Andreas Weber is a Berlin-based philosopher, biologist, and writer. He holds degrees in marine biology and cultural studies, and has collaborated with brain researcher and philosopher Francisco Varela. His books in English include: Enlivenment: Towards a Fundamental Shift in the Concepts of Nature, Culture and Politics (2013); The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling, and the Metamorphosis of Science (2016); and Biopoetics: Towards an Existential Ecology (2016). Weber regularly contributes to major newspapers and magazines, such as National Geographic, GEO, and Die Zeit, and has won a number of awards for his writing. He teaches philosophy at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. Weber has two children, fifteen and seventeen. He lives in Berlin and Italy.
The Roger Tory Nature Institute and Panama Rocks Scenic Park are bringing in the "wild apple grower" for a series of workshops, ranging from mycorrhizal connection and fostering a healthy orchard ecosystem to managing pests and disease holistically. Plus the wild animals. Plus amazing nature art. Plus good food.
The Urban Soil Summit 2.0 again unites a diverse group of leading thinkers, scientists, engineers, policy makers, architects, planners, designers, and concerned individuals in an energetic exchange about the science and actions necessary to create Soil Security, a fundamental building block of human resilience. Over two days, our dialogue will enlighten, inspire, amaze and motivate attending urban dwellers to connect with each other and take action in their own lives to nurture the soil beneath their feet.
Why not send apple growers off to summer camp for some R&R? John Bunker of FEDCO Trees has done it again, this time bringing conversations about heirloom apples, cider making, organic orcharding to a lakeside camp. Experienced growers like Michael will be there to haze the rookies (smile) and all will be fun. Register with MOFGA while the getting is good.
$165 for MOFGA members
$215 for non-members
Location: University of Dundee, United Kingdom | Authors: Petra Kuenkel
Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing peoples wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earths support system. Petra Kuenkel will deliver two practice sessions at this conference.
At University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
The fourth Potsdam Summer School from 04th 13th September 2017 will address the central question: How can transdisciplinary knowledge production be integrated in inclusive governance processes towards the achievement of sustainable development as in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Petra Kuenkel will give a speech about challenges of SDG implementation on 5th Sept 2017 at 13:30 till 14:30 pm (CET).
At The Potsdam Summer School 2017 will be conducted at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the Albert Einstein Campus and the University of Potsdam.
The Grassfed Exchange Conference is a gathering of regenerative ranchers, dairymen, and sustainable food supporters from across the world who come together to network and exchange ideas. We desire to help producers and consumers grow in the knowledge of the grassfed industry.
Location: Swiss Hotel Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland | Authors: Petra Kuenkel
Themed Step Up to the Next Level - Achieving Influence and Success through Effective Self-Leadership, Petra will be a keynote speaker at the second edition of this conference for strategies and practical solutions for enhancing leadership effectiveness for women.
The 2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance will address the overarching theme of Allocation and Access in a Warming and Increasingly Unequal World. This theme acknowledges the multiple crises faced across the world and the uneven distribution of their impacts. Earth system governance must address the entire spectrum of environmental, social and political inequalities. Petra Kuenkel will held an innovative "Science meets Practice Session" with the topic "Strengthening multi-level governance capacities"
At Lund University in Lund, Sweden
Location: Bayerischer Hof Munich, Germany | Authors: Petra Kuenkel
The EBAN Summit Munich 2017 is one of Europes largest and most influential events for family offices, institutional investors, and business angels. This year it is held under the leadership of international Club of Rome members and the AQAL Group, a multi-family office. Petra Kuenkel will be a keynote speaker during the EBAN Summit.
At Bayerischer Hof Munich