The overarching mission of Bioneers is the advancement of holistic education pertaining to global social, cultural and environmental issues. Bioneers identifies progressive yet nature-honoring solutions to rising challenges of instability, inequality, and unsustainable growth and disseminates this knowledge via independent media, events, and community action networks. Front Range Bioneers took place at University of Colorado-Boulder from November 8-10.
Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing facilitated by Jeanine Canty + Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish
- Definition of Environmental Justice: Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. EPA has this goal for all communities and persons across this Nation. It will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.
- “Not In My BackYard” (NIMBY): There is a long history of one community organizing to resist against an environmental justice issue. This often results in the transference of inequity to a community that is less likely or able to organize themselves. Oftentimes, these communities are struggling against other forms of racial, economic or social injustice.
- Terra nullius means “land belonging to no one.” Environmental justice traces back to this colonial policy that was used to refuse acknowledgment of aboriginal peoples throughout the world.
- The Mother and Father of Environmental Justice Hazel Johnson + Robert Buller
- Visit the website for Grown in Detroit and view the full documentary.