Our 2012 offering of field trips, workshops and events is nearly in place. We hope to have all of the information up on our web site by the end of this month and will start in earnest in our June E-zine providing you with details about the exciting speakers and programs we are lining up for you this year. We can tell you this much:
- We will have an alternative energy track, featuring information on California’s Community Choice Aggregation law and how we can implement it in our local communities. We will have the inventors of Solar Roadways here about their patented solar panels to imbed in our nation’s highways and parking lots.
- Our eco-preneurial and locanomics track will provide information on the new benefit corporation and flexible purpose corporation models and how your company can make a strong statement that although it makes a profit, it is still a socially and environmental responsible enterprise. The Slow Money Alliance will be here to unveil their new Permaculture Credit Union way to invest in local sustainable agriculture. And we will have the creators of the Central Coast Hour Exchange to talk about the benefits of time banking.
- Our food and farming track will feature a screening of the hilarious and creative film Truck Farm and we will hold a Green Chef competition presented by Cal Poly’s Real Food Collaborative. We will screen the award-winning film Nothing Like Chocolate by UCSB Sociology Professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani which addresses ways to end the use of child slave labor at cacao plantations.
- Our featured pre-conference field trip will travel to Wind Wolves Preserve for a look at one of the largest private preserves on the West Coast. Field trips during the conference will take us on a tour of organic farms, a tour of green homes, and to the Kennedy Library archive collections of our local environmental heroes.
- And much more: Green Schools, Human Health and the Built Environment, The Work that Reconnects, Living in a Nuclear Evacuation Zone, a Youth Activism Panel and an experiential workshop on Boy’ and Men’s Rights of Passage.
You won’t want to miss a single day, so block out the entire weekend right now and get immersed in the exciting and hopeful world of the Bioneers.