Bioneers 2011

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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. 

2012 Conference

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

The Global Lifeboat by Wikuki Kingi of New Zealand

Wikuki Kingi was interviewed by Barry Heidt of sustainabletv.org at the Bioneers Annual Conference held in October 2011 in San Rafael, California.  He is a traditional Maori Master Carver of Aotearoa (New Zealand) whose culturally significant masterpieces draw from deep traditional knowledge to express principles of Indigenous sovereignty, identity and sustainability and to comment on the lasting impacts of colonization. An educator and researcher, he is a member of the International Native Science Academy and the Pacific Tribal Elders Council.  Edited by Tom Hopkins of SustainableToday.org.

To learn more about the Bioneers Annual Conference, October 19-21, 2012 in San Rafael, California, visit http://www.bioneers.org/conference/2012-schedule.

EarthSayers Barry Heidt; Wikuki Kingi

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