September 9-11, San Francisco
September 9th – 11th, come together with leading activists, visionaries, scientists, farmers, and people like you and I. The 2018 Soil Not Oil International Conference is expected to be the larger event so far we have organized.Community powered narrative that addresses those most affected by climate change. What keynotes and presenters we have so far and what the schedule will look like (free meals, keynotes, breakouts, actions, entertainment, film screening, open mixing time). Book sales, chance to network, important cutting edge presentations about regenerating soil, how to heal the planet, social justice leading healthy economies for oppressed people
The 2018 Soil Not Oil Conference will bring together people passionate about restoring global systems of food, climate, ecology, and justice while eliminating usage of fossil fuels and agrochemicals. Farmers, organizers, scientists, policy makers, and activated people will converge for a deep dive into the worlds of implementable, community-powered solutions.
We are living at a critical time where we must address three monumental challenges before us:
- An accelerating climate change, biodiversity erosion and desertification resulting from an insatiable appetite of the capitalist economic system that is driving the planet’s environmental crises,
- The uprooting of millions from their homes and countries through oil wars, resource wars, and economic wars, creating an unprecedented migrant and refugee crises,
- A non-sustainable food and agriculture system that is contributing to soil degradation, climate change, and health crises. Major unsustainable petroleum and synthetic chemical-based industrial agriculture occupies 80% of arable land, generates 25-30% of the greenhouse gases, but only produces 30% of the world’s food. This monoculture model, which increasingly uses genetically modified organisms (GMOs), risks worldwide food security issues and places unacceptable stresses upon human and soil health, biodiversity, and food products.