Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tweet summary from Badger Bioneers 2013 conference

For the third year, I had the priviledge of representing American Family Insurance at the annual Sustain Dane Badger Bioneers event.

Bioneer is (Bio + Pioneer). Bioneers are social and scientific innovators from all walks of life and disciplines. They are engaged citizens who focus on solving our world's most urgent problems within a framework of interdependence.

I think what I like the most about the conference is the diversity. I met UW students from all over campus, interns at various businesses and non-profits, vendors who have products and services to help businesses become more sustainable, and people who are gardening in their back yards and community gardens and are interested in meeting like-minded people (ok, so that last chap was me).

I don't Tweet much, but I do like to Tweet out salient points when I'm at conferences like this one. So in case you aren't following me @joshfeyen, here's what I had to say during the day. If you'd like to see what others had to say, search Twitter for #badgerbioneers2013


  • We know the bad news - now lets focus on the good news and what's possible #livingbuildingchallenge
  • Fail fast, fail often, get till success quicker, Tracy Brandenburg, Cornell
  • Definition of sustainability: managing society today so future generations have same quality of life, Craig Benson
  • The path forward sometimes means making the path while walking on it - Grandpa Bernie
  • check out the awesome new Sustain Dane mission statement
     http://goo.gl/JRUoQx
  • We throw away more than $20b worth of recyclable materials. That is an economic drain on our economy. This from Michael Washburn - I suggest we watch this guy, he's going to change the way we think about garbage and recycling
  • During Michael's talk, I Tweeted this
    I've always wondered why companies that produce all this packaging don't have an obligation to collection and recycling