Nature doesn’t set out to be sustainable
It sets out to be regenerative. To add more than it takes across the domains of existence.
If we aim to be regenerative in all things, as an act, through design, by intention, then we will certainly get sustainability.
It is helpful to be sustainable, but it is not sufficient for what the world needs now. Too often we do ‘check box’ corporate sustainability. A partial act to appease a client story.
It is not enough. It is applying a pretty dressing to a deeply festering wound.
To become regenerative at every level is a disruption to every system deigned by man.
Indeed unless we disrupt, breakdown and reconstruct new models – capitalism, currency, governance, politics, enterprise design, accounting, what we measure – we are simply reapplying the pretty dressing and hoping for a second order phase state change.
All the while the wound festers in ever increasing ways towards a tipping point that will be irreversible once reached. (We may have already crossed it.)
The truth is uncomfortable. It pulls the rug from under our feet. It liquifies solid ground. Our identity, education, status, privilege and wealth are threatened.
So we fight to hold onto the last vestiges of the old. We plaster the fester with a pretty sustainable bandaid.
Nature is regenerative by design. We are nature. Time to act like it.
Photo taken June 16th, 2019
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About Dr Christine McDougall
A STEWARD TO MAP MAKERS – TO ENTREPRENEURS AND LEADERS WHO ARE WRTING THE NEW MAPS FOR THEIR ENTERPRISE FOR A WORLD WITH A FUTURE
Christine is an internationally recognised facilitator, practitioner, teacher coach, and authority in integrative systems design, human relational design, deep wealth design and regenerative enterprises. She has held large multi-stakeholder initiatives towards a better future or all, managing diversity, complexity and various stages of human development.
As the principal of 2:23AM – She works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change, where consideration of both the short term profitability and the long term costs/effects are added to the balance sheet on day one, raising the question of how else might we be successful without robbing from our children’s future.
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