Grassroots Network intern Scott Gast brought the Orion presence to the 2008 Bioneers By the Bay Conference this weekend in New Bedford, MA. This year’s speaker line-up included Janine Benyus, David Orr, Kenny Ausubel and Majora Carter. Scott comes back to us with reports of a large and diverse crowd in attendance, and evidence that a movement to restore the world is becoming increasingly relevant across all ages and walks of life. There was much talk of the “seismic” cultural shift mounting around sustainability and the linking up of the environmental and social justice crowds. The annual Bioneers conference remains an important forum for these ideas.