Regenerative potential assessment
We will look beyond sustainability or just “going green” and start to delve into where opportunities might lie to actually enhance and improve your local environment’s ability to repair itself.
If you took high school calculus you might think of regeneration as being the second derivative of sustainability (i.e. what jerk or jolt is to velocity). The first derivative could be thought of as resilience.
In other words sustainable means something could go on forever under current conditions (if it’s just barely sustainable it can be tipped easily back into something that can only last a finite amount of time). Resilient means there is more of a buffer and the system is more able to withstand or recover from a negative change in conditions while still being able to go on forever. A regenerative system can be thought of as one that actually increases in its resilience over time
This process can not only have significant financial benefits, but also has the potential to yield benefits to physical and mental health, improve intellectual capital, and overall well-being.