Mendocino County: Declare Local Sovereignty!


The Mendopendence Conference is an exciting forum for individuals and organizations to come together and highlight some of the most exciting initiatives underway in our community, and to take specific action on new efforts that will create a sustainable and healthy local living economy.

What better time to discuss local sovereignty than Independence Day weekend?

The program focuses on four main topics: Food, Energy, New Economy and Media. There will be more than 10 panels & workshops featuring local and national speakers.

Together, we will draft  and sign a “Declaration of Local Sovereignty,” with principles to guide the future of decision-making in Mendocino County.

Come create with us!

July 1-4th, 2011 in Mendocino, California Mendocino Recreation Center

Presented by DreamLabs and the Mendocino Coast Environmental Center in partnership with Mendocino Coast Recreation & Park District.

Conference Schedule

Friday night 4:30p Registration/Check-in 5:45 Carpool meet-up at Fort Bragg City Hall parking lot 7 Dinner 8 Surprise Keynote Speaker!

Saturday 8:30a Carpool meet-up at Fort Bragg City Hall parking lot 9 Breakfast 10 The Mendopendence Vision: Justin & Sarah 11 – 12:30 Workshops

  • Reclamation & Reconstruction: Industry Opportunities
  • Local Media for Local Issues: Online Media

12:45p Lunch 1:30-3 Workshops

  • Local Media for Local Issues: Radio & Print
  • Green Business Certification Program

3:15- 4:45 Workshops

  • Growing Food, Growing Farmers
  • DIY: Off the Grid

5-6:00 Presentation by Dreaming New Mexico, a project of Bioneers 6:15 Dinner 7:00 Local Musicians Showcase

Sunday 8:30a Carpool meet-up at Fort Bragg City Hall parking lot 9-10 Breakfast: Tanya Wyldflower “Consciousness Shift Needed for Sustainability” 11-12:15 Community Mandala Project 12:30p Lunch 1:30-3 Workshops

  • Community-based Finance
  • The Grange Revival

3:15-4:45 Workshops

  • Solar Solutions
  • Virtual Food Hub

5-6:15 Workshop: Whole group session on Declaration of Local Sovereignty 6:30 Dinner: BBQ & live music

Monday 9a Breakfast 10-11 Declaration Signing 11 Mendopendence Parade & After-Party at Friendship Park and our very own Mendopendence “Bazaar” adjacent to the Mendocino Rec Center, showcasing sustainability initiatives.

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