Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago
Presents a Bioneers Network Event
November 1-3, 2013 * Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

What is Bioneers?
"... The leading edge of the world we want to create".  
-David Orr, National Bioneers and Oberlin Project

Listen to keynote David Orr's November 1, 2013 interview with Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ's Worldview. Learn about the Bioneers movement and the Oberlin Project, a public / private partnership, designed to make the City of Oberlin climate positive by 2040.


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Radio Interviews
Listen to Mike Nowak's recent interviews with Sandra Steingraber and Albert Bates.

Sandra Steingraber and the Fight to Ban Fracking in Illinois

Who Participated This Year? Take A Look!
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Photos, November 2013 Event
Photographs are by Roark Johnson, Roark Johnson Photography, and Nancy Hill.  View with Cool Iris and navigate through all pictures or watch a full-screen slide show. Begin by clicking any photograph.

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About Our Program
Click the image to access our Event Guide. This year’s theme, Celebrating Community Resilience, recognizes that we are capable of bouncing back from social, economic and environmental challenges.  Interested?  Read More …



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About Our Host
There are many reasons why Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago’s Board chose to host this year’s conference at Roosevelt University’s Chicago Campus. Here are a just few of them!

  • Roosevelt University (RU) was founded in 1945 on the principle that higher education should be available to all academically qualified students, regardless of class, racial or ethnic origin, gender or age. Today, they are 4th most diverse institution of higher learning in the country.
  • RU’s sustainability studies program—the first undergraduate degree of its kind in Chicago and one of only a handful nationally—engages students in public policy and social justice concerns surrounding social equity and viable economic growth.
  • RU occupies one of the most historic buildings in the City of Chicago and their adjacent new, 32-story Wabash Building is LEED Gold certified.  Their nearby Goodman Center athletic facility is LEED Silver.

Take a moment to read more and to review the short slide presentation about their sustainability studies program!

Videos, 2013 Keynote Addresses

Videos of most of our keynote addresses will be posted in the next few weeks. First up – Albert Bates, Director, Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology and David W. Orr, Ph.D., Oberlin College / The Oberlin Project.


2013 Keynote Speakers

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Glimpse Last Year’s Conference

Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago is a newly-formed, local affiliate of Bioneers that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and the planet.

Our vision for the future is rooted in nature-inspired solutions to the world’s most pressing social justice and environmental challenges.

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