2012 Bioneers Chicago Event

[huzzaz id=”great-lakes-chicago-bioneers-2012″ vpp=”12″] Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago Event, 2012 2012 was Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago’s inaugural event. The 2012 theme, Exploring Solutions Guided by Nature, called us to come together to begin the journey to help Chicago become a more just, sustainable city, based on nature’s principles, including kinship; diversity; and creation, absent of waste.. The event, held from […]

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Eco-Village Response to Climate Change

Overpopulation, climate change, peak net energy, limits to growth, and economic malaise – are creating crises in human civilization never before experienced. But they also are causing an ongoing search for alternatives that not only meet human needs, but also protect and restore the environment upon which we all depend. Watch this presentation on Eco-Villages response to climate change by Albert Bates, Director of Global Institute for Appropriate Technology and get inspired to act!

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Dr. Vandana Shiva on Seed Freedom

Seed is the source of life and the first link in the food chain. Control over seed means a control over our lives, our food and our freedom.

Corporations like Monsanto have created a seed emergency – an emergency through patents on seeds, seed monopolies, biopiracy, genetic engineering and creation of non -renewable sterile seeds. Seed monopolies have pushed 250,000 farmers to commit suicide in India. After contaminating farmer’s seeds and crops, Monsanto sues farmers “for stealing their gene”, putting the polluter pays principle on its head, and making it the polluter gets paid principle.

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A Just Response

“I am convinced that if we are to  get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values.  We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

 -Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, 1967

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Ecological responsibility in linkage with social justice is what the world needs now. Healthy earth community requires advocacy and action on urgent environmental issues in ways that connect with struggles for social and economic justice. Eco-Justice envisions and values ecology and justice together, since there will be little environmental health without socio-economic justice, and vice-versa.  […]

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