The Regenerative Renaissance
Stewarding the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. An alliance of global organization's helping people practically and prosperously co-create regenerative social and economic systems.
Co-creating a global network of regional regenerative civics projects (community gardens, ecovillages, local food economies, start up Solarpunk cities, co-housing, and more) to re-imagine how humans can best come together and coordinate meeting theirs and Earths (since English requires we mention them both) needs and practically prototype a culturally diverse alternatives to the dominance-decaying economic choices.
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Note: The Regen Civics Alliance is a tool and 'decentralized database' agnostic ecosystem. Meaning, we don't prioritize any 1 blockchain, or organization's toolset over any other, we're not here to sell products, we're here to build new and regenerative cultures using the best tools available. Any open-source, transparent, and equitable tool helping Regenerative Communities coordinate and co-create a more beautiful world is welcome to weave into the alliance! Currently we're creating with (or intend to create with) the following decentralized database ecosystems where we build our Organisations, Tokens, Projects, DAOs/DHOs on or with (in alphabetical order): Celo, Closer, Cohere, Ethereum, Filecoin (IPFS), Gnosis Chain, Hashed Chain, Holo/Holochain, Hypha, Octopus, Open Impact, Polygon, Regen Network, SEEDS, Telos, 3Fold, and growing.
We help "layer 1" digital ecosystems build on "LAYER 0", our Earth, and regenerate our relationships with our bioregional ecosystems of human and non-human life.

Regen Civics' role in the Regenerative Renaissance

Economic systems are the single most powerful tools humanity has ever created. They have the ability to coordinate billions and to literally move mountains, solve or create global climate catastrophes, and make humanity multi-planetary.
Unfortunately, our dominant economic systems are no longer fit for purpose, as critical design flaws are increasingly degenerating the well-being (and livability) of Earth, our home, and decimating the incredible diversity of life we're still fortunate to share her with.

The Regenerative Renaissance is a global movement to practically and prosperously co-create thriving social and economic systems that are actually designed for the wellbeing of people and planet at the heart.
We do this through decentralised, agile, joyful, and cooperative experimentation as we discover new patterns that are designed to be systemically regenerative. Patterns that can help us repair as many of the design flaws in our current economic systems that are degenerating our planet. As we find these patterns we create templates that can ease the process for those that come after us. Our primary role in Regen Civics is to create these templates to support the transition process for groups building new social, organisational, and economic systems.

Freedom and regeneration | Freedom to regenerate

This space serves as a unifying roadmap for coordinating and co-creating a diversity of new economic systems and on-the-ground regenerative projects to heal our relationship with each-other and our planet to not only address our many converging crises to also co-create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

Our task is to co-create economic systems that are designed to help us reclaim and expand upon our "3 Primordial Freedoms" as described by David Graeber and David Wengrow in The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity:
  1. 1.
    The Freedom to move across Earth.
  2. 2.
    The Freedom to disobey.
  3. 3.
    The Freedom to negotiate unique social relationships.

The Freedom to move across Earth.

  • We're co-creating an interoperable global network of Regenerative Civics projects: Cooperative housing, regenerative eco-villages, local food economies, purpose driven decentralized organizations, NeighbourGoods, and more - for people to freely (using tokens to track and move contributions) move between and contribute to multiple projects and communities (providing more economic stability, community, meaning, diversity, and purpose).
  • The freedom to create multigenerational relationships with a region on Earth and to not be coerced to travel at all (for those who are already indigenous or seeking to become so) by providing projects that secure stewardship over regions of our Earth - creating a growing patchwork of networked regenerative communities. Projects offer residency/ownership options through time contributions; opening the doors to anyone willing to offer their time to help make this happen to have the ability to steward a spot of Earth to call theirs, and participate in our global Regenerative Renaissance.

The Freedom to disobey.

  • By reducing barriers to change organizations, villages, projects, or work/life situations we regain our freedom to say no to situations that are no longer serving us and more easily move to situations that could better meet our needs.

The Freedom to negotiate unique social relationships.

  • This is where our real efforts take root through providing the tools and resources for us to co-create a wide diversity of alternative social (governance, financial, organizational & economic) systems. Many of us can agree that our current systems are no longer fit for the purpose of maintaining harmony with ourselves and our earth. So, we need to prototype, test and, rapidly iterate on a growing diversity of alternatives. Diversity is also mandatory for resiliency so no 1 economic/social system failure can cause a global catastrophe (as is the case in the 2020's with monopolistic and monolithic financial & economic system).
While advocating for greater primordial freedoms for humanity and building systems that may better provide these freedoms is a great place to start. We also need to ensure our economic systems are "regenerative by design" as Kate Raworth of Doughnut Economics so eloquently details and indigenous communities have been sharing and pleading for millennia. Because, for these new social experiments to survive and have any meaning at all, we need to collectively discover how to be generative stewards of Earth and reverse our many crises. For a broader understanding of what we mean by Regeneration and "Regenerative Cultures, Communities, and Civilizations" enjoy the series below.

Maps to guide systemic regeneration

Expanding on the previous two maps that that sees humans and Gaia as one integrated organism

Stewardship with Earth

This Alliance offers support for a wide and growing diversity of land and community-based projects in creating unique regenerative economic systems all aimed at exploring a few questions:

  • How do we bring our communities and land back into common stewardship and ecological harmony? 

  • How do we best pool our shared resources (all 10+ forms of capital) to meet our shared needs (beyond physical needs to include emotional, spiritual, and mental)? Like creating a business with the express purpose of meeting the needs of the employees.
  • What does it mean to be socially and ecologically regenerative and how can we get there together?

How do we accelerate our global process towards co-creating systemically regenerative economies to reverse the global trend towards ecosystem collapse and pollution?
  • How do we create a world where every member of the community is in direct (should they choose) co-creation of their own local governance and economic systems and enshrine the "right to exit" to secure personal freedoms and immunize ourselves from tyranny?

  • How do we restore the commons so that we can increase our collective quality of life (through providing access) while reducing waste?

For those who no longer are, how do we become indigenous once again? What does being indigenous mean to our community?
  • What cultures, customs, and systems can we co-create to help us repair our relationship with Earth and the rest of non-human life we share her with?
There's going to be a diversity of answers to these questions. This diversity is what creates the marvelous forest of unique cultures and approaches amongst each Village and Regenerative Civics project.
As diversity grows every human is able to find (and/or co-create) a social system (economics, governance, etc) that's aligned with our values and life purpose.
If we don't have the fundamental freedom to chose which economic systems we want to participate in, and a direct voice in governing them, then we don't have one of our most basic freedoms.
This Knowledge Base serves as a growing resource for successful organizing patterns as Regenerative Civics projects, Villages, Allies, and other communities discover and share throughout this guide.
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