2020 Community Calls

Participate in Bloom’s monthly community call, online every third Monday at 6pm PST.

 Add the recurring call to your calendar.

Each month Bloom hosts an interactive video call to introduce a topic and build relationships across different networks focused on it. The speaking spots are short, about five minutes, so we can focus on interactive questions and discussion. After each call, we publish a blog post and wiki article to share the practices and organizations that people can participate in!

If you’d like to start a local Bloom chapter in your area, the easiest way to get it going is to gather a group of people to attend this month’s theme call together, and then discuss in your local context or do a hands-on skillshare.

Meta-theme for 2020

“Flipping the Media Narrative towards Regenerative Cultures”

The main-stream news narrative of what is happening in the world is terrifying, full of doom and destruction, casting little hope of a happy future. At Bloom Network we know there are hundreds of examples around the world of people using knowledge, skills and resources to help mitigate disaster and regenerate the ecology and systems around them. 
This year at Bloom Network our Community Calls will focus on “Flipping the Media Narrative” and bring to light all the wonderful regenerative actions the world needs to know about.
Our main objective across all themes is to encourage 1 billion acts of regeneration.

 

Call Themes

Future Economy

Learn about alternative economic systems that will enable a more regenerative, just economy.

Guest presenters include Nathan Schneider on digital cooperatives, Manuel Maqueda on Circular Economy and the Meaning Economy, and more speakers TBA.

April 20, 2-3pm Pacific

Introduction to the Decentralized Web

This call will be an overall introduction to a year-long interactive video series Bloom is hosting about the decentralized web. Learn how to use cryptocurrency for the first time, what the decentralized web is, how far along in development it is, and what tools you can use now to support your work on regenerative projects.

May 18, 2-3pm Pacific

Burners and Bloomers

The purpose of this call is to build better relationships between Burners and Bloomers! What regenerative projects are happening that Burners can participate in, and what camps exist that focus on healing, sustainability, social justice, and decentralization? How are Bloomers creating events anchored in the arts, liberation of consciousness, and default world transformation? How can we play together more? 😀

Featured guests: Hannah Mitchell, the Community Lead with Bloom who is designing a child-friendly North Aukland Burn that honors Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi. Christopher Breedlove and Molly Rose, Head and Program Coordinator of Burners Without Borders.

Relevant project: LAGI Regenerative Land Art design competition at Fly Ranch near Black Rock City. (Deadline is May 31 2020)

To register and receive the call login, or to recommend a speaker for this topic, please email us at community@bloomnetwork.org

June 15, 2-3pm Pacific

Flipping the Mainstream Narrative: Alternatives to Climate Change

The phrase climate change has humanity up against several cultural walls. During this call we will host a facilitated discussion about other phrases Bloom Network could use that might achieve more effective mobilization. Things you’ll likely learn here include why restoring the hydrological cycle and the soil sponge are more comprehensive than simply carbon draw down or reducing emissions. We’ll also touch on root causes of excess emissions, such as extractive economy and colonization. The goal: can we come up with a phrase that elicits the proper level of alarm and non-refutable truth? Or is alarmism itself counterproductive strategy?

To register and receive the call login, please email us at community@bloomnetwork.org

July 20, 2-3pm Pacific

Previous Calls

Distributed and Localized Production: Fashion

Guests include Lydia Wendt of California Cloth Foundry and Johanna Bodewes, eco dye enthusiast.

Meet others interested in regenerative fashion, and learn and share what you know about it. We’ll also discuss zero waste fashion and Indigenous design IP.

-Project highlight: Fibershed – clothing producers who source everything from within one’s watershed.

March 16, 6-7pm Pacific

Climate Related Disaster and Mitigation/Adaptation

This call will explore methods people are using to reduce the severity of climate-related disasters. We’ll hear from landscape and climate restoration experts, and have time for Q&A and general discussion.

Guests include Kyle Leach from Sierra Streams Institute, a representative from the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Mirabeau Water Garden in New Orleans, and more TBA.

February 17, 6-7pm Pacific

Meta-theme for 2020

“Flipping the Media Narrative towards Regenerative Cultures”

The main-stream news narrative of what is happening in the world is terrifying, full of doom and destruction, casting little hope of a happy future. At Bloom Network we know there are hundreds of examples around the world of people using knowledge, skills and resources to help mitigate disaster and regenerate the ecology and systems around them. 
This year at Bloom Network our Community Calls will focus on “Flipping the Media Narrative” and bring to light all the wonderful regenerative actions the world needs to know about.
Our main objective across all themes is to encourage 1 billion acts of regeneration.

 

January 20, 6-7pm Pacific

To register and receive the call login, please email us at community@bloomnetwork.org

Guest speaker Gabi Jubran, founder of Happi (Helping Awesome Parents Parent Intentionally) and Digital Wellness Collective. Introducing his metaphor of Juice and Sauce.

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