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Regenerate Grey Bruce to Launch Online Dialogue Series on Intergenerational Collaboration
Grey and Bruce Counties, December 21, 2022
Regenerate Grey Bruce (RGB) plans to launch a series of online dialogue Circles in January 2023, to strengthen intergenerational collaboration between leaders, supporters and doers active in regenerating the region’s landscapes and communities.
There will be seven online sessions held on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm EST, starting on Wednesday, January 18th. The sessions are intended for individuals who are interested and/or already engaged in climate and other stewardship work in the region.
RGB is a project of The Sustainability Project, and promotes a new narrative about how our community can strengthen our vibrant, living landscapes through the practical and spiritual use of Regeneration. Regenerated landscapes prioritize spaces for growing local food, wood and fiber products for local businesses - all the while strengthening soil health, beauty, habitat, carbon and water cycling, and places for healing for a vibrant community.
Madeline Marmor, part-time staff with RGB and community Mediator, hopes the series will provide participants with understanding of the friction and leverage points within the region’s community.
“The series will be facilitated using the Peacemaking Circle Process, which we hope participants find helpful to identify their own needs, objectives and barriers to better stewardship engagement,” Marmor says.
Three sessions will be intended to bring together all stages of life, and four sessions intended for elaborating the specific life constraints and needs to stewardship work: Youth (often in education); working adults who live without dependents (any age); adults caring for dependents (often parents); and, folks who live off their savings (often retirees).
Please joining a session to work with other engaged community members to harness the power of intergenerational organizing to create a healthy and resilient future for our region.
To RSVP to any session and/or to learn more about the series, please email Madeline Marmor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many community members are actively working toward this shared goal of nurturing our region’s landscapes such that they remain biodiverse and resilient into the future.
The project Regenerate Grey Bruce is building a network of practitioners in landscape regeneration from our region, while formulating a narrative of hope for this region’s landscape in our changing climate. A new landscape narrative will require a collective effort of our community to change our relationship with the land, the way that we value the land’s ecological functioning, and even how we value the land and the creatures that inhabit it. We can only do this together as a community. The organizers include local farmers Thorsten Arnold and Madeline Marmor.
The hosting organization is The Sustainability Project, formerly known as Grey Bruce Sustainability Network. This not-for-profit brings together community members who reside in this region, the Traditional Territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, who are dedicated to creating a culture of sustainability. Our board members are civic leaders and champions of at least one community project that creates positive change. Together we're learning about climate action, resilience to extreme weather, landscape regeneration, climate justice, food security, and the whole doughnut in doughnut economics.
The Greenbelt Foundation is supporting projects that increase plant cover in the Greenbelt & Niagara Escarpment. The Greenbelt Foundation website is www.greenbelt.ca
Staff, Regenerate Grey Bruce
Tel: 647 876 7715 - contact 9am - 5pm