It isn't too late! January 22nd is the deadline to apply for Accelerating Appalachia's spring session. Targeted at "nature-based businesses" with a particular focus on the Appalachian region. Its program includes four, three-day workshops over 12 weeks in Kentucky and North Carolina.
Sara Day Evans and her team at Accelerating Appalachia have taken the challenge head-on -- accelerating regenerative agriculture by working with businesses "in the business."
What else should we be doing to accelerate regeneration? A few options include:
building tools that help envision implications and opportunities like the Climate Analogues Tool which lets users see what their land may look like in a climate changed future,
Bring innovators together with the mentors, diverse networks, capital, capacity building and community perspectives needed to prove their concept, build their ability to scale and maximize their impact.
US social impact-focused early stage ventures acceleration group GoodCompany Ventures has turned its attention towards the global climate threat on the globe’s food and water systems to launch a new program.
Kick off the new year with a glimpse of art in nature and a reminder about the nature of art.
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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