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Bioregions of Europe (Source)

Bioregional Regeneration for Planetary Health

Scale-linking human systems back into the pattern of health

“As Homo sapiens’s entry in any intergalactic design competition, industrial civilization would be tossed out at the qualifying round. It doesn’t fit. It won’t last. The scale is wrong. And even its apologists admit that it is not very pretty. The design failures of industrially/technologically driven societies are manifest in the loss of diversity of all kinds, destabilization of the earth’s biogeochemical cycles, pollution, soil erosion, ugliness, poverty, injustice, social decay, and economic instability.”

— David W. Orr, 2002

“A growing body of evidence shows that the health of humanity is intrinsically linked to the health of the environment, but by its actions humanity now threatens to destabilise the Earth’s key life-support systems.”

— Planetary Health Commission

The importance of the bioregional regeneration for planetary health

Bioregional regeneration is about coming home to place

“The term [bioregion] refers both to geographical terrain and a terrain of consciousness — to a place and the ideas that have developed about how to live in that place.”

— Peter Berg and Raymond Dasmann

“The bioregion is emerging as the most logical locus and scale for a sustainable, regenerative community to take root and to take place.”

— Robert L. Thayer, Jr.

Bioregional Regeneration Projects around the world:

Glocal & Cosmopolitan Bioregionalism

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