Elders for Regenerative Living

Elders for Regenerative Living

The Elders for Regenerative Living (ERL) Action Group addresses the broad question:

How do we Elders live and act more regeneratively so that our grandchildren and future generations have an habitable planet and a society that support their growth as human beings?

ERL is currently designing and prototyping a Regenerative Elder Process that focuses on the unique gifts that elders can bring to the internal and external regenerative transformation that Paul Hawken is calling forth in his new book “Regeneration”.

  • It will take the form of a short introductory module that will help elders decide whether they want to engage more deeply in that process, followed by several month-long inquiries into some of the action domains that Paul explores in his book and on the Nexus site, such as food, forests, or energy.
  • In these longer modules, we will focus on capacity building and experimentation for elder-specific activities such as modeling, mentoring, holding the space, or advising in council.
  • We will use a combination of videos, readings, and dialogues in a mutual learning environment.
  • We will also build on the questions and insights that arose from the November 16 World Café on regeneration, as well as from additional events we will organize on the same theme.
  • We are planning to offer and test an initial module in the first quarter or 2022, both within and outside of EAN, followed by two or three additional modules later in the year.

We look forward to welcoming you then.


Video Recordings of Previous Meetings

November 9, 2021 – In Conversation with Paul Hawken

Plastics Workshop – Part One: April 28, 2021Part Two: May 12, 2021Part Three: May 26, 2021

July 8, 2021 – Climate change is leading to a less secure, more crisis-prone world – Steven A Browning

June 10, 2021 – How GREEN is GREEN enough: Donkeys, Spaceships & Sustainable “Systems” – J. Morris Hicks

June 6, 2021 – Rewilding the World, Rewilding Ourselves – Alan Watson Featherstone

May 13, 2021 – Sustainable Architecture – Jerome Kerner

April 8, 2021 – Healthy Soil, Healthy Planet – Mary Chambers

March 11, 2021 – Just Money: Mission-Driven Banks and the Future of Finance – Katrin Kaufer

February 11, 2021 – EN-Roads, a computer based climate change solutions simulator – Geoff Ainscow

January 14, 2021 – Environmental Impact of Factory Farming – Jim Burke

November 12, 2020 – The Global Water Crisis, and How We Can Solve It – Cora Kammeyer

October 8, 2020 – Climate Reality Project – Bill DeVincenzi

 August 13, 2020 – Single-Use Plastics – Shirley Freriks

April 9, 2020 – The Coronavirus – Jim Burke

March 12, 2020

February 13, 2020 – Electric Cars – Charlie Michel

January 9, 2020 – Clean Energy – Doug Silverstein

December 5, 2019 – Cohousing – Robert Han Bishop

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