A lot of these ideas come from the practice of Permaculture:
Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and integrated water resources management that develops sustainable architecture, regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.
I love these workshops because they help me to build new vocabulary to help address limitations in the current scientific paradigm. So much of facilitating thought-provoking discussions is about introducing new language. It allows us to be more concise in our definitions and more dynamic in our solutions. Feeling lucky to have the resources of such an insightful community.
This past weekend I attended and participated in the Front Range Bioneers Conference in Boulder, CO. My impression of the vision of Bioneers is to facilitate new paradigms of thinking by fusing knowledge and language from all philosophies and cutures. In doing so, we can move towards a world where our life practices are regenerative, balanced and fulfilling.
A few talks really rocked my world. On Friday afternoon keynote talks from the National Conference were broadcast.
Eve Ensler, a performer and activist, gave an amazing speech about the power of the feminine intelligence.
Paul Stamets, mycologist, spoke about the profound role of fungi in our ecosystem and a potential link between bee immunity and fungi
And most poignant for me was John Warner's talk on Green Chemistry. Everything this guy said was resonating with all my ideas about the scientific community.
-The violence involved in industrial chemistry and semiconductor physics..."...there are no reactive collisions in nature"
-The façade of objectivity " ...are we removing the bias? Or creating a construct to pretend that the bias isn't there"
-The magic is in the entropy!! "...nature works with randomness"
Kendra is the founder of 4Love+Science and works as a Science and Community Consultant