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Launching a Thoughtful Renewal – Regenerative Earth Summit


At the Epicenter is on a mission to educate, inspire and mobilize entrepreneurs and business leaders by cultivating action-orientated community among leaders in natural, organic and sustainable business. By working with influential underwriters that are focusing resources on impacts for the benefit of our Planet, At the Epicenter is poised to convene gatherings of influencers

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Nov 22, 2017 / by Shanan Olson / No Comments

What is Regenerative Agriculture?


By Timothy LaSalle, Ph.D., Co-founder, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, Chico State and Speaker at the Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture, Nov. 6-7, 2017 Regenerative agriculture is an approach to food and farming systems that works with nature’s rhythms in ways to feed our growing population, to regenerate topsoil, to enhance biodiversity, and to

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Aug 17, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Biodynamic Agriculture, Regenerative Farming and Climate Change


By Elizabeth Candelario, Managing Director, Demeter USA and Speaker at Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture, Nov. 6-7, 2017 Why we must change the way we farm to change the projectory of climate change. “A truly regenerative agriculture is one in which all the natural resources we use to produce food get renewed

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Aug 11, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

The Issues Riddling Organic Will Set the Stage for the 2018 Farm Bill


By Melody Meyer (Posted with permission from ) It was a rollicking time for organic in D.C. last week. The Senate AG Committee held a hearing on global & local markets, specialty crops, and organics as they relate to the next Farm Bill. Chairman Pat Roberts gave a hi-five to organic farmers acknowledging that

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Aug 09, 2017 / by epicenter / No Comments

Starting Up So We Can Stick Around


By Victoria Kindred Keziah (reprinted with permission from author. First published by Triple Pundit) Lately I’ve been swept up in the startup fever that has captured the imagination of my town and many like it, all hoping for a taste of what Silicon Valley is having. These encounters beg the question of why innovation matters,

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Sep 08, 2016 / by epicenter / No Comments

Social Justice: A Conscious Leadership Imperative


By Gerry Valentine  (Reprinted with permission from Author; first published in Conscious Company Magazine A few weeks ago, I overheard an exchange between a mother and daughter that held an important lesson for conscious business leaders. We were standing in a supermarket in front of the egg case. The daughter handed the mother a carton

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Sep 01, 2016 / by epicenter / No Comments

The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet


By John Roulac (reprinted with permission from author via EcoWatch) Many of us are now choosing to eat holistically grown foods. We want: • more nutrition from our food. • to avoid toxic pesticides and GMOs. • to create safer conditions for farmers and rural communities. • to protect the water, air and soil from contamination

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Mar 31, 2016 / by epicenter / No Comments

Challenging the Old Narrative that Possessions Equal Prosperity


By Hunter Lovins (re-published with permission from The Guardian) A shift to the sharing economy, millennials shunning private car and home ownership, a saturation of consumerism – is a new economic narrative emerging? Prosperity. Every segment of society seeks it, but ask what it means or how to get it and the answers are not

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Mar 26, 2016 / by epicenter / 2 Comments

Leading for Resounding Impact


By Seana Steffen, Ph.D. Uncertainty is a hallmark of the 21st century. As we envision the possibility of global equilibrium and collective wellbeing, we are challenged to confront the reality of having exceeded the limits to growth. With that, sustainability has become an ethical imperative for all leadership. With sustainability at the forefront, it is

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Mar 26, 2016 / by epicenter / 1 Comment

Organic: A Low-Cost Solution to Global Warming


By Steven Hoffman What is the cost of preventing global warming? Not that expensive, really, if one considers switching to widely available and inexpensive organic farming practices, says Rodale Institute in a landmark White Paper published in May 2014. In fact, says Rodale after conducting more than 30 years of ongoing field research, organic farming

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Feb 07, 2016 / by epicenter / 3 Comments