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These inspiring videos feature visionary leaders working for an environmentally healthy and equitable society. They’re radically re-thinking our guiding economic ideas and practices. Just as economic motives and systems are driving the destruction of nature and human communities, a Green Economy can act as a restorative force. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Visit www.bioneers.org to learn more about our programs, annual conference and local gatherings. Cover image by Mark Wagner (MarkWagnerInc.com)

Bioneers: Green Economy and Business Bioneers

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These inspiring videos feature visionary leaders working for an environmentally healthy and equitable society. They’re radically re-thinking our guiding economic ideas and practices. Just as economic motives and systems are driving the destruction of nature and human communities, a Green Economy can act as a restorative force. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Visit www.bioneers.org to learn more about our programs, annual conference and local gatherings. Cover image by Mark Wagner (MarkWagnerInc.com)

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    The Green Economy & Democratization of Community Wealth | Gar Alperovitz

    The Green Economy & Democratization of Community Wealth | Gar Alperovitz

    Economist and historian Gar Alperovitz digs deep into how we can truly transform our economic system for the better. This speech was given at the 2012 Catalyzing a Resilient Communities Network Intensive, a supplement to the Bioneers National Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 21 min
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    Field Notes from the Green Economy | Alisa Gravitz

    Field Notes from the Green Economy | Alisa Gravitz

    Industry will dominate society’s values for a socially and environmentally regenerative world. Gravitz, President and CEO of Green America, affirms that companies do listen to customer concerns, and energy and water conservation is a matter of their survival. Thanks to battery storage technology, solar and wind are knocking dirty energy off the grid. CSAs and farmers markets are booming, helping reverse the prevalence of childhood illness. As with biodiversity in nature, respectfully engaging unlikely allies is our best strategy for making meaningful change.

    This speech was given at the 2014 Bioneers National Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 22 min
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    Greening the Inner City: Jobs, Health, Justice and the Environment | Omar Freilla

    Greening the Inner City: Jobs, Health, Justice and the Environment | Omar Freilla

    Omar Freilla, one of the nation’s most dynamic and creative young environmental justice leaders, is a founding board member of Sustainable South Bronx and launched Green Worker Cooperatives, an inspiring initiative dedicated to the creation of worker-owned, environmentally friendly manufacturing cooperatives in the South Bronx. Freilla describes how his enterprises in skill training, energy-efficient construction, and equitable planning and policy are harnessing the value of both people and materials to regenerate entire neighborhoods.

    This speech was given at the 2005 Bioneers National Conference and is part of the Re-Imagining Labor in a Green Economy Vol. 1 Collection.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 28 min
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    A Caring, Sustainable Economy for the 21st Century | Ai-Jen Poo

    A Caring, Sustainable Economy for the 21st Century | Ai-Jen Poo

    One of the nation’s most effective and dynamic young labor leaders presents the vision of Caring Across Generations, a new national coalition of 200 advocacy organizations working together for a dignified quality of life for all Americans. Its purpose is to transform some of our most fundamental social and economic challenges – jobs, long-term care and immigration – into opportunities for innovation and solutions that benefit everyone.
    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 17 min
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    Winning the Oil Endgame | Amory Lovins

    Winning the Oil Endgame | Amory Lovins

    The Legendary co-founder and CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute, Physicist Amory Lovins, is the most important figure in the history of "alternative energy." He offers a realistic out line of how we can archive a prosperous post-petroleum economy through cutting-edge design innovations, radically enhanced resource efficiency, and judicious use of biofuels and hydrogen. Introduction by Kenny Ausubel, CEO and Co-Founder of Bioneers.

    This speech was given at the 2004 Bioneers National Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 24 min
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    Color of Green: The Next Inconvenient Truth | Jerome Ringo

    Color of Green: The Next Inconvenient Truth | Jerome Ringo

    Green economy African-American leader Jerome Ringo stands witness to the gravity of the current global environmental crisis and domestic economic decline, and illuminates the path to forge a coalition to deliver policies that will help build a prosperous green economy. It’s an economy that grows on a trellis of social justice and equity, matching the people who most need work with the work that most needs doing. Ringo suggests we build the economy by repairing our damaged world and restoring equity, jobs and justice for all.

    This speech was part of the 2009 Bioneers National Conference and is part of the Re-Imagining Labor in a Green Economy Vol. 1 Collection.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 23 min

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