About Bloom

Bloom Network’s mission is to connect and support regenerative culture leaders.

We hold a vision for a Future Now where resources are equitably distributed and accessible in creative harmony with nature.

– WHAT IS BLOOM NETWORK? –

Local Action Network – Global Collaboration – Collective Wisdom

Bloom Network is a global community of regenerative culture leaders – entrepreneurs, activists, artists, executives, academics, and visionaries – gathering online and in person to ideate, collaborate, and execute action plans that begin to address humanity’s most pressing environmental and societal issues.

Taking a cross-functional and holistic approach, we employ seven key focus areas to dissect and evaluate challenges. We begin with the central theme and connective thread that weaves throughout the Bloom tapestry – Collective Wisdom – and extend into Creative Arts, Community Health, Global Justice, Ethical Technology, Earth Stewardship, and Peer-to-Peer Economy.

We aim to collect, catalogue and catalyze regenerative culture and methodologies into greater public awareness across all institutional, industrial, and governmental borders. By gathering regularly online and in person, we share knowledge, organize resources, and grow together toward a regenerative future.

– WHAT IS REGENERATIVE CULTURE? –

In regenerative culture, people and companies create the conditions for more life, more diversity, more resilience and anti-fragility. It is the antidote to extractive industry (where more resources are being taken out than replenished).

Implementing regenerative practices in all areas of human activity is not only the next economic boom and a source of unbridaled potentiality, but also our greatest potential scenario for healing our planet from our extractive history.

​Bloom Network aims to demonstrate healthy, regenerative community everywhere we have a local action network as well as globally through online collaboration and knowledge building.

Want to learn more about regenerative culture and its multidimensional facets? Check out the regenerative culture Wiki here!

– GOALS –

1. Grow relationships, skills and positive impact capacity in order to support regenerative solutions among people and companies.

Bloom’s local chapters and online network provide touchpoints for people to find and share tools and resources related to regenerative culture. The purpose of this is to help humanity traverse climate change and the rapid changes that are happening with economics, technology and governance systems in the twenty first century. We believe that regenerative solutions will support people in stabilizing healthy ecosystems, both socially and environmentally.

2. Redistribute wealth

Bloom intakes money from donors, grants and company sponsors and distributes it to projects that reinforce the regenerative ecosystem we’ve designed. Some of this money also goes toward collaborations with financial partners to assist their industries and practices in transitioning to regenerative ways of doing business. The network matches resources and trainings across diverse groups to reduce competition and directly meet needs.

3. Scale adoption of regenerative practices

Bloom Network utilizes the tools and technologies of media and marketing to transfer global leadership to the hands of decentralized, locally rooted peoples. We support collaboration and visibility among a diverse array of movements toward regenerative culture. Lastly, we design and connect financial mechanisms to drive regenerative development, managed by local communities.

4. Support collective well-being

We believe that more people seeing the large scale of global solidarity that exists across political, racial, and economic divides will support everyone in caring for one another’s well being. Through local Bloom events we help network people across movements for more equitable, resilient communities.

– CONTENT FRAMEWORK –

Our whole systems framework helps people collaborate across movements and sectors to activate our collective potential.

Through cross-pollination of our Key Focus Areas, we aim to build upon our Collective Wisdom and create an accessible pathway for any individual or organization to tap into regenerative knowledge and resources. Click on the graphic to learn more.

– PARTICIPATE –

Harvesting Turkey Tail mushrooms at the Mushroom City Art Festival. Photo by Colby Ware, Baltimore Sun.

IRL (In Real Life)

Find your local Bloom meetup to discover and support regenerative solutions in your bioregion, as well as connect in-person with members of the global network community.

Local Bloom meetups produce skillshare events, networking and hands-on actions. We collaborate online across bioregions to replicate and scale solutions. Topics like food security, alternative economic models, permaculture, blockchain technology and the future of workplace environments are just a small cross-section of the diverse elements that feed into the burgeoning realm of regenerative culture and come up in our local meetups. Learn more about some of the successful projects to date here.

Sign up for the Bloom Network email database to stay tuned in to upcoming events, initiatives, and resources.

PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY

Bloom Network mycelium spreads across the bridge from the physical into the virtual world, organized primarily on this website. We curate essential network events, issues, and resources via our Wiki and the Bloom Network Blog (which includes the Bloom Podcast!).

Interactive Live Video & Community Calls

Collaborate with our collective networked minds to grow culture through practical activism!

Join our monthly Community Call for live discussion or apply to contribute a skillshare and produce a webcast with us to share with the entire network community!  

Bloom Network membership also includes access to the Global Change Collective: an augmented intelligence network that helps you ask questions, find collaborators, and get matched with the right people with the right knowledge to help you.

– CONTRIBUTE –

Local Bloom networks produce educational and networking events in your city/bioregion. Get in touch with your local Bloom or consider starting your own meetup.

Volunteer with Bloom International. We’re actively seeking volunteer contributors for the following functions:

  • Web Development
  • Advisory Council
  • Content Writing (report on local regenerative culture happenings in your region)

Please email {community@bloomnetwork.org} to connect on opportunities to contribute your skills or ideas to the network! If you are interested in making a tax-deductible financial contribution, learn more here.  

– PARTNER –

We’re excited to partner with other networks, educational bodies, companies, related events, media outlets and nonprofits to bring important information, opportunities, and resources to our network of 6,000+ regenerative culture leaders.

There are immediate opportunities to partner around our flagship annual in-person event, the Pollination 2019 Regenerative Futures Conference. Please get in touch with our partnership team today to begin the conversation and explore the limitless possibility → {connect@bloomnetwork.org}