Circular Economy 101: Designing Regeneration into the System

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Excerpt from the Economic Design course

By Daniel Christian Wahl | 20 February 2017

The circular economy refers to an industrial economy that is restorative by intention; aims to rely on renewable energy; minimises, tracks and eliminates the use of toxic chemicals; and eradicates waste through careful design. The term goes beyond the mechanics of production and consumption of goods and services […] (examples include rebuilding capital including social and natural, and the shif…

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The golden thread that connects the three dimensions of sustainability

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An introduction to Holistic Worldviews.

By Daniel Wahl

Design can most broadly be defined as the expression of intentionality through interactions and relationships. At the downstream end of this process our cultural artifacts, institutions, patterns of production, and consumption express intentionality materially. Upstream, in the immaterial dimension, the “meta-design” of our conscious awareness, value systems, worldviews, and aspirations defines the intentionality behind mat…

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Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change

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by Dr Daniel Christian Wahl | 21 December 2016

Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change: Supporting Community-led, Place-Sensitive, Whole Systems Design Solutions

The needed leadership for a transformative response to climate change might well be provided by the Commonwealth – the most diverse collaborative network of nations after the United Nations itself. It includes more than a third of humanity on half of the world’s land masses, with its 52 member states spread across all c…

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Race is on to Reverse Climate Change

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by May East | 6 December 2016

The 21st century is in the throes of unprecedented levels of human mobility. More people than ever before live in a country other than the one in which they were born. In 2015, their number surpassed 244 million, growing at a faster rate than the world’s population.

The recent New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, adopted during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, highlighted the critical linkages between migration, environment a…

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Letting the World Know About our Excellent Work!

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by Daniel Christian Wahl

As many of you know, I recently published ‘Designing Regenerative Cultures’, a book that took me more than a decade to write and which I always aimed to be “a work that works”. This alchemical touchstone idea holds the intention that the book would leave the reader somehow transformed after reading it. I am not sure whether I achieved this high aim, but the reviews that have been coming in from different corners of the world and from many of my most important me…

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Ecovillages Strategies in Areas of Crisis

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by Leila Dregger

Natural disasters triggered by climate change are responsible for more than 150,000 deaths every year and force millions of people to abandon their homes and communities to seek refuge elsewhere.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts that there will be 150 million environmental refugees by 2050. Up to 250 million people in Africa are projected to suffer from water and food insecurity in the 21st century.

Today, as more and more Syrian refugees trav…

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Experiências evolutivas potencializadas pelo contexto urbano do Gaia Education do Rio/Brasil

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by Emmanuel Khodja

O Brasil tem sido um dos campos mais férteis para o Gaia Education se manifestar em suas mais diversas formas.

O formato original dos EDEs – cursos imersivos em ecovilas e comunidades intencionais – tem divido a cena brasileira com uma diversidade de outros formatos, como os programas extensivos em áreas urbanas, programas para jovens, para escolas e professores, junto a universidades, nas favelas, em ambiente online e outros mais.

No ano de 2016, o programa realizado …

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