This event is over. But we are now preparing for the 2023 event. Pre-registration is possible
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Featuring Fabiana Maia, co-founder and president of Terra Luminous Institute in Brazil.
She shares geopolitical, scientific, social and environmental information and her passion for the Atlantic Rainforest
Fabiana is a Brazilian exponent of the Regenerative Culture on a tour in Europe to promote regenerative living. She talks about what made her shift from a life as an urban well-succeeded psychotherapist and organisational consultant to becoming an environmentalist, permaculture researcher, Global Ecovillage Network Ambassador and ecopsychologist, adding her personal transformational experience to the conversation.
Featuring Angela Malmgren, founder of ReGeneration Permaculture.
She shares her experience in implementing and teaching permaculture in Switzerland.
Angela is an American living in Switzerland who, beginning in 2020, has been offering courses for children in permaculture. These courses are designed to allow children to connect in a deep and meaningful way with the natural world.
This work draws on all her years of experience as an educator, gardener and lover of nature
Featuring The Head of Corporate Affairs Danone Switzerland, Philippe Aeschlimman, a Swiss who has lived and loves Brazil, tells us how the Danone Ecosystem Fund is acting as a force for good by caring about its economic and social environment where Danone operates.
Danone Ecosystem catalyzes and develops projects that advance the public interest in ecosystems. The fund has co-created disruptive business models that strengthen inclusion and environmental sustainability, providing organizational know-how, technical expertise and financing support. An example of how corporations can help solve local challenges linked to sustainable sourcing and regenerative agriculture; micro-distribution; circular economy; and promotion of healthy drinking and eating habits.
Featuring Ludovic Kasperski, who shares his experience with community living. As an inspired sustainability intrapreneur and engaged volunteer in environmental education, he uses community living as a main mitigation measure for Climate Change, whilst benefitting from human-regenerating living conditions.
Out of integrity and a desire to act, Ludovic up-skilled in environmental issues with the aim of disseminating the scientific knowledge of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and IPBES. To spread this science, he uses tools based on collective intelligence such as the Climate Fresk. He also makes use of transformative learning to activate and empower people at their individual level and in their organisation in order to accelerate the transition toward a sustainable and desirable world where Nature is at the center.
Featuring Sunita Wälti, who joined Crowd Container as their Brand Ambassador. Crowd Container has organized collective food orders directly from the producers since 2016. An example of how community promotes dialogue between consumers and producers and drives change in the food system by supporting innovative projects.
Sunita will share with us the case of Crowd Container. From the simple idea of selling a container of food directly to consumers, an association was founded, becoming now an AG company, showcasing the power of community and how prosperity can come from it. Crowd Container operates in the Swiss market and with producing partners in Kerala, Sicily, Peru, Andalusia and Switzerland. A model that could be replicated anywhere.
Featuring Stephanie Feeney, Head of Partnerships at Restor sharing the work of an organisation that is connecting global community, science and technology for ecosystem restoration.
Stephanie will share with us the mission and vision of Restor, a technology platform that is supporting and accelerating global ecosystem restoration. Bringing together knowledge and expertise, scientific data, funders and enablers onto one digital platform is enabling ecosystem restoration to happen at the scale, speed and quality that is so urgently required.
Featuring Harriet Jackson
Investment Officer, Sustainable Food at responsAbility Investments AG, Harriet will present responsAbility and join our discussion panel to discuss investing in regenerative agriculture in emerging markets and what is expected by investors. She will also give us insight into the technical support provided alongside financing to companies pursuing regenerative agriculture.
responsAbility Investments AG is a leading impact investor focused on private debt and private equity across emerging markets. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Zurich, it has invested over USD 12 billion since its inception and has a strong performance track record. With over 200 employees, collaborating from seven offices, the company invests across three distinctive themes to directly contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Financial Inclusion, to finance the growth of Micro & SMEs; Climate Finance, to contribute to a net-zero pathway; and Sustainable Food, to sustainably feed an ever-growing population. responsAbility is part of M&G plc, the international savings and investments business, and contributes to enhancing M&G’s capabilities in impact investing.
Featuring Diana Gabriel, co-founder of Flor da Vida Association in Brazil and Maní Ecopedagogy. She shares her experience facilitating the collaborative design process of Flor da Vida’s Permacultural Pedagogical Political Project, as a learning, management and communication tool for the association and its community.
A Brazilian educator living in Switzerland since 2020, Diana dedicates her practice and studies to collaborating with people and projects focused on early childhood, parental and teacher education and the development of learning communities and spaces.
She has been working with Social Permaculture as a pedagogical resource to raise awareness of our interconnectedness within the web of life and for the design of inner and invisible landscapes, learning and social transformation processes.
From 16:00 - 19:00 (limited spots available)
📌 Doors Opening for the Morning: 10:30
📌 Morning Presentations and Discussion Panel: 11:00 to 12:30
Atlantic Rainforest Passion & Environmental Protection/Research – Fabiana Maia/Terra Luminous/CPMAMA
Regenerative Agriculture & Permaculture Reason to Be – Angela Malmgren/ReGeneration Permaculture
Topic Focused Introductions:
Connecting Science and Communities for Restoration– Stephanie Fenney/Restor
Financial Responsible Support for Regenerative Living and other Sustainability Initiatives – Harriet Jackson/ResponsAbility
Inclusive Economy Enabled by Danone Ecosystem Fund – Philippe Aeschlimann/Danone
Discussion Panel with all presenters plus Evelyn Nassar/Cocoa Horizons
📌 In-Site Lunch Break 12:30 to 13:00
📌 Doors Opening for the Afternoon: 12:30
📌 Afternoon Presentations and Discussion: 13:00 to 14:30
Regenerative Communities: Applying Sociocracy at Institute Terra Luminous – Fabiana Maia/Terra Luminous/CPMAMA
Developing Permaculture and Gardens inside Communities - Angela Malmgren/ReGeneration Permaculture
The role of communities in implementing shared economy and its co-benefits – Ludovic Kasperski
Cases Focused Introductions :
Sustainable food from small farmers directly ordered by a community of consumers – an empowering way that generates benefit for all and can be expanded – Sunita Wältli/Crowd Container
Learning Communities and Social Organizations Design through the lenses of Permaculture and the Systems View of Life – Diana Gabriel/Flor da Vida
Discussion Panel with all presenters plus Vanessa Rueber/Patagonia
📌 Break (just a pause) 14:30 -14:45
📌 Commented Film Screening: 14:45 to 15:30 (Introduction by Vanessa Rueber/Patagonia)
📌 Networking Break & Drinks Before Workshops: 15:30
📌 In Parallel Workshops (limited seats, be sure to reserve your place!): 16:00 to 19:00
The Biodiversity Collage
📌 Event closure: 19:00
The motivation behind the event
A Celebration of European and Brazilian Regeneration & Community Power
Regenerative Living is an event that aims to create support and awareness concerning the challenges of protecting what is left of the Atlantic Rainforests in Brazil and other natural ecosystems in Europe, and the role of communities as a leading power of regenerative change.
The event puts a spotlight on the Brazilian Case illustrated by the example of Terra Luminous Institute and on other experiences of regenerative environmental practices, farming and community living both in Europe and in Brazil. A special highlight is given to renewable energy generated by and for communities in Europe.
UNESCO declared the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest as Biosphere Reserve and Humanity Heritage as it is one of the hotspots for biodiversity in the world, and it needs strategies and network support. The remaining 10% of rainforest territory urges to be protected and regenerated.
Meanwhile, communities and individuals organise for sustainable and regenerative farming, around renewable energy generation, and start enterprises such as Ecovillages that are now spreading around Europe and the Americas. These initiatives develop creative ways to generate awareness and support for the causes of biodiversity, regeneration, climate change and community power.