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Soil Not Oil Conference 2015

September 4, 2015 @ 8:00 am - September 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

$65

Inspired by Dr. Vandana Shiva’s book, Soil Not Oil, the 2015 Soil Not Oil Conference examines the crisis on food security while highlighting the implications of oil-based agro-chemicals and fossil fuels in soil depletion and climate change. The first edition of this conference will focus on educating, through national and international experiences, about the multiple problems and possible practical solutions that surround the profound consequences resulting from synthetic enhanced agriculture in industrialized nations.
2015 SOIL NOT OIL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

September 4th and 5th at the Memorial Civic Center in Richmond, California

The vision of the 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference is to cross-pollinate ideas, information and inspiration about how to move beyond oil towards a just and sustainable future.

Inspired by Dr. Vandana Shiva’s book, “Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis,”(J- please link here: http://navdanya.org/campaigns/soil-not-oil ) the September conference will focus on educating, through national and international experiences, about the severe consequences resulting from Industrial Agriculture and how to move forward by embracing regenerative practices to restore ecosystems, conserve water and mitigate climate change.

The conference will host more than 60 speakers – from farmers, activists and community organizers to scientists and policy makers – to share their knowledge and present alternatives to address climate chaos from a soil based approach.

The conference is being organized by the Soil Not Oil Coalition, a cross-sector, multi-level and inter-ethnic alliance of organizations, scientists, farmers, businesses and individuals dedicated to working on a variety of issues related to regenerative agroecology, biodiversity and air, water and soil quality.  As a coalition, we are striving to create an educational, inclusive and inspirational space to encourage bridge building between different movements and peoples of all backgrounds.  We hope you will join us !

REGISTRATION

Eventbrite info: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-not-oil-international-conference-tickets-16872031701

Application for Proposals

http://soilnotoilcoalition.org/application-for-conference-proposals/

 

CONFERENCE STRUCTURE
Keynote Speaker
8 Plenaries (45 minutes each)
Dozens of workshops/presentations (45-90 minutes each)

Workshops
Seed Exchange
Community Building Activities
Literature & Video Exchange
Poster Session
Film Screenings
Tours

SPEAKERS – PRESENTERS
Presenters will include international food and environmental justice advocates and educators from Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States.

Confirmed to date:
Dr. Vandana Shiva,
Miguel Altieri
Adelita San Vicente Tello
Devon Peña
John Wick
Ignacio Chapela
Ramon Seidler

PLENARIES
Throughout the two days, there will be eight speaker or panel presentations for all conference attendees.
These sessions will focus on local and global issues concerning the implications and practical solutions related to soil management, biodiversity, food sovereignty and security, seeds, culture and tradition, factory farming, deforestation, protecting our pollinators, synthetic chemicals, corporate accountability, legislation and health.

WORKSHOPS – NETWORKING SESSION – CLASSES
Dozens of workshops, networking sessions and classes will be offered on a variety of topics over the course of two days.

CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
Agroecology
Anthropocentrism
Artivism
Carbon Farming
Climate Change
Colony Collapse Disorder
Corporate Accountability
Deforestation
Divestment
Drought
Environmental Pollution
Factory Farming
Food Deserts
Food Waste
Fracking
Genetic Engineering
Mountaintop Removal
Ocean Acidification
Oil by Rail
Organic Farming
Restoration of Ecosystems
Soil Management
Tar Sands
Watersheds

Details

Start:
September 4, 2015 @ 8:00 am
End:
September 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
$65
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-not-oil-international-conference-tickets-16872031701

Organizer

Soil Not Oil Coalition
Website:
http://soilnotoilcoalition.org

Venue

Richmond Memorial Convention Center
403 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, 94804 United States
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