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Eco-Nomics
Making Democracy a Habit

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.

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Watch & Share Keynotes from the 2020 Conference Now!

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.

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Interview with Kim Stanley Robinson about his book “The Ministry for the Future”
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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.

Nature, Culture and Spirit
Why We Need Healing and Reconciliation

In this guest post, Maija West — an attorney and co-founder of the Healing and Reconciliation Institute — shares Indigenous wisdom that can help us unite and heal.

Justice
Racial Justice Beyond Trump: Confronting an American Legacy

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.

Youth
Bioneers Program Launch of Telling Our Stories: Re-Envisioning the Future

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.

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Nature, Culture and Spirit
James Nestor: How Breathing Exercises Can Change Your Life

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.

Eco-Nomics
Working Against Racism in the Food System

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.

Ecological Design
Solutions Underfoot: How Paul Stamets is Using Mushrooms to Save the Bees

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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