Time: October 3, 2009 at 6pm to October 11, 2009 at 7pm
Group Type: Cumberland Green Bioregion , The Farm
City/Town: Summertown, Tennessee
Website or Map: http://livingmandala.com/Livi…
Phone: 888-878-2434 x 6 * 931-964-4324
Event Type: the, 10th, anniversary, continental, bioregional, congress
Organized By: LivingMandala.com
Latest Activity: May 28, 2009
What is Bioregionalism?
Bioregionalism embodies the effort to preserve, restore and enhance life. Since the first Continental Bioregional Congress in1984, people have come to the Congress to envision, exchange and develop realistic, restorative ways of living in the bioregions of the Americas.
With the recent escalation of ecological devastation in the U.S. and around the world, along with the current global economic and political crises, the answers bioregionalism offers – based on ecological principles, and local economic and community development – are more important than ever!
The congress will spark and strengthen ecological and social networks to exchange information, strategies, and approaches about how to forge meaningful lives in balance with our local ecosystems and communities. The congress will be packed with informative speakers covering diverse topics related to earth care, community development and economic resiliency. We’ll also share and celebrate stories of place, model the communities we wish to support and create, and replenish ourselves, so that we leave CBCX empowered with new tools, strategies, support and inspiration to further manifest our social change efforts. Together, we’ll find transformations that ripple out from our lives into our home communities and bioregions.
People working to create a sustainable and just human culture are invited to participate in this year’s Congress as delegates representing bioregions across North America. Local organizers are also needed to identify representatives and coordinate regional events that will bridge with the Tennessee gathering.
During The Plenary Sessions we are proposing an agenda to create a unified vision for bioregionalism in the world, pushing for a 10 point document outlining our commitments as a body politic and our next steps towards furthering the vision of bioregionalism in the world.
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