Naropa University Co-Sponsors 12th Annual Front Range Bioneers Event


Naropa's Divestment Efforts to be Prominently Featured on College Campus Divestment Panel


November 7, 2014 (Boulder, CO)—Naropa University is proud to co-sponsor Front Range Bioneers: A Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event, taking place November 7–9 at the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus. The event will feature broadcasts of plenaries from the national Bioneers Conference, which occurs annually in San Rafael, California, and will include a number of topical presentations and workshops by prominent innovators inspired by nature to approach today’s most urgent ecological and social issues.

The faculty of Naropa University’s Environmental Studies and Peace Studies programs will lead several workshops and plenaries, as well as participate in panel discussions. Representatives from Divestment Naropa, current student Sopa Harmann and alumnus Russell Mendell, will also contribute to the conference, offering participants insights into grassroots climate action. Harmann and Mendell played instrumental roles in initiating Naropa University’s successful effort to fully divest from fossil fuel investments, making Naropa one of several colleges and universities in the country to have done so.

Naropa offers BA degrees in Environmental Studies and Peace Studies, as well as MA degrees in Environmental Leadership, Transpersonal Ecopsychology, and Wilderness Therapy.

The full schedule of Front Range Bioneers events can be found at

About Naropa University ( 
 Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014–15, Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

About Front Range Bioneers ( The Front Range Bioneers companion event creates community opportunities for sharing, learning, and action, and brings together the region’s progressive ideas, people, and organizations. The event features a broadcast of the national Bioneers plenaries and is locally enriched with music and arts; networking; children’s eco-activities; field trips; and sessions, workshops, and keynotes addressing topics of regional importance and community solutions.