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Regeneration is the radically new approach to the climate crisis, one that weaves justice, climate, biodiversity, and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy, and transformation that can end the climate crisis in one generation.

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We are a team creating the world’s most comprehensive list of Solutions and Challenges that address the climate crisis and the regeneration of planetary ecosystems. We do not separate climate and nature. They are one thing. We do more than describe. Each Nexus entry explores what can be done on all levels of agency, including individual, community, classroom, city, company, and government. For each topic, we curate organizations that are actively engaged, describe actions that can be taken, link to educational opportunities, and provide examples of transformation. We work collectively and collaboratively and are here to share our research and discoveries with you.

Our goal is to end the climate crisis in one generation. Ending the crisis does not complete the challenge of global warming. That is a century-long commitment. Ending the crisis means that by 2030, a critical mass of humanity will come to realize the breadth and depth of the crisis and the possibilities it offers for human and ecological transformation.

The most common question about the crisis is “What should I do?” How can a person or entity create the greatest impact on the climate emergency in the shortest time? Most people do not know what to do, or may believe the things they can do are insufficient. We think otherwise.

Our approach to reversing climate change differs from other proposals. It is based on the idea of regeneration. We do not oppose other strategies and plans. To the contrary, we praise and are grateful for all approaches. Our concern is simple: most people in the world remain disengaged, and we need a way forward that engages the majority of humanity. Regeneration is an inclusive and effective strategy compared to combating, fighting, or mitigating climate change. Regeneration creates, builds, and heals. Regeneration is what life has always done, we are life, and that is our focus. It includes how we live and what we do—everywhere. We have a common interest and that interest can only be served when we come together.


Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of eight books that have been published in thirty languages in more than fifty countries and have sold more than two million copies. Hawken is a renowned lecturer who has keynoted conferences and led workshops on the impact of commerce upon the environment, and has consulted with governments and corporations throughout the world.

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A weekly offering of compelling and inspiring stories about the regeneration and restoration of life on Earth, solutions to the climate crisis curated and authored by writers and researchers at Project Regeneration. Our newsletter is named for the waggle dance, what honeybee scouts do to show the hive where to find the nectar. 

The Waggle – Issue 74

 |  By Project Regeneration

In this issue

  • Flamingos Returning to Florida Scott Hannan
  • Global Emissions in Decline Juliana Birnbaum
  • Seattle Celebrates World Environment Day Anna Steltenkamp
  • Geothermal Temperature Control Claire Inciong Krummenacher
  • Future Ancestors George Biesmans
  • Healthier Sustainable Chocolate Hugo Paquin
  • A Concrete Step for Carbon Architecture Tobias Schmitz

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A punch list is a personal, group or institutional checklist. Because of the differences amongst people, cultures, incomes, and knowledge, there is no one common or right checklist. The value of a punch list is that when we commit to something, things can happen.

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  1. Reduce meat consumption - never buy meat, and only eating it when it would go to waste otherwise. Learn five new plant-based recipes in the next 6 months.
  2. Buy a sewing machine and earn to mend in order to keep existing clothes in use longer.
  3. Buy carbon offsets for all flights taken.
  4. Switch all banking over to Aspiration by spring 2022.
  5. Plant a garden - try to get at least 50% of food from the garden by 2023.
  6. Find ways our local SURJ chapter can be more involved in local Indigenous issues.
  7. By spring 2023 - set up an alternative power source at our house - hydro and/or solar and install heat pump.
  8. Volunteer at least 30 days on the next election cycle.
  9. Make sure the next car I buy is electric.
  10. Bike one place per week. Buy an e-bike in the next year.
  11. By 2024, have more people living on our land.
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  1. Replace our 2003 Subaru with a low kWh EV (ie 25 kWh per 100 miles) / 2022-3
  2. Determine the amount of solar minimally needed to power our new EV (ie four 290w panels)
    then pick a solar system that could scale; purchase panels, batteries, and charger / 2022-3
  3. Explore weatherization options for our 40-year old house (which leaks heat) / 2021-2
  4. Explore heating options for our house (baseboard + wood now), including a heat pump / 2022
  5. We hardly travel anymore by air; when we do, purchase Gold Standard offsets / 2021
  6. Reduce our water use by 25% (including a leaky shower) and use it more efficiently; 2021
  7. Keep learning; find new forums for advocating regenerative ideas and practices / 2021
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