Kenny Ausubel: The End of Prehistory

These were Kenny Ausubel’s opening remarks at the 2019 National Bioneers Conference. Read the edited transcript here.

With a wide scope and penetrating lens, Bioneers Co-Founder Kenny Ausubel grapples with the existential crisis now facing human civilization. He shares both his deep faith in the power of human creativity and grassroots movements and honest appraisals of the enormous challenges we face and the short time we have to address them. With his usual inimitable style that seamlessly juxtaposes heartfelt passion, scathing humor and moments of ecstatic inspiration, Kenny tackles climate, inequality, the imperative of the Green New Deal, and Mayan wisdom, to mention only a few topics, ultimately exhorting us to rise to the occasion and trust that we have the capacity and vision to birth a new world.

Kenny Ausubel, CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. Co-founder and first CEO of the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, his film (and companion book) Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime helped influence national alternative medicine policy. He has edited several books and written four, including, most recently, Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature.

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