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The Global CarePac project teaches and develops Adaptive Intelligence for Effective Action to manage common resources across generations. The project is founded on robust adademic research and thousands of years of connection and regenerative community experience, and represents a confluence of knowledge systems.


What is Adaptive Intelligence?    


Adaptive intelligence centers around the idea that intelligence fundamentally involves adapting to our environment. It’s not just about individual survival; it extends to the well-being of others across generations. Adaptive intelligence comprises several interconnected skills and attitudes:

  • Analytical Intelligence: The ability to analyze problems and situations logically.

  • Creative Intelligence: The capacity to generate innovative solutions and think in novel ways.

  • Practical Intelligence: The skill to apply knowledge effectively in real-world contexts.

  • Wisdom-Based Intelligence: Drawing on the accumulated wisdom of connected and regenerative cultures around the world.

  • A Multigenerational Goal: Adaptive intelligence is a group level egalitarian practice driven by collective wisdom. Its goal extends from immediate survival needs toward thriving across generations.


Local and Global Aspects of Adaptation

  • Local Level: Over thousands of years, communities across the world have developed regenerative and connected cultures adapted to local environments and social realities that have thrived for millenia. Collaborating with Elders and mentors from these communities and learning the principles and cultural elements of connection and regeneration practices will benefit communities that are on a degenerative trajectory.

  • Global Scale: Effectively approaching global environmental and social challenges will require utilizing our adaptive intelligence as groups working with other groups guided by connected and regenerative wisdom and focused on long term goals.​​

Adaptive intelligence is about more than individual smarts; it’s a collective endeavor that spans generations, cultures, and ecosystems. By nurturing adaptive intelligence, we can shape a regenerative and thriving world into the next century. 

Sternberg, R. J. (2021). Adaptive Intelligence: Surviving and Thriving in Times of Uncertainty. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.



How can we effectively and regeneratively manage common resources ?

“It was long unanimously held among economists that natural resources that were collectively used by their users would be over-exploited and destroyed in the long-term. Elinor Ostrom disproved this idea by conducting field studies on how people in small, local communities manage shared natural resources, such as pastures, fishing waters, and forests. She showed that when natural resources are jointly used by their users, in time, rules are established for how these are to be cared for and used in a way that is both economically and ecologically sustainable.” 

Elinor Ostrom: Governing the Commons

2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Research shows that successful groups managing common resources begin by fostering a strong group identity and understanding of purpose - identifying what matters to the group and why they are a group.

Joining together around common goals is therefore our first step as groups of Elders, universities, schools, ecosocial businesses, scholar/activists, nature connection students, and regenerative communities, uniting in a project dedicated to the youth and next generations.

Join the Global Connections Foundation course to discover how this project works for you


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