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Reinvigorating Songlines

Regenerative Songlines Australia is working to create a continent-wide network, that connects regenerative projects and practitioners, and which is:  

  • led by First Nations’ peoples and inclusive of all Australians;
  • focused on amplifying local and bioregional initiatives, with a view to maintaining diverse approaches, while strengthening interconnections, mutual learning, and real project collaboration and outcomes;
  • multidisciplinary and includes regenerative economies, societies, ecological stewardship and design practices; and
  • connected to international “regenerative roadmap” partners.

A fundamental goal of Regenerative Songlines Australia is to transform the extractivist, colonial mindset and practices of the dominant industrialised society, economy and culture of Australia, towards regeneration and restoration, so that we can live and thrive within bioregional ecological limits and planetary boundaries.
Regenerative means to regrow, to renew, to restore, especially after damage or loss. Regeneration recognises that human and planetary health are deeply interwoven, and actively seeks to enable the flourishing of all life on planet Earth.
Why Songlines?
“In the Dreaming, as in Country, there is no separation between the animate and inanimate. Everything is living – people, animals, plants, earth, water and air. We speak of Sea, Land and Sky country.”

From: “Songlines: the Power and Promise”, by Margo Neale and Lynne Kelly