Winter Workshop 2012

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Theme:
Awareness, Action, Enjoyment
 
Date:
January 27-29, 2012
 
Location:
Treehaven - Tomahawk, WI
The theme for this year's Winter Workshop was “Awareness, Action, Enjoyment.” The weekend included play time, Winter Olympics, Saturday night entertainment, a “Past, Present, Future of EE” panel discussion, great food, and as always the Nertz Tournament.
New to Winter Workshop this year were the Family Friendly additions including special lodging options, kids meal prices, and kids’ activities throughout the weekend.
 John Francis
 
Keynote
John Francis, Ph.D., is known the world over as the Planetwalker. In 1971, Dr. Francis witnessed an oil spill in San Francisco Bay. The effects of the spill compelled him to stop using motorized vehicles. Several months later, to stop the arguments about the power of one person’s actions, he took a vow of silence. His non-motorized lifestyle lasted twenty-two years, and his silence seventeen. During that time Dr. Francis walked across the United States earning a B.A at Southern Oregon State College, an M.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in land resources at the University of Wisconsin. He later sailed and walked through the Caribbean and then walked the length of South America. Dr. Francis spoke on his journey, his unique perspective on environment, and how we can each make a difference in our world. He is the author of: Planetwalker. 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence and The Ragged Edge of Silence: Finding Peace in a Noisy World.