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Environmental Education
The World Underground: Wisdom from Life Beneath Us

This week we share the work of some of the world’s leading specialists on different aspects of those amazing underground ecosystems, including Suzanne Simard, Ann Biklé, David R. Montgomery, Dr. Daphne Miller, and Merlin Sheldrake.

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Introducing the 2021 Bioneers Conference: Between Worlds

In this time, we’re all called upon to be leaders. Please join us at the Bioneers 2021 virtual conference to experience how some of the wisest among us are bridging the space between worlds and innovating toward incredible solutions.

Food and Farming
Redesigning the Food System for Health, Inclusion and Climate Resilience

Many conventional crops are already hitting their thresholds of heat tolerance and salt tolerance. We’re seeing longer and more frequent droughts than ever before, and these are affecting not only crops but also all the wild creatures that flow into fields because there’s nothing for them to eat out in wildlands. We are beginning to see trends that will, in our lifetimes, change agriculture to the extent that future agriculture will look nothing like what we know it as today, so climate change is disrupting, damaging and in many ways completely undermining the current way we farm.

The Great Systems Overhaul: Remaking the Future

This week, we highlight thought-provoking ideas on systems change from leaders — including systems theorist Joanna Macy, scifi writer Kim Stanley Robinson, scientist Fritjof Capra, and representatives of the forward-thinking Garfield Foundation — hoping to take on these issues at the systemic level.

Nature, Culture and Spirit
Joanna Macy: Entering the Bardo

In this op-ed, eco-philosopher and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy introduces us to the bardo—the Tibetan Buddhist concept of a gap between worlds where transition is possible. As the pandemic reveals ongoing collapse and holds a mirror to our collective ills, she writes, we have the opportunity to step into a space of reimagining.

Restoring Ecosystems
Advocating for the Environment: Using Power for Good – Susan B. Inches

In her new book, Susan B. Inches shows how ordinary citizens can become effective advocates, and highlight strategies for addressing climate change.

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Ecological Medicine
Becoming an Ally and a Food Security Activist in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Carolina Putnam is the founder and Director of Reviveolution, based in Peru that works with an intercultural team of Indigenous wisdom-keepers, inspiring leaders, and global pioneers committed to a socially and ecologically thriving world.

Food and Farming
Managing the Soil for Carbon is Good for the Climate – Whendee Silver

Dr. Whendee Silver of UC Berkeley is researching the bio-geochemical effects of climate change and human impacts on the environment, and the potential for mitigating these effects. Whendee is currently working with the Marin Carbon Project to establish a scientific basis for carbon farming practices that, if implemented globally, could have a significant impact on mitigating climate change.

Food and Farming
Malik Yakini – Food, Race and Justice

Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, will explore how the current industrial food system that supplies most of our food creates inequities, based in part on the social construct we call “race.” He will share wise perspectives on addressing racism, thinking beyond the logic of capitalism and how we…

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