Omega Center for Sustainable Living | Online Workshop

2014 Where We Go From Here Conference

Building the Collaborative Commons

On Demand Until: Dec 17 2019 Online
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Enjoy select presentations from the Omega Center for Sustainable Living conference Where We Go From Here: Building the Collaborative Commons.

From its beginnings as Water of Life, to Design by Nature, and now the Where We Go From Her conferences, the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) conference series is inspiring, informative, and reliably offers a rich diversity of speakers, performers, and engaged participants.

In October 2014, the Omega Center for Sustainable Living brought together some of the world’s leading thinkers, writers, activists, and practitioners in the fields of sustainability, economics, and social justice to discuss the commons. It was the first major conference on the commons in North America.

The conference discussed how we can take back and renew the heritage of the commons—in many ways the foundation of our society. The central question asked was how can the commons be used to help build a resilient and regenerative society, one based on ecological sustainability as well as economic and social justice?

More than 15 speakers spoke on topics as diverse as climate change, agriculture and seed saving, energy supply, 3D printing, the sharing economy, green jobs, and computer coding, all from the perspective of the commons.

Watch select keynote talks from these amazing teachers and then join the conversation!

  • Robert "Skip" Backus
  • David Bollier
  • Vandana Shiva
  • Leslie Booker
  • Devita Davison
  • Jason Stern
  • Ethan Roland Solaviev
  • Winona LaDuke
  • 2015 OCSL Award: Groundwork Hudson Valley
  • Van Jones
  • Jeremy Rifkin
  • Panel: Jeremy Rifkin, David Bollier, and Vandana Shiva
  • Michael Gayk
  • Osprey Orielle Lake
  • Panel: Carla Goldstein, Osprey Orielle Lake, Winona LaDuke, and Vandana Shiva
  • Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
  • Bob Berkebile
  • New York Harbor School Students
  • David W. Orr
  • Bill McKibben

Meet the Teachers

  • Born in India in 1952, Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader, eco-feminist, ...
  • Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and president of Dream Corps, a social justice accel ...
  • Jeremy Rifkin, founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, is one of the world’ ...
  • Over the past three decades, Bill McKibben has shaped public perception—and public action ...
  • Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist. A gr ...
  • David Bollier is an influential American activist, writer, and policy strategist who focuses ...
  • David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and ...
  • Any list of accomplished, influential environmentalists and preservationists includes Bob Ber ...
  • Devita Davison is the Co-Director of FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organiza ...
  • Osprey Orielle Lake is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Women’ ...
  • Robert "Skip" Backus is the chief executive officer of Omega Institute. For more than 20 years, h ...
  • Leslie Booker, a cofounder of the Yoga Service Council, brings her heart, wisdom, and compass ...
  • Carla Goldstein, JD, is president of Omega Institute and cofounder of the Omega Women's Leadershi ...
  • Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is the 16 year old indigenous environmental activist and youth director ...
  • Ethan Roland Solaviev is Executive Vice President of Research at HowGood, a founder of Terra ...
  • Jason Stern is cofounder and publisher at Luminary Publishing, which he launched in 1993, to ...
  • Michael Gayk earned an MFA in Jewelry and Metals from the University of Was ...

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