By Kenny Ausubel, CEO & Co-Founder of Bioneers

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In this address from the Bioneers 2020 Conference, Bioneers CEO & Co-Founder Kenny Ausubel discusses the converging awakenings that took place in 2020 and how we can use what we’ve learned to move forward.

I’d like to talk with you about the upside of the downside.

There’s a supreme poetic justice in a virus hacking a rogue civilization on a collision course with nature and the human experiment. You can’t gaslight a virus. The ground truth of our biological interdependence with the natural world has disrupted the delusion of our separation from…


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As corporate food entities grow an insatiable appetite for ever-larger profits, hunger and malnutrition continues to increase in primarily Black and Indigenous communities, who also comprise the majority of exploited agricultural workers. The concentration of agricultural land, profits and labor into the hands of white ownership finds its roots in the legacy of colonialism.

Colonized people are leading the struggle to uproot the relationship of extractive violence against people and land that characterizes the agricultural industry. …


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Sanjay Rawal is a James Beard Award winning filmmaker who spent 15 years working on global human rights campaigns. His films include FOOD CHAINS about the battle of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers against the largest agribusiness conglomerates in the world and 3100: Run and Become about ultra-marathoners who value running as a spiritual exercise. Arty Mangan of Bioneers talked to Sanjay about his latest film Gather, the story of reclaiming food sovereignty in three North American Indigenous communities.

ARTY: Your film Gather tells the stories of how young Yurok leaders, a Lakota high school scientist, and a White Mountain…


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“It is critically important that we have climate conversations through the lens of people who have lived these experiences. Because it doesn’t make a difference where you come from or what you look like, sometimes you just need things to be done in the language that you understand.” ~Heather McTeer Toney, internationally renowned leader in environmental and climate justice

Racial justice and environmental justice are inextricably linked. Communities of color are disproportionately affected by climate impacts — a…


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How do we change the story of corrosive racial inequity? First, we have to understand the stories we tell ourselves. In this program, racial justice innovators john a. powell and Heather McGhee show how empathy, honesty and the recognition of our common humanity can change the story to bridge the racial divides tearing humanity and the Earth apart.

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In recent years, political polarization and a sense of “othering” has been immensely apparent, both in ideology and physical manifestations, such as the border wall. It’s time for collective healing. But this will take more than proclaiming individual stances against systems of oppression. The current moment demands we unite and actively work to dismantle those systems — not merely disapprove of them.

john a. powell is the Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. …


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Underrepresented populations, including BIPOC and gender non-conforming people, are often on the frontlines of justice movements. Existing at the compounding intersections of state violence, these groups have developed an adaptive ability to see the world with astonishing moral and political clarity. They are illuminating new ways toward liberation in which everyone benefits, and yet they remain the least funded.

Vanessa Daniel is the founder and Executive Director of Groundswell Fund and Groundswell Action Fund, two organizations that support grassroots organizing led by gender non-conforming people and women of color. …


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As we watch the machinations in D.C. — a new administration, compelling executive proposals, familiar bickering and gridlock — it’s important to remember that, while we are witnessing a new beginning, the real work that needs to be done will be built on the foundations created by so many of us in progressive circles, pushing for values, policies and frameworks that support a vibrant humanity living on a healthy planet. As we usher in a new year and…


The Ministry for the Future is the latest novel by legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson. In this interview with Bioneers Senior Producer J.P. Harpignies, Robinson discusses the inspiration for this book: a remarkable vision for climate change over the coming decades. Note: The text below is an edited version of the actual interview.

J.P. HARPIGNIES: Stan, was your most recent book, The Ministry for the Future, a departure for you? …


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Foreword from Alexis Bunten, Indigeneity Program:

Indigeneity is a Native-led program within Bioneers that shares Indigenous solutions to our most pressing social and environmental issues. We welcome all people to re-indigenize by learning from Indigenous teachings and the experiences of your ancestors. Maija West and I have had many conversations about the healing lessons we each gained by returning to the homelands of our European forbearers who immigrated to the United States and now, we explore ways to heal while sheltering in place. …

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Revolution from the Heart of Nature.

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