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Kenny Ausubel

Kenny Ausubel is an award-winning social entrepreneur, author, journalist and filmmaker. He is co-CEO and founder of Bioneers, a nonprofit dedicated to disseminating breakthrough solutions for restoring Earth's imperiled ecosystems and healing our human communities. Ausubel launched the celebrated annual Bioneers Conference in 1990 with his Bioneers cofounder and wife, Nina Simons. He works extensively in media, including as executive producer and cowriter of the award-winning Bioneers radio series, which airs on over 450 stations and in thirteen countries. He is also executive producer of the Bioneers plenary TV series, and was a central advisor to Leonardo DiCaprioís feature documentary The 11th Hour, in which he also appears. He has received the Buckminster Fuller Instituteís Challenge as well as awards from the Rainforest Action Network, Global Green, and other organizations.

In 1989, Kenny cofounded Seeds of Change, a mission-driven company to produce and market organic, biodiverse heirloom seeds.

In addition to Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature, Ausubel has written three books—When Healing Becomes a Crime: The Amazing Story of the Hoxsey Cancer Clinics and the Return of Alternative Therapies (2000); The Bioneers: Declarations of Interdependence (1995) and Seeds of Change: The Living Treasure (1994).

He produced several documentary films about alternative medicine including Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes A Crime, which played in theaters and on HBO, and was named for the Best Censored Stories Award and shown to members of Congress and is in development in Hollywood. He founded and operates Inner Tan Productions, a feature film development company, and has written two screenplays.

He lives in the mountains outside Santa Fe, New Mexico with Nina and their dogs.

    Kenny's Books

    Dreaming the Future

    Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature

    In this collection of short, witty, poignant, even humorous essays, Bioneers co-founder Kenny Ausubel tracks the big ideas, emerging trends, and game-changing developments of our time. He guides us through our watershed moment, showing how itís possible to emerge from a world where corporations are citizens, the gap between rich and poor is cavernous, and biodiversity and the climate are under assault and create a world where we take our cues from nature and focus on justice, equity, diversity, democracy, and peace.

    Restoring the Earth

    Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers

    Restoring the Earth is destined to become the central enterprise of the years ahead. Leading that effort is a growing movement of "bioneers," biological pioneers who are using nature to heal nature and working with individuals, communities, businesses, and governments to implement real change. Offering practical solutions for virtually all our critical environmental problems, these working models hold keys to planetary survival that can be refined, replicated, and rapidly spread around the world.


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