Eco-briefs | Colorado Bioneers turns 10

March 21, 2013

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Thursday, November 8,2012


Bioneers, a gathering of environmental visionaries who offer practical solutions to the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time, will celebrate its 10th year as a Colorado satellite forum Nov. 9-11 at the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

The national organization Bioneers, now in its 23rd year, connects the dots among environment, health, social justice and spirit. This year’s conference, titled “From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature,” will create opportunities for sharing, learning and action by bringing together the region’s progressive ideas, people and organizations. The key themes are resilience and indigeneity.

“This local Bioneers event fuses many issues and serves as a hub for sustainability,” says Marianne Martin, associate director of CU’s Environmental Center, which hosts the event in conjunction with Transition Colorado, Naropa University, the Center for ReSource Conservation, Restorative Leadership Institute, Boulder’s Best Organics and Woodbine Ecology Center. “We have to be strong enough to create social and ecological networks that are smart and will last the test of time.”

Other issues that will be addressed include local food, energy and climate, and sustainable economies.

More information about Colorado Bioneers can be found at

— Michael Callahan

This article originally appeared in the Boulder Weekly.