Living Here: A Celebration of Bioregions

  • 03 Nov 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Environmental Center Main Library, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

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What does it take to think and act locally in ways that respect the place and recognize that we are sustained by it? Find out by joining us for a special showing of the Planet Drum exhibit by Judy Goldhaft, '61 (Director at Planet Drum Foundation) for Cornell alumni & friends at the San Francisco Public library.


Agenda: 

1-2 pm: Special showing of Planet Drum Exhibit

2 pm: Join us for drinks after the exhibit. Venue TBD. Cash bar!


Planet Drum was founded in 1973 to provide an effective grassroots approach to ecology

that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination and regional self-reliance.

It developed and defined the concept of a bioregion -- a coherent life place, often bounded by a watershed, where nature and humans coexist. Using the bioregion (or life-place) as a jumping off place, Planet Drum developed innovative and pioneering materials to educate people about and explore their places.


The San Francisco Public Library sifted through 45 years of Planet Drum’s voluminous

publications including maps, journals, art, poetry, manifestos, posters, theater and politics to put together an exhibit that is beautiful as well as insightful. It has sections on

mapping, periodicals, “Bundles” ( a form of unbound publications that Planet Drum

innovated), and two large projects—The Green City Project in the SF Bay Area and The

Ecuador Project on the coast of Ecuador.


Both in San Francisco and internationally people are rethinking local, recognizing that

we are supported by our ecosystems and developing long term sustainable ways for living in them. This exhibit displays the growth of an awareness, understanding and involvement with physical places. We are part of the places where we live, and we can only hope to save the biosphere by saving the individual bioregions.


Questions? Contact Raj Uppala, MBA '15


Event proceeds go towards funding two Cornell endowed scholarships for deserving students in the Bay Area, and platform maintenance. 

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