1. Fundación Cuidemos Paraísos

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    Fundación Cuidemos Paraísos  is an organization, made up of young people determined to work in balance with nature, that strives to actively collaborate in the recovery of native forests, by raising awareness of the intrinsic natural and cultural wisdom of a territory.

    Of all the reforestation projects that exist, only 30% are successful. This is one of the problems that it seeks to solve innovatively and creatively.

    Committed to interdisciplinary collaboration for the ecosystem regeneration of the earth, the Foundation proposes to integrate ecological, educational, research projects, and create an innovative Method of Regeneration of Native Forests, which helps to activate and strengthen new points of biodiversity.

    Their vision is to create new resilient and prosperous Hotspots (Green Spots), and join forces with other projects to protect the world’s Native Forests, along with native communities. All this through the development of its Green Spot project: Regener-Active Global Culture, which consists of four stages:

    1. Philosophical and conceptual construction of the Green Spot Eco-social Movement.
    2. Creation of the Green Spot Regeneration Method.
    3. Creation of the Green Spot Didactic Manual.
    4. Creation Digital Platform – Global mapping of Green Spots

    They envision the creation of a Global Network of Green Spots: a strong and resilient movement that supports the interconnection of Hot Spots with Green Spots (new biodiversity hotspots) through globally connected biological corridors.

  2. Plantasia

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    Being aware of challenges such as biodiversity loss, undervaluation of women’s labour in rural areas, and the overuse of agrochemicals motivated the development of LifePatch and the creation of Plantasia. Plantasia is an organization that connects local plant nurseries with communities promoting ecological regeneration in Mediterranean climates like Chile.

    The project aims to regenerate ecosystems through implementing swarms of micro biodiversity hotspots, co-designed with botanical-wise local women and fostered by rural and urban communities. The idea draws inspiration from clusters of plants and cushion species, like Yareta, that nurse and shelter seedlings and other lifeforms in harsh environments.

    A LifePatch unit is a selection of plants supported by a biodegradable base. In five years time, Plantasia expects to have implemented enough units of LifePatch to allow it to abstract the patterns and structures needed to replicate and consolidate the model in other regions as an efficient way to regenerate ecosystems.