Friday, February 2nd, 2018 will be an exciting full day! Join us for a day of wellness, science, mission-driven campaigns and heart. Are you ready to learn and be inspired? Choose from nine different workshops that are focused on helping you understand more of the issues, science and themes that influence the health and well being of our community.
From 9:45 to 11am workshops 10, 11 & 12
Workshop #10: Protecting Children from Pesticides. Scientists have know for years that children are especially vulnerable to pesticides. Now, as federal agencies are backing away from safeguarding public health, women in communities across the country are organizing to protect their children from these dangerous chemicals. Women are also pressing for action from policymakers at the state and federal level, and highlighting controversial battles around two widely used pesticides: Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate (aka RoundUp) and Dow chemical’s insecticide, chlorpyrifos. Join our discussion with a panel of environmental health advocates and experts to learn more about successful efforts to protect children from pesticides, and how you can get involved!
Workshop #11: Sacred Activism–The Power of Mother to Transform Our World. Awakened Motherhood is an act of Awakened Activism. The essential power of the Mother is sovereign and unstoppable. At this time in history, what we need are women who are willing to awaken, embrace and engage their natural forces for good. In what ways can we utilize social media and messaging to transform a culture that marginalizes women, especially mothers, into a culture that champions them? Join Awakened Activist and Success Strategist, Wendy Silvers, and Sonali Fiske, Leadership and Visibility Mentor, for a lively, interactive, inspiring dialogue.
Workshop 12–Ditch the Box: Learn to Make Your Own Everyday Beauty Products–Head to Toe. Learn how to replace your commercial beauty products with natural, handmade, and completely customized alternatives in this hands-on workshop. Natural beauty author, Mary Helen Leonard, will demonstrate three base recipes, and attendees will have the chance to customize their own samples to keep. Learn how to make natural and handmade skin an everyday part of your routine – no matter your budget, skin type, or skill level.
From 11:15am to 12:30pm workshops 13, 14 & 15
Workshop #13: Dropping Science: How to Make Vampire Food Safe Again. Come learn the basics of endocrine disruption and it’s impact on health. Pete Myers is founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences. An accomplished author and scientist, his research has found that we are living in a period of intense scientific revolution. Our understanding of the links between the environment and health are radically changing and influencers are on the front lines with scientists communicating this to the public. Pete is actively involved in the primary research on the impacts of endocrine disruption on human health and dedicated to improving the accuracy of scientific reporting of environmental chemicals. Meyers’ research has found that endocrine disrupting chemicals are causing a global public health threat by interfering with hormone action to cause adverse health effects on people. With over 25 years of research behind endocrine disruption, it’s time to bring this issue to mainstream.
Workshop 14–How to Eat Organic Everyday On a Budget. How do you raise a healthy, nutrition-loving non-picky family? Well it’s possible! And the experts are here! Learn how to spend your organic dollars wisely, shop frugally, meal prep, and cook with whole foods. And what about the pitfalls? We’ve got that covered as well. Learn about all the fixes to keep your family on track.
Workshop #15: Taking the Temperature–How Diverse Social Media Groups are Changing & Challenges Ahead. The healthy food movement comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. Assuming the only people who want organic food and safer products are “crunchy moms” would be a false assumption. In this session, we’ll explore the power of niche communities and the value in marketing and embracing all groups. We’ll discuss the many dimensions of diversity in social media niches, from millennials and fitness groups to women of color, in terms of the transformation of our population wanting to be more green, healthy or desiring something better for their families and community.
From 2:30pm to 3:45pm Workshops 16, 17 & 18
Workshop #16: Teasing Fact from Fiction: Understanding How to Read a Supplement Facts Label. Have you noticed that it’s difficult to tell marketing from truth when evaluating nutritional supplements? How do you know you’re making the right choice for you, your family, and your audience when so much is mystified with hyperbole and jargon? In this session you will learn what to look for in nutritional supplements, from 3rd party proof like Non-GMO Verification, Organic Certification and research-backed ingredients — to what to look out for — like “vegetable lubricant” (a.k.a. Magnesium stearate) or “partially hydrogenated oils” (a.k.a “Trans Fats”). You’ll also learn how to better define natural vs. synthetic and what terms like “whole-food based” and “fermented” really mean in reference to the supplements you may have come to know and trust. Join us, and gain a better understanding of how to read your supplement facts labels with tools to help you tease through smoke-and-mirrors marketing to simpler truths. WARNING: This session will be lively and we will reward active participants with cool prizes throughout the session – from NutriGold products to cash prizes to FitBits. Come. Engage. And Learn.
Workshop #17: The Pivot–How to Communicate Principals, Personal and plant-based proteins on a changing landscape. The landscape of food is changing at an unprecedented pace. Lab-grown meats, GMO 2.0, plant-based proteins, soil-less gardens and more. Add to that the constant questioning from family and friends, some well-meaning and some barbed, and it often feels like it requires a PhD to answer the many questions we are now asked about food and body care products. In this session, learn about the most recent trends and controversies, how to respond to questions and how to pose them in a way that engages your audiences.
Workshop #18: What the F*ck Is Going on in Washington? Making Sense of the Political Pulse & Chemicals. The 2016 reform of federal chemical policy gave EPA important new authority to test chemicals, make information about them public, review the safety of chemicals, and restrict chemicals as necessary to protect public health. While the Obama EPA came out of the gate strong in implementing the law and proposed the first bans on uses of three highly toxic chemicals, the Trump Administration put chemical industry staff in charge of chemical safety at EPA who support much weaker rules. This “sharp right turn” brings new challenges for the Campaign to make a strong case for the strongest protections possible — in the states, in the courts, in Congress, and in the court of public opinion.