The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet.The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless – like nothing you’ve heard before.
Got Dirt? Get Soil! Ditch the Plow, Cover Up and Grow Diversity | Anne Biklé & David Montgomery
The profit-hungry agribusiness empire of the 20th century institutionalized farming practices that continue to degrade soils across the U.S. and globally. We face a fork in the road: collapse or regeneration? The good news is that we know what we need to begin an agricultural and ecological renaissance – a literal rebirth.
Biologist Anne Biklé and geologist David Montgomery share one of the good news stories that show how the solutions residing in nature surpass our conception of what’s even possible.
We’re a Culture, Not a Costume: Fighting Racism in Schools | Dahkota Brown, Chiitaanibah Johnson, Jayden Lim, & Naelyn Pike
Native American students face racism throughout their education, from racist mascots to the historical erasure of the American genocide from textbooks. In this passionate conversation, Indigenous Rights Activists Dahkota Brown, Chiitaanibah Johnson, Jayden Lim, and Naelyn Pike share stories of their own experiences and how they are working to abolish racism in schools.
Amazon Visions: Solutions for Saving the Lungs of the Planet | Atossa Soltani & Marina Silva
If the rate of destruction doesn’t change, by the year 2020 most of the Amazon ecosystem – the lungs of the planet - will be destroyed or irreparably damaged. But not if these visionary leaders can help it. Amazon Watch founder Atossa Soltani has supported local Indigenous peoples to protect the rainforest and their lifeways. Legendary rainforest champion Marina Silva, Brazil’s past Minister of the Environment and Presidential candidate, offers deep wisdom and vision.
Forest Wisdom, Mother Trees and the Science of Community | Suzanne Simard
Forests have long occupied a fertile landscape in the human imagination. Places of mystery and magic - of wildness and wisdom - of vision and dreaming. Yet beyond mythic realms of imagination, we’ve largely treated forests as inert physical resources to satisfy human needs and desires. The main operative science behind this commodification has been market science – how to extract maximum resources and profits.
Suzanne Simard is one of the revolutionary researchers transforming the science of forest ecology and coming full circle to the wisdom held by First Peoples and traditional land-based cultures from time immemorial. The story Simard is uncovering can change our story for how we live on Earth and with each other – for the long haul.
The Sophia Century: When Women Come Into Co-Equal Partnership
Women-led movements arising around the world herald a profound shift that changes everything. Visionary women leaders Osprey Orielle-Lake , Leila Salazar and Lynne Twist report on the women leading the clean energy revolution in Africa, defending the Amazonian rainforest, and making peace in Liberia.
Laboring for Justice: See No Stranger | Valarie Kaur
In a world that’s unraveling from climate disruption and gaping inequality, another climate crisis confronts us: the climate of hate and othering. Award-winning scholar and educator Valarie Kaur says to overcome racism and nationalism, we must not succumb to rage and grief. As someone who has spent much of her life challenging horrific injustices and intolerance, Kaur learned the lesson that historical nonviolent change-makers understood: social movements must be grounded in an ethic of love. She founded the Revolutionary Love Project, and has emerged as one of the most important voices of the American Sikh community, and a highly influential faith leader on the national stage.
Bioneers hits right to the core of being. Listen deeply, absorb. Then take it out and live life.
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