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 local communities in the crown of Monsanto, to reestablish an interdependent relationship within the communities and with the ecosystem of the forest. Making accessible the mountain’s available endogenous and renewable resources will 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.

In this project we will address the topic of the future of food and water in the context of community resilience and we will be working with the neighbourhoods of 2 de Maio, Casalinho da 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: 

  1. Curating and holding space for 20 circles (over the 3 years duration of the project) with locals and stakeholders to address local needs, mainly focusing on the future access to resources, in the context of community resilience.
  2. Two 6 day (each over 3 months) immersive co-leadership program for 30 activists (locals and stakeholders) to embrace personal, collaborative and planet engagement transformation – the first will take place in 2021 and the second in 2022.
  3. Two (english speaking) local leaders will be invited to join each of the five editions of the REBUNDANCE creative leadership program between autumn of 2021 and autumn of 2023.
  4. Four “Reality Dives” will allow Stakeholders to meet these neighborhoods around Monsanto, support us in unraveling endogenous abundance and their insights will be collected. 
  5. 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. 
  6. A small amount of money will be available to kick start an emerging community lead project consensually decided in the context of the 20 circles.

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

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.

PROJECT FINANCED BY:

CORE TEAM

ALEX MACDONALD

BOARD MEMBER
Alex is a consultant in social and environmental sustainability with a focus on the food sector and community empowerment. He was previously a London-based financial journalist for the Wall Street Journal and NY-based investment banker at VB&P. His purpose in life is to help people and communities build resilience together and he acts in full generosity and with care.

BENJAMIN TIRONE NUNES

PROJECT COORDINATOR
Ben created REBUNDANCE and is the Managing Director.  Creative at heart, he is passionate about giving expression to human possibility, always seeking to explore drivers of transformation. He leads the “Ground” team at REBUNDANCE and designs contents. He is also passionate about music and how it expresses the spirit of our time – his music project is currently the playlist Comfortably Uncomfortable.

CÁTIA GODINHO

STRATEGIC PARTNER & JUNTA DE FREGUESIA DE CAMPOLIDE

CRISTINA SOUSA

STRATEGIC PARTNER & JUNTA DE FREGUESIA DE CAMPOLIDE
Cristina is a Forest and natural resource engineer. Passionate about nature and an activist, she worked with local communities in rural and natural resource management, for local associations and the Liga para a Proteção da Natureza, oldest environmental NGO in the Iberian Peninsula, on a flagship project in Castro Verde. It is the design and execution of regenerative projects that make her tick, especially when these include creative inputs in the environmental, social and cultural dimensions. In 2017 she was co-founder of the Zero Waste Lab coordinating sustainable development and social co-creation projects towards zero waste. Since December 2019 she is also responsible for project coordination in the Innovation department of the Borough of Campolide.

GONÇALO FOLGADO

STRATEGIC PARTNER
A force of Nature, when Gonçalo sets his heart on a project his path becomes irresistible to most! As an architect he embraced the huge and latent potential public space holds to empower regenerative relationships at neighbourhood level. Co-founded Amigos do B2M, a local association focused on youth in social neighbourhoods and  co-founder of LocalsApproach an NGO dedicated to empowering locals to overcome crass urban planning errors of past decades, he heads holistic initiatives ranging from collaborative permanent interventions in public space to festivals and other events that enhance the community’s sense of belonging.

ISABEL PALHA

COORDINATOR
Coordinating all the administrative dimensions of REBUNDANCE, Isabel is dedicated to solving every hurdle, keeping utterly calm even when confronted with chaos, taking challenges on, one at the time, dissipating drama, somehow always succeeding in making everyone feel cared for and at home. She is a master of hospitality, and makes logistics run seamlessly.

KALEIGH TIRONE NUNES

BOARD MEMBER

An Architect with a specialisation in Sustainability and Systems Thinking. In 2015 Kaleigh embraced the Fashion Industry with the mission to engage breakthrough change with conscious, responsible and impactful initiatives. Based in New York City, Kaleigh bridges the creative and industrial Portuguese system with international brands, building consensus amongst stakeholders towards Net-Zero impact. Read more.

LIVIA TIRONE

BOARD MEMBER

Livia curates the REBUNDANCE creative leadership programs and MOSAIC Salon Gatherings and is deeply committed to contributing to a totally good future, where every living being is able to live a life with dignity.  

For 25 years Livia exerced as an architect and real estate developer in Portugal, co-creating the mediterranean climate region’s sustainable construction flagship buildings, proving that the built environment can substantially contribute to planet regeneration. This work led to various contributions to European sustainability policies and later to founding and directing Lisbon’s Municipal Energy and Environment Agency and to taking an active role in local politics in Lisbon.

RITA VALADAS

BOARD MEMBER

Rita works in social intervention for over 35 years. Now president of CARITAS Portuguesa, the intervention arm of the Catholic Church, she has been on the board of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (largest Portuguese charity) for 5 years and on the staff of the Minister Social Security for 4 years.

She is intrinsically motivated to embrace deep rooted and complex social challenges, always reaching well beyond perceived boundaries to find solutions, investing in fertile ground for cross societal synergy and innovation.

SARA MORAIS PINTO

STRATEGIC PARTNER & ZEROWASTELAB
Sara is a sociologist and an activist who is passionate about provoking  critical civic participation around social, cultural and environmental justice causes. Entrepreneurial, specialist in collaborative networks capable of awakening collective change with a positive and constructive impact of regenerative and resilient societies. In 2017 she founded Zero Waste Lab -Associação Lixo Zero, where she is a member of the board, and coordinates sustainable development projects under the Lixo Zero concept. It defends the extremely high potential of educational, inclusive and promotion processes for civic participation. sara@zerowastelab.pt