The Soil Not Oil Conference is returning to Richmond with four days of lectures and workshops featuring cutting-edge activists working at the intersection of climate and agricultural revolution.
The global movement for environmental justice and a livable climate has brought international attention to the value of soils as a sink for carbon. For several years now, Soil Not Oil has contributed to the understanding of the multiple factors that contribute to harmful carbon emissions. These include soil depletion, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, industrial agriculture, and any practices that threaten the health and function of soils. Leading scientists, farmers and soil advocates identify soil carbon sequestration as a viable path to mitigate global warming. Many past attendees have been so inspired by the conference that they have shifted the focus of their work towards soils, and several environmental organizations have implemented soil-related programs.
The annual Soil Not Oil International Conference was inspired in the work of Dr. Vandana Shiva and her book, Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Chaos. This event provides a unique bridge between the clean energy and the agro-ecological movements. Attendees will be provided with the tools to become agents of change from any position, location or income.
Schedule, speaker bios and registration here.
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Wednesday, September 6, 6:00 PM –
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 PM
Richmond Memorial Auditorium
403 Civic Center Plaza