Eco Hero Award Honoring Visionary Mycologist Paul Stamets & Award-winning Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg

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Organizer: margie bushman
Posted by:margie

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Eco Hero Award

Honoring Visionary Mycologist Paul Stamets &

Award-winning Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg

Friday, June 17, 6:30-9pm, 2022

TICKETS $20, $40, & $100

Location: Lobero Theatre

33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Tickets on Sale Now: Lobero Ticket Office

805-963-0761,  Lobero.com


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Please join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network as we celebrate our second annual Eco Hero Award honoring visionary mycologist Paul Stamets and award-winning cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg


The Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Eco Hero Award honors those individuals who have committed themselves to work in service of the planet and its inhabitants for more than thirty years, with actual solutions and concrete ways forward that benefit many, often on a global scale, while demonstrating pathways forward for future generations.


Both Paul Stamets and Louie Schwartzberg will join us to receive the award, Paul live via Zoom, with Louie live in theater.  They will share their experiences—what inspired them, how they made their projects happen, and what challenges they faced along the way—with time for the audience to ask questions, especially encouraging youth attending to interact.


Film clips from their collaboration on joint projects, including the amazing Fantastic Fungi film will be shown, and also clips from Louie Schwartzberg’s most recent film, Gratitude Revealed will also be shared with the audience.


A special treat following the event will be beautiful time-lapse MOVING ART photography of nature’s splendor projected on the outdoor wall of the Lobero Theatre, which Louie Schwartzberg also shared with audiences at the Vatican in St. Peters Square in Rome in 2015.  All are welcome to attend.

Paul Stamets is a preeminent mycologist in the United States and an award-winning author, researcher, and renowned speaker, sharing with the public the unusual and profound connection between humans and mushrooms. He is an entrepreneur and founder of Fungi Perfecti, a family-owned, environmentally-friendly company, and has authored many books including, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Heal the World, and Fantastic Fungi, written in collaboration with the Fantastic Fungi film.


Louie Schwartzberg is an American director, producer, and cinematographer, recognized as a pioneer in high-end time-lapse cinematography, and visual artist known for breaking down barriers of perception and taking viewers on journeys of time and scale.  For more than forty years, with his studio Moving Art his passion has been telling stories through film that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, most recently with the conscious shifting film Fantastic Fungi where once again he makes the invisible visible for his audiences.


The event takes place at the Lobero Theatre on Friday, June 17, from 6:30 pm – 9 pm, tickets on sale at the Lobero Ticket office (fees apply), 805-963-0761; Lobero.com (current COVID-19 mandates for public theaters are listed on the Lobero website).  For more information, www.sbpermaculture.org; margie@sbpermaculture.org.

A Community Event Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network




Cosponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Blue Sky BiocharBamboo DNATeeccinoCommunity Environmental Council (CEC), SBCC Environmental HorticultureExplore EcologyRegenerative Landscape AllianceIsland Seed & FeedOrella Ranch-Gaviota GivingsSanta Barbara AquaponicsSustainable World RadioWorld Business AcademyThe Optimist DailyQuail Springs Permaculture, Hour Books, Mesa Harmony GardenWingnut Mushroom FarmRincon-Vitova InsectariesOjai Center for Regenerative Agriculture (CRA), and the Santa Barbara Independent.

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