We hope you’re enjoying your print or digital copy of our 25th Anniversary Yearbook, Seeing Around Corners: 25 Years of Visionary Leadership.
It truly was a labor of love to condense 25 years down into a single book. We did our best to cover the highlights, but of course, as with any life well lived, there’s so much more to say.
Below you’ll find links to stories mentioned in the yearbook, plus additional perspectives on Bioneers’ history and the broader context of what’s happened globally this last quarter century.
Thank you again for all you’ve brought to the Bioneers community, and please share and savor Seeing Around Corners with friends and allies!
Links to Bioneers Media Coverage
- “At This Gathering, the Only Alternative Is to Be Alternative,” Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times, October 2006
- “Environmentalism With a Social Conscience,” Joliange Wright, The Nation, November 2007
- “Countdown to Extinction,” Judith Lewis, LA Weekly, August 2007
- “15 Ideas That Could Shake the World,” Utne Reader, March-April 1999
- “Power Steer,” Michael Pollan, The New York Times Magazine, March 2002
Dreaming New Mexico Resources
- Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award: Dreaming New Mexico, press release, 2009
- Dreaming New Mexico website
- Age of Renewables Map and Booklet
- Age of Local Foodsheds and a Fair Trade State Map and Booklet
- Dreaming Planet Earth: Methods for Mapping Future Food and Energy Systems at the Local Level
- Dreaming New Mexico Lessons Plans for grades K-12
Bioneers Look Back 25 Years
Looking back a quarter century to the first Bioneers conference in 1990 feels as though someone hit the world’s fast-forward button.
When we started work on our 25th Anniversary Yearbook, Seeing Around Corners, we saw not only how dramatically the world has changed—but how radically different life is likely to be six years hence in 2020.
Below, Bioneers team members share their reflections on the global stories that have played out of the last 25 years.
Kenny Ausubel, Co-founder & CEO
Evolution is co-evolution, and Bioneers’ arc has tracked with the world’s serial upheavals and shape-shifting zeitgeist.
As we delved into the archive to create our 25th anniversary yearbook, it was startling to realize how very much can change in 25 years. Expect the unexpected, even more so today with a deck increasingly stacked with jokers.
In 1990, it was a moment of great hope. Society seemed to be…read more »
J.P. Harpignies, Associate Producer, Conference & Special Projects
At and around the time of the first Bioneers Conference in the fall of 1990:
- The Berlin Wall had fallen a year before, and the Soviet Union would still exist for another year.
- The first Gulf War had just begun that August.
- E-mail was not in the lexicon and would not become mainstream for several more years.
- James Hansen had testified before Congress about the risks of climate change in 1988, and Bill McKibben's The End of Nature came out in 1989, but concepts of global warming or climate change were… read more »