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

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Use the tools of magic, meditation, trance and ritual to explore issues of personal and social power! Celebrate our connectedness and how to focus group energy to nurture resilient communities that enable us to become a joyful, effective agents of change.

Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer, and a voice for earth-based spirituality. Her newest book is “The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups”. She is a veteran of progressive movements, from anti-war to anti-nukes, and deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism. She is a panelist for “On Faith,” a religion website sponsored by Newsweek and the Washington Post.

Watch Starhawk's complete plenary at Great Lakes Chicago Bioneers' 2012 inaugural event.

Starhawk is a founder of Earth Activist Trainings (EAT): intensive seminars that combine permaculture design, political organizing, and earth-based spirituality; and a cofounder of Reclaiming, an activist branch of modern Pagan religion. Her archives are maintained at the Graduate Theological Union library in Berkeley, California.

Natural systems are uninterested in good intentions, budgetary problems, personal problems, or ignorance on the part of stewards or scientists. We must learn "The Way" and accommodate it just as strictly as must a pilot obey the laws of flight in accordance with the configuration and design of his airplane. To run out of airspeed, altitude, and experience leads to ungraceful, regrettable landings.

Watch Dr. Wilhelm's complete plenary at Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago and then visit for more on Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago.

Dr. Gerould Wilhelm is a botanist, research taxonomist, and educator.  He is an owner of Conservation Design Forum, Inc., the pioneer company devoted to changing the water doctrine in the United States, and is the Director of Research for the Conservation Research Institute.

He co-authored with Floyd Swink, the definitive flora “Plants of the Chicago Region,” and is developing an expanded, illustrated “Flora of the Chicago Region.” Dr. Wilhelm is noted for his Floristic Quality Assessment (FQA) methodology, which has become widely adapted for use in over 20 states and provinces: His recent research effort on Timber Hill Savanna has increased our understanding and awareness of the critical cultural relationships involved in the evolution of North American landscapes and ecosystems.

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