Founder Kenny Ausubel coined the word bioneers in 1990 to describe an emerging culture of social and scientific innovators who are mimicking nature¹s operating instructions to serve human ends while enriching the web of life. We take a "solve-the-whole-problem" approach: Taking care of nature means taking care of people - and taking care of people means taking care of nature. It's part of our mission.
At the 2011 Conference the Sustainability Action Media (SAM) principals Barry Heidt and Ruth Ann Barrett took the opportunity to interview mostly, but not exclusively, the indigenous leaders attending Bioneers.
Now in its 23rd year, the Bioneers Conference (c. 3,000 people annually) has served as a perennial wellspring of cutting-edge content and dynamic, diverse voices that supply the primary source for our public education and media outreach. The main conference and Beaming Bioneers local community conferences further serve as a focal point to build community, connection and collaboration.
Curated by mokiethecat
Indra's Net by Debra Goldman
The Avatamsaka sutra is the story of Indra's Net. Created during the conference, this wonderful net stretches endlessly, an ancient metaphor for our interdependent Universe. Creating a net, made of recylced fabrics, all natural and lightweight materials, at Bioneers is a collaborative endeavor, bringing people at the event together to share stories and get to know one another. Debra Goldman is an artist living in the Pacific NorthWest who travels to events to engage people in creating Indra's Net.
EarthSayer Debra Goldman
Rights of Nature Can Change Us by Natalia Greene at Bioneers 2011
Aloha as a Way of LIfe by Auntie Puanani Mahoe at Bioneers 2011
Peace for Water by Rulan Tangen at Bioneers 2011
Indigenous Ways of Knowing by Joyce Anastasia
Dance, Chant, Hula and, now, Journeying by Kaimana Barcarse at Bioneers 2011
My Stand, The Game by Daniel Schmachtenberger at Bioneers 2011
Indigenous Knowledge, Songs, and Stories by Tony Skrelunas at Bioneers 2011
The Global Lifeboat by Wikuki Kingi of New Zealand