Thought Leaders / Inspiration:

  • Charles Eisenstein (Link)
    Charles authored “Climate: A New Story” and many articles that speak to the interconnectedness of nature, which is a key understanding of regeneration. He has inspired a movement around “the more beautiful world that our hearts know is possible.”
  • Paul Hawken (Link)
    Paul has been a leader in carbon drawdown initiatives for many years and recently authored “Regeneration: Ending the climate crisis in one generation.
  • Amisha Ghadiali (Link)
    Amisha’s podcast, “The Future is Beautiful” is full of regenerative conversations, and her work is founded on the interconnectedness of nature.
  • Katharine Wilkinson (Link)
    Co-author of “Drawdown: the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” and co-host of “A Matter of Degrees” podcast, Katharine is a leader in carbon and climate movements.
  • Judith D. Schwartz (Link)
    A renowned storyteller, Judith has written “The Reindeer Chronicles: And Other Inspiring Stories of Working with Nature to Heal Earth” and two other books on regenerative nature.

Benefactor Organizations:

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Link)
    The UN SDGs are the framework of 17 sustainable development goals, which are an urgent call to action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Regenerative Shift actively aligns our mission with these goals.
  • (Link)
    An online hub of information about all things regeneration, this website, launched in September 2021, aims to be the definitive online source for the regenerative movement. Dive as deep as you want here!
  • Regeneration International (Link)
    The scientific deep-dive hub of regenerative agriculture, Regeneration International provides a great place to start to see the facts of the viability of regenerative land practices.
  • US Green Building Council (Link)
    The USGBC is the leading organization for green building, including LEED and WELL. Regenerative Shift is a proud member of the USGBC.
  • International Living Building Institute (Link)
    The ILBI aims to encourage building projects that take a living systems approach and regenerate life in the process. They offer the ‘Living Building Challenge’ certification.
  • 4p1000 Initiative (Link)
    If we can raise the carbon in the soil by .4% per year (or 4 parts per 1000) for 5 years, we can offset our global carbon emissions. The 4p1000 Initiative advocates on an international level for intergovernmental support of this global imperative. Regenerative Shift is a proud forum partner of the 4p1000 Initiative and will lobby with 4p1000 at the UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 in November.
  • Rodale Institute (Link)
    A leading researcher of regenerative agriculture, Rodale also promotes its Certified Regenerative Organic food label as a means to standardize and promote regenerative agriculture.


  • Book: Climate: A New Story, Charles Eisenstein (Link)
    A must-read for those interested in climate change, Charles offers a different view of the crisis. Instead of focusing on carbon as the problem, he focused on the interdependency of nature and climate and offers solutions that get to the heart of the matter rather than the carbon symptom.
  • Book: Regeneration: Ending the climate crisis in one generation, Paul Hawken (Link)
    An almanac and analysis of many various facets of regeneration, this book seeks to look at all things regenerative.
  • Book: Cows Save the Planet, Judith D. Schwartz (Link)
    An in-depth look at the roles of animals in the balance of nature, this book tells beautiful stories of regenerative grazing and the importance of connection with nature in finding climate solutions.
  • Book: Green Swans: The Coming Boom of Regenerative Capitalism, John Elkington (Link)
    This book gives a blueprint of building a regenerative business.

Watch/Listen: (return to top)

  • Documentary: Kiss the Ground (Link)
    A great place to start! Kiss the Ground is a Netflix documentary that explains the regenerative concept. If you haven’t seen this, watch it!
  • Documentary: Regreening the Desert (Link)
    Beautiful documentary that outlines some of the most incredible regenerative project, including the Loess Plateau restoration in China and the regeneration of desert land in Ethiopia and Rwanda.
  • Interview: Paul Hawken (Link)
    Pretty much any Paul Hawken podcast is a great listen. Here is one.
  • Podcast: A New and Ancient Story (Link)
    Charles Eisenstein’s podcast is inspirational, unconventional, and full of thought-leaders.
  • Podcast: The Future is Beautiful (Link)
    Amisha Ghadiali’s podcast brings together leaders in hope from around the world.
  • Video: Understanding the 4 Per 1000 Initiative in 3:30 (Link)
    Quick video that explains the regenerative movement’s key talking points.

How to Shift

Organizations and Communities

  • Regeneration International: Best Practices (Link)
  • Regenerative Landscaping (Link)
  • Join the 4p1000 initiative (Link)
  • Carbon Offsets (Link)

Families and Individuals

  • Healthy Yards (Link)
  • Eat Regeneratively (Link)
  • How to build a regenerative garden at home (Link)
  • Five Ways you can support regenerative farming (Link)


  • i-Tree Tools - Planting (Link)
    The i-Tree Planting Calculator is a free tool that allows you to assess the impact on soil carbon from various landscaping decisions. Enter information about your home or project and it will help estimate the long-term environmental benefits from tree planting in terms of carbon dioxide, energy savings, and more.

Regenerative Examples

  • Documentary: Regreening the Desert (Link)
  • China Loess Plateau: 35,000 Sq. Miles Regenerated
    • Short Video: (Link)
    • Long Article: (Link)
    • World Bank Report : (Link)
  • Ethiopia: Land Restoration (Link)
    • How Rwanda became a restoration leader (Link)
  • Farmers Reap Double Benefits with Solar (Link)

Doom and Gloom

When there are beautiful examples of regeneration and the opportunity to focus on proven practices to bring back life and stability to the climate, we don’t like to focus on the doom and gloom. But, if you do, here are some alarming realities about the climate change and mass extinction crisis we face:

  • Climate
    • United Nations: IPCC report ‘Code red for humanity’ (Link)
      234 scientists from 66 countries spent 5 years studying climate change. In July 2021, this report was published, saying definitively that immediate action is needed to mitigate irreversible crisis.

    • NASA: Climate Change: How Do We Know? (Link)
      All the facts and numbers. Dig as deep as you’d like into the science here.

    • Extinction

      • Nature’s emergency: where we are in five graphics (Link)
        Not-so-pretty charts.
      • Global Study: Over 40% of insect species are threatened with extinction (Link)
        Pesticides might not be a good idea.
      • Plummeting insect numbers ’threaten collapse of nature’ (Link)
        A global decline of 41% of the insect population between 2009-2019? Almost half the insects in the world gone in a decade.
      • Red tide by the numbers (Link)
        Massive fish kill in Tampa Bay in July 2021 caused in no small part by pollution.
      • The incredible shrinking Colorado River (Link)
        A quarter of the US is running out of water.
      • Salmon collapse in Alaska (Link)
        Just one of many species that are in decline.