Breakthrough Solutions for People and Planet
At a time when support for democracy is declining in the U.S., undemocratic institutions like the workplace can instill a fatalistic outlook that erodes democratic sentiments and leaves us open to manipulation by demagogues. Will Flagle, senior research associate at Democracy Collaborative, explores solutions that communities are using to "flex their democratic muscles," such as cohousing and minipublics.
As we closed out a tumultuous year, the 2020 Bioneers Conference was a much-needed gathering around solutions to our biggest social and environmental challenges. Now we’re sharing this wisdom with the world. We’re excited to announce the release of all 2020 keynote addresses.
Legendary science fiction novelist Kim Stanley Robinson speaks with Bioneers about the science and current events behind his new book, his take on utopian thinking, geo-engineering and much more.
White supremacist ideologies have intensified during the four years under the Trump administration, but the struggle for racial justice has predated this moment in history and will continue beyond Trump. BIPOC communities are leading the movement toward a democracy that works for everyone, but that can’t come before we face our legacy as a nation. In this panel discussion from the Bioneers 2020 Conference, racial justice advocates discuss what comes next.
Bioneers and Mycelium Youth Network are offering a series of storytelling workshops for frontline youth called Telling Our Stories: Re-Envisioning the Future in 2021. Learn more about this innovative endeavor and how you can support youth leadership at this essential moment.
Humans have forgotten how to breathe correctly, so the journalist James Nestor traveled the world to find out where we went wrong. In his new book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art," Nestor tells the tale of exploring secret Soviet facilities, the smoggy streets of São Paulo and beyond, to learn the hidden science behind powerful ancient breathing practices.
The food system is not broken; it’s working exactly the way it’s supposed to as a caste system based on demographics, economics, and race. If we’re going to transform this food system, we have to look at power and who has power. The current food system is controlled by a handful of people who are predominantly white men.
Visionary researcher Paul Stamets has spent more than 40 years studying mycelium and its role in sustaining life from the ground up. Now he's using those restorative properties to save the bees from extinction.
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