A highlight of my week was to watch Alexander Melck's film "The Regenerates" (45') and then to steal the term (hat tip: David McConville). It was created with material produced by Dominique Hes and Chrisna du Plessis for their book "Designing for Hope" and has a focus on regenerative architecture. On its own, it is a humorous, unassuming story explaining the regenerative mindset.
Dame Ellen MacArthur made yachting history in 2005, when she became the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.
MacArthur "Genius" grant winner Kartik Chandran is an environmental engineer integrating microbial ecology, molecular biology, and engineering to transform wastewater from a troublesome pollutant to a valuable resource.
Founder and President of Capital Institute, “a collaborative working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.”
As author, speaker, and adviser, Carol Sanford apply's Regenerative Design Thinking to strategy, performance, customer engagement, product design, business model creation and partnering for capacity building.
And, join Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF 2015). It is an open access and online event happening until November 20th.
"We want to share all the ways you and our partners are challenging the linear ‘take make and dispose’ model of the economy, replacing it by a more prosperous regenerative and circular economy - is this the ultimate disruption?"
And, in closing
We are very early in the process of defining what it means to build a regenerative economy (and the terminology may continue to evolve). But we're convinced it is directionally correct. Now we are studying, testing, and building interest, support, and resources.
Thus this newsletter, which will come out weekly with brief observations and links to related materials exploring innovation and the regenerative economy. With effort, and a bit of luck, we hope support for these concepts becomes a wave sweeping the world!
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