Let's Co-Create a Regenerative World - Join Upward Spirals!

For: Upward Spirals, HappE Roberts and Eric Baudry
Pasadena, CA
Organizer: Upward Spirals
Let's Co-Create a Regenerative World - Join Upward Spirals! (Upward Spirals, HappE Roberts and Eric Baudry)
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The Story

Upward Spirals' work creating tools for regenerative leaders needs the support of visionaries who see the opportunity to invest their resources to create deep social and environmental impact.

Our projects integrate sustainability, economics, and community to create the most leveraged and promising solutions to a confluence of global sustainability issues. Please consider contributing to our work creating the regenerative world our hearts know is possible.

Today we need people to support our first fundraiser, to share capacity building resources to complete our foundation phase in preparation for rapid growth. Supporters have an opportunity to provide vital leadership during the most important cultural transition in human history.

The funds we need now will equip us with the computers, video production equipment, and human resources to connect Upward Spirals' programs with more institutions like The Smithsonian, and to start developing a video library to increasingly make the Sustainable Living Expedition content available free online.

We envision, and are developing, a global network of holistic economic development centers using regenerative models and tools to systematically co-create a healthy planet, economy, and communities.

By empowering Upward Spirals to expand programs and create revenue streams, that in turn empower Impact Centers around the world, supporters exponentially magnify the impact of their investments, greatly accelerating the development of a regenerative economy.

Why it is vital we do this work now

The current global economy is based on imbalanced values and agreements that are corrosive to communities and the environment, and thus highly detrimental to those using it. A variety of factors indicate the old degenerative economy is in its final stages of decline, failing to serve the majority of the people using it, and devastating communities and nature as unsustainable resource consumption precipitates large systemic, societal, and environmental changes.

Our declining systems can be redesigned and replaced, and the need to do so is undeniable. If we unite, align, and support each other around our shared desire to live in a regenerative world, we can develop new ecologically and socially integral, life-honoring systems that can regenerate our communities and the environment.

It is vital that we prioritize systemic solutions over fixing symptoms. We need to build new regenerative, locally based, economies to replace the ones through which most people are primarily meeting their needs. This is the most important and effective solution possible towards creating a regenerative culture and restoring balance with nature.

How we will rapidly transition to a regenerative world

We can efficiently accelerate the development of a regenerative economy through freely supplying Impact Centers with regenerative business models, innovative organizational operating systems, impactful community-benefit programs, and effective resource sharing networks. Through developing and sharing an effective regenerative ‘operating system’, we’re making it easier and profitable for regenerative leaders to organize social benefit programs, and develop their local collaborative economy, benefiting themselves, their community, and the world.

We believe the social benefit organizations, community building programs, knowledge bases and tools we are creating, in the hands of a global network of regenerative economic development centers, is the greatest improvement to holistic, conscious leadership possible.

The primary benefits of success in this phase of expansion:

  • Sustainable solutions projects and communities getting more resources, awareness and new members
  • Regenerative organizations and project leaders supported with an increasing range of tools, knowledge, and support services
  • A more holistic and higher quality local economy, with shareable guides and models to help other communities replicate our successes
  • Deep ecological integrity through taking personal responsibility to create a regenerative world

If you believe in the importance and the opportunity of what we’re building, please support this vital work. Expanded budgets will enable us to work with more collaborators; to invest in hardware and software to leverage our time and magnify our reach; to acquire tools and materials to improve programs and reduce costs; and to connect with philanthropists and foundations.

We believe we are positioned to support an expansive regenerative movement that will create the highest benefit for all life. We seek, and are ready for those who are moved to help us build this vision for everyone.

Thank you so much for your dedication to our beautiful future.

With Love, Gratitude, and Fierce Peacefulness,

Eric Baudry and HappE Roberts
Co-founders of Upward Spirals
Directors of the Diamante Solution Center

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 21, 2018

Posted on January 21, 2018

The mission of the Diamante Solution Center is to:

Co-create an ecologically harmonious world

Through hosting wellness and education events,

Supporting organic food systems,

Developing the local sharing economy,

And systematically empowering all organizations involved in building a regenerative society.

The Sharing Economy includes community organizing like ridesharing, tool sharing, community food forests, and other resource sharing networks.

The last part of the Diamante Solution Center mission is the hardest to understand, but the most important.

So what do we mean when we say “systematically empowering all organizations involved in building a regenerative society”?

We’re integrating holistic regenerative design principles into revenue models, business systems and processes, and knowledge management tools, and sharing them with other organizations working to build regenerative communities. Some examples of what we’re creating:

  • Regenerative business models
  • HR, sales, and relationship management systems
  • Organizational development processes
  • Financial management and profit sharing models
  • Project management tools
  • Event planning and coordination templates, guides and tools

These tools make it easier for groups who don’t have business backgrounds or financial training to run effective social benefit programs, including developing sharing economies, supporting organic food systems, and hosting wellness and education events. By making it easier, profitable, and regenerative, we are massively increasing the number or organizations who can work together to create our better future.

‘All organizations’ literally means we’re creating a model and a network that will support every organization involved in building a regenerative society. This means we have to do a great job locally, and do so in a way that can easily self-replicate and scale to create a global impact.

Since these organizations and programs are extremely efficient, leveraged, and networked, it doesn’t take many resources to create this global vision. Once the first Solution Center becomes a network, we will have started an exponential growth of self-replicating regenerative community development centers that we believe will bring us back into balance with nature.

Posted on January 21, 2018

Posted on January 21, 2018

Links for further learning about Upward Spirals and our projects:

– Our recent newsletters summarizing our organization, programs and progress
Organizational Program Chart
– Sustainable Living Expedition: VideoWebsiteImpact model
– Diamante Solution Center: WebsiteCommunity Days!Mission and Intentions
– Programs to create a regenerative economy: Regenerative Business Optimization & Social Enterprise Development
Project priorities during 2018 Q1 & Q2
– Information about our team: Team page, Executive Director’s resume and bio
– Eric Baudry’s latest presentation on Regenerative Business: Creating Upward Spirals of Personal, Community, and Ecological Regeneration

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