A Deeper Focus

09
Oct

Local renewable energy is within our grasp – come learn how!

Mariel Nanasi’s video presentation from the National Bioneers Conference will be followed by a report by April Price of Santa Barbara’s Community Environmental Council on the CEC’s ongoing efforts on a coalition to move forward 100% renewable energy goals in the San Luis Obispo-Santa Barbara-Ventura region.  April’s work with the Community Environmental Council is focused...
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09
Oct

Truth to power: taking on coal and nuclear domination

How can we take on the most powerful pillar of the status quo—the fossil fuel industry? And how can we, despite these challenging times, find and maintain the necessary courage, steadfastness, and stamina to see our way through to victory? How do we organize and build effective coalitions? Mariel Nanasi, Executive Director of the courageous...
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01
Oct

Carbon farming a major topic at Central Coast Bioneers Conference

Cal Poly Professor Emeritus Tim LaSalle, who is the International Agriculture Coordinator for the Open Burning Project for the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, will do a Q&A session on carbon farming following the viewing of the National Bioneers Conference address by John Wick and Calla Rose Ostrander on Carbon Farming.  Tim is also, Co-Founder and...
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25
Sep

At the 2017 CCBioneers Conference: Amy Goodman – Democracy Now! Covering the Movements Changing America

The award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of that pillar of progressive media Democracy Now!, is without doubt the most indispensable voice reporting with urgent immediacy on the front lines of the most critical struggles facing our nation and world. She will speak about the increased threats to freedom of the press and the crucial importance...
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25
Sep

At the 2017 CCBioneers Conference: Lessons from the Forest – How Trees Communicate and Help Each Other

Visionary ecologist Suzanne Simard has made extraordinary discoveries about the hidden life of forests: how trees, in symbiotic relationship with fungal mycelia, exchange information, nutrients and water in shared underground networks that make them far more resilient to threats and stressors such as climate disruption. As a professor of Forest Ecology at the University of...
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17
Sep

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Comes to SLO County

The Central Coast State Parks Association is hosting a three-night festival of change-making environmental films.  The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA  Now in its 15th year, the festival focuses on films which speak to environmental concerns...
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