Co-creating the Shift to Global Regeneration
Agriculture and ecosystem mismanagement are among the largest drivers of environmental degradation and climate change.
Yet they hold the potential to be the largest force for reversing climate change and regenerating the planet.
Regen Foundation works to empower communities and co-create global systems to achieve and reward ecological regeneration.
As the nonprofit arm of Regen Network, we are committed to a diverse community of stakeholders to build the tools of regeneration.
We empower community members to co-create regenerative solutions that are rooted in their realities and needs. We believe in local action to achieve global impact placing people before profits.
We envision a future where regenerative practices are the new norm, where the world’s food system is resilient and sustainable, where clean air and water are available for all. We believe that this starts with changing our relationship with nature.
We believe that ecological regeneration should be open to all, which means including everyone from farmers to scientists and indigenous peoples.
THE THREE PILLARS
Regen Foundation is stewarding a global shift toward regenerative approaches to land and water management. We are advocating for the use of Regen Network’s key environmental verification protocols and investing in the development of eco-apps for achieving and rewarding ecological regeneration, using the following three pillars:
1. Scientific Research
We facilitate an open and collaborative process to produce scientifically robust, context specific protocols for the verification of ecological outcomes worldwide.
We are committed to open source development and believe that open and shared protocols are a key driver for the acceleration of planetary regeneration and a re-establishment of a healthy commons.
2. Education and
Regen Foundation brings together a co-creative educational network focused on the scientifically proven practices and processes that lead to robust environmental resilience.
Technological advances and emerging markets for ecosystem services can be challenging to navigate. Regen Foundation aims to demystify tools and concepts in a playful way, by creating learning spaces for a diverse range of users, including land stewards, community conservation groups, scientists and developers. We dream of a Regen Academy, where land based communities and tech savvy urbanites keep learning from each other.
3. Network Governance and Community Participation
Regen Foundation has a mandate to distribute 30% of the total pool of $REGEN tokens, earmarked for non-commercial stakeholders. This gives a voice to people who otherwise would not be heard (and hopefully even to the more-than-human world). Through a process of enDAOment, we donate tokens to groups of farmers, indigenous nations and other non-profit partners. They can use these tokens to vote in Regen Network governance, and help shape the future of the Regen toolkit. They will then receive more tokens as reward for their role in keeping the blockchain running. These tokens can be exchanged for money, which they can use to fund their operations.
Network Governance and Community Participation
We call this process of redistribution of power and wealth “enDAOment” because we propose to use a form of organisation that is popular in modern internet-based projects called DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation). As setting up and running a DAO is not a very straightforward process we are developing an incubation program to guide groups through their journey. Even those who are technically proficient might need help in approaches to power sharing and bridging the gap between the digital and the natural world.
With the Regen Network mainnet launch, we have planted the seeds of a new global ecological Blockchain! This initial phase is an opportunity to work with pilot communities to bring together the right people, stakeholders resources and establish a sustainable network and organizational structure. In doing so, communities can also begin to explore their desired roles in society.
Collaborating with dozens of organizations across the global to democratize the creation of eco-credit classes, dozens of innovative regenerative projects are fostered and nurtured.
Millions of acres of land are impact verified and thousands of people benefit from the regenerative tools developed on the Regen Network.
Regen Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity, created to support the growth of Regen Network and develop and maintain Regen Ledger software, associated social and technical infrastructure, and key protocols, for achieving and rewarding ecological regeneration.
Regen Foundation‘s governance is founded on the understanding that humans in conscious relationship with ecosystem functioning can engage in systemic developmental co-evolution. The Foundation‘s mission is to explore the use of technology to grow human capacity to understand, value, and incorporate ecosystem health into our accounting and decision making across all governmental, corporate, and societal activities. We believe that agriculture - land, and marine management practices - are a key to the regeneration of this planet, and that together we can solve humanities greatest challenges.