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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Jan 23

It has long been known that the political boundaries of the world as they are today do not readily map onto the landscapes of challenges for ecological or social health. We need a different way of organizing ourselves. The most coherent way to organize humanity is in the bioregional approach of holistic landscapes and cultural identities.One powerful way to do this is embodied in the concept of a bioregional learning center — which is an educational hub for gathering and synthesizing knowledge about local ecology and culture. This ten minute video gives a flavor of the potential that exists to be unleashed

It has long been known that the political boundaries of the world as they are today do not readily map onto the landscapes of challenges for ecological or social health. We need a different way of organizing ourselves. The most coherent way to organize humanity is in the bioregional approach of holistic landscapes and cultural identities.One powerful way to do


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Jan 23

I spent most of my life looking for the school that didn’t exist. Nine years spread across three universities only confirmed that the challenges humanity faces will not be addressed within them — though they can play a role if something new was born.Right now, our team is manifesting the Design School for Regenerating Earth that we aspire to become a vital piece of the new educational tapestry. It grows out of three years after founding Earth Regenerators as a global community of people who (a) get the seriousness of our planetary predicament; and (b) want to help heal people and landscapes in

I spent most of my life looking for the school that didn’t exist. Nine years spread across three universities only confirmed that the challenges humanity faces will not be addressed within them — though they can play a role if something new was born.Right now, our team is manifesting the Design School for Regenerating Earth that we aspire to become a vital piece


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Jan 23

I spent most of my life looking for the school that didn’t exist. Nine years spread across three universities only confirmed that the challenges humanity faces will not be addressed within them — though they can play a role if something new was born.Right now, our team is manifesting the Design School for Regenerating Earth that we aspire to become a vital piece of the new educational tapestry. It grows out of three years after founding Earth Regenerators as a global community of people who (a) get the seriousness of our planetary predicament; and (b) want to help heal people and landscapes in

I spent most of my life looking for the school that didn’t exist. Nine years spread across three universities only confirmed that the challenges humanity faces will not be addressed within them — though they can play a role if something new was born.Right now, our team is manifesting the Design School for Regenerating Earth that we aspire to become a vital piece


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jan 23

We are prototyping new ways to collaborate with Barichara that can be applied to other bioregions in the future…A few months ago Penny Heiple and I hosted the first call for Barichara Projects where we are organizing to help with fundraising and other supports that can collaborate with those who participate virtually from around the world.The focus was on how to create structures and processes for collaboration. You can watch the recording here:https://medium.com/media/a558c19198d51881ed696a190dc10e1d/hrefWatch this video to see how we are learning to collaborate.In this article, we would like to share some of the structures that are emerging for how to “activate” and

We are prototyping new ways to collaborate with Barichara that can be applied to other bioregions in the future…A few months ago Penny Heiple and I hosted the first call for Barichara Projects where we are organizing to help with fundraising and other supports that can collaborate with those who participate virtually from around the world.The focus was on how to create


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Jan 23

In the last three years, a tremendous amount of progress has been made to create shared culture and identity around what it means to be an Earth Regenerator. Together we have hosted learning journeys, social gatherings, project incubators, fundraising, on-the-ground efforts and more — all with the deep purpose to safeguard humanity in the midst of planetary crisis.Many of you know the vision laid out in The Design Pathway for Regenerating Earth that was published in October 2021. In brief, we must cultivate the ability to grow into a planetary network of regenerative bioregional economies. Each will need to organize itself at

In the last three years, a tremendous amount of progress has been made to create shared culture and identity around what it means to be an Earth Regenerator. Together we have hosted learning journeys, social gatherings, project incubators, fundraising, on-the-ground efforts and more — all with the deep purpose to safeguard humanity in the midst of planetary crisis.Many of you know the


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Jan 23

I want to begin sharing how we can learn to “activate” the regeneration of entire bioregions…The work of Bioregional Activators is to create real-world impacts on the ground in different landscapes around the world. This means each landscape needs to learn how to organize itself at the bioregional or territorial scale.Here in Barichara, we are creating a territorial foundation. It is a specific incarnation of something more general. Not every bioregion needs to create a territorial foundation, but every bioregion DOES need the core capacities enabled by what our territorial foundation is doing.Also here in Barichara we are creating an ecoversity.

I want to begin sharing how we can learn to “activate” the regeneration of entire bioregions…The work of Bioregional Activators is to create real-world impacts on the ground in different landscapes around the world. This means each landscape needs to learn how to organize itself at the bioregional or territorial scale.Here in Barichara, we are creating a territorial foundation. It


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Jan 23

We simply will not regenerate the Earth without creating a planetary network of integrated landscapes… this is a sobering truth for all of us.A few months ago, the founder of Commonland Foundation came to visit us in Barichara. His name is Willem Ferwerda and he has figured out how to translate large-scale infrastructure projects into a language for regenerating entire landscapes.The diagram you see above is something I created after sitting with Willem on the final day of his visit. It is the model for a landscape fund at the scale of at least 100,000 hectares for a duration of more

We simply will not regenerate the Earth without creating a planetary network of integrated landscapes… this is a sobering truth for all of us.A few months ago, the founder of Commonland Foundation came to visit us in Barichara. His name is Willem Ferwerda and he has figured out how to translate large-scale infrastructure projects into a language for regenerating entire landscapes.The


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Dec 22

It is time to activate a planetary network of bioregional learning centers… engaging at least 100 in the next year.Earth Regenerators turns three on December 29th… and we have come such a long way. I just re-read Birthing the Design School Next Year (in 2021) that was written more than two years ago. It felt like looking into a crystal ball and seeing that we actually did what we set out to do.Here is what we set out to do in the following year:If you go on to read Earth Regenerators in 2022, you will see that we were successful on all

It is time to activate a planetary network of bioregional learning centers… engaging at least 100 in the next year.Earth Regenerators turns three on December 29th… and we have come such a long way. I just re-read Birthing the Design School Next Year (in 2021) that was written more than two years ago. It felt like looking into a crystal ball


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Nov 21

Decision-makers at the COP26 UN climate summit might do well to remind themselves of a game called ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’. Because only by understanding the interconnection of the world’s problems can we recognize how they can be rapidly solved by addressing them systemically at the root. Invented in the 1990s by three college students, ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ was based on the idea that prolific actor Kevin Bacon has appeared in films with a vast number of other actors. For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger was in the movie ‘Dave’ with Laura Linney who was in ‘Mystic River’ with

Decision-makers at the COP26 UN climate summit might do well to remind themselves of a game called ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’. Because only by understanding the interconnection of the world’s problems can we recognize how they can be rapidly solved by addressing them systemically at the root. Invented in the 1990s by three college students, ‘Six Degrees of Kevin


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Jul 20

I want to talk to all of you today about the humans that survived the current planetary predicament. How did they organize their lives? What was the key to their success? It is no secret that we are in the midst of a severe period of ecological collapse. The exploding human population lay flat on its growth curve for hundreds of thousands of years until the invention of industrial agriculture. Then it shot skyward in an exponential arc corresponding with the rapid depletion of intact ecosystems, healthy environments, and stored materials across the Earth. All of this happened in the

I want to talk to all of you today about the humans that survived the current planetary predicament. How did they organize their lives? What was the key to their success? It is no secret that we are in the midst of a severe period of ecological collapse. The exploding human population lay flat on its growth curve for hundreds


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