Throughout the year, Bioneers “faculty” – the amazing visionary leaders who host Bioneers workshops, sit on panels and deliver keynotes at the Bioneers Conference every year – are a source of inspiration and public thought leadership. Here is a recent roundup of some Bioneers faculty in the news:
The Huffington Post published a post-election piece by john a. powell, UC Berkeley Professor of Law, African American and Ethnic Studies, on Resistance And The Rebirth Of Inclusion.
Climate activist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben delivered the inaugural Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture on the Fate of the Earth, shortly after the US elections. His talk, entitled How the Active Many Can Overcome the Ruthless Few, was published in The Nation.
“When the history of the 20th century is written, I’m hopeful that historians will conclude that the most important technology developed during those bloody hundred years wasn’t the atom bomb, or the ability to manipulate genes, or even the Internet, but instead the technology of nonviolence.”
– Bill McKibben
Canadian author, journalist, and activist Naomi Klein received the Sydney Peace Prize, Australia’s international prize for peace. Her acceptance speech, We Are Hitting the Wall of Maximum Grabbing, was published in The Nation.
When it comes to climate action, it’s abundantly clear that we will not build the power necessary to win unless we embed justice—particularly racial but also gender and economic justice—at the center of our low-carbon policies.”
– Naomi Klein
The Fair Food Network, founded by Oran Hesterman, produced this short inspiring video about Double Up Food Bucks, a food justice success story in Flint, Michigan.
Popular Science published an article and video about Bren Smith, the fisherman hero whose revolutionary non-profit GreenWave is reinventing sustainable ocean farming.
I don’t want a farm with 1,000 acres. What I want is thousands of fishermen with their own 20 acres and a boat — being able to share infrastructure in order to create biofuel, in order to create kelp noodle,” said Smith. “We’re using mother nature’s technologies in order to build businesses that are actually green and sustainable and really address the climate crisis.”
Looking for some more good news? Cleantechnica featured Danny Kennedy, managing director of the California Clean Energy Fund, in this story about the Trump-proof, inexorable rise of renewables.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, whom we are thrilled to welcome to the Bioneers Board of Directors, was awarded the 2016 Children’s Climate Prize by Swedish renewable energy company Telge Energi.
And last but not least, Fania Davis was featured in an article in Yes Magazine on How to Attempt Racial Healing – Even During a Trump Presidency.