Our multi-award winning audio
series enters a NEW SEASON of showcasing established and
emerging social and scientific innovators.These are the ardent voices
of global visionaries - spanning the rich arc of human endeavor and
practical transformation toward a future environment of hope.
LISTEN to the
current Bioneers Series XII
A World That Works for All
with Elizabeth Thompson, Shelia
Kennedy, John Edel
Meet Felicia Chavez
"I see the work of Bioneers as a sort of “hub,” an
ecosystem of people strategically and effectively reaching out to other
ecosystems of people, and threading them together over decades."
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Moving Image Festival
On Friday, October 19th at
6:15 pm, don't miss Rock the Boat, which
is about a dozen intrepid Angelenos who took to their boats and kayaks
and embarked on an ambitious and absurd mission to navigate the entire
length of the LA River. Panelists: Director Thea Lucia Mercouffer with
George Wolfe and Andy Lipkis,
plus Shana Maziarz from
the Wild and Scenic Film Festival
HOUSE I LIVE IN
On Friday, October 19th at 8pm,
don't miss The House I Live In which
tells the stories of individuals at all levels of America’s War on
Drugs. Winner: Jury Prize, Best Documentary at the 2012 Sundance Film
Festival and opens in theatres on October 5th. Panelists: Dr. Gabor Mate (The Realm
of Hungry Ghosts) and Ethan
Nadelmann (Drug Policy Alliance).
The Science and
The Science and
OCT. 24TH -
OCT. 28TH, 2012 SAN RAFAEL, CA
The Science and Nonduality Conference is a
yearly event in the United States and now in Europe, where leading
scientists, philosophers and teachers gather to explore a new
understanding of who we are, both as individuals and as a
society. The theme of the 2012 conference is “The nature of the
Self ” – an exploration of the perception/construct of the Self from
scientific, philosophical, phenomenological, psychological etc.
A message from Kenny
Ausubel, Bioneers Co-Founder & CEO
Lightning will strike in just
four weeks at the landmark 2012 National Bioneers Conference,
illuminating the emergence of a critical mass for global
transformation. At this watershed moment, it will be a feast of
breakthrough knowledge and dynamic connections sparking across the
synapses of the Community of Leadership that is Bioneers – and that is
We have oriented the
conference to action and interaction and put major focus on Climate Action
and Building Resilient Communities,
and Feminomics, and Justice
including democracy and social, racial and gender justice. We will
feature the most intense programming ever before on Eco-nomics and Capitalism
2.0, Food and Farming,
and Indigenous Wisdom.
Special last-minute Indigenous guests from Ecuador will sound a Call To
Action to halt heightened impending threats to the Amazon rainforest
from oil development.
For most people, the
conference is a life-changing experience. It is a golden opportunity to
learn from and with the greatest social and scientific innovators of
our time, and to connect professionally and personally with countless
diverse leaders. In this time, we’re all called upon to be leaders.
Please join us. It will be history in the making.
Special Guest Bloggers:
Communities. Networks. Part 2
By Scott Spann, Innate
“All of us who
see, feel and live the challenges of our time are seeking to do
something that’s never been done before: to cause a response at an
order of magnitude that matches the threats we face.”
This is the second short glimpse
into what we’re up to in this domain of “resilience” – who’s focusing
on it, how and why. Last time we touched on “how”, and this time we’ll
look at the “why” and a little of the “how.” We’ll say a bit more about
the “who” in preparation for our gathering at the pre-conference
workshop - Catalyzing a Resilient Communities Network.
Cultures of Resilience
Exploration in the Ecuadorian Amazon
By Bill Twist, Co-
Just as global warming is heating up the planet, events are heating up
in the Amazonian rainforest in southwestern Ecuador and right across
the border in northern Peru. The Ecuadorean government has announced
plans for the 11th Round of oil development in the area. The indigenous
nationalities have made it known they’re strongly opposed to any oil
exploration or development in the territories. Given the critical role
the Amazonian rainforest plays in governing the global climate,
stopping further oil development is imperative, as well as protecting
the sovereignty of the native peoples.
Kenny in Ecuador
Upcoming SOCAP Conference Features
Kenny Ausubel and David Orr
SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) annual conference has emerged as one of
the leading-edge gatherings to reinvent economics and impact investing.
It connects global innovators working to build a market at the
intersection of money and meaning. It’s a golden opportunity to roll up
your sleeves with deeply engaged investors, foundations, institutions
and social entrepreneurs who are changing the way the world does
Kenny Ausubel will be moderating a panel on how we can align natural
systems, human organizations and economic design in order create a
resilient and equitable economy and society. One key is democratizing
ownership at sophisticated levels, which could be the next major
advance in social investing. The panel and following workshop will
include David W. Orr on the groundbreaking Oberlin project, and Gar
Alperovitz and Ted Howard on the innovative Evergreen Cooperative model
in Cleveland, Ohio. All three will be at Bioneers as well to go deeper
in the context of resilience.
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Mother Jones Rocks
National Election Landscape
Our esteemed media partner Mother Jones sent shock waves through the
election landscape on September 17th with the release of a private
videotape of Mitt Romney shot at a private Republican fundraiser.
Romney dismisses 47% of the electorate as “victims” and freeloaders on
“entitlements” of government aid such as food, education, and housing.
Talk about sucking the oxygen out of the room.
Mother Jones will be hosting a panel at Bioneers 2012 that the MJ team
also designed: Mother Jones Presents: Change the World, Not the
Channel: Media for Social Change.
Read a Chapter from
Kenny Ausubel's New Book: Dreaming the Future
Civilization in the Age of Nature
2012 | Chelsea
Click HERE to read 'The
Sting'. We encourage you to share your comments about Kenny's book
or excerpts online at Amazon.com!
doubt, Kenny Ausubel has one of the most glorious minds on the
planet. Herein he has crafted a dazzling treasury of
essays on the destiny of humanity and its place on earth, a rosary of
startling truths. Read this for its brilliance, but read it
also to find joy in the intricate reimagination of what it means to be
a human being at this parlous moment in civilization.”
“Kenny Ausubel is
one of the planet’s key people, a kind of hub for the new ideas that
will, if we’re smart, shape our future. He delivers them with the brio
and confidence that will help people overcome their fear and get to work.”
environmentalist, author, educator, and journalist