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“If we want to defend against the likes of Donald Trump—and every country has their own Trump—we must urgently confront and battle racism and misogyny in our culture, in our movements, and in ourselves. This cannot be an afterthought, it cannot be an add-on. It is central to how someone like Trump can rise to power.” Naomi Klein’s latest work, No is Not Enough, releases June 13, 2017.
What podcasts have you been listening to? Hunter Lovins dropped into some delightful conversation earlier this month on Regen360 discussing everything from renewable energy sources to the use of human community as capital to change the world.
Feral Agrarian? Ariel Greenwood speaks on grasslands and sustainable grazing.
“We’ve simply run out of time for easy solutions that don’t cause any pain for the fossil fuel industry — an industry that by funding denial made sure we’d run out of time.” Bill McKibben speaks on Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Alberta Tar Sands.
Project Drawdown? We’re ready. Paul Hawken’s latest, Drawdown, speaks to the innovators studying the reversal of global warming.
“Her work embodies the notion that we can’t treat environmental and social injustice separately.” Tara Houska graces the cover of Outside Magazine’s New Icons issue.
“We say we’re trying to move from a Roman property-based legal structure to a legal structure that gives rights to all living things.” Mari Margil (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund) on India’s recent court ruling for their Gangotri and Yamunotri glaciers.
Endless gratitude to Santa Barbara City College’s Environmental Horticulture department, the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, and Ecologistics for sponsoring the Central Coast Bioneers Film Showcase!
“It’s not as if people are saying we should only have women leading, notes Eriel Deranger. ‘It’s just organically happening. Earth and water are considered feminine entities in Native spirituality, and those who are coming to the surface as leaders in these movements have been women. Now, everywhere you turn there’s a woman at the front.” Tell us about it! Eriel is also featured on For the Wild’s podcast, speaking on radicality amidst expanding tar sands.
Who took part in the March for Science last month? Robin Kimmerer explains why scientists joined the march in The Intercept.
“The mycologist has figured out how to use mother nature’s own creations to keep insects from destroying crops. It’s what is being called SMART pesticides. These pesticides provide safe & nearly permanent solution for controlling over 200,000 species of insects – and all thanks to the ‘magic’ of mushrooms.” Paul Stamets on The Patent That Could Destroy Monsanto and Change the World.
Women on the Rise, Women on the Front Lines! Kandi Mossett is featured in Indigenous Rising Media’s latest piece in preparation for their coverage of the People’s Climate March Indigenous Bloc.
What do American workers know about climate change? It’s real and we can fix it. Bill McKibben on CNN »
“For those who work at sea, economic opportunity is inextricably tied to environmental protection.” Bren Smith writes in the New York Times on the importance of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for ocean sustainability and management.
Osprey Orielle Lake of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network covers Tara Houska and the Indigenous Women’s Divestment delegates on their trip to meet with Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland.
Bioneer-filled Indigenous Climate Action was shortlisted in an international competition for the Lush Spring Prize. Watch their promo video »
What does a Green Economy look like? Vien Truong discusses her work with #FrontlinesFirst and her organization Green For All on Mrs. Green’s World.
“Whether it is indigenous women in the Amazon fighting corporate polluters and climate change or undocumented Latina domestic workers advocating for worker rights and dignity in California, women’s groups and networks are making links between unbridled capitalism, violence, and the erosion of human rights and destruction of the Earth.” Eriel Deranger stands front and center in Rucha Chitnis’ piece for YES! Magazine.
Bioneers Indigenity’s Native Youth Program was honored at #Genindigenous Northern California Convening! Indigeneity Program Manager Alexis Bunten covers the details.
“Trees reduce heat and light intensity, protect water, rid the air of pollutants and instill a sense of peace by filling the landscape with the sights, smells and sounds of nature.” Andy Lipkis of TreePeople in the LA Times »