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“Fossil fuel people used to ignore us. They laughed at us and said, ‘Renewables are too small, too ridiculous.’ Now they say, ‘Renewables are too big, too impactful, too much change for the grid.’” Danny Kennedy speaks to the Los Angeles Times.
“Indigenous people do not need white interpreters for the world to understand our stories, our traditional knowledge or its value. The attention given to such grassroots movements as Idle No More and more recently Standing Rock has shown us this.” Clayton Thomas-Müller writing on Gord Downie’s latest honor, allyship, and collective indigenous resilience for CBC News.
Fascinating article on the interplay between restorative justice and architecture/design, featuring Fania Davis. Learn more about social justice and design at this #Bioneers2017 panel!
“Those whom my ancestors called relatives were renamed natural resources.” Robin Wall Kimmerer in Orion Magazine
Two of our favorite sheroes together! #Bioneers2017 keynote speaker, Amy Goodman talks with the brilliant Naomi Klein about her new work, “No is Not Enough” on Democracy Now!.
Bioneers honorary board member, Larry Rasmussen, is speaking at this eco-spirituality workshop in Ghost Ranch alongside Mary Evelyn Tucker – register today!
Environmental organizations aren’t diverse enough to build an effective movement – at a time when activism matters more than ever. Vien Truong speaks to Grist on the “Unsustainable Whiteness of Green.”
Grandmother Flordemayo invites you to be part of a weekend retreat with her in Eugene, Oregon this August.
“A lot of good work is being done to expand access clean energy, but we need to set a bigger, north star goal. Everyone should have access to the economic benefits of clean energy. No one should have to raise their kids in sight of a power plant or a polluted river. It’s time we aimed at 100 percent clean energy for all, as fast as possible.” Billy Parish writes on environmental justice in the San Francisco Examiner.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS: interested in displaying your work at #Bioneers17?
We need your help! We’re looking for installations for the 2017 Bioneers Conference grounds, brilliant roving performers, and visual art for our incredible exhibit hall. Fill out your application today!
How does the media fail? Amy Goodman speaks to AJ+ on the big failures when it comes to covering President Trump.
“We need to give the rivers more places to flow. Protection against climate change is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain, and the chain in our case includes not just the big gates and dams at the sea but a whole philosophy of spatial planning, crisis management, children’s education, online apps and public spaces.” Henk Ovink in the New York Times!
Need something new to watch? Check out this fascinating film featuring Tribal Chief Caleen A. Sisk about the Winnemem Wintu people’s work to bring their salmon back to the rivers of Northern California.
“Restaurant workers have the highest rates of home insecurity of all workers; you have people working full time and homeless.” Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, speaking at #Bioneers2017.