The 2016 Soil Not Oil International Conference links the fight to stop the extraction of fossil fuels with soil-based solutions to decarbonize the atmosphere and mitigate climate change through traditional, local, organic, and sustainable practices of food production. We are committed to restore ecosystems, honoring nature and biodiversity.
The Soil Not Oil Coalition was inspired by the work of Dr. Vandana Shiva and her book, Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis.
The conference will include sessions on Agro-Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate Justice, Clean Energy, Community Organizing, Factory Farming, Food Sovereignty, Legislation, Life Cycles, Ocean Health, Public Health, Regenerative Agriculture, Rights of Mother Earth, Seed Freedom and more.
Soil Not Oil is a movement for solutions to the global crisis caused by deforestation, erosion, and industrial agriculture, resulting in the decay of soils and the release of carbon and other GHGs into the atmosphere. Non-sustainable management of soils through industrial agriculture causes over 30% of planetary carbon emissions. Up to 1/3 of the total global warming effects within industrialized nations have been attributed to an unsustainable food production system.
Attendees at the 2016 Soil Not Oil converence will have a chance to hear more than 100 speakers, including scientists, farmers, environmentalists, elected officials, grassroots organizers, food justice advocates and community members from Cuba, India, Australia, Nicaragua, Africa, Ecuador, Mexico and the U.S.
Last year 1000 people registered for this event; this year we are expecting more.
Friday, August 5, 8 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, August 6, 8 AM – 5:45 PM
Richmond Convention Center
403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
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