Ahead of this year’s conference, McBride shares her must-read books and what she sees as one of our biggest challenges right now.
In 20xx May Boeve was a student at Middlebury College when she and several peers teamed up with one of their professors, a writer named Bill McKibben, to launch an organization aimed at catalyzing a global climate movement: 350.org. Here’s what’s happened since.
How can local economies value carbon farming practices in finished consumer goods? Fibershed represents a 160-member producer community, spanning from the Oregon border to San Luis Obispo and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra foothills, that is managing working landscapes strategically to sequester carbon. Burgess gave this talk, transcribed and edited below, as part of the Bioneers Carbon Farming Series.
The Global Climate Action Summit is descending on the Bay Area during the middle of September. Conceived of and hosted by California Governor Jerry Brown, the official event is designed to be a momentum builder towards 2020, a major milestone for the Paris Climate Commitment.
Every year, Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative selects six young people from North America for their outstanding work in activism, campaigns, organizing and leadership in the environmental movement.
When the latest environmental devastation—a clearcut forest, a mountaintop mining site—breaks your heart, it’s easy to sink into despair. Author Trebbe Johnson hopes to inspire others to find joy, make art, and experience ritual, through her book “Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth’s Broken Places.”
We’ve collected five of the Bioneers presentations that have resonated most strongly with our network. These are the videos our audience returns to time and time again. Watch them this weekend, and share the ones that move you with others who seek inspiration.
Paul Muller, a partner at Full Belly Farm in California’s Capay Valley, has been farming organically for 33 years. Full Belly Farm is designed to maximize the layers of life per acre–plant, soil microbes, insects, and animals–while harvesting as much sunlight as possible and growing over 70 different fruit and vegetable crops. Paul explains how Full Belly Farm is working to sequester soil carbon.
Dr. Whendee Silver is Professor of Ecosystem Ecology in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. She is researching the biogeochemical effects of climate change and human impacts on the environment, and the potential for mitigating these effects. Dr. Silver is conducting research for The Marin Carbon Project.
Game-changing ideas begin by seeing the possibilities for a sustainable world reflected in the living systems that surround us. That’s what we celebrate each year in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge—a competition that asks innovators to create radically sustainable human designs inspired by the natural world.