Dear Supporters of Burque Bioneers:
We’re writing to let you know that Burque Bioneers has decided to cancel this October’s conference, and re-direct our efforts. Because we have been struggling with capacity (longterm committed volunteers), we have decided to direct our energies into three areas: film screenings, looking for an organization to take on the Burque Bioneers conversation, and a service project sometime in the early spring.
First, we’ll continue to do screenings once a month. The past two months we’ve had really great attendance and an engaged audience. You can expect to see films like Connected, Watershed, and other amazing documentaries. In addition, we will be screening Beaming Bioneers talks at each film screening.
We are looking for a community organization or institutional entity that would like to take on Burque Bioneers. While we believe that there’s real power in grassroots efforts, long term volunteerism isn’t sustainable right now, particularly for this project. We are looking for a school, community group, or institution with additional and established capacity to take on Burque Bioneers. If you are involved with a group who has been looking for a vehicle to discuss issues like water, natural resources, social issues, and more, Burque Bioneers could be just the project. Please email us if you or your group is interested in carrying on the Burque Bioneers conversation.
Finally, we are going to ask the the Open Space Alliance take our residual funds and put them towards the pollinator planting project we planned to happen in conjunction with the conference this fall. We will work with representatives from Open Space to manifest this project in the early spring. If you are on our listserv, you will be notified of when we will be doing this work, and how you can participate.
We would like to thank all of your for your ongoing support of our local group, and hope we can continue the conversation!
Burque Bioneers is the Beaming Bioneers conference partner for the Mid Rio Grande region. We are a subsidiary project of the Open Space Alliance, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We are committed to capturing the sense of excitement, hope, connection and inspiration that is so much a part of the Bioneers conference in tradition. We invite you to join us in in conversation, collaboration, and celebration with innovators, pollinators, conductors, connectors, cultivators, and others.
Social and scientific innovators focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity. These visionaries are already creating the healthy, diverse, equitable and beautiful world we want to live in – our legacy for future generations and the web of life on which our lives depend. You can connect with hundreds or thousands of engaged folks making a real difference by joining the conversation at the national Bioneer’s conference, or by attending a Beaming Bioneers Conference in your region.
What is a Burque Bioneer?
- Takes a holistic, and multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving, by “connecting the dots” among life-giving systems that make up Albuquerque.
- Educates by popularizing breakthrough ideas and practices, while advocating for opportunities to heal and restore our city to its fullest potential.
- Links individuals and networks in order to foster connection, cross-pollination, and collaboration of people and ideas, all focused on positive change.
- Honors and invigorates the ideas and energy of youth by engaging them in key areas of planning and programming.
- Grows social capital by innervating and strengthening strategic networks, including bioregional and community-based alliances.