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These eye-opening videos offer inspiring and visionary solutions for protecting and restoring the natural systems on which life depends. In this Sixth Age of Extinctions, it’s imperative to conserve and protect ecosystems, wildlands, biodiversity and biocultural diversity.The good news, they say, is that nature has a profound capacity for healing, and we can act as healers. 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 Autumn Skye Morrison (www.autumnskyemorrison.com)

Bioneers: Protecting and Restoring Nature Bioneers

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These eye-opening videos offer inspiring and visionary solutions for protecting and restoring the natural systems on which life depends. In this Sixth Age of Extinctions, it’s imperative to conserve and protect ecosystems, wildlands, biodiversity and biocultural diversity.The good news, they say, is that nature has a profound capacity for healing, and we can act as healers. 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 Autumn Skye Morrison (www.autumnskyemorrison.com)

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    Mushroom Magic | Paul Stamets

    Mushroom Magic | Paul Stamets

    Paul Stamets, visionary mycologist extraordinaire, has discovered several new species of mushrooms and pioneers countless techniques in the field of edible and medicinal mushroom cultivation. He has recently achieved remarkable results cleaning up dangerous toxins using “fungal bioremediation” and radically improving soil fertility with mushrooms.

    This speech was given at the 2003 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.

    • 29 min
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    How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World | Paul Stamets

    How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World | Paul Stamets

    Paul Stamets describes a series of epiphanies around how to shape our world with fungi in ways that are not just sustainable, but regenerative, resourceful and fun. He shares his patented application of mycelium as an alternative to synthetic pesticides; his regenerative Life Boxes that serve as shipping materials until you add water and soil; and his newest invention -- mushroom cultivation centers that convert fungal sugars into ethanol while providing resources for enriching soil, growing food and metabolizing pollution in an environment that encourages community participation. Mushrooms will never look the same after you see this one.

    This speech was presented at the 2006 Bioneers National Conference and is part of the Ecological Design, Vol. 2 and Protecting and Restoring Nature, Vol. 1.

    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.

    • 26 min
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    Remember the Future | Severn Cullis-Suzuki

    Remember the Future | Severn Cullis-Suzuki

    Severn Cullis-Suzuki, daughter of David Suzuki, graduated from Yale with a B.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology, and is on track to outpace her father as an activist. She founded a children’s environmental group at age 9, addressed the Rio Summit at age 12, and hasn’t stopped since, starting several groups and project and becoming a dynamic, luminous light in a new generation of eco-leaders. Severn will discuss our responsibilities toward future generation; how to heal our disconnection from nature and each other; and how to draw from the best of ancient traditions and modern innovation to build a sustainable future. Introduction by Nina Simons, Co-Founder and President of Bioneers.

    This speech was given at the 2003 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.

    • 31 min
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    Who Speaks for the Trees? | Mari Margil

    Who Speaks for the Trees? | Mari Margil

    Attorney Mari Margil chronicles the game-changing work to recognize the Rights of Nature in law. Whereas now nature is considered property subject to private property law, the Rights of Nature legal framework enshrines the right of nature "to exist, persist and thrive." Margil invokes the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax, who asks, "Who will speak for the trees?"

    This talk was presented at the 2009 Bioneers Annual 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.

    • 24 min
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    Seven Things We Must Do to Advance the Rights of Mother Earth | Dr. Daniel Wildcat

    Seven Things We Must Do to Advance the Rights of Mother Earth | Dr. Daniel Wildcat

    In the face of large global institutional (economic, political, educational, etc.) obstacles to advancing the Rights of Mother Earth, it is time to explicitly state what we can and must do. This brief presentation is essentially a reporting out on what Indigenous Peoples from around the World are saying about activities and actions that must be encouraged and enhanced in the struggle to defend Mother Earth from human abuse and misuse. Dr. Dan Wildcat is the Director of Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center and Dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas where he has taught for 25 years.

    This speech took place of the 2012 Indigenous Forum, co-produced with the Cultural Conservatory, at 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.

    • 26 min
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    Rethinking Our Relationship to the Biosphere | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Rethinking Our Relationship to the Biosphere | Kim Stanley Robinson

    The coming century requires that we rethink and restructure our relationship with our planet to avoid endangering the integrity of the biosphere and risking the end of human civilization. This means reforming our economic system, which uses a market and trade system that systemically under-prices and degrades both people and the natural world. How can we change that, and what would it look like if we did? One of the great visionary science fiction writers of our era will draw from his decades of work and thinking on this question to sketch a utopian but deeply informed and cogent scenario of a new economy for the coming decades. Introduction by J. P. Harpignies, National Bioneers Conference Associate Producer.

    This speech was given at the 2015 Bioneers Annual 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.

    • 24 min

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