Regenerative Movements

List in progress! Is there a movement you’d like to see listed here? Contact us here.

Our intention with Bloom Network is not to circumscribe people into one movement or into our “brand”, but to help people find regenerative spectrum activities and groups they can participate in and contribute to, and to boost the visibility of initiatives that are doing wonderful work for all of our well-being on this planet <3.

Economy

New Economy Coalition

Ujima Project

Climate

Generation NOW

Global Climate Strike

Extinction Rebellion

Food

Slow Food

Clothing

Fibershed

Justice

Restorative justice

Indigenous Sovereignty

Amazon-specific:
Rainforest Trust
Amazon Watch
The Guardians of the Forest

Regenerative Culture Examples

TLDR; It’s about nurturing and creativity, + circular systems that build life, as opposed to extractive ones that create sickness and inequality.

Holistic

Creative Arts

P2P Economy

Global Justice

Community Health

Earth Stewardship

Sustainable Technology:

Collective Wisdom

Community Land Trusts

Community land trusts are a solution for equitable, sustainable rent and home ownership, and neighborhood stability.

“There are numerous variations on the community land trust model, but in the basic framework a nonprofit obtains land, removes it from the market and allows it to be used based on the needs of the neighborhood residents. Typically, the organizations are led by a mix of community members, residents of the land trust, and sometimes, political representatives.” – Jake Blumgart for NextCity.org

Examples of Land Trusts:

  • Sogorea Te’ – urban Indigenous women-led community organization that facilitates the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area to Indigenous stewardship
  • Overview of land trusts via NextCity.org
  • Permanent Real Estate Cooperatives via the Sustainable Economies Law Center – “A PREC simultaneously decommodifies land, enables community control for structurally excluded communities, and disrupts root causes of racialized inequality. Unlike a conventional housing cooperative, which is formed to provide housing to a defined group of residents, a PREC could be described as a ‘movement cooperative’ because it is designed to provide housing, build a large membership base, and serve members’ collective goal to transform our neighborhoods and our systems of finance and land ownership.”
Bloom Network Seeking Board Members

Bloom Network Seeking Board Members

Exciting news! Bloom Network is looking for new board members as we emerge from design phase to implementation. Is this you? Let us know!

Joining the Bloom Network nonprofit board is an exciting opportunity to:

  • Influence the direction of the emerging regenerative movement
  • Meet leaders from diverse industries and social movements
  • Learn innovations in finance and governance that Bloom advocates

Bloom Network’s mission is to connect and support regenerative culture makers. We produce events and media through local chapters around the world, and take action together to achieve deeper wellness for our societies, our ecologies, and our economies. Bloom Network is currently informally led by our “Wisdom Council” of experienced local organizers and our active members, so that our real on-the-ground communities inform what features and developments happen here. In 2020 we will be formalizing this legally, with your assistance.

You’ll find our strategic plan here. One of our main goals 2019-2020 is fundraising for Bloom for the first time.

Requirements will be minimal, with a quarterly board meeting attended virtually. Getting up to speed on what Bloom Network is does take an unusual amount of bandwidth at first, as we are a new kind of organization.

Ideal Bloom board members at this time represent two of the following:

  • Professional experience in either media/marketing leadership or finance leadership
  • Based outside of the U.S.
  • Experience with an early stage organization
  • Available to assist with connections to philanthropists and grants that are a good match for Bloom

If you’d like to contribute as a Bloom board member, please email a letter of interest to connect@bloomnetwork.org. Please outline your experience, a few specifics of what you would like to contribute, and what communities and network connections you work with. Lastly, please include a link to your LinkedIn or CV. Thank you!

Bloom on bright ones,

Magenta Ceiba
ECO (Executive Creative Officer), Bloom Network

Add-Ons to Your Organizational Membership with Bloom Network

Add-Ons to Your Organizational Membership with Bloom Network

These Add-Ons are for Bloom Network Organizational Members. Membership inclusions are listed here.


$50 Custom Facebook post, Instagram, or combo boosted $20 to Bloom custom audience

$200 Newsletter Feature – custom graphic and message with URL outlink to our master list (only 4 available total per year)

$200 Press Release about our partnership – includes basic distribution
+$100 for targeted distribution or paid social ads

$200 Custom blog post (500-1000 words), includes graphics and social sharing plus inclusion in our newsletter
+ paid social boosts available


To amplify your messages through these add-ons, contact us at connect@bloomnetwork.org


Our current reach:

Bloom Network’s community is 50% millennials, 60/40 female:male and trans-inclusive, and one step farther into LOHAS: Our network shares an interest in transforming our communities and workplaces to be more regenerative and equitable. We currently reach over 6,100 regenerative culture leaders through our newsletter, social channels, and in-person events. Across channels we actively engage with participants in over 50 countries and counting.

What is a DAO?

What is a DAO?

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DAO stands for decentralized autonomous organization. It’s a new kind of organization that is native to the internet. DAO’s make it easier to run companies that don’t necessarily have hierarchies of power, or they can have more diverse and subtle power relationships. They decentralize power – meaning that decisions and resource allocation can happen among customizable sets of people, peer-to-peer, without having to funnel decisions and money up a hierarchy of people that make more money or otherwise extract value. DAO’s can also be called “smart organizations”.

The technology that powers DAO’s – blockchains – also make it possible to do things like “liquid democracy“, which theoretically can achieve more deeply informed and equitably distributed decision making. Peer-to-peer democracy is possible now! Think about that. Soon you’ll be able to do it through Bloom Network.

Anyone can start a DAO, and with a platform like Aragon or other DAO applications, it literally takes 30 seconds, compared to weeks or months if one sets up an organization through their state. Yes, today there are applications on the internet that allow you to instantly start an organization to collaborate with people locally or internationally. We need those! Now.

Bloom Network is really excited about DAO’s because they make it possible for us to run our collective as an international cooperative, that is truly owned by all our members and can freely self organize, without risking the kinds of power abuse and siphoning of value that are endemic to most of our older paradigm institutions. Bloom Network is a strange beast in that we are actually more like a connective tissue for many companies to collaborate through – DAO’s provide more flexibility to have collaborative business models. We are doing a governance hackathon now and at our conference, Pollination this August to set it all up and work through the intricacies. Please join us! Or keep reading to learn more about DAO’s and digital currency.

One of the technologies behind DAO’s is called smart contracts. Those can be coded so that, for example, in an activist organization, three of five people have to sign off on a transaction in order to issue funds to a specific person or for a specific project. DAO’s eliminate some of the administrative load of running an organization. Once a vote passes that approves, say $30,000 being allocated to an organization to build an urban food forest, that money is automatically issued to the organization and no human has to administer paperwork for that to happen. This all also puts in place some safeguards for collaborating with people you might not have yet established deep trust with – this will soon be important with more large-scale disaster response efforts.

Another thing DAO’s make it easier to do is work as an international organization. Instead of paying for currency exchange and wire fees, and waiting several days for transactions to clear, DAO’s run on the blockchain and cryptocurrency. You can nearly instantly send money from one country to another, in pure math, and not have to run the transaction through the third party of a bank with all its overhead costs and siphoning of some value. This isn’t just exciting for some “buck the system” reason; it is absolutely essential for the large-scale mobilizations that will need to happen increasingly often in the coming years due to climate change, migration, and large-scale demand for decentralized, localized autonomy. The reason local autonomy is important, is that part of resilience to weather anomalies, and part of restabilizing our planet’s carbon cycle, AND having less extreme inequality, is making local changes to the ways we do transportation, watershed repair, community forestry and agriculture. DAO’s make the legal landscape of this much more streamlined, fluid and fast. We think it’s also going to make it easier for large-scale finance institutions to work with these smaller fast-moving community groups. Our Bloom Network crew wants to help people get familiar with and orient to this new governance operating system that is better designed to handle the 21st century’s challenges.

Cryptocurrency software is built out enough now that an average person can use it easily enough. We’re hosting an introduction to getting started with cryptocurrency this Monday U.S.-time if you’d like to get a walk through. It’s much easier if someone shows you step by step and you do it with them. There are more and more services built on the blockchain so you can use cryptocurrency to purchase things and otherwise transact, without having to exchange the money back into your country’s currency. We could go farther down the rabbit hole with you, but we’ll stop here for now. Stay tuned for more updates and opportunities to participate.

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