Today the first zinnia of 2020 bloomed in the LOVE Garden.
The garden is quiet each morning when we water, but the world is anything but quiet at the moment.
Our American nation is in upheaval as it faces its darkness.
True change is hard, painful, and, in this case, long long overdue.
As former President George W. Bush wrote of this moment on June 2, “Achieving justice for all is the duty of all.”
As such we at the Regenerative School re-commit ourselves to supporting the advancement of social, environmental and racial justice wherever we can be of service to our neighbors, near and around the world.
We re-commit to listening and working hand in hand with black, indigenous, people of color in our community and around the world in changing the systems that oppress and extract.
We re-commit to building environmental sustainability, increasing participation, and waging peace—understanding peace as Martin Luther King, Jr., defined it: not as the absence of conflict but as the presence of justice.
Regeneration requires that we live our lives in such a way that we leave a better world than the one we were born into– environmentally, economically and socially.
We are a world coming into bloom after centuries of inequality and injustice. However, we cannot bloom as a civilization without facing what is broken and making every day of our lives a journey to mend the injustices that we see, have committed ourselves–directly or indirectly–and have benefited from.
We as an organization re-affirm that black lives-hopes-dreams-fears-
May we all learn to love.
To grow tall.
And to bloom.
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