Overview 2020

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Growing Biodiversity and Eliminating Toxics as Regenerative Climate Solutions 

Beyond Pesticides 38th Annual Conference | City of Boulder Community Call to Action

Friday and Saturday, April 17-18 · Boulder Public Library

Join us for a field trip on Thursday, April 16, beginning at noon, to explore ecological land management. (TBA)

Our food system and landscaping practices are contributing to climate change and biodiversity loss. What if the systems that created these problems hold the key to solving them? Join scientists, policymakers, grassroots organizers, educators, writers, artists, and hands-on practitioners to share ideas and create transformative solutions.


Partial List of Confirmed Speakers

Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, researcher at NYU Langone Health focused on identifying the role of environmental exposures in childhood obesity and cardiovascular risks, and documenting the economic costs for policy makers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin in children proactively. Author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer.

Tyrone Hayes, PhD, professor of integrative biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Groundbreaking researcher on endocrine disruptors.

Stacy Malkan, co-founder and co-director of U.S. Right to Know. She is the author of the award-winning book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, and a co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Emma Rosi, ecosystem ecologist and Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY, where she serves as the director of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study.

Amy Lewisaward-winning nonprofit leader at WILD Foundation and scholar of environmental policy. Her research explores the relationship between democratic decision-making and policies that benefit the environment.

Jon Lundgren, PhDagroecologist, Director ECDYSIS Foundation, and CEO for Blue Dasher Farm. Lundgren’s research and education programs focus on assessing the ecological risk of pest management strategies and developing long-term solutions for regenerative food systems.

Keymah Durden, co-founder of Rid-all Green Partnership in Cleveland, OH. Focuses on food justice, stormwater management, public relations, and deconstruction activities.

Milena Fiore, executive director of ReScape Californina. Uses whole systems, regenerative practices in order to assure the health of the environment and the community. Under her leadership ReScape is directly addressing current climate issues.

Melinda HemmelgarnRD, registered dietitian, investigative nutritionist, advocate; host, nationally syndicated Food Sleuth Radio, Columbia, MO.

Chip Osborne, president, Osborne Organics, Inc.; chair, Recreation and Parks Commission; Marblehead, MA.

Brett KenCairnSenior Policy Advisor for Climate & Resilience, City of Boulder.