Regenerative Communities Network
r3.0 is collaborating with our Advocation Partner, Capital Institute, on its Regenerative Communities Network (RCN) at the meso (bioregional) and macro (global) levels. On the bioregional level, r3.0 and Senior Director Bill Baue serve as Systems Convener of the newly-launched Connecticut River Valley Bioregional Collaborative in the New England area of the United States. In partnership with River Strong and the Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community as joint Systems Convener, the Collaborative seeks to understand and heal the degenerative / collapsing social and ecological status quo in our bioregion by collaborating with diverse groups and individuals throughout the area. Our vision and practices aim to spur the emergence of a regenerative and thriving economy, culture, and society.
The Collaborative joins 13 other bioregional- national- and global-level Collaboratives with RCN areas as close to us as the Hudson River Valley and Buffalo in New York State, and as far flung as the Sacred Valley in Peru and the Himalayan Plateau in Nepal. Our overarching goal is to apply Capital Institute’s 8 Principles of Regenerative Economics at the bioregional level through Collaboratives of motivated organizations in those areas, which serve as nodes woven together in a coherent global network.. Members of our Collaborative use Sociocracy and other democratic methods in our regular meeting circles. We welcome your questions and ideas!
For example, to implement the Seeks Balance Principle, r3.0 will apply tools and concepts from its Global Thresholds & Allocations Council work to measure how the bioregion uses its vital capital resources within the carrying capacity thresholds of the region. This application methodology would then be replicable by all other bioregions in the Regenerative Communities Network. To address any overshoot of ecological thresholds or shortfall on social foundations, the bioregions can apply concepts and approaches from the r3.0 Value Cycles Blueprint that align with the Robust Circulation Principle.
The Collaborative and r3.0 will also apply other activities depicted in this graphic.
For example, r3.0 is working with the Regenerative Communities Network at the inter-regional and global levels by mutually sharing learnings between RCN’s Regenerative Finance Lab and r3.0’s Sustainable Finance Blueprint. As well, the r3.0 Transformation Journey Program provides a means for implementing Transformational Leadership Support. The r3.0 / RCN collaboration will also draw on other elements of the r3.0 Knowledge Ecosystem, such as the Data Blueprint as well as r3.0’s work on the UNRISD Three-Tiered Typology for Sustainable Development Performance Indicators.
Lead: Bill Baue