At our next monthly meeting, we welcome Rebecca Burgess, Executive Director of Fibershed and Chair of the Board for Carbon Cycle Institute.
This evening’s presentation will focus on the California ecosystems and specific plant species that offer light and colorfast hues for textiles, and will also explore our region’s fibershed through the lens of plants and whole ecosystems – including our working landscapes. There is a major disconnect between what we wear and our knowledge of its impact on land, air, water, labor and health. Burgess will enlighten us about the biological and human cultural context from which our clothing derives and how understanding, engaging and supporting this system is key to solving global crises – including climate disruption and the rampant inequity within global supply chains that make our clothing.
To learn more about this intriguing topic ahead of our May program, you can also visit Burgess’ website at www.fibershed.org.
The webinar schedule is as follows:
7:10 pm - Webinar opens with SCHS Announcements
7:15 pm - Plant Forum
7:30 pm - Lecture and Q&A with Rebecca Burgess