Building resilient and regenerative communities, that are able to provide the care, goods and services that they need, requires different tools, different ways of thinking, and different ways of collaborating.
One of the foundations for this is systems thinking. Thinking in systems - in loops and relationships instead of lines and analysis - is the thinking part, however, the realities that these systems describe are ecological, economic, and social. And so literacy in these subjects also needs to be developed with the tools of systems thinking. And this is what this webpage is all about.
Wether one is coming from the Circular Economy, Blue Economy, Biomimicry, Regenerative Agriculture, Permaculture or any other systems thinking practice, the fundamental base is the same: the systems that make up Earth.
Analysis is the process of taking apart to understand (reductionism), whereas as a systemic (or holistic) view attempts to put things into the context of the larger whole. As this work attempts to be holistic, the view of Earth's evolution, and the history of humanity is not separated by specialised academic fields (i.e., physics, biology, or anthropology); instead it can be read chronologically, from the birth of stars, like our Sun, through to our present day civilisation.
Abiotic Earth - A top-down view of some of the main, non-living (abiotic) structural materials, and the energy flows, that make up Earth - such as solar energy, climate, precipitation, temperature, minerals and terrain. This section shows how Earth 'works' from a planetary level - without the presence of life (without living organisms - without biology). This is a look at Earth through the lens of physics and chemistry, which can also give an understanding of what frames life.
Troposphere & Lithosphere - Where Earth's large-scale dynamics become visible. Coming soon.
Biotic Earth - A bottom-up view of the main kingdoms and dynamics of Life on Earth. This section shows the story of evolution, the 'toolbox' that life has developed to grow and sustain itself, and the networks and communities (ecology) life has developed and formed around the planet.
Monera - Archaebacteria and Bacteria. The first known life on Earth, which are also called Prokaryotes ("before nut or Kernel"). Coming soon.
Protista - the first Eukaryotic ("with nut or kernel") organisms on Earth, that all following life descended from. Coming Soon.
Fungi - Earth's great decomposers - breaking down past-lives, into building-blocks for new life. Coming soon.
Plants - The base of land-based life. The creators of structure. Coming Soon.
Animals - The youngest of all kingdoms - the animals. Coming soon.
Production - An overview of some of the productive systems, that we as humans, have developed. This section goes into agriculture and industrial production of goods and services, and some of the latest developments for systems that work with and regenerate abiotic and biotic systems - the foundations for all life on Earth.
Agriculture - Humanity starts to manipulate it's environment to produce food and select for specific varieties, around specific locations. Coming soon.