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John Todd, Buckminster Fuller Awardee, Eco-Pioneer, Speaks at Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate
John Todd, award winning scientist and developer of the Living Machine, has been a pioneer in the field of ecological design and engineering for nearly five decades. He holds degrees covering the fields of agriculture, parasitology, tropical medicine, fisheries and ethology. Todd is the founder and president of Ocean Arks International, a non-profit research and education organization and co-founder of New Alchemy Institute, a research center that has done pioneering investigation into organic agriculture, aquaculture and bioshelters. In 2008 he received the Buckminster Fuller Award for the best idea/concept to help save the planet/humanity. In 2007 he was named one of the top 100 visionaries of the 20th century by "Resurgence and Ecologist" magazine, and in the "Genius Issue" of Esquire he was profiled as one of the top 35 figures in "Inventing Modern America."
Todd joins an impressive roster of colleagues including Alfredo Quarto, founding director of the Mangrove Action Project, Peter Girguis of Harvard University's Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Department, Anamarija Frankic, founding Director of the University of Massachusetts Boston's Green Harbors Project and Biomimicry LivingLabs, Mark McMenamin, co-author of Hypersea and The Gardens of Ediacara, Joseph Roman of the University of Vermont's Gund Institute and author of Whales and Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species, Tom Goreau, president of the Global Coral Reef Alliance and co-editor of Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration and Reversing co2 Increase, and Judith Schwartz, author of Cows Save The Planet and Water In Plain Sight.
Adam Sacks, Executive Director of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, wrote "in our prior six conferences we examined eco-restoration and the power of nature to heal global damage and reverse global warming. In this conference we will step beyond our conventional assumptions to hear from forward-thinking scientists, ocean restoration experts, fisheries professionals and activists about the remarkable possibilities of regenerated abundant oceans for a healthy and livable planet, on land and at sea."
The "Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate" conference, open to the public, will feature talks and panel discussions by these and other leading practitioners of work being done to restore health to ecosystems. Full conference information is at http://bio4climate.org/
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded in 2013 to promote maximizing nature's potential to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere and cool the planet.