PURPOSE

I envision a healthy world thriving with the natural diversity of life. A place where humans lead fulfilling and rich lives and experience a deep connection with the soil under their feet. I envision a just world, where people know again how to work with nature rather than against nature.

In our fast and complex world the connection with our environment and the natural world has mostly been lost. We experience the detriment of the extraction and consumption economy and very few of us know how to break out of this destructive pattern.

Through my work in regenerative developmentĀ  I bring people and businesses in touch with their natural context. In order to rebuild and rewire the connections that will allow for regenerative and sustainable forms of growth, sourcing, energy flows, and overall ecological as well as economic health.

WORK

I teach regenerative and ecological design courses, especially to those with backgrounds in social and business contexts.

I consult businesses and organizations on how they can transition to regenerative practices, without compromising their financial bottom line. By re-evaluating supply chains, building regenerative partnerships, and investing into social, cultural, and living capital.

Part of my time is dedicated to a regenerative initiative that operates in the Mediterranean Basin, whose aim it is to combat desertification and create livelihoods through ecological entrepreneurship.

If you are interested to work with me please contact me at: hi@dennis.pt

There is a ‘great work’ to do, and we need to do it together!

 

REGENERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

In times of great crisis is when we find great opportunities. Our material well-being continues to increase, yet the forces of financial capital, the extraction economy, and consumer society put us into an ecological crisis and species extinction on a massive scale. This is the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced, and it brings us the greatest opportunity we could ever imagine. We are all invited to participate.

Below you can see a diagram made by Bill Reed of the Regenesis Group that neatly illustrates the levels of development from conventional to regenerative. As you can see with sustainable objectives we are usually falling short in the larger scheme of thigns. In fact in most cases where human activity takes place it’s only through regeneration first that we can consider a long term sustainable situation.

Copyright Bill Reed (2012) Regenerative Development and Design