BIONEERS & SUSTAINABILTY AT CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Cleveland State University and Bioneers Cleveland Sustainability Forum

 2- 22-2012

What is Bioneers?

Founders Kenny and Nina coined the term Bioneers in 1990 to describe an emerging culture. Bioneers are social and scientific innovators from all walks of life and disciplines who have peered deep into the heart of living systems to understand how nature operates, and to mimic “nature’s operating instructions” to serve human ends without harming the web of life.

 Bioneers Cleveland

Since 2007 Bioneers Cleveland has been the premiere environmental conference showcasing how nature and human ingenuity are creating solutions to restore people and the planet. It has established itself as an important part ofNortheast Ohio’s sustainability movement by educating and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to take action to create a more sustainable region. Another unique aspect of Bioneers Cleveland is the recognition of the importance of the arts and of spirit to sustainability, both on the personal and collective levels. 

 Bioneers Cleveland and Cleveland State University 2012

A student driven, student focused Sustainability Event is happening at Cleveland State University (CSU), February 22, 2012 and you’re necessary to help host by:

  • Introducing a Bioneers International speaker videos relevant to CSU academia
  • University-wide collaboration and student recruitment
  • Identifying local sustainable vendors for marketplace and as exhibitors
  • Live art/musical entertainers throughout the day
  • Reach the goal of 300 CSU students to attend
  • Develop supplemental classroom curriculum for faculty and students
  • Possible tracks of interest to departments, colleges, faculty and students:
  • Ecoliteracy
  • Biomimcry,
  • Real Food/Urban Farming
  • Environmental Ethics/Nature Rights
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Social Justice, Philosophy, Law
  • Engineering and Ecological Design
  • Women Studies
  • Water, water, water
  • Google Earth/GIS

Collaborations already happening:

  •  Bioneers Cleveland
  • Center for Sustainable Business
  • CSU’s Office of Sustainability
  • MaxineGoodmanLevinCollegeof Urban Affairs
  • CSU Philosophy Department
  • First year Experience Program
  • Sierra Club
  • Office of the President of University
  • CSU Veterans Affairs
  • Seeking further partnerships with CSU student organization, departments, faculty and NE Ohio Communities at large:
    • Sponsorship one of the five Bioneers International plenary speaker DVD
    • Marketing and promotion for student, faculty and staff attendance
    • Volunteers for planning before and day of the event
    • Supplemental funding in-kind and otherwise, people hours, sustainable stuff and more

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About earffood

Student of Philosophy, Earth and Humanity. Interested in the Rights of Nature.
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