The third Visionary Summit is a collaboration between The Learning Council, NFV Community Rights Advocates, artists, activists, and scholars. This year’s theme is “Earth Alliance: Empathy and Action with Nature”.
The action will be a continuation of Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy‘s proposed plastic bag ban of 2019. Thanks to a grant from Western Colorado Community Foundation, local seamstresses will fabricate 500 reusable gusseted bags (made of headstock fabric and Chaco straps) that will be gifted to the community on Earth Day and the week preceding the Summit. Builders and artists will also work with participating businesses to make beautiful ‘boomerang boxes’ where the community can borrow and return both plastic and reusable bags.