As human beings, we’re hard-wired for story and metaphor. We live in a “house made of stories,” as Native American author N. Scott Momaday put it. Changing the story changes the world.

Our impulse to create Bioneers was to spread the inspiring stories and breakthrough solutions for our most pressing environmental and social crises. When people realize solutions exist, it leverages the pressure for change, always our purpose. It became immediately clear the conference provided a perennial wellspring of powerful media content seldom found elsewhere, including marginalized voices and issues.

Our goal has always been to bring attention to the people and projects we showcase. From the inception, we gained press coverage for these stories nationally and locally. We edited, published and disseminated audio and transcripts, including “Voices of the Bioneers” features that quickly found their way into other publications.

We began producing keynote videos and our multi-award-winning radio series in 2001, which are now supplemented by a robust social media presence, including video distribution. Collectively, these efforts reach and educate millions annually.

We’ve served as a source for numerous third-party books and films, such as Michael Pollan’s bestselling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The 11th Hour (in which Bioneers co-founder Kenny Ausubel appeared and which he helped promote with Leonardo at the Cannes and Hollywood premieres).

Today most Americans and many others worldwide get the majority of our “environmental education” through media. Countless people become aware of crucial environmental issues and solutions through Bioneers media, and many become engaged to act. Become a Pollinator and help spread solutions!

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