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REGEN FOUNDATION

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.

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

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.

GETTING BACK TO NATURE

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.

WORKING TOGETHER

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
and Inquiry

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
Capacity Building

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.

OUR TIMELINE

2021: Seed

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.

2022: Sprout

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.

2023: Impact

Millions of acres of land are impact verified and thousands of people benefit from the regenerative tools developed on the Regen Network.

OUR STATUS

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.

OUR BELIEF

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.

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“Regen Network is using blockchain based accounting to radically re-invision not how finance works, but rather our relationship to nature and the entire world. Perhaps the finance people are thinking too small, they see blockchain as a revolution in money Regen Network sees far more than finance in the blockchain, they see a whole new world.”
- MARK PESCE, Cryptonomics Podcast
"Regen Network is one of the most thoughtful and promising networks of thought leaders and technologists that I have ever encountered. They are developing a profoundly, evidence based platform for not just climate change and regenerative agriculture, but for a functioning ecological economy. They are authentic and grounded thought leaders that point to the future direction for necessary social and economic evolution. They need to be listened to."
- JOHN HENRY CLIPPINGER, Founder of The Token Commons Foundation and Swytch.io
"Nori is a proud consortium member of the Regen Foundation. We are mission-aligned in our quest to reverse climate change by empowering stewards of the land with software that can track and monetize ecological improvements. We enthusiastically support the development of this platform using blockchain technology. It ensures that the regenerative land steward owns their data, which are relevant for estimating and quantifying carbon removal and other ecosystem services."
- CHRISTOPHE JOSPE, Chief Development Officer at Nori
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"Regen Network gives me genuine hope for the future. I trust the experience backing the team, who actually understand what is required for trees and crops to grow, and is creating a brilliant system to verify that they do. No greenwash here. They are the real deal."
- ALANA LEA, Founder of Rainforest Eco Enterprise and iGiveTrees
"Regen Network is easily the most competent DLT endeavor tackling ecological affairs that I have come across."
- GARETTE FURO
"Regen Network provides the essential protocol to take stock of the ecological condition of our commons, from which we can steer and incentivize curative and regenerative efforts within the framework of a newly emerging monetary framework.”
- FRANK VAN GANSBEKE
“Regen Network is using blockchain based accounting to radically re-invision not how finance works, but rather our relationship to nature and the entire world. Perhaps the finance people are thinking too small, they see blockchain as a revolution in money Regen Network sees far more than finance in the blockchain, they see a whole new world.”
- MARK PESCE, Cryptonomics Podcast
"Regen Network is one of the most thoughtful and promising networks of thought leaders and technologists that I have ever encountered. They are developing a profoundly, evidence based platform for not just climate change and regenerative agriculture, but for a functioning ecological economy. They are authentic and grounded thought leaders that point to the future direction for necessary social and economic evolution. They need to be listened to."
- JOHN HENRY CLIPPINGER, Founder of The Token Commons Foundation and Swytch.io
"Nori is a proud consortium member of the Regen Foundation. We are mission-aligned in our quest to reverse climate change by empowering stewards of the land with software that can track and monetize ecological improvements. We enthusiastically support the development of this platform using blockchain technology. It ensures that the regenerative land steward owns their data, which are relevant for estimating and quantifying carbon removal and other ecosystem services."
- CHRISTOPHE JOSPE, Chief Development Officer at Nori
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