Bioneers 2016

New Season of Bioneers


A collection of notable speeches and presentations from the 2016 Bioneers National Conference.

The new season fetures former Black Panther Ericka Huggins, who says, "Once your heart is awakened, you can't help but speak the truth."

Also speaking is climate activist Bill McKibben, who calls for "No more frack wells, no more pipelines, no new coal mines, no more pipelines. None of it!"

The series also includes rainforest expert Mark Plotkin and teenage indigenous rapper Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.

Bioneers, is a nonprofit organization based in New Mexico and California that promotes practical and innovative solutions to global environmental and bio-cultural challenges.

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Elizabeth Dwoskin - What We've Learned About Tech Giants

Elizabeth Dwoskin is the Washington Post’s Silicon Valley correspondent; covering the rise of data-hungry technology companies, online conspiracies, and Russian meddling on social media. She was part of the team that broke over a dozen stories on Russian operatives’ use of Facebook, Twitter, and Google to influence the 2016 presidential election. She shines a light on our growing awareness of the dark side of Silicon Valley, and how that awareness is reshaping public policy, our understanding of democracy, and the way tech is used and built.

May Boeve - Climate Change Is Changing The World Now

As Executive Director of 350.org, the groundbreaking grassroots international climate change campaign, May Boeve shares her eagle’s-eye perspectives on the current state of the climate struggle. She illustrates 350.org’s learnings and strategies moving forward, including ways of learning about and incorporating justice and equity. She illuminates pathways our species must take to keep 80% of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground and radically accelerate the shift to 100% clean energy.

Joanna Macy: Choosing Life

Deep Ecology extends an inalienable right to life to all beings. A systems theorist, author and lifelong activist, Joanna Macy describes how healing the world and healing your heart and soul go hand in hand.

Tom Goldtooth: Stopping the Privatization of Nature and Commodification of Mother Earth

The executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, Tom Goldtooth, invokes indigenous peoples asking the world to reevaluate our relationship to Mother Earth. We can turn away from destroying, privatizing and commodifying nature, and instead to “indigenuity” to fashion sustainable solutions by re-sacralizing our relationship with Mother Earth.