daniel wahl

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[palma, spain]

intro’d to Daniel here.. when he shared this link in p2p fb group:

beyond sustainable to restorative.. ie; reforesting.. still mindset of man over nature

next.. reconciliatory.. reconcile w nature..

beyond that.. regenerative.. creating cultures that are able to work creatively w disruptions rather than avoid them.. to be resilient to change because change is the only constant we have on this planet..

so moving beyond sustainable to regenerative is key

and key to that.. holmgren indigenous law

a nother way

systemic change.. toward/back-to antifragility


daniel (w) on regen & self org

daniel (w) on eyes of world

daniel (w) on complexity

daniel (w) on whales

daniel (w) on (non) natural

daniel (w) on tech


michel fb share – july 2017 –  1 hr webinar

(haven’t listened to all)

Regeneration: A Webinar with Fritjof Capra and Daniel Christian Wahl


1\ earth charter

2\ word – regenerative

3\ how to involve business community




Bruce Kunkel (@bkunkel3) tweeted at 5:26 AM – 5 Aug 2017 :

“Questioning dangerous ideologies (dismantling economic orthodoxies)” by @DrDCWahl https://t.co/vsgtIqAujr (http://twitter.com/bkunkel3/status/893795335281049600?s=17)

We need to initiate culturally creative conversations about what kind of changes to our current economic system are more likely to deliver a thriving and desirable future for our communities and all of humanity

need convers. stop.
if insisting/suggesting abouts.. won’t be for all


flag\ged earth

Daniel Christian Wahl (@DrDCWahl) tweeted at 12:29 PM – 18 Aug 2018 :
https://t.co/94Fjybtckl (http://twitter.com/DrDCWahl/status/1030884427688226817?s=17)


RestoreTheWest (@RestoreCAL) tweeted at 11:35 AM – 20 Aug 2018 :
“Beyond Sustainability? — We are living in the Century of Regeneration.” by @DrDCWahl https://t.co/uSitlCmhpc(http://twitter.com/RestoreCAL/status/1031595530630049792?s=17)

Regenerative development reveals the latent potential of a place by connecting the system to itself and the scale-linking context it is nested in.

Regenerating the biosphere is an urgent necessity and could turn into a shared vision big enough to bring humanity together in all its diversity

global systemic change.. via cure ios city

as it could be.. for (blank)’s sake..  a nother way

In short, regenerative development aims to optimize the whole system for all its participants rather than maximize individual parameters for a few to the detriment of many.

what we need most to get back to an undisturbed ecosystem: the energy of 7bn alive people


via daniel fb share.. post from march 11 2018  – the art of common ing


What is held in a ‘commons’ is not to be owned but to be cared for and regenerated so it can be passed on to the next generation in equal or better conditions than the current generation received it in.

h & n property law

The practice of commoning is about relationships and belonging. It is a practice of relating to “others” from within the narrative of interbeing rather than separation. Holding things in ‘common’ invites people to collaborate and share the abundance provided by a particular place and culture, while excessive private (or corporate) ownership creates artificial scarcity and separation, driving us to compete.

common ing

These principles (elinor’s 8) basically encourage collaboration and discourage competition by creating a common interest community.


1\ how could they be clearly defined.. if alive and changing everyday.. no boundaries (borders)(marsh label law) – unless we want to call idio-jargon and/or daily curiosity labels boundaries

2\ have/need ness

3\ has to be all

4\ mech to listen to all the voices

5\ assume good

6\ your own song et al

7\ i know you ness and detox

8\ fractal ing stigmergy ness – stack ness

tragedy of commons

In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in exploring what a commons-based collaborative economy would look like. Online resources include On the Commons, David Bollier’s News and Perspectives on the Commonsand the P2P Foundation.

common\s ness

We need to learn the art of commoning.

rather.. be quiet enough to hear it.. already in us.. ie: holmgren indigenous law


via michel fb share

“Building on Christensen’s work, the International Futures Forum distinguishes a third type of innovation that describes the long-term innovation process of fundamental changes in culture and identity. In the context of sustainability and the transition towards a restorative culture, it is this kind of ‘transformative innovation’ that is particularly of interest to us.

How do we keep the lights on, avoid revolution and turmoil, keep children in school and people in work, yet still manage to fundamentally transform the human presence on planet Earth before ‘business as usual’ leads to run-away climate change, a drastically impoverished biosphere, and the early demise of our species?

Metaphorically speaking we are challenged to redesign the plane we are on in mid-flight. How do we keep the basic needs met while we are preparing and experimenting with the kind of transformational change that will make ‘business as usual’ obsolete and offer a qualitatively different alternative?

by making sure the basic needs are true basic needs.. then use them as the infrastructure

ie: 2 convers.. as infra

all of article:



Findhorn College interviews Daniel Wahl https://t.co/5l4K3Cideh CC @FindhornCollege @GaiaEducation @FF_NewStory @FindhornFound #education #sustainability #regenerativeculture #regeneration #ecovillages #design #transition #transitondesign
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DrDCWahl/status/1042902151247409153


Daniel Christian Wahl (@DrDCWahl) tweeted at 1:50 PM on Thu, Sep 27, 2018:
I just published “‘What if?’ — Scaling-out regenerative development glocally” https://t.co/5OpDX4eAtC

What if we were suddenly enabled to convene conversations, planning and implementation locally and bioregionally to engage in the scale-linking redesign of the human presence and impact on Earth?..t

better yet.. if suddenly enabled to convene 2 convers about daily curiosities.. imagine the energy of 7bn alive people

What if we were challenged to scale-out a glocal (global-local) capacity building and education programme that enables people to learn the needed skills and knowledge while already being an active part of the regeneration rising?..t

imagine everything needed coming from cure ios city

We will have to find those answers and solutions together. And to do so we need a shared overall vision and start to respond so we can learn along the way…t

ie: a nother way book and short bp

As I mentioned before, maybe questions rather than answers are the appropriate cultural guidance system — or ‘deep code’ ;-) — in this situation?..t

yeah.. daily curiosities..  to go deep enough

We need to find this higher ground to see our diversity as a source of vitality, resilience and creativity, rather than a reason to argue, go to war, dismiss and compete..t

meadows undisturbed ecosystem via gershenfeld something else law

So what if the money was suddenly available to engage everyone..t

begs a mech where that money/measure soon becomes irrelevant.. if we want this to be forever and for everybody

Imagine conventing a series of meetings that would explore what needs to be done to skill-up and build capacity for ecosystems restoration and regenerative development everywhere.

why not have the new mech be that we have those gatherings in spaces that matter .. everyday

equity: everyone getting a go everyday

Can we create a list of skilled agroforestry, regenerative agriculture, permaculture design and holistic land management professionals, of analogue foresters and biodiversity experts for every locality, region and biome? So we know who to call on as trainers..t

can we create/focus-on a mech that needs no training..? for everybody.. from the get go

Can we build the appropriate platforms to enable knowledge exchange, skill sharing, and capacity building through local, regional and global collaboration? So we can co-create a more regenerative and thriving future for all of humanity and the whole community of life (as a planetary process)..t

ie: hlb via 2 convers that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way


pic fb share via Nora:

This quartet…Joe Brewer Daniel Christian Wahl Kate Raworth and me. In Rotterdam at Reporting 3.0
Warm Data
Doghnut Economy
Regenerative Cultures
Capital Institute



Daniel Christian Wahl (@DrDCWahl) tweeted at 9:16 AM on Sat, Jun 22, 2019:
…  What is held in a ‘commons’ is not to be owned but to be cared for and regenerated so it can be passed on to the next generation in as good or better condition than the current generation received it. …

The commons are about relationships and belonging, about interbeing rather than separation. ..t

maté basic needs

yeah.. i don’t think so..

ie: 1\ defn as killer of alive things  4\ monitoring/accounting.. as managing.. as killer of alive things  5\ commoning begs we assume good.. listen deeper..

We need to learn the art of commoning..t

indeed.. but commoning begs we go beyond ostrom

ie: tech as it could be.. to augment interconnectedness.. via 2 convers as infra

Would we not create a healthier culture if our economic system was structurally designed in such a way that it incentivised collaborative behaviour and created conditions that made competition unnecessary?..t

perhaps thinking we need incentives is a red flag we’re doing it wrong..  ie: competition beyond unnecessary to irrelevant

Kostakis and Bauwens do not pretend to have definitive answers, rather they explore a number of questions and pathways that might help us build a collaborative economy.

only definitive answer is that what the world needs most is the energy of 7bn alive people.. which begs we focus on augmenting interconnectedness.. via tech/mech that listens to every voice.. everyday.. as it could be..


via daniel fb share (article from 2017): From the ‘crisis of perception’ to the ‘systems view of life’

… The understanding that the common root cause of the multiple crises we are facing is in fact a crisis of perception offers us hope that we will be able to respond before it is too late. It suggests that if we were to employ a different way of thinking to the one that got us into this mess in the first place, we might realize how many interconnected problems can be combined in ways that point us towards a series of interconnected opportunities and systemic win-win-win solutions by addressing root-causes rather than symptoms.

Taking a systems view of life is an important step towards addressing the crisis of perception. Realizing our intimate kinship and communion with the process of life as a whole will trigger a shift in consciousness that will enable us to radically improve the quality of our lives and the health of the ecosystems and planet we inhabit. It will change the ways we relate to each other and the rest of the natural world and allow for the emergence of health as a systemic property linking human and planetary health. …


We might prefer definitive answers and solutions, but what if they simply cannot be given?

Are we chasing a mirage of certainty in a profoundly ambiguous and unpredictable world?..Is the best we can ever do to live the questions more deeply?.. How will the questions we choose to guide us affect the world we will end up experiencing and co-creating in the process?..t

let’s just facil daily curiosity  ie: cure ios city

if we were to employ a different way of thinking to the one that got us into this mess in the first place, we might realize how many interconnected problems can be combined in ways that point us towards a series of interconnected opportunities and systemic win-win-win solutions by addressing root-causes rather than symptoms…t

maté basic needs

The qualitative emergent properties that make life worth living and sustain life as a whole are not located within one or many organisms, they are distributed across all of these scales as systemic properties of a living and transforming whole in which every participant counts and we all co-create the future.

If we aim to sustain humanity’s common future, we need to learn how humanity can become a positive live-sustaining influence on ecosystems everywhere and the planet as a whole..t.. This is the essence of creating a sustainable and regenerative human culture. By designing our technological, social and economic solutions around the principles of ecology and biology and informed by a systems view of life, we can transform culture so it becomes a restorative and regenerative force.

ai humanity needs.. augmenting interconnectedness

[This is an excerpt of a subchapter from Designing Regenerative Cultures, published by Triarchy Press, 2016.]

still on hold at library.. ?

thanks library

designing regen cultures


helena and daniel on local (notes here) is our future – 1:24 video


on designing regen cultures

Daniel Christian Wahl Thank you ones again for a thought invoking piece written with clarity, everyone should read your work, thank you https://t.co/cMjTuGRm6R

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/stevenputter/status/1216979593107845120

What is Life? — A Regenerative Community – nov 2019 – 2 min read

Regenerative practice is about unleashing the potential of people in place by listening deeply into the story the land and its people want to tell. It is about finding ways to manifest the unique bio-cultural essence of each locality in ways that meet human needs while enriching and healing the wider biological community we are embedded in.

That is my commitment to the future. That is my practice of repatterining the future in the now: to mindfully practice living as an expression of life as a planetary process; to bring daily awareness to conscious participation in life’s regenerative community.

ie: tech as it could be.. to augment interconnectedness.. via 2 convers as infra


via michel fb share – march 2020 by daniel – Phase-shift has arrived: COVID 19 and Cooperatively Redesigning the Human Impact on Earth



Let us not waste time by pretending that what we had before was working or is worth returning to.. t

Already the lives saved by dropping air pollution in China alone might soon begin to out-number the tragic and catastrophic loss of lives that the viral pandemic is and will continue to cause.


daniel on boundaryless


july 2020 – 2 hour video convo w john stewart


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Innovator, Educator, Consultant, Author, and Activist with background in Biology, Sustainability, and Regenerative Whole Systems Design


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Catalyzing transformative innovation in the face of converging crises, advising on regenerative whole systems design. Author of Designing Regenerative Cultures