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Sprouts - June 12, 2023

Updated: Jun 16, 2023


Ulrike Zeshan is a linguist, serious game designer, and the leader of our serious games weekly conversation group

GRC Spotlight: Ulrike Zeshan

Location: Preston, UK - Great Britain, Ireland and Faroe Island Bioregion


How did you come to regenerative work?

Originally a sign language linguist, Ulrike became increasingly worried about our current environmental and societal crises. This concern prompted her to ask what she could contribute. She found her answers in eco-development and serious games.


How does serious gaming overlap with regeneration?

Serious games are games that are played for non-entertainment purposes, such as learning and collaborating. They create a “freer environment” where people can effectively communicate across cultural and language barriers using physical actions and visual prompts in the given game. Ulrike aims to enable inter-cultural collaboration and learning in regenerative movements. With serious games, people can “come to [the table] as a full person, not just with [their] head.”


What are you working on right now?

Ulrike is currently working on Regen-D, an interactive and “gamified” approach for regenerative initiatives to share their work. Developed as part of the publishing press, Ishara, in which she is creative director, Regen-D allows people to deconstruct their ideas into multimedia elements – such as pictures, diagrams and videos – linked through QR codes on physical disks. People can explore, discuss, and choose what to delve into, fostering a more interactive and participatory experience. Ulrike has been prototyping Regen-D with the Shikha eco-village in Odisha, India.


Check out Ulrike's Serious Games weekly conversation group here!


 

  • Brian von Herzen's and SeaForestation won three prizes with the Singapore Livability Challenge worth ~USD$298,048 in funding. He proposes a submersible platform to promote marine permaculture as an alternative to declining soil quality and arable land. Their research suggests that 30,000 tonnes of CO2/square km can be sequestered while producing income through dozens of income streams. Watch his presentation here.

  • Armando Davila invites you to share the upcoming Power of Hope Arts-based youth camp (July 7th-13th) and a climate camp (June 23rd-30th) happening this summer for any teens (14-18 years old) in your lives. He has worked with them the past two summers, and in his words, “I’ve seen profound growth from youth that attend both years.”

  • David Green is holding a special conversation hosted by the Wellbeing Economy Alliance between the Pomona Valley Wellbeing project and Sara Sarah McKinley of Democracy Collaborative on Thursday, June 29 at 9pm PST / 12pm EST / 6pm CET. The conversation will “dig into the realities of launching an Anchor Institution Model in the Pomona area.

Brian von Herzen and SeaForestation won US$298,000 as part of the Singapore Livability Challenge this past week to implement marine permaculture in South and Southeast Asia
 

Session highlight: Regenerative Insights Circle


What do we do? We talk and work with each other in an international group of collaborators and friends. Sometimes a project is presented and often our group members end up working together on projects, foreseen and serendipitous. Co-working and parallel play are always available. Hosted by Andrew Crosby and friends.


This past week's session highlights Kumano Shindo–an innovation, creation and land regeneration hub in Kumano, Japan whose owners met in GRC. They address rural abandonment, promoting international exchange, and fostering environmental and social regeneration through educational programs as part of Japan's INNO network.

Regenerative Insights offers space to bring regeneration into our everyday conversations and patterns. This week, they showcase a GRC-incubated restoration project based out of Kumano, Japan. Meet Kumano Shindo

 

This week with the CoLab


GRC: Regenerative Economics - A discussion for evolving new understandings June 13, 2023 8am-9am PT / 11am ET / 12pm BRT / 4pm BST / 6pm EAT / 2130 IST / your time zone

This is a place to discuss and share innovative ideas as we shift our economic paradigm towards regeneration. Join the diverse GRC community in discussion, as we explore our evolving understandings of the paradigm shift we are all experiencing. Our species needs to evolve and learn how to be in the ‘right relationship’ with nature and this planet we call home. Our conversations will be journey-focused, collecting ideas and evolving our viewpoints as we move towards collective solution. Hosted by Pam Campbell & Tanuja Prasad.

GRC: Regen Ag Community Chat June 13, 2023 9am-10am PT / noon ET / 1pm BRT / 5pm BST / 7pm EAT / 2130 IST / your time zone This is a time for people working on or interested in Regenerative Agriculture & related topics to get together, meet, compare notes, and maybe colab. Join us! Hosted by Erik van Lennep and Cassandra Goodmansen.


GRC: Regen Ed

June 13, 2023 12pm-1pm PT / 3pm ET / 4pm BRT / 8pm BST / 10 pm EAT / your time zone

This is your invitation to join a discussion on systematically changing education and developing ecological literacy to address the multifaceted and interconnected crises facing our world today.

We hope you will join us on this journey to discover ways in which our educational systems can be reformed, transformed, and regenerated. Hosted by Dan Beltramo and Cassandra Goodmansen.


GRC: Kumano Shindo at the Regenerative Insights Circle

June 14, 2023 7:30am-8:45am UTC / 8:30am BST / 9:30am CEST / 1pm IST / 3:30pm PST / 5:30pm AEST / 7:30pm NZST / your time zone

In this session, we'll visit a project that gained new life after the directors met in Global Regeneration CoLab's Regen Insights Circle! Kumano Shindo is transforming an akiya (abandoned house) in Kumano, Japan, into a regenerative innovation hub as part of Japan's INNO network. The akiya will be a “gathering place for innovation and creation” addressing rural abandonment, promoting international exchange, and fostering environmental and social regeneration through educational programs. Attend the event to learn more and network with global innovators!


GRC: Regen & Governance

June 14, 2023 8am-9am PT / 11am ET / noon BRT / 4pm BST / 6pm EAT / 2030 IST / your time zone

This series is for discussion and co-learning of what it means to govern regeneratively and how regeneration can inform governance. This week we'll continue discussion from last week led by Russell Baldwin with a special focus on Dragon Dreaming. This will be a learning-by-doing session! Review this PDF (also attached) beforehand, if you can.

GRC: Regen Ed

June 14, 2023 6pm-8pm PT/ 9pm ET / June 8, 9am AEDT / your time zone

This is your invitation to join a discussion on systematically changing education and developing ecological literacy to address the multifaceted and interconnected crises facing our world today.We hope you will join us on this journey to discover ways in which our educational systems can be reformed, transformed, and regenerated.Hosted by Dan Beltramo and Cassandra Goodmansen.

Consensual Tech Talk

Jun 15, 2023 noon-1pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm GMT //

Jun 16, 2023 7am NZST / your time zone

Introducing Consensual Tech Talks: Do an inventory of what we’re currently using for remote collaboration. Look at some alternatives. Hands-on helping each other onboard with new tools. These calls are hosted by Day Waterbury and are a gathering place for people from aligned communities.

GRC: Welcome to GRC! (rescheduled from June 8)

June 15, 2023 1pm-1:45pm PT / 4pm ET / 9 pm GMT // June 9, 8am NZST / your time zone

A brief intro call to introduce ourselves, and learn about how to navigate and access GRC resources! All are welcome. We'll talk about the roles of members and activators, how to use Slack, our google site, weekly calls and anything else that's on your mind. Hosted by Benjamin Felser

GRC: In-Person Bay Area W3 (Warp and Weft for Weality)

Jun 15, 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm PT

Bay Area W3 (Warp and Weft for Weality) at Melo Melo on Grand Ave at 4:30PM. Bringing together diverse allies from values-aligned networks including Bioneers, Terran Collective, Wellbeing Economy Alliance, Collaborative Technology Alliance, Internet Identity Workshop, All Tech Is Human, Work on Climate, Global Regeneration CoLab, ARC Regenerative Communities, and ESC Surveillance Capitalism. If you’re interested in how we can collaborate toward a wellbeing economy, we would love to have you join us for a kava, cacao, kombucha, or just fresh water and high vibes! Convened by Day Waterbury.


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