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Community Staking (cs) DAO's explained

How can a project become a csDAO?

A project can work towards being a csDAO by exercising itself as :

  • Communities are ecosystems. Made of  👩 🌾 🦋 🍄 💦 ☀ 🏔 🎉 🔬and 📀
  • We work to amplify and empower existing regenerative practices.
  • Each community is given ~500K $REGEN via the enDAOment.
  • Tokens support communities in financial self determination and capacity to exert influence in th elarger regenerative economics network.
  • Staking is the process by which communities leverage their knowledge and enDAO’d resources to steer the larer network and also earn “interest” on their tokens.
  • The power to vote an make decisions about the evolution of the network is called governance.
  • Earning interest on staked $REGEN is called rewards.
  • A DAO is a web3 word which means:
  • DAO’s are hybrid digital/physical Communities which form around practices of regeneration as well as bioregion.
  • DAO’s build on the existing practices of community and are web native to facilitate common practices across communities.


Communities which practice self determination and personal accountability in their future growth and evolution through collective decisions.


Rooted in place and relation to a habitat, biome, watershed, climatic zone etc. Bioregional thought and action is a the core of what we do.


We believe not in simply conserving nor preserving but regenerating the planet through ethical and ecological land stewardship.


Economies and Ecologies are two sides of the same coin. Ecological health is Economic Wealth! The living world is not an externality.

This notion of CS DAO’s is discussed at length in an article written on Community Staking DAO’s. by Gregory Landua
– Founder Regen Network.


How are projects selected to be csDAO's

Selection criteria of the csDAO candidates :
Prioritization process

The Regen Foundation brings the voice, perspective, and ethics of stewards of the land and water onto an ecological ledger.

The prioritization scheme is the means by which the Regen Foundation implements on the ground it’s ethical mission.

Selected enDAOment candidates must have

Aligned with our values of equity, regenerative economics, bioregionalism, and community-based governance

Prioritize communities disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis such as land stewards, applied indigenous and decolonial ethics, bioregions of high vulnerability such as “Global South”, experience legacies of racism, sexism, & colonialism

Contribute essential perspectives and tooling to support subsequent participants such as scientific expertise, regenerative land or water practices, engineering, education, translation, activism, legal, design

Established track record of 1-2 projects delivered successfully in their field of expertise

Organizations work to make process and knowledge, open-source, or foreground accessibility with clear internal democratic procedures and high internal accountability

Established track record of involving the community in governance with capacity to mediate internal or external conflict and/or aligns with a code of conduct

Ability to designate a “fellow” who is the primary digital bridge, partner with validators, onboard onto the Cosmos system, and participate meaningfully in on-chain governance

Willing to work with incomplete models and designs and co-shape them while working together, bringing energy to others who work with them needed to sustain momentum

The current participants include


Earth RegeneratorsTerran Collective logoGrameena Vikas Kendram logo ANEI logoNorth East Network logoKulshan Carbon Trust logo SmartAgronomics logo
A community of 3800 people working in two primary areas of focus: the cultivation of social support for individuals as they make the transition from extractive economies into regenerative livelihoods and the enactment of the design pathway for regenerating Earth. Earth Regenerators use the prosocial process to develop the psychological and social capacities to guide personal and collective transformation. They are prototyping bioregional regenerative economies on 500,000 hectares of tropical dry forest in Barichara, Colombia.
The purpose of Terran Collective is to amplify cooperation among people regenerating our communities and our planet, in service to creating a world that works for all. Our work is creating systems and tools that increase participation, build trust, and distribute responsibilities & accountability out towards the edges, where real change is happening. We see our land, our resources, and our communities as a commons, and we work to grow the understanding that stewarding these shared resources is a shared responsibility.
GVK Society’s mission is to build regenerative and circular agricultural supply chains that optimise value for small and marginal farmers. GVK society aspires to convert 1,500,000  acres of degenerative farms into resilient and thriving regenerative landscapes. They currently work directly with 13,000 farmer families in more than 650 villages in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, South India. GVK strongly focuses on women empowerment, carbon sequestration, improving soil water-holding capacity, elimination of harmful agrochemicals and GMOs, biodiversity conservation, and community resilience at all levels.
Ethos is a team of coffee sector and supply chain experts specializing in value chain design, partnership building, and research.
NEN was founded in 1995, as a broad platform for building linkages among organizations and individuals, to add diversity to the women’s movement by highlighting women’s issues in India’s Northeast Region (NER). NEN strongly believes that both women-centered and youth-centered collective action can bring about or contribute positively to societal change. NEN uses a transdisciplinary, multiple-lens approach to problem-solving in its four thematic areas – gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against women (VAW), governance and state accountability, natural resource management, and sustainable livelihood. NEN works with and maintains close ties to indigenous communities in NER.
KCT’s goal is to build alliances so that people can work together to draw down carbon in ways that regenerate the land and build prosperous communities. Our mission is to conserve and sequester carbon through collaborative natural climate solutions in our service territory. At the heart of the concept is a network of non-profit organizations called carbon conservation trusts (or carbon trusts) that acquire and secure non-possessory property interests in carbon. KCT is currently demonstrating “proof of concept” for its carbon conservation trust model by implementing within the Regen Network a Biochar eco-credit methodology.
SmartAgro works with governments, academia, and private sector to reversing climate change with regenerative farming. Working on Cambodian and German soil regeneration projects using MRV.