“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.” – R. Buckminster Fuller
The LENSES Overview Guide is your starting point to practice regenerative development and create abundance. Available to the public, this guide orients you to regenerative development, Living Environments, and the LENSES Framework. A supplemental Facilitator Manual is available only to trained facilitators and features structured, easy-to-use facilitation models and templates to support LENSES Facilitators in creating healthy, thriving places and organizations.
Interested in learning more? Click the button below to download the Overview Guide.
Get with the program! Join a fun and engaging group of thought leaders and set yourself apart by becoming a LENSES facilitator. Develop your personal toolbox for leading positive change. Together with the LENSES Facilitator Manual, the Facilitator Program provides the resources you need to lead your team, organization, or community in creating Living Environments. The program features a collaborative online community and trainings; interactive, application-oriented team sessions; and one-on-one support from the creators of LENSES. Join an upcoming online or in-person training.
Online: August 8, 2017 – February 13, 2018, meet once a month online, registration opens mid-April 2017
In Person: October 25-27, 2017, Boston, MA, registration opens July 2017
Online: January 30, 2018 – July 24, 2018, meet once a month online, registration opens September 2017
Questions? Contact Helene Gotthelf, LENSES Program Manager, at helene(at)clearabundance.org.
Check out how LENSES has been applied to create impactful outcomes for a diversity of projects, including a veterinary teaching hospital, a community coalition, university-based spiritual center, a residential community in Costa Rica, and university sustainability classes.
Developed by Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University, the LENSES Rubrics are tools designed to evaluate the regenerative development qualities of a place, project, or organization. The Rubrics consist of scaled qualitative metrics that guide users in: assessing the impacts of current practices; identifying strategies to meet regenerative development goals; and evaluating the impact of decisions after implementation. The Rubrics can be used as a stand alone resource or in conjunction with the LENSES Framework. Click the button below to download this free, open-source tool.
If you plan on printing the LENSES Rubrics, please note they are designed on pages set to 11 x 17.