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.


Thank You, Sponsors!
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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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kathy-kelly Amy Coffman Phillips, The B-Collaborative Randy Neufeld Mike Nowak, The Mike Nowak ShowShore, Debra Rohlfing, Colin Kelleher, Dennis Kelly MitchellRevBilly(3)_-_Copy D Savitri Davis, Naomi Farr, DougHickey, Michelle 1Zelechowski, Elise  Weigert, Karen King, WesArbaugh, Steve Wasserman, Kim Klehm, Nance Nathan Kipnis Boyd, Martha Johnson, Mike Clair, Joseph Wenscott Katy Hogan Blake Davis Hatley, Earl Kabbes, KarenPonce, Jamie Albrecht, Lisa Edel, John Tabitha Tripp Patchett, Jim Williams, Orrin Duffy, Kathleen Don WashingtonHoel, Robert Viands, Angie Dolan, Brian Trendler, Jodi Michaud, Debra Stainsby, Macdonald Rau, Bill Carroll, Emily Eng, Monica Oppenheimer, Lara William Buccholtz, Playing from Spirit Repkin, Mike Leki, Pete Walker, Naomi Southorn, Debbie Richart, Lan
Becka, Jami Evans, Terry Joel Freehling Swenie, Rachel Barkley, Traci Faith, William Ho, Kelvn Kass, AmandaKelsang, Dorje Marre, Elena Medearis, Lisa

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FRIDAY, November 1, 2013
10:00am to 12:30pm

Session Description
Most of our buildings were built at a time when fossil fuels were plentiful and cheap.  But today’s challenges of climate change and resource limits mandate a new way of thinking and acting. Can we create dwellings that generate their own energy, process their own waste, grow their own food and, at the same time, are affordable? If so, what are the barriers that keep us from achieving these goals, and how might we overcome them?

NOTE: Sessions offered on Friday are participatory, and will focus on themes of food, water, waste, shelter, energy and community resilience.  Each includes some of Chicago’s finest practitioners, as well as one of our keynotes. These moderated 2 1/2 hour workshops are being designed to be fun, fast-paced, and end up with an action plan.

Dolan, Brian
Brian Dolan, LEED AP BD+C
Forum StudioBrian serves as Designer at Forum Studio, where he is an integral part of multidisciplinary project teams. His experience includes aviation, commercial, industrial, institutional, hospitality, and sustainability projects. Brian’s ability to listen, learn and envision creative solutions, coupled with his understanding of all facets and scales of sustainable design, ensures maximum building performance and reduced resource consumption.A graduate of University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, Brian coordinates regional efforts of the Living Building Challenge as a co-facilitator.

Clair, Joseph
Joseph F. Clair, P.E
Advocate, Activist, Advisor
Joseph Clair, P.E.Joseph F. Clair, P.E. leads the Center for Ecology in Economic Development, working to make neighborhoods more resilient, and is a founding partner of Prairie Lab, a professional development education experience.Previously, he served as Director of Campus Energy and Sustainability for IIT and as Managing Engineer for the Chicago Public Schools, overseeing new building design and efficiency of existing buildings. Joseph has also served as 2009 Chapter Chair and founding board member of USGBC-Illinois.

Ponce, Jamie
Jamie Ponce
Chicago City Director
C40 Cities Climate Leadership GroupAs Chicago City Director for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Jamie works with the Office of Mayor Emanuel to drive environmental and economic benefits in the City of Chicago and across a network of global megacities. He currently focuses on energy efficiency in the built environment, sustainable infrastructure finance, and market-driven resource stewardship.Jamie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA from Indiana University.

Joel Freehling
Joel Freehling
Senior Energy Finance Consultant
Shaw Environmental and InfrastructureJoel Freehling is responsible for developing and implementing an energy finance and sustainability at Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure. In this capacity, he manages and directs consulting projects related to energy finance, sustainable development, and hard to reach customers.Previously, Joel served President of SBK New Markets Fund, Inc., Senior Vice President, Energy Finance and Manager, Triple Bottom Line Innovations at ShoreBank.

Rohlfing, Colin
Colin Rolfhing
Sustainable Design Leader
HOKColin is a Sustainable Director for HOK as well as the Co-facilitator for Biomimicry Chicago. For the past 9 years, he worked with local, regional and firm-wide teams to facilitate sustainable design integration on projects.
Coffman-Phillips, Amy
Amy Coffman Phillips, Session Moderator
B-CollaborativeAmy Coffman Phillips is the founder of the B-Collaborative and co-founder of Biomimicry Chicago. As a mother, biomimic, architect, MBA, and facilitator, Amy serves as one of nature’s ambassadors to the built environment. She bridges her love of nature and the creative process to develop and facilitate engaging (nature-based) projects.Amy is skilled at communicating complex ideas, and can hold a strategic vision of a holistic system while managing the implementation process of multi-dimensional projects.

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