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Combining sustainability and regeneration in a rural region involves integrating practices that preserve the environment and natural resources, and stimulate economic growth and long-term social well-being, such as:

Community Engagement: Foster pride of place by involving local residents in decision-making processes and honor their knowledge and encourage their participation and leadership in sustainability and regeneration initiatives.

Responsible Infrastructure: Use of clean and sustainable materials responsible technologies, such as renewable energy sources, watershed management, green building design and materials, among others..

Natural Resource Management: Implement strategies for responsible management of natural resources, including water, landscapes and wildlife habitats, to ensure their long-term viability and ecosystem services.

Circular Economy: Support the growth of local businesses that prioritize local employment, sustainability and regeneration, such as eco-tourism, renewable energy production, waste minimization and re-use, and value-added agricultural products.

Education and Training: Provide training programs and educational opportunities focused on sustainable and regenerative practices, entrepreneurship, and green technologies to equip residents with the skills needed for a thriving local economy.

Regenerative Agriculture: Agricultural practices that enhance soil health, biodiversity, water conservation, and create more diverse food sources. This helps ensure a more sustainable food production and revitalizes rural landscapes.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Establish mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on progress towards sustainability goals and evaluating the effectiveness of regeneration projects, allowing for adaptive management and continuous improvement.

See LegacyWorks Group’s “Elements of Regenerative Development Projects” draft
for discussion here.

LegacyWorks Group is currently advising two pioneering regenerative and sustainable development projects in Mexico:

Xala

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Advising Xala in a destination-scale, community based regeneration effort called Costalegre Sierra a Mar.

Playa Viva

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A regenerative, certified B-Corp hotel in Guerrero. Pioneering a robust model for community and watershed regeneration called ReSiMar.

Punta Zicatela, Manialtepec

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The Punta Zicatela Ecological Community coastal development in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, promotes the comprehensive watershed regeneration project called “Regenerando Manialtepec”.

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