What's Good For You is Good For the Planet /Building Next-Generation Economies for Earth's Ecosystems /Park Prescriptions for the Outdoors

Turning the Tide conference 2009:

What’s Good for You is Good for the Planet

Check up with Dr. Ornish on his latest work connecting health and the outdoors. We will also hear how his work is reversing heart disease, influencing health reform, encouraging large corporations to be more eco-friendly, and finding that changing your lifestyle changes your genes.

Dr. Dean Ornish, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute

Building Next-Generation Economies for Earth’s Ecosystems: Business and the Environment/Sustainable Communities

How will NGOs, businesses, and government agencies coordinate genuine economic solutions for capital-poor markets? Global leaders address the potential role that sustainable tourism can play in creating new economies—economies that address the most pressing problems of environmental degradation.

Moderated by: Megan Epler Wood, Principal, EplerWood International and Founder, The Internat ional Ecotourism Society (TIES)
Charles Slaughter, Founder and President, Living Goods
Paul D. Milton, Chief Executive Officer of Development and General Partner, Singita Portfolio Partners
Michael Wright, Managing Director, Coastal East Africa, World Wildlife Fund

Park Perscriptions for the Outdoors: Health and National Resilience

Health providers, short on time and stretched in all directions, spend most of their clinical hours treating active disease rather than focusing on prevention. There are few financial incentives for patients—and very little insurance reimbursement for health providers—to pursue exercise and lifestyle interventions. What are the opportunities to link doctors, patients, and the great outdoors to help ensure our national health and resilience?

Moderated by: Doug McConnell, Host, OpenRoad with Doug McConnell, Exploring the West Dr. Stephen Lockhart, Board Chair, Naturebridge;and Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health, East Bay Region
Dr. Victoria Maizes, Executive Director, Arizona Center for Integrated Medicine
Dr. Daphne Miller, Associate Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Dean Ornish, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute

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