Steve Charter

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Steve Charter
Active in the permaculture and regenerative movements, particularly in relation to education and learning pathways. Also co-founder of an eco-enterprise (Evolution Music) with regenerative intentions.
Localities: High Weald, England
User ID: stevec
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About Person page

A person profile is the first step for you, as a potentially transformative change-maker, to participate in the Regenerative Knowledge Commons.

The main section contains:

  • a few required fields, such as brief description, user name, email, and associated localities;
  • a summary of key relations and description of practice are provided here as well;
  • optionally, there is the ability to display multiple images, any relevant links (websites, social media, other affiliations), a longer description of oneself, motivation for participating in RKC;

Other tabs contain:

  • and, Playlists & More section that provides a space to organize:
    • frequently used patterns and interventions
    • narratives about oneself,
    • and essence entries of this Person from any RKC participant.
Person Profile for Steve Charter
I have worked in the sustainability field since the mid-1990's, particularly in the field of sustainable construction training and education. I completed my permaculture diploma in 2001 (PDC in 1994), and have led around 20 PDCs in Spain and England, usually teaching with others. I am a member of the UK Education Working Group within the UK permaculture movement, and am Fundraising Coordinator (Part-time) for the Permaculture Association (Britain). I co-founded IPEN with Lachlan McKensie (of Permaculture South Australia and Permatil Global, co-author of the Tropical Permaculture Guidebook), although our work has been limited by lack of capacity. I had a leading roole in securing Erasmus+ funding for both the Community Climate Coaches project (8 European partners) and the iACT project (7 partners), which together have funded this RKC, with the latter project aiming to undertake work that IPEN was not able to fulfil. I have initiated the Competency pages on the CfF Wiki.
Motivation: Love for people, place and planet.

Relations

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Practice

Status: I am a(n) Existing Practitioner practitioner. I consider myself More than half my work is in regenerative field.
Geographic reach: Translocally
Area(s) of work: Bio-physical, Psycho-spiritual, Socio-cultural
Expression of purpose: Creative/artistic activity;Communications and information sharing;Dialogue and interpersonal communication;Events: gatherings, festivals and celebrations;Events: online;Learning: facilitation, coaching, mentoring, developmental resourcing;Organizational and group processes;Networking;Project development and delivery
Stakeholder type(s): Team, Partners
More about my practice: Partnership project initiation and implementation. At the early stages of developing coaching practice in these areas.
My Idea of regenerative: Regenerative is an aspect of ecological sustainability, in that ecological systems that are sustainable have inherently regenerative characteristics and self-managing systems / responses - which is what gives the systems resilience. I fully understand that people use the terms 'regenerative' and 'sustainability' in different ways and that mainstream use of the term 'sustainable' is largely inappropriate.



Playlists & More

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About Patterns Tab...

The Patterns tab allows for the compilation of a personal playlist of frequently-used Patterns--practices, processes, frameworks, tools, capacities, livelihoods and any other elements of transformative action.

There are four types of Pattern:

  • Design patterns: basic, singular patterns that can stand on their own;
  • Guiding patterns: paradigm-related patterns, that can create an identifying context for--that is, serve to group--design patterns;
  • Process patterns: an assemblage of multiple patters, that can be applied randomly or sequentially to form an intervention (often referred to as a pattern language);
  • Meta patterns: systemic level patterns, that enable cross-over between different Communities of Practice and their Patterns.

Note: Currently, there is only one Pattern entity in RKC, these distinctions will be built into this entity, until such time it becomes necessary to individuate.

Pattern is a generative field, in that a new entry can prompt the creation of a new Pattern page, using a red link.

Pattern can be nested, which means it can be connected to other patterns via multiple levels of organization. By using the Parent field, any Pattern can be connected to the next higher-order Pattern it belongs to.




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About Interventions Tab...

The Interventions tab allows for the compilation of a personal playlist of frequently-used Interventions--unique instances of potentially transformative actions.

Interventions derived from Patterns, stand a better chance to be transformative. The aim is for our Interventions to be well-conceived, context-specific and consciously applied.

Intervention is a generative field, in that a new entry can prompt the creation of a new Intervention page, using a red link.



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About Narratives Tab...

The Narratives tab enables Persons to create relevant narrative elements about themselves, such as stories, descriptions, past experiences, and happenings.


Narrative elements created from Steve Charter:


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About Essence Tab...

The Essence tab allows for anyone in RKC (including oneself) to comment on what makes you unique along three different dimensions:
  • Aliveness: What energizes this being that really makes it come alive, beyond the functional of everyday existence.
  • Offering: The unique value a being offers in order to bring a higher-order of viability and vitality to, or evolve a particular system they are working to transform (this is context specific).
  • Potential: A tendency in a being that it is continually striving to manifest into existence.

Over time, this feature can offer deeper insights to what each individual brings to this co-creative space...


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