Community of Mentors Office Hours with David Shaw

The Community of Mentors Program gives youth (ages 23 and under) the opportunity to meet in a small group interactive mentoring session with a Bioneers presenter who will share his life experience as an innovator providing insight to help youth overcome challenges and advance their sustainability and social justice work. Permaculturist David Shaw is the co-founder of The Common Ground Center at UC Santa Cruz, an inter-generational partnership for education for a just and sustainable world. Limited Space – pre-registration in Youth Unity Center recommended.

Location: Room 110, Embassy Suites

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Community of Mentors Office Hours with Krithika Harish

The Community of Mentors Program gives youth (ages 23 and under) the opportunity to meet in a small group interactive mentoring session with a Bioneers presenter who will share his life experience as an innovator providing insight to help youth overcome challenges and advance their sustainability and social justice work. Krithika Harish, an Indian-American social justice activist, is bridging religious and cultural differences through an interfaith global network that cultivates peace and justice. Limited Space – pre-registration in Youth Unity Center recommended.

Location: Tiburon Room

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Leadership for the 21st Century: What You Don’t Know Will Surprise You

What if the assumptions you had about yourself were not only challenged, but dispelled? Experience a breakthrough in what you know about who you are by working with a horse and Lisa Arie, founder/CEO of Vista Caballo.

Location: Vista Caballo Horse Arena

 

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Networking | Educators’ Meet-up

Networking: Educators’ Meet-up hosted by the Green Schools Initiative and Green Schools National Network.

Location: World Café

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Council | Cultivating 21st Century Earth Stewardship in a Power-Imbalanced World: Global Citizens, First Peoples & Spaceship Earth

We are pushing Earth’s life support systems to the edge, enacting of a paradigm of “ infinite growth” and taking. Common sense and indigenous wisdom traditions affirm that a life lived with balance leads to a more harmonious coexistence. Coupled with a need for reconciliation across gender, race and other social divides, 21st Century Earth and community stewardship require partnerships beyond boundaries. Join with fellow Bioneers to engage an ethos for stewardship fit for the 21st Century. Rooted in the wisdom traditions and best practices of First Peoples, and the planetary perspective of Global Citizens, we will explore models and practices of living reciprocity as if our lives depended on it—because they do. With Ilarion Merculieff, Aleut traditional messenger and Sharon Shay Sloan, council trainer and community steward. Bioneers of all ages strongly invited to attend. (Interactive, experiential)

Location: Council Circle

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Leadership Lessons from the Living Earth

Join this experiential session to meet mentors from the natural world and discover biomimicry-based leadership practices grown from life's operating principles. With: Toby Herzlich, founder, Biomimicry for Social Innovation.
(Interactive, experiential)

Location: Santa Rosa Room

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Youth Leadership | Fossil Fuel Divestment

Students across the U.S. are mobilizing against climate disruption, demanding their institutions divest from fossil fuels and invest in sustainability. Learn resources, strategies and opportunities for young activists to engage with the fossil fuel divestment campaign. With: Chloe Maxmin and Arielle Klagsbrun, Brower Youth Award-winning leading climate activists.

Location: Youth Unity Center

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Indigenous Forum | ALOHA (Applied Hawaiian Philosophy)

Indigenous Forum

Native Hawaiian visionary Pua Nani Mahoe and TEK educator Kaimana Barcarse share Hawaii’s unique collective cultural wisdom and traditional philosophies of land, water, spirit and “Aloha” teachings. Learn about malama aina—how to take care of the land, water, community, spirit and self, as they take care of you; and how to weave the Aloha Spirit into your life. The dialogue will address the need for deep collaboration for protecting our natural resources that sustain life on Papahanamoku (Mother Earth).

Location: Indigenous Forum Tent

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Public Power To Counteract Climate Challenges and Corporate Control

Bold strategies by publicly owned utilities in communities such as Austin, Santa Fe and Marin County are challenging private energy monopolies and transitioning off fossil-fuel dependence. Hosted by Mariel Nanasi, Executive Director/President, New Energy Economy. With: Karl Rábago, former VP of Distributed Energy Services for the City of Austin’s community-owned electric utility; Dawn Weisz, Executive Officer, Marin Clean Energy, which launched California’s first Community Choice Aggregation program.

Location: Larkspur Room

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Leveraging Donor Activism: Philanthropy’s Leading Edges

How are donors leveraging effective change beyond traditional pathways and norms? From shareholder activism to investment strategies and disinvestment campaigns, explore how foundations can be reshaped to be far more effective. Hosted by Jen Sokolove, Program Director, Compton Foundation. With: Lauren Embrey, President/CEO, Embrey Family Foundation; Tom Van Dyck, Senior Vice President and Financial Consultant, SRI Wealth Management Group at RBC Wealth Management; Jenifer Fernandez Ancona, Senior Director of Membership & Communications, Women Donors Network; Kristin Hull, CEO, Nia Global Solutions.

Location: Sausalito Room

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