The long pandemic dry spell ended on February 25-26 with the return of the annual Central Coast Bioneers Conference, themed Between Worlds – Emergence in an Emergency. Over 100 people attended the beaver hike on Friday, and the live and virtual conference on Saturday. People were online from all over California and from as far away as Arizona, British Columbia and Ireland.
Ecologistics received great media coverage of the event. Keynote speaker Mary Ellen Hannibal was interviewed on KCBX’s Issues and Ideas and Ecologistics Stacey Hunt appeared on the Dave Congalton show on KVEC. Pacific Coast Business Times had a major article covering the afternoon workshops on Diablo Canyon and offshore wind.
Our goal, as always, is to disseminate environmental and social justice information to our region through our conferences, podcasts, newsletters, Facebook pages and other outlets. We put into practice our motto: “convene-collaborate-act.” Plenty of opportunities were presented at the conference for people to get involved on a number of levels, including saving the beaver population in SLO County, creating micro-communities to combat climate change and getting training to run for elected office on a climate platform. Whatever your interest, roll up your sleeves and get involved. The time for waiting is over.