Healing our Planet, Healing Ourselves

EcoFairfield and Dharma Foundation present
“Healing our Planet, Healing ourselves’:

Learn how our tropical rainforests, the ‘lungs of our planet’ are being destroyed at the alarming rate of 6 soccer fields a minute and the impact that is having on Mother Earth.

You will hear ways you can be more ecologically conscious that can make a difference in the quality of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Learn how you can help affect climate conditions, the preservation of thousands of species of plants and animals, as well as the Indigenous people who have untold ancient wisdom yet to be shared with us.

Shipibo Children

Come hear Maryann speak at the Fairfield Arts and Conventions Center’s meeting room number 2 next Saturday, April 21st, from 10-11am. She is also hosting a workshop titled “Plant Wisdom holds the Key to Radiant Vitality at any age” in the same meeting room from 2-3pm later the same day. Admission is free!

About the workshop, imagine plants growing in pristine virgin soil deep in the heart of the Rainforest.  Plants store information within them just as humans do.  Imagine the vast amount of information these whole wild botanicals contain.  Theirs is a message of ecological harmony and balance going back for generations.

Scientists now confirm that new discoveries in Rainforest plants hold the keys to reversing degenerative disease and accelerating health and vitality for us and future generations.

Maryann is an Amazon herb independent distributor

Attend and learn some of the secrets the medicine men and women have known for
centuries that make it possible to experience a high quality of lifelong, radiant vitality. This program will include a tasting of some delicious “guilt free” healthy chocolate, sustainably harvested and obtained in a ‘more than fair trade’ way.

Maryann Hesse, a rainforest ambassador who has traveled to South America and
communed with Indigenous tribes, will share heartwarming stories and first hand accounts of these amazing healing botanicals in her workshop; and heartbreaking stories of happenings that affect us individually, and greatly affect the health of our planet during her presentation.

Maryann with a village elder

9 more days till Earth-Day weekend. We can hardly wait.
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EcoFairfield 2012 Team
Serve. Connect. Inspire.
Because our locals are awesome!

Press Release on The Review

EcoFairfield recently featured on an article at The Review. Here it is word for word, pictures added by us.

Annual Eco-Fair, Rebranded EcoFairfield, Coming April 20–22

With a greater emphasis on local experts and a focus on service to the community, the 12th annual Eco-Fair this year is entitled EcoFairfield.

Coinciding with Earth Day, the event will feature workshops, local vendors and businesses, and community sustainability projects. The goal is to create a movement to serve, connect, and inspire the citizens of Fairfield.

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Organizers have planned a “day of service” on Friday, April 20, that will entail working on local projects to benefit the community and provide a hands-on learning experience. Major tree planting efforts are planned for the entire weekend in collaboration with the Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards Program.

The keynote speaker, Seth Braun, will focus on shaping a collective vision for the future of Fairfield. Based in Fairfield, Mr. Braun is an author, speaker, personal coach, entrepreneur, musician, and founder of Indestructible Success. He has offered keynote speeches, seminars, and training to a wide range of organizations and individuals around the country.

Other local or regional speakers and workshop hosts who had confirmed as of mid-February include Fred Kirschenmann from the Leopold Center; Christian Renaud from StartupCity in Des Moines; Michael Cook, a former organizer of the Village Building Convergence in Portland, Oregon; Francis Thicke, author, sustainable agriculture expert, and founder of Radiance Dairy; Maryan Hesse, an Amazon forest ambassador; and Nick Campney from One-Hundred Trees.

EcoFairfield 2012's Keynote Speaker
Seth Braun

While EcoFairfield will feature a day of service, organizers see this event as spearheading ongoing service projects in Fairfield related to sustainability and have created a Facebook page that lists local opportunities to volunteer.

EcoFairfield 2012 will also include the annual Eco Jam Fashion Show on Saturday evening, April 21, complete with catwalk and models. Designers are hard at work combining sustainability with art by creating garments that are made of recycled, vintage, or organically and sustainably manufactured materials.

EcoFairfield is a collaboration of the city of Fairfield, the Fairfield Public Library, Iowa State Extension, Fairfield Volunteer Center, MUM, MyLocal Cooperative, the Dharma Foundation, the Bonnell Building Project, and Fairfield Rotaract, with additional collaborators expected to be joining the effort.

myLocal Cooperative
myLocal Cooperative

“We hope EcoFairfield will be Fairfield’s event of the year,” said Fabiola Domenique, who together with Vinayak Narayana is codirector of marketing for the event.

To participate or for information, email domenique.love@gmail.com.

See also https://ecofairfield.wordpress.com and http://www.facebook.com/EcoFairfield.

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