"Turning the Tide" Conference from Institute at Golden Gate Runs April 14-16
Turning the Tide is designed to reflect the collaborative mission of the Institute, a program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service. Participants with a diverse cross-section of expertise and perspectives will gather to forge solutions to today’s most pressing environmental issues, including climate change, the health of the oceans, water conservation, waste management and wildlife preservation.
As of the last word we had from the Institute, confirmed participants include natural health guru Dr. Andrew Weil; sustainable food leader Alice Waters; Nobel Laureate and climate scientist Stephen Schneider; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy; Ocean Voyages Institute president Mary Crowley, and many others. Plastiki Captain and adventurer David de Rothschild, a 2009 Turning the Tide speaker, is scheduled to link in to the group via live satellite feed from his Plastiki catamaran on the Pacific. Several of last year’s participants will also discuss the actions that resulted from their attendance in 2009.
The Institute will webcast several conference keynotes and breakout sessions during the conference, and will include the public in real-time discussions via Twitter and Facebook feeds. All interactive components can be accessed through the Institute’s home page.
Turning the Tide will again be held at the Cavallo Point Lodge at Fort Baker in Sausalito, by the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. Over the past year, the partnership behind the transformation of Fort Baker from a former U.S. military base into the popular hotel has been recognized with a number of sustainability awards, including the Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation; the 2009 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) from the State of California; and LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
A special pre-release showing of the new film Oceans is part of the event, and tickets can be bought separately by the public.
More information on Turning the Tide is available here, including ticketing, updated scheduling, and speaker details, or you can call (415) 561-3560.
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