CHAMAR O FUTURO

The emergence of a totally good future needs to occur in all societal sectors synchronistically. The social sector is considered the most challenged, which also implies that it carries infinite positive intervention possibilities.

REBUNDANCE believes that life with dignity for all living beings implies that, individually, we act true to our purpose and, collectively, positive interdependencies prevail.  

REBUNDANCE also believes that cities need to be renatured in order to systematically contribute to planet regeneration and community resilience.  Renaturing cities implies inviting nature back in and bringing all possible ecosystems to life, while learning from natural systems (that don’t produce waste).

CHAMAR O FUTURO CRL (non for profit cooperative), REBUNDANCE’s intervention arm in the social sector, made two funding applications in 2020, both successful, in order to engage with challenged territories, holding space for locals and other stakeholders to gain collaboration capacity in the context of the following vision:

May abundance manifest in cities through nature, in carefully cared for forests, gardens and farms that flourish in all available surfaces (on forgotten plots, rooftops and building façades), regaining prevalence in the lives of citizens, while cleaning water and air, feeding all people and buffering climate impact.


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CHAMAR O FUTURO EM CAMPOLIDE
Translated this means: “Calling for the Future of Campolide” which is a very forward thinking Perish in Lisbon, with pressing challenges due to extreme polarities: it has the highest turnover commercial shopping centre in Lisbon, while housing some of Lisbon’s poorest citizens.

CHAMAR O FUTURO CRL proposes to support the very needed mindset shift towards community resilience around the Monsanto mountain and forest, building on great practices such as the regenerative Agroforest pilot project Belaflor Respira.  The communities we will work with are in the neighborhoods of Bela Flor, Liberdade and Quinta do Tarujo.

This will manifest in five activities: 

  1. Curating and holding space for 10 circles with locals and stakeholders  to address local needs, mainly embracing the topic of how in the future we will be spending our time, in the context of community resilience.
  2. A 6 day (over 3 months) immersive co-leadership program for 30 activists (locals and stakeholders) to embrace personal, collaborative and planet engagement transformation.
  3. Two (english speaking) local leaders will be invited to join the March 2021 edition of the REBUNDANCE creative leadership program.
  4. Collecting data during all interventions to delayer local needs and intentions which will contribute to a dynamic survey aiming to complement and update available data. 
  5. A small amount of money will be available to kick start an emerging community lead project consensually decided in the context of the 10 circles.

This project will build bridges with other ongoing projects (local and international) to create the fertile ground for synergy.

The aim of this project is to make the endogenous abundance more tangible and accessible to all, contribute to collaboration among all those who wish to add value to these neighborhoods and start lasting and beneficial empowerment processes.    

TRANSPARENCY ON BUSINESS MODEL

The cooperative is a non-profit legal entity and the business model associated with the project described above is a local social grant funding.

If you would like to join the cooperative’s activities, please contact us.

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FUTURE IN MONSANTO
In the context of the current pandemic (which attacks the lungs) Monsanto, Lisbon’s green lung, may become the symbol for urban resilience. This project aims to increase the resilience and well being of the residents in the crown of Monsanto, to reestablish an interdependent relationship with the ecosystem of the forest. Using the mountain’s available endogenous and renewable resources may contribute to shifting the mindsets from scarcity to an abundant and prosperous local economy.

This project will address the topic of the future of food and water in the context of community resilience.


CHAMAR O FUTURO CRL proposes to support the very needed mindset shift towards community resilience around the Monsanto mountain and forest, exploring and unraveling endogenous abundance.  The communities we will work with are in the neighborhoods of Bairros 2 de Maio, Casalinho de Ajuda and Sete Moinhos.

This project will manifest in six activities which will take place between the beginning of 2021 and the end of 2023:

  • Curating and holding space for 20 circles with locals and stakeholders  to address local needs, mainly embracing the topics of how, in the future, we will be spending our time, and how we will feed our communities, in the context of urban resilience.
  • Two Labs – these are each 6 day (over 3 months) immersive co-leadership programs for a total of 60 activists (locals and stakeholders) to embrace personal, collaborative and planet engagement transformation.
  • Ten (english speaking) local leaders will be invited to join (two per program) one of the five REBUNDANCE creative leadership programs taking place between September 2021 and November 2023.
  • Four Reality Dives – these are one day facilitated gatherings for 30 people (locals and stakeholders) to embrace a specific reality and explore possibilities, taking place between the summer of 2021 and 2023.
  • Collecting data during all interventions to delayer local needs and intentions which will contribute to a dynamic survey aiming to complement and update available data. 
  • A small amount of money will be available to kick start two emerging community lead projects consensually decided in the context of the circles.

This project aims to shift mindsets on the long term, to promote synergies between ongoing projects  and the emergence of new activities building on local talent. It also aims to contribute to local empowerment by enabling the sense of ownership in relationships residents and visitors have with renewable available resources.