“Yes, yes, yes,” you may say! **scree-eech!** – sound of a woman shrieking and tires squealing – thought derailed… “Oh, no… I just don’t know how I can do it. I’m only me, and I’m not very influential…”
I understand! Yes, I really do!
Can a person do something profound that can have a ripple effect outwards to others? Can a person connect with other like-minded people who are wanting to do good in this world? Are there groups of people out there already connecting and who are doing something?
The answer to all those questions is YES!
A few years ago I had the pleasure of working for Nina, one of the co-founders of Bioneers, a non-profit company which has bee doing some really amazing things in this world! I learned so much! Before working for Nina, I really didn’t know that an entire network of people and groups existed, with the purpose of educating and connecting people to change the world!
Let me paste in information directly from their website, so you can see what I mean:
Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.
Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers advances the great transformation underway in human civilization by serving as a seed head for game-changing social and scientific vision, knowledge and practices that honor the genius of nature and human ingenuity.
We do so through our annual National Bioneers Conference, award-winning media, local conferences and community resilience networks, and leadership training programs focused on youth, women and Indigenous peoples.
Find out which ideas and leaders had their earliest moments at Bioneers and what’s next in our commemorative 25th anniversary yearbook, Seeing Around Corners: 25 Years of Visionary Leadership.
You can also hear directly from the visionary “bioneers” shaping humanity’s future when you explore our media archive, including our award-winning radio series and a videos of Bioneers Conference keynote speakers.
Or check out our Bioneers Legacy Media Collections, carefully curated selections of our best content in our core topic areas, also available in digital versions.
Who Are Bioneers?
26th Annual National Bioneers Conference
October 16th – 18th
Marin Center · San Rafael, CA
For 25 years, the National Bioneers Conference has connected thousands of people with practical, visionary solutions for humanity’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.
This year’s conference will feature a mind-bending kaleidoscope of visionary leaders and innovators across a diverse range of domains, from climate leadership and grassroots democracy technologies to restorative justice and arts and social change.
Our award-winning radio series, The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature, features social and scientific innovators. Enjoy this show, featuring Michael Meade from Bioneers Radio Series X:
Our Programs & Initiatives
- National Bioneers Conference
- Indigenous Knowledge
- Everywoman’s Leadership
- Restorative Food Systems
- Bioneers Media
- Bioneers Resilient Communities Network
- Youth Leadership Program