The Third Annual Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change;
UMASS Dartmouth, October 19-22.
Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change - the internationally acclaimed annual gathering of environmental, industry and social justice innovators who have demonstrated visionary and practical models for restoring the Earth and its inhabitants - returns to UMASS Dartmouth, MA, this fall.
Presented by the Marion Institute, Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change will bring together over 2,000 students, teachers, green business innovators, scientists, grassroots leaders and everyday folks from across the East Coast will gather to embrace, share, brainstorm, network, heal, learn, teach, celebrate, recharge and connect for change.
Register today for three remarkable days of live plenary presentations; afternoon workshops; an extensive Youth Initiative program; a live satellite downlink of the 18th Annual Bioneers Conference in California; an exhibition hall featuring sustainable businesses and organizations; a community action center, films; music; art installations; a farmers market and local and organic food. Early Bird Registration ends on September 14th.
Global Warming: A Real Solution
June 18, 2007 Rolling Stone | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
In early May, 100 of the nation's top business leaders gathered for a summit at a private resort nestled on 250 acres in California's Napa Valley. The attendees, gathered at the invitation of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, included CEOs and other top executives from such Fortune 500 corporations as Wal-Mart, Proctor & Gamble and BP. They had been invited to discuss ways to end America's fossil-fuel addiction and save the world from global warming. But in reality they had come to make money for their companies – and that may turn out to be the thing that saves us. [Read more]
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be appearing at a special Special Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change kick-off event Thursday, October 18th, at 7:30 pm at the Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford, MA. Admission is free. Seating is limited and is first come, first serve.
My Letter To (unnamed)
April 20, 2007 | Huffington Post | Naomi Wolf
This is a love letter saying what I am never allowed to say directly to a twelve-year old daughter of someone whom I am not allowed to name. It is a celebration of who you are right now and I have to write it obliquely because if I said it to you directly you would say `Ew!' and leave the room in a dramatic huff. You were born ironic, just as your brother was born sentimental, and I can't be too mushy to your face. [Read more]
War on Bugs
War on Bugs | Will Allen | Chelsea Green Publishing
Will Allen’s War on Bugs reveals how advertisers, editors, scientists, large scale farmers, government agencies, and even Dr. Seuss, colluded to convince farmers to use deadly chemicals, hormones, and genetically modified organisms [GMOs] in an effort to pad their wallets and control the American farm enterprise. War on Bugs will be released on October 31st. Chelsea Green, his publisher, has kindly agreed to offer to us an advance excerpt of the Preface of Allen’s new book. [Read the Preface here]
Wish for 007
January 1, 2007 | Simran Sethi | Treehuger.com
My wish/prediction for double 07 is that we continue to redefine the environmental movement as a social justice movement. As Robert Bullard, the environmental justice luminary says, “the environment is everything: where we live, work, play, go to school, as well as the physical and natural world.” [Read more]
Everybody’s Organizing; A Conversation with Bill McKibben
April 19, 2007 | Elephant Journal | Waylon H. Lewis
Waylon H. Lewis of elephant journal interviews Bill McKibben on intersection of the environment and local economies and how Bill's recent trip to Tibet influenced Step it Up 2007. [Read more]
Commencement Address to the Medical School Class of 2005
MAY 6, 2005 | Dr. Joia Mukherjee, M.D., M.P.H. | University of Minnesota
“… Congratulations, doctors! Congratulations, long-suffering family members! It is such an honor to be here today… It is the place that conferred upon me the greatest gift, the same gift that is being conferred upon you today, the ability to heal, the ability to practice medicine…” [Read more]
Conversations: John Perkins
August 2007 | Conscious Choice | Charles Shaw & Keri Lynch
John Perkins first exploded into public consciousness with his 2004 New York Times best-selling expose', Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, a damning first-hand account of fifteen years spent as a corporate racketeer in the developing world. Now a trained shaman and environmentalist, Perkins spends his days traveling the world meeting with influential world leaders in an effort to expose the inner workings of American corporate imperialism. His latest book, The Secret History of the American Empire, continues the saga begun in Confessions. [Read more]
PBS NOW: Diane Wilson
David Brancaccio talks with activist Diane Wilson
Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation shrimper, began fishing the bays off the coast of East Texas at the age of eight, by 24 she was a boat captain. In 1989, while running her brother's fish house at the docks and mending nets, she read a newspaper article that listed her home of Calhoun County as the number one toxic polluter in the country. She set up a meeting in the town hall to discuss what the chemical plants were doing to the bays and thus began her life as an environmental activist. Diane waged a campaign to stop industry dumping toxins into the bay. [View the interview.]
A Van With a Plan
20 March 2007 | Grist.com | David Roberts
Big business has finally realized that there's lots of money to be made in the transition to a clean-energy economy. Van Jones - a civil-rights lawyer, and the founder and executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights - wants to make sure working-class and minority Americans realize it too. [Read more]