Events


Eco-Wakening Video Premier and Fundraiser Party

December 2, 2016

Role: Speaker coordinator for Solutions Voyage presentations

Attendees: 75

Invited and coordinated three presentations: living zero-waste, permaculture techniques for water catchment and agroforestry, and introduction to spagyrics.

 

Front Range Village Building Weekend

October 19-22, 2016

Role: Consulting organizer, Life on the Edge: 2nd Annual Denver Permaculture Confluence; assistant organizer, City Repair workshops; lead organizer, Permaculture Action Day at Sister Gardens

Attendees: 300

This weekend was filled with permaculture and placemaking events, including four workshops by Mark Lakeman and Ridhi D’Cruz of the City Repair Project, the 2nd Annual Denver Permaculture Confluence, and a permaculture action day at Sister Gardens which included mulching, mural painting,  acrobatics performances, and more. I helped coordinate Mark and Ridhi’s visit and was the main coordiantor of the action day, including food, music, and projects.


 

 

Groundwork Denver Fall Festival at Sister Gardens

October 15, 2016

Role: Lead coordinator of children’s area

Attendees: 500

Put together a farm-themed city-building scavenger hunt, coordinated other kids’ activity facilitators from the Kiva Center and Myra Makes, facilitated children’s area with 10-15 kids from 10AM-4PM.

 

Activist Alley at Green Beer Fest 2016

October 1-2, 2016

Role: Lead coordinator of speaker vignettes which took place in between music sets. Presented in one of the slots. Topic: Permaculture Action in the Front Range. Assistant coordinator of Solutions Voyage exhibitors.

Attendees: 500

 

Rainbow Lightning Youth Village at UNIFY Fest

September 22-25, 2016

Role: Facilitated Coralation and Rainbow Lightning art space

Attendees: ~2000 (Festival), ~200 (Youth Village)

 

Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence in Climate Change

August 12-14, 2016

Role: Consultant, Nature Walk Leader

Collaborators: Boulder Shambhala Center, Naropa University’s Joanna Macy Center & Authentic Leadership Center

Attendees: ~150

“This weekend retreat provides an opportunity for activists, scientists, artists and others to explore how human fortitude, ingenuity and insight can create life-sustaining communities.

From the perspective of the symposium’s main presenters, our activity can be potent and of true service when arising from a heart of genuine confidence beyond hope and fear.”

 

Solutions Village at Arise 2016

August 5-7, 2016

Role: Assistant Coordinator

Collaborators: Solutions Voyage, Arise Music Festival, many others

Attendees: ~500

Solutions Village at Arise featured a tiny home village, a mobile garden, an upcycled cocreation station, multiple workshop spaces, and ~60 workshops.

 

 

July 16 Denver Permaculture Action Day

July 16, 2016

Role: Lead Organizer with Permaculture Action Network

Collaborators: Groundwork Denver, Musical Activist Alliance, Permaculture Action Network, Denver Permaculture Guild

Photo Gallery here (Fabian Productions)

Attendees: ~100

At this Permaculture Action Day, we built a cobb oven and an herb spiral, dug a foundation and trenches for a washing station, and weeded at Sister Gardens. Live music all day was organized by the Musical Activist Alliance, dinner was catered by Caveman Chefs, and we had workshops on a variety of topics.

Full synopsis here

 

 

Denver Permaculture Action Day with Rising Appalachia

May 21, 2016

Role: Assistant Organizer with Permaculture Action Network

Collaborators: Permaculture Action Network, MoBetta Greens Farmers Market, Rising Appalachia Music, the Garden, Food Not Bombs Denver, many more

Attendees: ~600

At this Permaculture Action Day, we converged at 4 sites in Denver for urban permaculture projects. We installed 7 40′ garden beds, irrigation trenches, and did plantings while enjoying live music, yoga, and food donated by Food Not Bombs Denver. In the afternoon, we shifted to the Garden for a potluck, workshops, and more music.

 

Frontline Fracking Defense: Break Free!

May 14, 2016

Role: Assistant Organizer

Collaborators: Solutions Voyage, Break Free Colorado, many other exhibitors

Attendees: ~300

A festival organized as direct action against fracking.

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EarthFest 2016

April 22, 2016

Role: Lead Organizer

Collaborators: Solutions Voyage, CU Environmental Center, Cultural Events Board, CU Student Government, many other exhibitors

Attendees: ~500

CU Boulder is known to many Boulder residents as the stomping ground of irresponsible, rude, and ruckus-making kids. On Earth Day 2016, we demonstrated that a different narrative is possible. Some said that it couldn’t be done, that there were too many moving pieces and that it would be difficult to engage the right people. We proved them wrong.
EarthFest was an ecosocial music festival held on the terrace of the University Memorial Center. With support from the CU Environmental Center, the Cultural Events Board, and the City of Boulder, Solutions Voyage worked with the CU Biomimicry Club to bring 7 musical acts, over 20 community organizations, collaborative murals, a permaculture-inspired panel on relationship building, a student skit on menstruation, a poetry workshop and more to the CU campus.

Full gallery here: Fabian Productions

 

Ecosocial Innovation in the 21st Century: A panel event

December 2016

Role: Lead organizer and moderator

Attendees: ~30

Collaborators: Biomimicry Club at CU

Panelists Yndon Arrow, SarahDawn Haynes, Emma Ruffin, Jordan Wiitala, Lindsey Loberg, Reyna Bryan discuss ecosocial innovation.