The "blue marble" image of the earth hanging against a black background is credited with helping change the way people look at our planet. By seeing it "from the outside" we were better able to put ourselves in context. Here is the 1972 photo taken from Apollo 17.
How do we visualize our regenerative future? One strategy may be videos and dynamic images based on new, large datasets that are becoming available. These visualizations capture the "life" of the earth showing cycles and patterns in its systems. They help show a living earth -- moving and breathing.

Visualize Swirled Peas

The bumper sticker always makes me chuckle! Probably saw it for the first time in Austin, years ago. It also works - I inevitably start thinking about pea soup. The question is, how to create that kind of mind-shift to help people understand regeneration?

Below are dynamic visualizations I've been struck by. I don't think these examples necessarily capture the concept of regeneration. They are meant as models of the kind of tool that might.

I would appreciate learning about other examples you've run across (drop me a note.)

Tip: If you are in a hurry, you can speed-up YouTube videos to watch them at 1.5 or even 2 times regular speed. Click on the gear icon and choose "speed".

What is Regeneration? (cont'd)

Active discussion of how to more precisely define "regeneration" and "regenerative agriculture" continues around the web. 

In Closing

We are very early in the process of defining what it means to build a regenerative economy. While the terminology will continue to evolve, we're convinced the ideas are directionally correct. Now we are studying, testing, plotting, and building interest, support, and resources.

Thus this newsletter, which will come out every few weeks with information about RASA - narrating our work - along 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! Check out the archive to see if this newsletter is right for you (or a friend).

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