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Salon: Our Relationship with Nature, San Francisco

Thursday, May 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Salon: Our Relationship with Nature, San Francisco

In-Person Event | San Francisco
Thursday, May 18, 2023
6:00pm – 9:00pm PT


Location information will be provided in a separate email once your registration has been confirmed.

Human beings are indelibly shaped by the world around us. From the biological structures, systems, and processes that we adapt from nature to solve complex human problems to the ways our every decision and action have direct implications for the burgeoning climate crisis, our lives, choices, and even our jobs are inextricably linked to the natural world. From community-based green energy hubs in cities, to Living Seawalls, there are so many ways that we are innovating to restore ecosystems, and reconnect people with Nature. 

In a series of in-person salons hosted in cities across the U.S., NationSwell Council leaders will convene to discuss our climate legacy — who we are, how we will be remembered, and what we can still do to make things better for future generations. In San Francisco, we’ll pay special attention to the deadly droughts and wildfires that have been ravaging California in recent years, and the ways rising sea levels, increases in air temperatures, changes in precipitation, and changes in sediment supply will have far-reaching consequences for nearly every aspect of the Bay Area’s ecosystem.

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation on the ways our actions have consequences, the legacy we want to leave as leaders, parents, friends, and global citizens, and how the ways in which we show up as people will be mirrored in the natural world surrounding us for decades to come.


Ray Hutchison

Vice President, NationSwell Council


Featured Participant

Julia Collins

Founder and CEO

Planet FWD

Adriana Guerrero

Executive Director

Brown Girl Surf

Chad Frischmann


Regenerative Intelligence


6:00 PM

Welcome and Happy Hour

7:00 PM

Formal Discussion

8:15 PM

Reflect and Mingle

COVID-19 In-Person Policy

The health and safety of our NationSwell members, staff, and community is incredibly important to us. In order to keep everyone safe, we require proof of full vaccination from everyone in attendance at the event. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least 14 days after receiving the final vaccine in a one- or two-shot protocol with a vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO (including emergency use authorization). We also encourage all attendees, presenters, and staff to wear a mask when in the event space and not actively eating or drinking

For more information, you can view our Health and Safety Policy here.

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Thursday, May 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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