Omega Institute Design by Nature Conference “Preserving Life’s Essentials: Bread, Water, & Shelter”

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START: 8:00 PM August 19, 2011
END: 12:00 PM August 21, 2011


The decisions we make every day, as an individual, have a monumental effect on our community and the earth as a whole. Taking care in choosing what we eat, where we live, and how to preserve our precious resources, like water, can truly change our life and help us remember that we are all part of a greater whole.

During the Omega Institute’s second Design by Nature conference, you’ll have the opportunity to hear a number of inspiring stories from visionaries who have brought change to their communities and beyond by making choices that preserve life’s essentials:

  • Erin Brockovich, the woman responsible for winning the largest medical settlement in history against a company poisoning the water of an entire town, encourages us to stand up on behalf of our community.
  • Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, shares how environmental justice and green-collar jobs can transform our communities.
  • Laurie David, producer of An Inconvenient Truth and author of The Family Dinner, talks about how to cut through the fog of modern living to recreate community.
  • Josh Fox, filmmaker and director of Gasland, inspires us to take a stand to protect our precious resources.
  • Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and You Have the Power shares how to choose courage in a culture of fear.
  • Bob Berkebile, founding principal of BNIM Architects, show us how architecture can foster holistic, integrated communities.

Robert “Skip” Backus, Omega’s chief executive officer, hosts Omega’s second Design By Nature conference. For more information call 800-944-1001 or visit You can register for the event here.

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