Leigh Baker | January 30, 2024

I’ve been tracking Project Regeneration’s action lists since their launch in 2021 – their wealth of possibilities is endlessly fascinating.

What’s Project Regeneration?

It’s an independent research foundation founded by best-selling author and serial sustainability entrepreneur Paul Hawken to catalogue actionable solutions available today that make the world better today.

We are a team endeavoring to create a comprehensive list of Solutions and Challenges connected to addressing the climate emergency and regenerating planetary ecosystems. These are more than just descriptions. Each Nexus entry explores what can be done on all levels of agency, including individual, community, classroom, city, company, and government.

Project Regeneration Action Nexus

I keep in touch by:

  1. Subscribing to their newsletter The Waggle – with an amazing range of stories.
  2. Checking the summary of solutions in the footer of their Action Nexus.

It’s a reminder that amazing things happen when innovators get together with early adopters and entrepreneurial thinkers. So Project Regeneration is a great resource, whether you’re looking for:

  • A way to “be the change you want to see in the world”
  • A new career opportunity
  • A new business opportunity
  • A new community project

After all, as Margaret Mead said:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Opportunity-rich action

By my count, their list of actions, solutions and challenges in January 2024 sits at 63 resource-rich solutions action lists and 12 systems challenge action lists:

  • 8 land-based solutions, from fungi to rainmaking
  • 9 forest-related solutions, from bamboo to peatlands
  • 7 ocean-based solutions, from coral reefs to seaweed farming
  • 8 wilding solutions, from beavers to pollinators
  • 16 food solutions, from azolla fern to wasting nothing
  • 9 building/city solutions, from green cement to urban farming
  • 2 transportation solutions
  • 13 green energy solutions, from agrivoltaics to heat pumps
  • 12 systemic challenges, from clothing to the politics industry.

There’s a world of resources out there on today’s solutions and their opportunities – when you step back and look across the whole supply chain with a regenerative perspective.

Project Regeneration - a rich smorgasbord of solutions action and opportunity