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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

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

Follow Your Bliss Right Off That Cliff

By Brook Eddy I wish I could say I learned to take risks on a summer night with mushrooms as my guide, or traveling on the night train in India with a risk guru. But, really, it was business that forced me to drop the drug of risky behavior. Business was my risk boot camp.

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Feb 07, 2016 / by epicenter / No Comments