Bioneers in the News: August 2017
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“The terrible thing about racism is it’s a no-win situation. That’s the trap that we’re in, [and it’s the] same with politics. If we don’t reach out and try to build some bridges, we get run over. If we do reach out and try to build some bridges, then we get taken advantage of. That’s not the conclusion; that’s the premise. Now what’s your strategy?” Van Jones covering Charlottesville on CNN and NPR Music
“We know that in order to be a demos that is united across lines of race, gender, class, and age, we have to foster relationships. We have to actually get to know one another.” #Bioneers2017 keynote speaker, Heather McGhee, on C-SPAN Washington Journal
Demos President Heather McGhee also graced the latest “Pod Save America” cast, discussing Harvey response efforts and how to address racial inequities in the wake of Charlottesville with former Deputy FEMA Administrator Richard Serino, Jon, and Tommy:
“Why is the world so beautiful?” This is a question Robin Wall Kimmerer pursues as a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
Anita Sanchez has a brand new book: “The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times.” Elders pass down their four most essential spiritual practices to help you fulfill your truest desire for meaning, wisdom, and heartfelt connection.
“We know what we don’t want, we know the problems that come with fossil fuel infrastructure, but how do we transition away from that in a way that doesn’t take jobs away from people?’” Kandi Mossett featured in Ms. magazine
Bren Smith on VICE News Tonight:
Terry Tempest Williams spoke to KQED on her latest book, “The Hour of Land.”
“The ROI on biomimicry—the return on inspiration—will be an economy that creates conditions conducive to the long-term success of all species. We know it’s possible because it’s happening all day, every day right outside our doors.” Janine Benyus in the Green Money Journal
The Buckminster Fuller Challenge has announced 17 Semifinalists from their 2017 entry pool! The selected initiatives present solutions to critical global problems across a variety of disciplines »
Can the courts fix climate change? Several groups and individuals around the United States, including Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, have gone to court to try to do what the Trump administration has so far declined to do: confront the causes and effects of global warming. “We cannot rely on politicians anymore. We cannot rely on the United Nations and President Trump to do what is necessary for the people and for the planet.” Xiuhtezcatl on Fusion TV and in the New York Times:
“We know that in order to be a demos that is united across lines of race, gender, class, and age, we have to foster relationships. We have to actually get to know one another.” #Bioneers2017 keynote speaker, Heather McGhee, on C-SPAN Washington Journal »
What is a “just transition,” anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, for Yes! Magazine
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