Institute at the Golden Gate

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 PRESCRIPTIONS 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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Institute at the Golden Gate

Institute at the Golden Gate

The Institute at the Golden Gate is a program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service, dedicated to advancing environmental preservation and global sustainability. The Institute draws on the talent,…


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The Institute at the Golden Gate is a program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service, dedicated to advancing environmental preservation and global sustainability. The Institute draws on the talent, innovation, and motivation of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, and from the magnificent national park facilities at Fort Baker and Cavallo Point, to foster relationships with a diverse array of groups, organizations and individuals who share a common commitment to environmental action and change.

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