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Friday, October 19, 2012


9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CA Beaming Bioneers

Members of the PCC community, as well as the general public, will have the opportunity to view and participate in the upcoming “Bioneers” sustainability conference in San Rafael, Calif. – without leaving Portland.

“Beaming Bioneers” – set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19-21 in the Moriarty Auditorium at PCC’s Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. – will allow participants to take part in one of the world’s leading forums on sustainability and ecological responsibility.

“Bioneers brings together social and scientific innovators to address pressing issues in sustainability and social justice that face our culture today,” said Esther Forbyn, student body president at Cascade Campus and one of the event’s organizers.

Each day of Beaming Bioneers will feature the “beaming” portion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., during which attendees will be able to see the speakers and presentations from the San Rafael conference. The remainder of each day will be given over to in-person speakers, and performances, including Janette Kaden from Urban Farming collective on Fri Oct. 19 at 2:00 followed by a performance from the world-renowned Jefferson Dancers (from Jefferson High School in North Portland) at 3:30. Free, fair trade, organic coffee will be provided during the conference by Café Mam and the Cherry Sprout Market.

Other speakers and presentations will include the Urban Farming Collective (live and in person at 2 p.m. on Oct. 19), Bill McKibben of 350.org (via simulcast at 9 a.m. on Oct. 20), and Paul Hawken, author of “Natural Capitalism” (via simulcast at 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 21). For a complete list of speakers and performers, visit http://www.pcc.edu/resources/aspcc/cascade/.

This is the first time that Beaming Bioneers will be presented in Portland, said Forbyn. “Bioneers is expensive to attend in person, and most Beaming Bioneers sites charge admission as well. We made an effort to make our event cost-free so that Portland could be part of this important discussion.”

"As a leader in the sustainable development movement, Portland is a natural fit to take part in Beaming Bioneers," said Erin Stanforth, PCC’s Sustainability Manager.

Come join the conversation! All are welcome.

For more information, visit www.bioneers.org.

For a detailed schedule of the Portland event, visit http://www.pcc.edu/resources/aspcc/cascade/

Event Contact Info: Tricia -- tricia.clemans@pcc.edu, (971) 722-5736
Shelby -- shellmarie.wilkinson@pcc.edu, (971) 722-5738
Esther -- esther.forbyn@pcc.edu, (971) 722-5256

Posted by: Trieste Desautels