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Ecological Design
The Biomimicry Educator Ripple Effect

In this new short film, get a sneak peek into a professional development training for educators hosted by the Biomimicry Institute, Bioneers, and Ten Strands.

Knowledge Is Power: Independent Media and the Information Revolution

This week, we highlight work from independent media groups and discuss how nonprofit media is adjusting to meet the demands of today’s readers, listeners and viewers.

How Sierra Magazine, At 126 Years Old, Is Keeping ‘Environmental’ Journalism Fresh

Jason Mark of Sierra Magazine discusses the uptick of mainstream environmental media coverage, what it means for environmental activism as a whole, and how Sierra, an over-100-year-old publication, fits within the new media landscape.

Building a Better News Landscape

There is a way to build a better, more just and democratic model for journalism than the corporate media of the past. In this panel, we hear from the courageous people doing it.

The Triumphs and Challenges of a Young Climate Activist

A young climate activist develops emotional intelligence and courage while juggling the pressures of being a teenager with her fight for a better future.

Listen Now: 9 of Our Favorite Independent Podcasts

Independent media serves the critical role of providing a platform for underrepresented voices that would be otherwise unheard in mainstream media. Here are seven independent podcasts that you can listen to now.

Featured Media
Laboring For Justice: See No Stranger

Valarie Kaur says to overcome racism and nationalism, we must not succumb to rage and grief; Social movements must be grounded in an ethic of love.

The Indigenous Art of Following Wisdom from the Heart

Native activist Ilarion Merculieff describes how his traditional Unangan upbringing instilled the importance of being connected with the self, but also with the rest of nature.

Women's Leadership
Nina Simons – Roots and Branches

Opening remarks from Bioneers Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Strategist Nina Simons.

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