Our fifth annual Bioneers Conference at the Whidbey Institute was a momentous one.
Not only were we joined by Kenny Ausubel, the Bioneers founder, himself—as well as Whidbey Island Bioneers co-founders, Sara Kelly and Tucker Stevens—but we were able to reveal, and celebrate, our changing name!
In the words of Program Coordinator Dan Mahle, “the transition from Whidbey Island Bioneers to Salish Sea Bioneers symbolizes our growing focus on bioregional collaboration and movement-building. With oil and coal exports threatening the entire Salish Sea, we feel it is vital to stand in solidarity with native and non-native leaders across the region who are courageously working to protect it. We are excited to collaborate with the myriad bioregional efforts that are underway to make our communities models of what is possible when we learn to work with, rather than against, nature.”
Look below for galleries of photos from our Thursday evening dinner with Kenny and our weekend conference.