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For almost 30 years, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of game-changing social and scientific innovators with breakthrough solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other through our acclaimed annual national conference, award-winning media, local Bioneers Network events, and visionary programs and initiatives. Learn more about Bioneers.
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Women's Leadership
Roots and Branches – Stabilizing, Centering and Receiving Guidance From Past Toward Future, and From Below and Above

These are frightening, enraging and uncertain days, and we need each other in community more than ever – both for our individual well-being, and for our collective change-making and movement-building. To bring forth my best in these traumatic times, I feel I have to strengthen and center myself, to act more effectively on behalf of the people and places I most love. Trees have become a great help in this quest.

Birds Will Shit On You

I am convinced that today’s emerging leaders will ultimately succeed in ushering in far more enlightened times. And it’s important to note that much of the progress we have made in the past few decades is still in place — even though we still face many challenges.

Dung Beetle Medicine

We’re charged with cleaning out the stables of a misbegotten, decaying civilization — composting it into fertility — and replanting it with new growth. This is a transformative and traumatic moment — a time of rise and demise. How we navigate the pathways forward will set the course for decades and centuries to come.

Featured Media
Rupa Marya: Decolonizing Medicine for Healthcare that Serves All

Rupa Marya explores how societal influences impact the health of communities and what medicine and medical practitioners can do to take those influences into account.

Women's Leadership
Escaping Control: Linking Gender, Social Movements and Democracy with Gloria Steinem

World-renowned feminist, writer and change-maker Gloria Steinem connects the dots among disparate social movements to reveal the common patterns of oppression that underlie them all.

Food and Farming
Paul Stamets: Report from the Underground

The renowned mycologist and genius discoverer of immunological and bioremedial properties of mushrooms Paul Stamets unveils his latest breakthrough research. Since our species emergence from Africa, mushrooms have represented a thread of knowledge – critical for human survival as medicine, fire portability and the regeneration of forests.

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