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Art
The Inspirational Artists Influencing Social Movements

This week, we’re sharing some of our favorite art featured at this year’s Bioneers Conference, including installations, participatory art, and performances. We’ll also share a great conversation we had with inspirational artivist David Solnit.

Art
Artivism: David Solnit on Using Art to Influence Movements

Bioneers’ Teo Grossman speaks with arts organizer David Solnit about his history with artivism and how arts and storytelling can lead us toward a brighter future.

Food and Farming
Native Alaskan Fisherman Turns to Kelp Farming to Restore Ocean Health

Dune Lankard, a Native Alaskan, was a commercial fisherman before the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. In response to the catastrophe, he has worked to protect more than a million acres of wild salmon habit along the Gulf of Alaska. But now with crashing fisheries, he has turned to kelp farming to heal the oceans.

Bioneers News
The Pulse 7/21/22: Building Coalitions in the Youth Climate Movement 🌎

This week, we’re excited to share the ideas and experiences of three inspirational young climate activists — Alexandria Villaseñor, Kevin Patel, and Nalleli Cobo — who exemplify how youth the world over can take a stand to create a desirable future.

Environmental Education
Busting the Myth of Primate Patriarchy: The Nature of Sex and Gender in Our Ape Relatives 
Podcasts

World-renowned primatologist Professor Frans de Waal explores the nature of sex and gender among our cousins the apes, and how gender diversity is a common and pervasive potential on nature’s masculine-feminine continuum. In the quest to overcome human gender inequality, he suggests that our focus needs to be on the inequality.

Youth
Youth-Led Intersectional Environmentalism: Today, not Tomorrow

Climate-justice leader Kevin J. Patel advocates for a climate-justice movement that centers the voices of young and BIPOC people in order to realize immediate change.

Featured Media
Ecological Medicine
Samuel Myers, MD – Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves
Video

Samuel Myers, a leading figure in the study of the impacts on human health of the accelerating disruptions to Earth’s natural systems shares the guiding principles and implications of this newly emergent, rapidly growing field, recently dubbed “Planetary Health.”

Women's Leadership
Dirt Road Revival: How to Rebuild Rural Politics and Why Our Future Depends on It – Chloe Maxmin & Canyon Woodard

In their new book, "Dirt Road Revival," Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward lay out a road map for progressive campaigns in rural America to build inclusive, robust, grassroots politics that fights for equity and justice across our country.

Ecological Design
Will the U.S. Be a Dystopian Hellscape in 2100 if Emissions Keep Rising?

The US is on a path to an unrecognizably hot future. Here’s what that looks like and how to change course.

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