Bioneers audience

Notable speeches and presentations that highlight breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers is a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

Learn more about the purpose behind Bioneers on the organization’s website.

Upcoming Airdates

Bren Smith: The Least Deadly Catch - Ocean Farming in the Climate Change Era

Bren Smith, founder of GreenWave and winner of the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge award, tells his personal story of ecological redemption. He dropped out of high school and became a commercial fisherman at age 14, but witnessed the destruction of the ocean firsthand. In a quest for a better way, he pioneered a revolutionary new model of harvesting bounty from the seas. He describes his innovative, practical design and future vision for "restorative 3-D ocean farming".

  • 2020-07-15T19:00:00-07:00
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Eve Ensler Performs Provocative Piece from 'Fruit Trilogy'

Globally renowned playwright and activist Eve Ensler performs an act from her new "Fruit Trilogy," a mesmerizing and provocative edge-walking play that explores a woman's mystical journey into her body. Eve is the creator of "The Vagina Monologues," perhaps the most performed play in history, as well as the founder of the immensely impactful V-Day movement, which seeks to end violence against women and girls globally. As an author-artist-activist, she has fearlessly explored women's oppression, empowerment and emancipation with unparalleled intensity and influence.

  • 2020-07-22T19:00:00-07:00
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Cory Doctorow: The Fight for a Free, Fair and Open Internet 

According to journalist, blogger, “creative commons” advocate, Electronic Frontier Foundation Fellow, and award-winning science fiction author Cory Doctorow, the fight for a free, fair and open Internet isn’t the most important fight on the planet, but you can t win any of the other major battles without it.

  • 2020-07-29T19:00:00-07:00
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Leila Salazar-López: The Amazon at a Tipping Point

For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples have protected their sacred ancestral territories. Leila Salazar López, Executive Director of Amazon Watch, urges us to stand with them to protect and restore the bio-cultural integrity of the Amazon, because our collective future depends on it.

  • 2020-08-05T19:00:00-07:00
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David Orr: Is There A Future for Our Democracy?

David Orr, one of the nation’s most lucid and influential thought leaders, draws from his forthcoming book, "Democracy Unchained: Politics as if All People Matter," to consider what we must do to return to the better angels of our collective nature and turn the ship around. What happens next is up to us.

  • 2020-08-12T19:00:00-07:00
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