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2017 Highlights Sustainability is about people. It’s about you. It’s about all of us – together. "Sustain Dane takes community involvement and partnership to a whole new level. Not only was the Badger Bioneers conference full of amazing people, topics, and energy, it's unique activities fostered a very real and true connection between participants, sponsors and presenters alike." -Allison Lenz, M.O.D. Media


Dr. Michael McAfee PolicyLink


Gregg Potter Project Kinect

Mario Garcia Sierra MGE, Centro Hispano


Aaron Perry Rebalanced-Life

Natasha Smith REAP Farm to School

Project Green Teen Shabazz City High School

Keynote VIDEOS

Victor Pineda World Enabled

Dallas Goldtooth Indigenous Environmental Network

Sustain Dane's Badger Bioneers 2017


Mark Richardson GigBlender

Sustain Dane's Badger Bioneers 2017


More than activists, leaders, students, and professionals across our community united for a full day

94% 94% of participants learned that equity and inclusion are core values of sustainability Badger Bioneers reached over people on Facebook


35+ college & high school students

connected with the larger sustainability community


"Great day at Badger Bioneers! Lots of inspiring ideas and people. So heartening to know how many talented people are working together to build a better world for future generations."

Community members nominated local sustainability champs for the Badger Bioneers Award


At Badger Bioneers, of participants gained a deeper understanding of the Madison region's strengths and challenges

88% of participants will support more

initiatives that honor our region's diversity

"Badger Bioneers was a great opportunity to network with like-minded leaders and advocates and to hear the powerful stories of a diverse community."

“Badger Bioneers enforced a sense of urgency. We have to get to work now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Now.�

Sustain Dane's Badger Bioneers 2017

Thanks to our SPONSORS "Outstanding speakers, leading edge sustainability topics, wonderful array of exhibitors, attendees from all corners of greater Dane County including community, business and non-profit leaders." -Dave Benforado, Madison Gas & Electric




Waubesa B. Brown Productions LLC | BRAVA Magazine | Community Shares of Wisconsin | Estrellon Home Savings Bank | Numbers 4 Nonprofits | Permaculture Magazine | Promega UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Wingra Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Artisan Dental | City of Madison | designCraft Advertising GDS Associates, Inc. | Ian's Pizza by the Slice | Murphy Desmond S.C. | Palmer Johnson Power Systems | Rapid Improvement Associates | Revolve Promotions | Scott Savage Consulting, LLC Short Stack Eatery | TDS Custom Construction | Webcrafters | YMO Design Studio Additional Support Care of Creation | Forward Community Investments | Morgridge Center for Public Service RP's Pasta Company Student Facilitator Sponsor UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

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Badger Bioneers 2017 Highlights  

Highlights from Sustain Dane's Annual Conference

Badger Bioneers 2017 Highlights  

Highlights from Sustain Dane's Annual Conference