Bioneers 2019 Day 3: Regeneration (+ Photos to Share!)

As we wrap up another incredible Bioneers Conference, we’re filled with gratitude for the Bioneers community; from the speakers who taught us, to the performers who invigorated us, to each and every person who brought their open heart and mind to this experience, you – the Bioneers – are leading us into the coming year with determination.

As Bioneers Co-Founder Kenny Ausubel said this weekend:

In this Time of No Time, they say, we can go in any direction we want—by dreaming it. Our dreaming can shift the course of the world.

It’s going to be a long and winding trek across generations.

We’re already making some of the pathways others can walk toward our many dreams. Countless more dreamers will blaze luminous new trails.

The dreams are already within us. One day, may we awaken to find ourselves living in our wildest dreams.

Keep reading for access to the full text of Kenny’s Bioneers speech.

Following are some of the ideas and takeaways Bioneers introduced today, plus some exclusive photos from this weekend.

(We need you this year! Bioneers exists as a movement of movements – do you know of stories we should be telling? If so, let us know by emailing or calling 877.BIONEER.)


Campaigns to Follow and Support:

Amazon Watch – Pledge to Protect the Amazon Rainforest (introduced by Leila Salazar-Lopez)

Mission: “Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems.”

A Global Deal for Nature – Petition (introduced by Carly Vynne, PhD)•A Global Deal for Nature – Petition (introduced by Carly Vynne, PhD)

Mission: “Sign the petition calling on world leaders to support a Global Deal for Nature that protects and restores half of the Earth’s lands and oceans.”

Drawdown Learn

Mission: “Drawdown Learn is a broad initiative to encourage education and learning about climate solutions based on Project Drawdown’s research, analysis, and insights. Through our programs and partnerships, we are helping educators and students of all ages to understand the solutions available to address the climate crisis and create new ways of teaching and learning about Drawdown solutions.”

Cooperation Jackson (introduced by brandon king)

Mission: “The broad mission of Cooperation Jackson is to advance the development of economic democracy in Jackson, Mississippi by building a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of worker-owned and democratically self-managed enterprises.”

New Consensus (introduced by Demond Drummer)

Mission: “We are a global, distributed network of academics, creators, activists, leaders and entrepreneurs working to make the new consensus the standard operating system for national economies around the world.”

Youth Vs. Apocalypse (introduced by Isha Clarke)

Mission: “Youth Vs. Apocalypse is a diverse group of young climate justice activists working together to lift the voices of youth, in particular youth of color, and fight for a livable climate and an equitable, sustainable, and just world.”

Schumacher Center for a New Economics (introduced by Greg Watson)

Mission: “To envision a just and sustainable global economy; apply the concepts locally; then share the results for broad replication.”

Democracy Collaborative (introduced by Ted Howard)

Mission: “Through our cutting edge research and our many diverse programs, The Democracy Collaborative works to carry out a vision of a new economic system where shared ownership and control creates more equitable and inclusive outcomes, fosters ecological sustainability, and promotes flourishing democratic and community life.”

Seed Sovereignty (introduced by Christine Nobiss)

Mission: “Seed Sovereignty reclaims seeds and Biodiversity as commons and public good. The farmer’s rights to breed and exchange diverse Open Source Seeds which can be saved and which are not patented, genetically modified, owned or controlled by emerging seed giants.”

Coral Reef Alliance (introduced by Madhavi Colton)

Mission: “We work collaboratively with communities to reduce direct threats to reefs in ways that provide long-term benefits to people and wildlife.”


Keep the Bioneers momentum going! We’ve uploaded lots of highlight photos for you to save and share on social media. You can find them here under “Conference Photos to Share.” Don’t forget to use #Bioneers2019 so we can see what you’re sharing!

Kenny Ausubel: The End of Prehistory

The full text of Bioneers Co-Founder Kenny Ausubel’s Saturday speech is now online! Revisit it here.

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