Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit 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 acts as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.
A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other. Its acclaimed annual national conference and local Bioneers Network events are complemented by extensive media production including a vibrant online media presence, award-winning radio and podcast series, book series, and role in third-party media projects such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The 11th Hour and Michael Pollan’s best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
Our dynamic programs and initiatives focus on game-changing initiatives related to Restorative Food Systems, Biomimicry, Rights of Nature, Indigeneity, Women’s Leadership and Youth Leadership.
In 2017, Ausubel and Simons were honored for the work of Bioneers by Japan’s Goi Peace Award, whose past recipients include Bill Gates, scientist James Lovelock of the Gaia Hypothesis, Nigerian pro-democracy activist Hafsat Abiola-Costello and Deepak Chopra.
In this time of so much change, we are all called to be leaders. Nina Simons & Deborah Eden Tull join together to practice a kinder, more inclusive and aware embodiment of leadership. What if attunement, relational awareness, and deep listening are a leader’s most essential qualities for today’s world? Nina & Eden offer opportunities to practice leading from our whole selves while honoring a commitment to personal sustainability and accountability, and acknowledging the necessity for cultivating our own well-being while advancing the life-enhancing changes the world is calling for.
During their deeply restorative retreats, they explore regenerative leadership through meditation and mindfulness, deep listening, interactive time in nature, reflective writing, storytelling, experiential practices, and embodied learning.
Relational mindfulness offers tools, guidance, and clarity for bringing deeper presence and compassion to all of our relationships — with our selves, one another, and our world. These workshops are for passionate, engaged people of all kinds, and change agents who seek to cultivate compassionate awareness and outer change at the same time. In this way, we can gracefully embody bold and effective leadership while bringing ourselves purposefully, lovingly, and wholeheartedly to life.