Heard about the many new gardens and farms in Detroit and would like someone to give you a tour of some of the best? Like to see firsthand how an old auto showroom in Midtown has been redeveloped into a showcase of sustainable design and is now serving as an incubator for local green businesses?
Want to see how a neighborhood got together to stop damaging storm run-off into the Detroit River by creating its own wetlands? Then one of this year’s Bioneers Conference tours is just for you!
Want to learn about redesigning Detroit, permaculture, healthy food retailing, timebanking, and harvesting rainwater? Interested in meeting the people behind the many sustainability initiatives underway in Southeast Michigan? Choose from more than 25 learnshops featuring local speakers on a wide range of ideas and actions.
Do you know any youth in 7th to 12thgrade who would enjoy being part of Young Bioneers Day at the conference? Bioneers will offer more than 150 students an experiential eco-learning experience filled with tours and learnshops specifically designed for this age group on Friday, October 14.
Want to hear Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, present “Reinventing Fire,” a new roadmap to how the U.S. can get completely off oil and coal by 2050? Anim Steel, from Boston’s famed The Food Project, describe the Real Food Challenge, a campaign to re-direct $1 billion of college food purchases away from industrial agriculture towards local, fair, sustainable and humane sources? Hear them all and many more LIVE (Via Satellite) giving Plenaries at this year’s Bioneers Conference.
Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit promotes collaboration and networking among Southeast Michigan individuals and organizations working on sustainability and eco-justice issues. Each year, we bring together people from all areas of the sustainability movement. Whether you are a long-time activist or just curious, join us for a weekend of learning and inspiration. Learn more and register at www.glbd.org.
Just Added: Musicians and Poets Gather to Celebrate Blair
A stellar group of musicians and writers that were touched and inspired by the late David Blair will be celebrating his life and legacy. Whether it was with the school children that he taught through the InsideOut Literary Project or the fans of the Boyfriends, the band he led, Blair garnered a deep and sincere following. As part of the GLBD conference a free performance by a few such friends and fans will take place Saturday October 15, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Marygrove College Theatre, 8425 West McNichols in Detroit. Musicians Julie Buetel, Audra Kubat, Joe Reilly and Jere Stormer, along with poets Marcia Lee and George Henry and Kim Hunter will perform original pieces and songs and poems from Blair’s considerable body of work.
Source: Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit