Systems Change to Revolutionize our World for the Better

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In order to make meaningful change in society, we must address the root causes of its problems — not just treat the symptoms.

This week, we highlight bioneers who are challenging broken systems with regenerative solutions for a better world.


brandon king: Making the Transition from Extraction to Regeneration

Given the existential threats of climate change, economic inequality and ever-escalating political instability, we need concrete, integrated solutions to our shared problems. An inspiring model of what such an integrated approach could look like is Cooperation Jackson, an emerging network of worker cooperatives and solidarity economy institutions in Jackson, Mississippi, that is implementing a Just Transition Plan to develop a regenerative economy and participatory democracy in that city.

brandon king, Founding Member of Cooperation Jackson, shares his experiences helping to conceive and build these promising strategies. The goal is to show how we can all put our shoulders to the wheel and build a truly just future.

Watch his full keynote presentation here.


Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: A Conversation On Inventing the Regenerative Economy

As wealth inequality continues to grow, the escalating consequences of traditional economic models that have exploited the Earth and left millions in poverty are pushing us to the brink of transition. But what will the next system look like? How can we build a regenerative system that’s both socially and environmentally sustainable?

In this panel, four citizen leaders challenge the status quo with innovative ideas about what our world looks like beyond capitalism or socialism.

Read more here.


How to Build a New Economy – with Gar Alperovitz and Ted Howard

With growing interest in co-ops, public banking, worker-owned companies and non-profit corporations, could we be setting a new standard for the American ideal, while building a more sustainable economy? This video is part of our Seeding the Field series, which showcases 30 years of transformative solutions.

Watch the short video here.


New from Bioneers.org: Working with Bio-Intelligence of Plants for Healing and Guidance During Insane Times

How can conscious engagement with plants, with which we’ve co-evolved since the dawn of our species, support healing in the physical, emotional and spiritual realms and help mend our separation from nature? Three brilliant herbalists/botanists, long on the cutting-edge of re-empowering the plant-human bond, share their insights.

Listen to the panel audio and read the transcript here.


Nina Simons Speaking at Visionary Summit

Co-Founder Nina Simons will appear on Igniting the Worldwide Spiritual Wildfire We Need Now: A Call to Action on Friday, February 7th. This summit, featuring 23 other thought leaders and created/produced by Joan D’Argo, will address this time of rapid global evolution and offer empowering practical tools to make a more beautiful world possible.

Click here to sign up for free access to the summit, Nina’s interview, and a chapter from her Nautilus Award-Winning book, Nature, Culture, and the Sacred.


What We’re Tracking

  • From Nonprofit Quarterly: “Bridging or Breaking? The Stories We Tell Will Create the Future We Inhabit” | The stories we tell can change how we interact with the people around us, and the two main types of stories — breaking vs. bridging — mean the difference between othering vs. belonging. Written by Bioneers board member john a. powell.
  • From the African American Policy Forum (AAPF): Intersectionality Matters! Podcast | This podcast brings intersectionality to life with host Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
  • From The Democracy Collaborative: “System Change magazine highlights a year of bold ideas” | This new magazine captures the bold ideas and groundbreaking work of The Democracy Collaborative’s leaders, scholars and collaborators in 2019.

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