bluegrassbioneers2010

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Louisville's Bluegrass Bioneers October 22 - 24, 2010
The Leading Sustainability Conference
University of Louisville - Strickler Hall

Full Schedule Below!

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The University of Louisville will host the Second Annual Bluegrass Bioneers Conference presented by BEcreative and the UofL Center for Environmental Education, October 22nd-24th, 2010.  The event will take place in the Strickler Hall area of campus on Friday from 11am-10pm, Saturday from 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-7pm.
Note:  Bluegrass Bioneers is FREE and open to the public.

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Schedule is subject to change

FRIDAY:

(ongoing activities throughout the day include food, tables, booths, and music by the Troubadours of Divine Bliss)

12-4pm NATIONAL PLENARIES
JAMES HANSEN (NASA Goddard Director) - Human-made Climate Change: A Moral, Political and Legal Issue
JOHN FRANCIS (The Planetwalker) - Redefining Environment
JESSICA RIMINGTON (Founder of One World Youth Project) - Mobilizing the World's Youth
MALLIKA DUTT (Founder and Exec. Dir. of Breakthrough) - Changing the Frame - Media, Arts and Culture as Tools for Public Dialouge
GARY HIRSHBERG (CEO of Stonyfield Farm) - Win7 Economics: Restoring Natural Order as If People Mattered

4-4:30pm LIVE KEYNOTE

ANDY MAHLER (Founder of Heartwood) - May the Forest Be With You

4:30-5:30pm BREAKOUTS
Planetwalking & Powershifting - Danielle & Fred Hillenbrand
10-10-10 Global Work Party Feedback - Drew Foley et al.
A Planetarium Journey Through the Universe and Earth - Dr. Keith Mountain & Drew Foster (Planetarium)
UofL Climate Action Plan - Joy Hart, Justin Mog, Larry Owsley, Rodger Payne, Paul Salmon


5:30-6:30pm BREAKOUTS
Panel: From Coal Ash to Coal-Free - Lauren McGrath, Tom Fitzgerald, Jeff Biggers, TBA
Beyond Food Miles - Dr. Michael Bomford
FILM: The Art of Walking - intro by Danielle & Fred Hillenbrand (*Planetarium)
The Solar Panel Panel - TBA

FIELD TRIPS:
2:30-4pm     UofL Sustainability Tour (walking)- Justin Mog & Russ Barnett
4:30-6:30pm    Environmental Justice Tour (bus) - Russ Barnett

EVENING EVENTS:
7-8:50pm    FILM: YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip (preview cut) - followed by Q&A w/ Director Ben Evans (*Planetarium/Strickler)
9-10:30pm    FILM: DIRT - intro by GRASS (Strickler)
9-10:45pm    FILM: Carbon Nation (*Planetarium)

* there is a $3 ticket price for evening films in the Planetarium ($5 for both)


SATURDAY:

(ongoing activities throughout the day include food, tables, booths, art and Yoga courtesy of SHINE & Louisville Yoga Coop)

MORNING EVENTS:
9-10am    Morning Stretch/Yoga - courtesy of SHINE & Louisville Yoga CoOp
9-11am    Seed/Harvest Swap & Re-skilling Fair - Margaret Shay, 15Thousand Farmers, Fresh Start, and others.

10-11am BREAKOUTS
Resilient Communities and Sustainable Berea - Richard Olson
TBD - Emily Goldstein

11-11:30am LIVE KEYNOTE
JEFF BIGGERS (David Brower Award-winning author & activist) - Replanting our Roots in a Carpetbagger Nation

11:30-3:30pm NATIONAL PLENARIES
ELIZABETH K LINDSEY (Award-Winning Filmmaker) - Navigating An Ancient Future: The Compass of Traditional Ecological Knowledge
PETER WARSHALL (Co-Director of Dreaming New Mexico) - Dreaming New Mexico: An Age of Local Foodsheds and A Fair Trade State
MARY GONZALES (California Director of Gamaliel Foundation) - The Environment and Its Relationship to Equity and the Economy
JOHN WARNER (Founder of Green Chemistry) - Intellectual Ecology: Green Chemistry and Biomimicry
ANDY LIPKIS - (Founder of TreePeople) - Engaging Nature and Community to Protect and Heal

3:30-4:30pm BREAKOUTS
Where Do We Go From Here: College/University Reception & Discussion - facilitated by Prof. Peter Schwartzma
E3 - Energy, the Economy and the Environment - Building Resilience for a       Sustainable Community - Terrell Holder
Magnificent Mushrooms - Eric Osborne
Energy-Efficient, Green Design for New and Existing Homes - Gary Watrous
Advancing Technology. Saving the Planet. - Chris Martinez & Stuart Schaffer
       
4:30-5:30pm BREAKOUTS
Renewables in KY - David Brown Kinloch
GreenConvene & AIA 2010 Preview - Maria Koetter, Chris Bowling
Composting: Completing the Life Cycle of Food (90 minute walk & talk) - Brian Barnes
History and Culture of Food - Joseph Franzen
   
5:30-6:30pm BREAKOUTS
Food and Faith: Community Gardening in the West End - Lauren Argo, New Roots, Mason Roberts, TBA
KY School Garden & Network Bluegrass Community Garden Network
Urban Rejuvenation: Portland -  Gary Watrous, Gill Holland, Jackie Green
Environmental Ed. Handbook & Leadership for Kids

6:30-7:30pm SLOW FOODS DINNER & DISCUSSION

EVENING EVENTS:
7:30-9pm   GREEN SLAM - TBA
9-10:30pm   LIVE MUSIC: The 23 String Band


SUNDAY:

(ongoing activities throughout the day include food, tables, booths, art, and BCTC's UN Peace Fair in the afternoon with music by the Troubadours of Divine Bliss)

MORNING EVENTS:
9-10am    Yoga for the Earth - courtesy of SHINE & Louisville Yoga CoOp
10-11am    Opening Circle: Celebrating Earth Community - Jud Hendrix, Mark Steiner, and Marilyn Stoner

11-11:20am
LIVE KEYNOTE
HARRY PICKENS (Renowned Educator & Jazz Artist) -

11:20-12pm OPEN SPACE INTRODUCTION & CREATION
Howard Mason, Harry Pickens, and Mark Steiner

12:05 -2pm NATIONAL PLENARIES
LYNNE TWIST (Co-Founder of The Pachamama Alliance) - Changing the Dream: The Pachamama Alliance
john a. powell (Executive Director of Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State) - Dance Like You Matter in an Intra-Related World
GLORIA FELDT (Women's activist, writer, speaker and commentator) - Riding the Leadership Wave

2-5pm United Nations PEACE FAIR    
Bluegrass Technical & Community College

2:15-2:55pm OPEN SPACE SESSIONS

3-3:35pm NATIONAL PLENARY 
ANTHONY CORTESE (Co-Founder of the AASHE) - From Leonardo da Vinci to Higher Education: Lead Us to Survive and Thrive

3:40-4:20pm OPEN SPACE SESSIONS

4:25-4:45pm REPORT OUT FROM OPEN SPACE SESSIONS

4:45-5:30pm NATIONAL PLENARY
JANE GOODALL, Ph.D, DBE (Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace) - Gombe and Beyond: The Next 50 Years

5:30-6:30pm FINAL PERFORMANCE
HARRY PICKENS and THE LOUISVILLE LEOPARD PERCUSSIONISTS

Please check the website (www.BluegrassBioneers.org) for the latest schedule information and updates.


Contact:  Ben Evans at 917-657-7253 / ben@yert.com
Teddie Phillipson Mower at 812-361-4594 / t.phillipsonmower@louisville.edu


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