? Bioneers is a forum for connecting the environment, health, social justice, and spirit within a broad progressive framework.

This October, an exciting new gathering is coming to Minnesota. The 1st Annual Northland Bioneers Conference presents an interactive forum focused on solutions to our most pressing environmental and social issues. Hosted by Northland Sustainable Solutions, a newly formed non-profit organization, this three-day event is expected to draw over 750+ participants from the surrounding five-state region to Minneapolis Community and Technical College, where it will be held. The Northland Bioneers Conference will include interactive workshops with local experts connecting the environment, health, social justice, and spirit within a broad holistic framework. There will also be exhibits, films, art and entertainment. In addition, a portion of the program each day will feature a satellite broadcast of 15 plenary sessions from the national Bioneers Conference, held in San Rafael, California. For 17 years, Bioneers has been headlining the world's leading thinkers in connecting the dots between the environment, health, science, social justice and spirit.

This conference will be a wonderful opportunity to hear both national and local presenters who are on the cutting edge of environmental and social innovation. Imagine buildings that generate more energy than they consume, factories whose waste water is clean enough to drink and plastics that can be turned into soil at the end of their useful life. Hear from local college students growing food for their own cafeterias, learn what small groups all over the world are doing to protect water rights, and hear from innovative local businesses who are energy independent. This conference is solutions based and conference attendees are filled with hope and a sense positive change is possible in their own communities.

1 comment:

Adrian said...

I went to this once and it was one of the most inspiring conferences I have ever attended. If it's the same thing as the SF one, it's presentations from people who are doing amazing things to preserve the environment. I'd recommend it highly.