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Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago
Presents a Bioneers Network Event
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November 1-3, 2013 * Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
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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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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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KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Albert Bates
SATURDAY, November 2, 2013
9:30 am to 10:30 am
Congress Lounge

Cool! – Ecovillage Responses to Climate Change
We take as a starting point that a confluence of factors – overpopulation, climate change, peak net energy, limits to growth and economic malaise – is auguring a wide-ranging crisis in human civilization, and concomitantly, a search at the margins for alternatives.

Among the fruits of these explorations are flourishing local communities and neighborhoods all over the world, having a high degree of self-determination and diversity in culture, “green enterprise” and built environments. A significant fraction of these are self-described “ecovillages;” numbering at first order of approximation some 20,000 in 2013. Ecovillages have been making strategic investments in adaptive responses to the global crises that also mitigate the damage by marginally reducing, or even reversing, the transfer of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, including:

  • Carbon farming
  • Biochar
  • Holistic management
  • Integrated aquaponics and waste remediation
  • Organic no-till
  • Keyline management
  • Remineralization
  • Soil-food-web microbiology
  • Agroforestry; and
  • “Permafuels” for transportation and district heating

This talk describes the integration of cultural master planning goals through a holistic re-inhabitation approach; re-balancing human ecosystems with in-fashioned patterns of cool living.

Albert Bates
Albert Bates 
Director
Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology

Albert Bates is author of many books including The Biochar Solution, The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook, and Climate in Crisis. He is the cofounder of Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology (which he has headed for 35 years) and the Global Ecovillage Network.

Current projects include a peace-through-permaculture project in Palestine and the Sail Transport Network, moving fair trade goods along coastal routes.

In 1980 Albert shared the Right Livelihood Award (considered an “Alternative Nobel”) for work in preserving indigenous culture.

His first book (Honicker v Hendrie, 1977) is considered by many environmentalists to mark the turning point in nuclear power’s ascent. Of his latest book, Huffington Post, said, “Bates has woven together a highly engaging interdisciplinary answer to climate change … a lively page-turner that blends clear-headed analysis with nuts-and-bolts advice … enough danger to wake us up, but enough opportunity to emerge feeling hopeful.”

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