The Bioneers are returning to the SLO Guild Hall February 26, 2022, for a much-needed inoculation of hope, after the pandemic prevented the holding of a 2021 conference. Speakers from the 2021 National Bioneers Conference will be featured in the morning, including Manuel Pastor on Solidarity Economics, Susanne Simard on Dispatches from the Mother Trees, Nalleli Cobo on Standing Up to Urban Oil Drilling, Deanna Van Buren on Achieving Equity in the Built Environment, Julian Brave NoiseCat on Apocalypse Then & Now and Bill McKibben on Why We Need Everyone in the Climate Struggle.
There will be an optional pre-conference walk to a local beaver dam on the Salinas River with Dr. Emily Fairfax, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Resource Management at CSU Channel Islands on Friday, February 25. Afternoon topics are still being finalized but so far will include a discussion on the future of Diablo Canyon, a presentation by the SLO Beaver Brigade on the benefits of beavers, and a presentation on Micro-Community Collaboratives by representatives of the SLO Climate Coalition. A closing drumming ceremony will be led by the talented Francesca Bolognini.
The conference will be available virtually for those who want to attend but who are concerned about COVID-19 or who are not vaccinated.
An announcement will be made via this e-newsletter when registration is open or keep your eye on www.ecologistics.org