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