Policy Discussion: Restorative, Regenerative, and Resilient

Policy Discussion: Restorative, Regenerative, and Resilient

Restorative, Regenerative, and Resilient

A City that takes stewardship of our planet and protects it to sustain future generations.

This week’s platform discussion is about the future, and what we can do now in order to ensure we’re taking care of our planet and protecting the environment so it’s a safe, healthy place to live, not only for our generations to come but for all life.

On a municipal level, there are many things we can do to work together and take responsibility, as caretakers of the planet. I believe the actions I propose will help us create a restorative, regenerative, and resilient community.

What Restorative, Regenerative, and Resilient Means To Me

The term "regenerative" describes processes that restore, renew or revitalize their own sources of energy and materials.

A regenerative human culture is healthy, resilient, and adaptable; it cares for the planet and it cares for life in the awareness that this is the most effective way to create a thriving future for all of humanity. The concept of resilience is closely related to health, as it describes the ability to recover basic vital functions and bounce back from any kind of temporary breakdown or crisis.

With this in mind, I will remain committed to holding ourselves accountable to the planet and each other, while taking responsibility for the stewardship duties we have, in order to achieve the City’s climate goals.

  • Education and awareness about how we can learn to live in greater harmony with the planet;
  • Challenging developers, City planners, and our own policies to evaluate actions on positive, life-sustaining, restorative, and regenerative potential;
  • Limiting the scale of implementation of any innovation until proof of positive impact is demonstrated;
  • Support for regenerative design using whole systems thinking to create resilient and equitable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature;
  • Support for sustainable economic development through regenerative economy;
  • Ongoing consultation with Indigenous environmental leaders, recognizing their expertise in environmental practices as the inventors of regenerative culture; and,
  • Support for projects that give back what they take from the environment or create opportunities for regrowth, ultimately diversifying and making our economy more resilient

As you can see, our efforts in developing more restorative, regenerative practices touch every aspect of our lives, both individually and collectively. Through this mindset, we will increase social equity, economic resiliency, community wellness, and so much more. My goal is to make sure the earth thrives for generations to come.

What are your thoughts on my proposal? Let me know by commenting below or sending me a message.