Bioregionalism & Regional Organizing: Frameworks & Connections
October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
This session is designed to foster connections between local groups in geographic proximity and to support the development of regional collaboratives across the country. The event will begin with presentations on various perspectives on bioregionalism and regional organizing, including an update on Transition US’ evolving regional organizing strategy, followed by regional & bioregional breakout group discussions.
Participants can join one of the proposed regional groups listed below, or initiate their own regional/bioregional discussion via our Mighty Networks social networking platform (you will receive an invitation to Mighty Networks after registering for the Summit). At the end of the session, participants will come back together as a large group to share their vision, needs, and next steps. Come prepared to connect with other local groups from your part of the country and think strategically about how to catalyze and support the movement for regenerative, just and resilient communities in your region!
Please note, the regions listed below are suggestions based on a number of factors including existing organizing, population density, ecological and political boundaries, culture, climate, and more. We welcome you and your local group members to participate in one or more of these regional groups based on what feels most appropriate to you. You can also propose your own region via our Mighty Networks social networking platform (you will receive an invitation to Mighty Networks after registering for the Summit).
Transition US upholds the Transition principle of local subsidiarity, and we recognize that ultimately it is up to local groups to determine and develop regional hubs based on local needs and defining characteristics.
Proposed Regional Breakout Groups (subject to change & evolution):
- West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia)
- Southwest (Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, West Texas, Mexico)
- Mountain West (Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho) & Great Plains (North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Saskatchewan, Alberta)
- Southeast & Deep South (North & South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Eastern Texas)
- Great Lakes & Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Winnipeg)
- Mid-Atlantic (Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York)
- New England (Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, Quebec)
This session is being offered as part of the 2021 Regenerative Communities Summit. Please click here to learn more and register using our pay-what-you-can donation-based system to participate.