Sign up today for the Fourth Annual "Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change" conference and you will receive the early-bird discount of over 30% off a 3-day pass.
The deadline for early-bird registration is September 19th.
Join fellow Bioneers by the Bay attendees to connect, learn and be inspired by the likes of Van Jones, Majora Carter, Simran Sethi, Gary Hirshberg, David Orr, Rha Goddess, Eliot Coleman, Kenny Ausubel, Dr. Thomas Rau, Nina Simons, John Abrams, Lynne Twist and John Perkins.
Click here to register or call the Marion Institute at 508.748.0816 for more details.
Play a Game, Plant a Tree, Help Restore the Rainforest
August 19, 2008
Going green can be entertaining and educational, thanks to the launch of Treewala, a free, online vocabulary game that generates revenue to plant trees in South American rainforests. Players earn one leaf for every word they define correctly. Every leaf generates revenue, which Greenwala uses to buy trees to plant as part of the Marion Institute Las Gaviotas project. [learn more].
Spiritist Therapies: A Marion Institute-sponsored journey
Emma Bragdon, PhD.
The US health care system is in crisis. It is the most expensive in the world but ranks 37th in effectiveness according to the World Health Organization. Conversely, some psychiatrists in Brazil integrate conventional medical training, [i.e the best of allopathic medicine] with their work as trained spiritual healers. Patients are finding this approach highly effective. Emma Bragdon, PhD, is leading trips for health professionals to meet these exceptional doctors, and visit their hospitals. [learn more].
Cambodian revival at festival
The Cambodian Living Arts program recently brought a group of dancers to the Edinburgh Festival as part of a project to restore the Cambodia’s cultural heritage. [watch here]. Cambodian Living Arts [CLA], a project of World Education, is at the forefront of the country's cultural revival. [learn more].
Timberland's Jeff Swartz on Corporate Responsibility
September 2008 | Fast Company | Mark Borden and Anya Kamenetz
No one preaches corporate responsibility quite like Timberland's Jeff Swartz. But with his company's revenue soft and the stock price tumbling, is his own job sustainable? [learn more].
At our fingertips
September 2008 | Ode Magazine | Carol Greenhouse
Want to make the most of preventive medicine? Supplement your annual physical with the ancient Chinese technique of pulse diagnosis. [learn more].
A Filmmaker's 'Fields of Fuel'
August 14, 2008 | The Environmentalist | Greg Reitman
Filmmaker Greg Reitman's first-hand account of the journey that led to his Sundance Award winning feature documentary Fields of Fuel. [learn more].
Learning to Speak Climate
August 6, 2008 | New York Times | Tom Friedman
“… my trip with Denmark’s minister of climate and energy, Connie Hedegaard, to see the effects of climate change on Greenland’s ice sheet leaves me with a very strong opinion: Our kids are going to be so angry with us one day.” [learn more].
Life Cycle: Think Yoga is Healthy? Not on a PVC mat.
August 11, 2008 | The Huffington Post | Simran Sethi and Sarah Smarsh
Who doesn't feel better after a yoga class? Yoga is the union of the body, mind and spirit. But, as any student knows, the real practice starts when you walk out the door. That's also where the rubber hits the road and your practice takes its toll on the environment. Oh brother, that again? Yes, my dear yogin, that. [learn more].
“It is our plan, it remains our plan to climb Mt. Sustainability. That mountain is higher than Everest, infinitely higher than Everest, far more difficult to scale. That point at the top, symbolizing zero footprint. But before I die, I want to see the top, the view from there.”
– Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman of Interface