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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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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SUNDAY, November 3, 2013
2:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Time to Get Off the Illinois Coal Train 
From the coal mines to the power plants, coal is the dirtiest way to meet our electricity needs and is largely responsible for global climate change.  In this workshop, explore the impacts that coal has on the water, land and communities in Illinois.  Learn about the coal industry’s drain on the Illinois budget, how communities across the state that are standing up to protect their health and well-being from coal’s devastating impacts and how you can support the just transition to a cleaner, renewable energy future.

Barkley, Traci
Traci Barkley
Water Resources Scientist
Prairie Rivers Network

Traci leads Prairie Rivers Network’s program to protect Illinois waters from coal-related pollution. She works to bring accountability to coal mining and coal ash disposal in Illinois, so that the industry is held to the same water pollution control standards as other industries.

Traci also provides technical assistance to communities affected by coal mining, and plays a leadership role in the Heartland Coalfield Alliance, a collaboration of groups working to bring about a transition from Illinois’ coal economy to one based on clean, safe, renewable energy.

 Kass, Amanda
Amanda Kass 
Research and Policy Specialist
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

Amanda heads the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability’s (CBTA) Illinois Retirement Security Initiative. She also is coauthor of a new report by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Downstream Strategies that shows that the level state lawmakers are subsidizing the coal industry in Illinois is hurting both the state budget and Illinois taxpayers.

CTBA is a think tank concentrating on sound fiscal policy and provides objective, honest, reliable, and relevant analysis of state and local tax and budget-related issues.

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