All methods have been developed in real-life projects. It means they are working well to make complexity simple without reductionism.
The main method is making a scope, see what's inside, and create more multiple values with what you have. Systemic design.
SYSTEMIC DESIGN METHODS
We can restore soils easily. Citizens can just put cardboard on degraded soil, add 30 cm of compost and start growing food instead of lawns. We can add biochar for microbe shelter. And we can learn to eat what's edible. No more hunger.
We can make rivers more meandering, trap toxic sediments in one corner, and extract the metals with phytomining (hyper-accumulator plants). We can use these metals (and minerals) to create new value in the regional economic system.
Put an ellipse around your area (scope), see what's inside, and start redesigning multiple values. Healthy, growing economies. Start with the soil and water map. Build on non-fertile land. Fertile is for farming. Use land and buildings multifunctionally. Use each other's rest stream before they get the label waste and lose their value.
Downstream & Upstream
Negative & Positive Tipping Points
Negative = addictions. Loss of diversity. Loss of biodiversity
Positive = accumulation. The biggest problems of our current systems? They are linear. And they are based on accumulation. However, we accumulate problems instead of accumulating healthy projects.
1. healthy soil and water cycles
2. the use of rest streams (validating) by a neighboring company
3. local energy sources so we can be independent of toxic geopolitics
4. independence and self-sufficiency for citizens and companies. They produce their own food, resources, and energy. And share only the excess in the system (prevents overloading networks)
5. roads that clean water. Buildings cleaning air. Drinkable rivers. Edible cities. Products that are strong during lifespan and biodegradable afterward
6. beauty. Even fast fashion will not be toxic anymore...
RECONNECT TO NATURE METHODS
Silent Walks with Writing Prompts
Deep Time Walk
If we can start to feel the 4.6 billion years of evolution on our Planet, we will start to think and act differently towards the future.
Download the Deep Time Walk app. (Link to Deep Time Walk.) https://www.deeptimewalk.org/
We Dance 4 the Planet
Art changes hearts. And dancing as if no one is watching is a great method to reconnect. Come dance with us. Feet in the sea. Seaweed fashion and cosmetics all around.
STORY MAKING METHODS
Regenerative Story Making Canvas
We need new narratives that inspire us with nature’s ways of creation. With this canvas it is easy to make layered, rich stories with many nature metaphors and ecological knowledge included. Download the Regenerative Storymaking Canvas for free.