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2014 Conference

Badger Bioneers, a Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event

Presented in partnership with UW-Madison Office of Sustainability

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Union South, UW-Madison

      >>> Check out our Badger Bioneers 2014 post-conference report!

Disruption shifts our sustainability mantra from "do less bad" to "do differently." By disrupting conventional systems and norms that are unsustainable, we can create transformative change: consumption to sharing, poverty to abundance, isolation to community, and unsustainable to sustainable.

Disruptive sustainability is about creating new markets, new spaces for people to connect and collaborate, and new ways of doing things within a framework of sustainability. It is about leveraging science, art, community, and technology in order to transform a good idea into a movement, into a wide-scale solution. Examples of disruptive sustainability have emerged in every area of our lives: renewable energy markets, the collaboration economy, passive house technology, open source seed banks, and placemaking, to name a few

When we begin to embrace disruptive sustainability as individuals as well as within our businesses, schools, and neighborhoods, we make ourselves significantly more resilient and adaptable to otherwise devastating challenges. When we step further to seek out and initiate disruptive sustainability, we empower ourselves, our businesses, schools, and neighborhoods to be transformational sustainability leaders, to be the authors of positive change.

Join us on the verge of disruptive sustainability at Badger Bioneers 2014. Together, we will examine today's most potent examples of disruptive sustainability from around the world and here at home. We will learn how to recognize disruptive sustainability, how to embrace it, and how to initiate it as transformational sustainability leaders in the effort to create a vibrant, healthy, and just future for all.



Badger Bioneers is a Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event, one of 18 locally organized, satellite conferences around the country that showcase videos and keynotes from the national Bioneers Conference.

The national Bioneers organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a forum and social hub for education about solutions presented through the annual Bioneers Conference in Marin County, CA. The conference draws over 12,000 participants and has featured keynote talks from Jane Goodall, Michael Pollan, Paul Hawken, and more.