Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: October 5, 2013 from 11am to 3pm
Location: Langara College
Street: 100 W 49 Ave., Theatre A136a ("A" building, close to main entrance and cafeteria)
Phone: RSVP here or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Neighbourhood and Type: langara college, livestreaming, paul hawken, rob hopkins, janine benyus, transition, towns"
Organized By: Village Vancouver (Ross Moster and Randy Chatterjee) and Langara College Physics Dept. (Robin Macqueen)
Latest Activity: Oct 5
Omega Center for Sustainable Living Where Do We Go from Here: Solutions for an Interdependent World Conference Saturday Afternoon Session from New York.
Village Vancouver and the Langara College Physics Department are pleased to livestream this session with Paul Hawken, Transition Towns co-founder Rob Hopkins, Janine Benyus, and others from 11-2. A discussion will follow the livestreaming from 2-3.
Where Do We Go from Here
Recognizing the fact that everything is connected—that we exist together in one big web of life—is the key to developing a clear path for our shared future. Get informed and inspired to take action in your corner of the world at this exciting weekend conference.
Conference Speakers for this livestreaming session:
Opening with Maya Azucena
Keynote Address with Janine Benyus: Biomimicry: Learning From a Competent Earth
Conversation with Janine Benyus & Bob Berkebile
Keynote Address with Paul Hawken: Carbon, the Business of Life
Conversation with Paul Hawken & Janine Benyus
Presentation with Rob Hopkins: How Local Action Can Change the World
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, author, and entrepreneur who founded some of the first natural food companies in America to rely solely on sustainable agriculture. paulhawken.com. He is the author of Blessed Unrest and numerous other books.
Rob Hopkins, author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff and The Transition Handbook, is cofounder of the International Transition Network, a charitable environmental organization. The Independent lists him as one of the top environmentalists in the United Kingdom. The Observer calls him “one of Britain’s 50 New Radicals.” transitionnetwork.org.
Janine Benyus, a biologist, consultant, and author of six books, including the classic Biomimicry, is cofounder of the Biomimicry Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs. biomimicry.net
Maya Azucena, is an award-winning singer, activist, and cultural ambassador. At the 2010 United Nations Summit, she was selected by the Office of Secretary General Ban Ki Moon as the exclusive performer at the Every Woman, Every Child event. She is also a cofounder of the multimedia website MDGFive.com that raises awareness for maternal health. mayaazucena.com
Bob Berkebile, is an influential sustainable design architect and community planner, a founding principal of BNIM Architects, and a board member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the Nature Conservancy, and the Center for Global Community. bnim.com