Intro to Regenerative Systems: Metaverse for Education Newsletter Issue #13
Dear Educators & Friends,
As we navigate this bear market, I can't help but recall some major missed opportunities the last time crypto took a hit, in 2018.
Sure, I could've bought more cryptocurrency. But the real tragedy was that I didn't fully understand the potential of the web3 ecosystem.
Blockchain allows individuals to self-organize, provide value through decentralized contributions, and propel regenerative systems for human flourishing.
So this time around, I'm excited to continue building within the ecosystem because real utility will elevate the real value, too.
And this is where regeneration comes into play. Inspired by living ecosystems, regenerative economics and regenerative learning are being memed into a movement in web3.
Here is what makes up a regenerative system (this is my own aggregation of the many definitions out there):
Life creates life: the system yields net positive externalities and conditions for continued growth of the system
Wholeness: the system promotes wellness for individuals and the whole, with no superfluous waste
Interrelationship & biodiversity: nothing exists for itself alone and a variety of assets makes the system stronger
Equilibrium: the system is adaptive to the evolution of the world, individuals, and itself and continuously seeks balance... we are moving verbs, not stagnant nouns.
How might you change the way you teach so that learning creates learning? How might you change the way you run a company so that wealth rejuvenates the planet?
Regenerative systems are a win-win. And the ethos of web3 is all about this virtuous cycle of wealth, health, and wellbeing for all.
I'm convinced that web3 regenerative systems will solve our biggest problems.
Let's dive in.
Vriti & k20 Educators
Learn about the Metaverse for Education
📹 How regenerative systems can redesign a thriving economy
Are we entering a new era of regeneration?
How crypto can regenerate the world
🔈 8 forms of currency beyond $$
In Finance (ReFi)...
📹 A good foundation on regenerative economics
The original 8 principle framework for regenerative economics
What is regenerative capitalism and why is it important?
🔈 Transitioning from impact investing to regenerative finance
A detailed view of regenerative investing
Why regenerative finance is important
In Agriculture & Environment...
Blockchain can help us beat climate change
Can crypto scale regenerative agriculture?
Where Crypto, Carbon, & Climate Meet
🔈 Regenerative learning & rediscovering our relationship to all living systems (must-listen)
Solving global challenges with regenerative education & web3
The why of a regenerative education system
The what of a regenerative education system (3 parts)
Regenerative learning ecologies
🔈 An "imagination activist" removing barriers for empathy & ideation
Do Something in the Metaverse
Join Regenerative DAOs
Fight climate change and earn rewards
Stable crypto returns from real-world solar projects around the globe
A massive fund for public goods & regen thought leadership
Educators as multipliers for web3 innovation
Gen Z'ers as regens using web3 to change the world
Support Regenerative Projects (this is not financial advice)
An eco-token cleaning the oceans
NFTs that consume carbon captured from the atmosphere
Play to Impact: Join gamified social impact activities & earn tokens
An NFT powering projects for web3 in education
A climate-neutral blockchain for a sustainable & inclusive future
An infrastructure that brings programmable carbon to Web3
Incentivizing blockchain’s regenerative behavior
Carbon-negative blockchain making money beautiful
A network that incentivizes regenerative land-use practices, restores ecosystems, and reverses climate change
Regenerative agriculture (online, May 20, 2022, free)
How to build a circular economy (online, June 15, 2022, free)
Learning & unlearning through regenerative livelihoods (online, self-paced, free)
A weekly chat on web3 in education (online, every Saturday, free)
This week’s Metaverse for Education newsletter is about regenerative systems. More to come on other web3 topics. We’re excited to bring education into the Metaverse & help you leverage the opportunities in the new world.
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