Ideas para un Reunión Bioregional

Comparto una lista de ideas para dialogos o talleres en encuentros bioregionales. Nota: la gran mayoría de los vinculos llegan a páginas en castellano, y donde no encontré una página en castellano, el vinculo llega a una página en inglés.
Noticias de los congresos bioregionales = el 10 Congreso Bioregional Continental de las Americas que se hizo en Octubre de 2009 (apuntes diarias), el Consejo de Visiones, y otros congresos y reuniones bioregionales.

Monitoreo de nuestra bioregión = ¿a cuales datos, medidas, y proporciones escuchamos para evaluar la salud de nuestra bioregión y los impactos de nuestros esfuerzos de reinhabitación/restauración? ¿Cómo tomamos las mediciones y realizar el seguimiento de ellas en el tiempo y mapearlas en toda la bioregión? ¿Cómo compartimos/difundimos nuestros hallazgos de manera que podamos responder de manera colectiva? Ejemplos de datos que podríamos controlar/seguir: el pH del agua (en arroyos, ríos, y casas), la distribución de los ingresos financieros entre los seres humanos (el Coeficiente de Gini), cuantos adolescentes saben de dónde vienen sus alimentos, cuantos centímetros de humus hay en determinados lugares, como fluye el ciclo del carbono en determinados lugares (de emisiones, captura, almacenamiento, transformación, etc).

La acción juridica para la salud bioregional = Maneras de dar derechos legales a la naturaleza, limitar los derechos de las empresas, y recuperar el control local de nuestro sistema legal. El Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (El Fondo Comunitario para la Defensa Juridica del Medio Ambiente, basado en Pennsylvania, EEUU) y Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County (Democracia Ilimitada del Condado de Humboldt, en California, EEUU) son dos grupos que apoyan a los municipios en EEUU y América Latina para retomar el control comunitario de la ley. Estudiemos la información y escuchar acerca de cómo Ecuador (ánalisis, plan) y Bolivia y las ciudades en Pennsylvania, Maine y California están cambiando la ley para apoyar la naturaleza y la gestión local. (Como Thomas Berry lo dijo, dar estatus legal a todo el mundo no-humano: Los derechos a ser, los derechos al hábitat, y el derecho a cumplir su ley, su papel en la comunidad eterna de la existencia. [más acerca de Thomas Berry en castellano]).

Bioregionalismo y el Movimiento de Cultura Libre = Lo que podemos aprender unos de otros (entre estos dos movimientos, como podemos crecer fuertes juntos. El bioregionalismo nos ofrece el contexto y el significado, que nos recuerda que vivimos-en-lugar, y que nuestros lugares forman parte de la Tierra, que es parte del cosmos. La Cultura Libre nos ofrece una manera de poner en práctica nuestro conocimiento que nuestra vida es apoyada por los bienes comunes, incluyendo las formas de acceder al conocimiento común y las formas de contribuir a los bienes comunes y proteger los bienes comunes a través de licencias legales. Factor e Farm (La Granja Factór e, hablando de la constante matemática e) y el Equipo de Construcción de la Aldea Global = una historia de un lugar en Missouri, EEUU, donde se han identificado 50 máquinas para construir las comodidades modernas, como el tractor, horno de indución para fundir metales, prensa de ladrillos) a partir de materiales locales. “La refundición de la civilización a un decimo del precio, con el control local de la tecnología.”

Computadoras = Hay miles de computadoras en nuestra bioregión. ¿Cómo podemos utilizarlas para apoyar la salud bioregional? ¿Cómo tratar con ellos para que no intoxiquen los ríos ni aquí ni en China, ni den a nuestros brazos el síndrome del túnel carpiano, ni chupen nuestra atención hasta el olvido de los árboles y la lluvia? Si queremos usar las computadoras en las próximas décadas, ¿cómo podemos cambiar la manera en que están fabricados, distribuidos, utilizados y reciclados?

Ideas no tan organizadas, cuales todavía no traducí:

Otra consideración: algo así como mi plan para el retiro colectivo de Tinder Hearth, centrada en la conexión con los demás como humanos integrales.
– open with a telling of the Epic of Evolution / The Universe Story
– do a concentric series of restorative justice circles: Council of All Beings, Council of Human Species, Council of the Cumberland-Green Bioregion (restoring balance among humans present at the gathering and in our bioregion).
– do a concentric telling of the stories of bioregionalism: (maybe: Bioregionalism before it was named), Bioregionalism as Bioregionalism, Bioregionalism in the Cumberland-Green Bioregion. For each: Concepts, History, Places, People(s), current events. Make maps as we go.
– open space about what we plan to do for reinhabitation of this bioregion.

ways to sort these ideas:
– the 5 sections of Home! A Bioregional Reader: What is Bioregionalism, Living-in-Place, Self-Governance…
– Permaculture Ethics: Fair Share, Earth Care, People Care
– Thomas Berry’s “Four establishments that control our lives”: political/legal (gov’t), religious, economic (corporations), intellectual (university)
– the four spheres of complimentary holism: economic, political, kinship, community
– Open Space: challenges, solutions, actions

TRACK 1 – Moving the Movement
– What is Bioregionalism? A Map of Bioregionalism: Concepts, History, Places, People(s). What’s up in the bioregional movement currently?
— check in about the Continental Bioregional Congress that we hosted a year ago
— the Consejo de Visiones peaks on Nov 14-21 in Mexico
— Ozark Area Community Congress (early October each year for about 30 years)
— Woodbine Ecology Center
– Who might bioregionalism learn from or ally with?
— place-based groups: Woodbine Ecology Center (Salida, Colorado)
— movements and networks: Transition Network, Sarvodaya Shramadana
– Explaining bioregionalism to other people, groups, and movements. = Write letters and make concept maps to explain what bioregionalism offers in the language of other movements, and what bioregionalism might gain from allying with them. (This relates to David Haenke’s writings about Total Ecology.)
– Building our capacity as a co-mentoring network. = Personal skills and attitude, group structures.
– listening:
— mapping our bioregion (sources of maps, mapping techniques, make a few maps)
— local allies to bioregionalism
— monitoring our bioregion = what measurements and ratios do we listen to in order to assess the health of our bioregion and the impacts of our restoration/reinhabitation efforts, and how do make those measurements and track them over time and map them across the bioregion. Examples: the pH of stream water, the distribution of financial income among humans (the Gini co-efficient), how many teenagers know where their food comes from, how many inches of topsoil are there in particular places, what’s the carbon cycle in particular places (emission, sequestration, storage, conversion, etc.)
– legal action for bioregional health = Ways to give legal rights to nature, limit the rights of corporations, and regain local control of our legal system. El Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and Democracy Unlimited (El Fondo Comunitario para la Defensa Juridica del Medio Ambiente, basado en Pennsylvania, EEUU) y Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County (Democracia Ilimitada del Condado de Humboldt, en California, EEUU) son dos grupos que apoyan a los municipios en EE.UU. para retomar el control comunitario de la ley. Estudiemos la información y escuchar acerca de cómo las ciudades en Pennsylvania, Maine y California están cambiando la ley para apoyar la naturaleza y la gestión local. (As Thomas Berry puts it, give legal status to the non-human world: rights to be, rights to habitat, and rights to fulfill its law, it’s role in the ever-continuing community of existence.) (Possible action: write a constitution for the continent, inclusive of all life/land.)
— restorative justice = NVC, VORP, circles
– integrative governance = Ways we can coordinate ourselves to realize our bioregional dreams. Bioregional congress, as explained by David Haenke. Examples: holistic management, sociocracy, policy governance, participatory budgeting, open space. (Why have a bio-congress and make resolutions? To lead to the conditions for change of human activity in the bioregion.)
– at the end of all this, gather our notes and publish them in a way that’s accessible to folks in our region, on paper and on the Internet
— A Guide for Restoring the Cumberland-Green Bioregion (events, plant nurseries, courses, groups, concepts, publications, maps, governance, plans, letters connecting bioregionalism to the ideas and actions of particular groups, actions for bioregion repair, how to monitor)

– What are our challenges in life? = Share with each other what our personal challenges are, how we cope with them or move beyond them. Such as: overcoming chemical/physical addictions; getting out of bed in the morning, and other dealings with overwhelm, depression, hopelessness, despair; changing from attack and blame to supportive relationships.
– Who am I, what is my context, and what am I going to do about it? And how do I remember? = How do each of us answer these questions.

– Bioregionalism and computers
– Bioregionalism and the Free Culture Movement = what we can learn from each other, how we can grow stronger together. El bioregionalismo nos ofrece el contexto y el significado, que nos recuerda que vivimos-en-lugar, y que nuestros lugares forman parte de la Tierra, que es parte del cosmos. Free Culture offers a way to act on our knowledge that our lives are supported by the commons, including ways to access common knowledge and ways to contribute to the commons and protect the commons. (Factor e Farm as a case study.)

– Council of All Beings = do one.
– Play and Self-Reflection as the core activities of humans = conversation about what this means, how we embody it, what’s blocking humans from these activities, and how we remove those blocks.
– the Epic of Evolution, a.k.a. The Universe Story = what’s the story, where’s it from, and how we can draw power from the story.
– seeing ourselves as a multi-generational organism
— how to life-dance together so that our age diversity is a source of strength, not division
— Multi-generational Community Organizing as a business strategy
— how do we invest in each other?
— how do we integrate our viewpoints, while respecting each person’s need to do play in their own way?
— how do we support continuity of bioregion restoration / re-inhabitation / repair?
– Recasting civilization for 1/10th the cost, and with local control of technology: Factor e Farm and the Resilient Community Construction Set = a story of a place in Missouri where they’ve identified 43 technologies to build modern amenities (such as tractor, metal furnace, brick press) from local materials

– Education to support bioregional consciousness = conversation and planning about how to get bioregionalism into schools, and how to change the state’s definitions so that bioregional education is legal and supported

– Earth Repair Work = keyline design, Yeoman’s plow, composting and compost tea, water harvesting, finance
– long term planning of our region (200 years)
— consider ideas from “A New Shared Economy for Appalachia”
– currencies

– how to run participatory community events
— working with participants who aren’t used to participating

– What is Spiritual = a panel of folks from various perspectives (Native American, Buddhist, non-literalist Christian, Muslim, quantum science) (convened by Glenn Christman)
– Nonviolent Communication = a workshop about what it is and why it’s useful (convened by Cindy Moonrose)

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