events

The Regenerative Practitioner Series

July 11, 2019 to October 17, 2019 (various dates)

Videoconference Sessions and Phipps CSL Classroom Intensive

The Green Building Alliance, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and 7group, in collaboration with the Regenesis Institute for Regenerative Practice, warmly invite you to join us for Pittsburgh’s very first The Regenerative Practitioner series. Consisting of ten videoconference and one 3-day intensive classroom sessions, this series offers experienced practitioners an opportunity to transform the way we think and work in order to transform ourselves and our communities.

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past events

Becoming Regenerative: Evolving American Business Practices

July 25, 2019

Energypath 2019, DeSales University

7group partner John Boecker will be the keynote speaker at Energypath 2019: Financing the Energy Future presented by the Sustainable Energy Fund.  His presentation will focus on the benefits of a regenerative business model and how it can shape the future of American business practices.

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Regenerative Is What You Become

June 5, 2019

GreenCon 2019, Penn State Harrisburg

7group partners John Boecker and Marcus Sheffer will facilitate this discussion engaging participants in the active practice of the application of regenerative design principles to themselves and their work in the world.  Along the way, they will share the story of their own personal and professional development, and provide insights into how you can become regenerative.

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Climate Change & Consciousness

April 20, 2019 to April 26, 2019

Findhorn New Story Community

7group is sponsoring this unique conference about living and thriving in the aftermath of climate change. It will feature some of the clearest and most passionate voices for the Earth ever gathered together in one place.

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Learning the Language of Life: A Regenerative Workshop

October 12, 2018 to October 15, 2018

Claycomb Chalets

“Most of our problems are caused by thinking differently than Nature works.”          -Gregory Bateson

Patterns are the language of Life, our original mother tongue. By triangulating the perspectives of traditional tracking (pattern reading), living systems thinking (pattern thinking) and regenerative design (pattern design), we can relearn to see with Nature’s Mind and act as essential members of this living world with essential roles. She is dying for us to play.

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Developing Regenerative Thinking at Spillian

April 30, 2018 to May 2, 2018

Spillian

As Spillian continues a master planning effort aimed at guiding its future evolution, all those interested in learning how to engage regenerative design and development are invited to participate in an extraordinary workshop series facilitated by 7group’s John Boecker and Regenesis colleague Joel Glanzberg at a superb historic Catskills center for creativity and possibility. Join us as we leap into the power of place-sourced imagining.

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Seeing with Nature’s Mind: Problem Evolving for a Living World

April 27, 2018 to April 30, 2018

Spillian

“Most of our problems are caused by thinking differently than Nature works.”          -Gregory Bateson

Patterns are the language of Life, our original mother tongue. By triangulating the perspectives of traditional tracking (pattern reading), living systems thinking (pattern thinking) and regenerative design (pattern design), we can relearn to see with Nature’s Mind and act as essential members of this living world with essential roles. She is dying for us to play.

Join the conversation.

Our Story: HumanNature, A Retreat with David Abram & Friends

October 1, 2017 to October 4, 2017

Spillian

Having helped builders, designers, architects and owners for more than 21 years understand green building, having worked with USGBC to create the LEED green building rating system, and having deeper engagements with regenerative practice for the past 8 years, we are now imagining the next step in the trajectory of thinking beyond sustainable practice . . . a whole new way to explore how humans, their built environment and the natural world develop a coevolutionary way of nurturing life. It begins with an understanding of how living systems function through direct observation and experience, and deepens as we learn to see and feel from the perspective of ourselves as fellow animate beings. Click here for the details.