Regenerative Communities Network
BLC is a member of the Regenerative Communities Network, made up of 40 communities at various stages of launching regenerative hubs. We represented Europe in the 2019 RCN Gathering in Mexico. Linking across geographies and scales, regenerative communities offer the possibility of hope–an immersive experience of what it might be to live in a world guided by regenerative principles.
ADVISORS & FRIENDS
We collaborate with bioregional practitioners, advisors and experts locally and around the world.
John Thackara is a writer and event producer who has spent a lifetime searching for live examples of what a sustainable future can be like. He writes about these stories at his blog, Doors of Perception, and organises festivals that bring the project leaders he has met together.
“To do things differently, we need to see things differently.”
William Lana is BLC’s business advisor. After working in The City and on Wall Street in the 1980s and for the Commission of the EU in Brussels in the 1990s, William Lana co-founded and is the CEO of the organic textile company Greenfibres. He sits on a number of the Boards of organisations aimed at finding environmental and social solutions to the challenges and opportunities we currently face.
Pamela Mang works with project development teams and community groups to build critical systems thinking skills and holistic planning processes and designs that can address complex systems problems and opportunities. She also works as a faculty member for The Regenerative Practitioner series.
“The world is complex. We need to stop dumbing it down. The current state of our world requires us to work hard to fully understand the complexity of living systems and to design elegant approaches that honor and appreciate that complexity.” regenesis.com
Stewart Wallis is a business manager and advocate for transition to a new economic system. He worked for Oxfam from 1992 to 2002, for which he was awarded an OBE. From 2003 to 2016, he was Executive Director of the New Economics Foundation.
“We need to stop seeing ourselves as consumers and owners and start seeing ourselves as caretakers and creators.”
BLC is part of Ecoversities Alliance; learners and communities reclaiming diverse knowledges, relationships and imaginations to design new approaches to higher education. “It is difficult to imagine a future that is humane, decent and sustainable without marked changes in the substance and process of education at all levels, beginning with the University” – David Orr, author of Earth in Mind
The South Devon Catchments Partnership is a partnership made up of groups, organisations and individuals across South Devon who work together to ensure our rivers and estuaries are healthy and full of life, now and in the future…