Around the office people are starting to call me Mr. Gratitude. While the riposte is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, what people are responding to is authentic and real.
Over the past 10 months that I’ve been with Bioneers as Executive Director, every Bioneer I’ve met, from donor to activist to scientist to educator, has described their relationship with Bioneers as one of gratitude. Gratitude that Bioneers exists. Gratitude to Bioneers for transforming their lives and the lives of others.
I share this gratitude! And now it’s time to share it with others.
Here we are, less than two weeks away from the 25th Anniversary Bioneers conference! And we cannot wait to have you all here to celebrate with us! This is it, the final days of registration.
If you’ve been waiting to buy your tickets, I have a special incentive for you: A 20% discount coupon code for the final ten days. Enter FRIEND14 on check out for your discount.
Also, tickets are almost sold out to our 25th Birthday dinner on Saturday. This gathering is going to be off the hook. Just check out the menu here. Nowhere in San Francisco could you pay $50 for a meal like this!
We’ll have amazing wines from Small Vines and McEvoy Ranch plus fresh wild-caught salmon straight from Alaska and truly organic meats from Mindful Meats. My mouth waters just typing these words.
Bioneers has changed my life. I would not be writing this to you today were it not for the fundamental paradigm shift that Bioneers has opened up in my life, exposing me to new perspectives, new portals and new people. And, in many ways a more authentic, informed life.
I often compare the work that Kenny and Nina do—curating this amazing entity—to that of modern day Johnny Appleseeds. Instead of apple seeds, they plant ideas, practical solutions and models in people that germinate and transform the lives of Bioneers, communities and those that touch us.
As we get ready to celebrate our 25th Birthday in two weeks, the other word I hear from people is that you need more of Bioneers! The conference is amazing and inspiring, they tell me, gotta be there—but people need ever more year-round practical applications for the most urgent, paradigm-shifting issues of the day.
Message received—we are in the early stages of planning to bring more of Bioneers’ practical solutions and visionaries to people year-round through our many new platforms from iTunes to SoundCloud to in person.
But it can happen only with your support!!
So double down on Bioneers here on our 25th birthday. I give thanks for all that Nina and Kenny and you—our entire community of leadership—have created to be ready to meet this epochal moment. Now let’s leverage it and spread the revolution from the heart of nature everywhere and turn vision into action.
I can’t wait to see you all in two weeks—and don’t forget to use your 20% Off discount code. Help us make this an unforgettable celebration! Enter FRIEND14 on check-out.
If you see me, please come tell me your story and I’ll be happy to share mine.
Joshua Sheridan Fouts