Possible Bound Brook is an experiment in community regeneration.
It is a community-based and inspired imagining of a possible future for the town. It is also practical — a collaborative and co-creative conversation. Its outcome is not a pre-defined plan or vision, but arises within the dialog that we are having with residents and community leaders — and, right now, with you.
Here’s how we — the Center for Regenerative Community Solutions (CRCS), an innovative NJ-based 501(c)(3) — got involved. And how we’re inviting you to join us in this initiative, by joining our email list / meetup group / and Facebook page. We’re creating a Civic Cooperative, and we want you to become a member of it. And we’re inviting proposals for other initiatives and improvements, some of which we are able to provide financing for.
Possible Bound Brook was initiated by CRCS in response to a request to help lower the town’s carbon footprint. About a year ago we met Rezwan Razani, the founder of Footprint to Wings and creator of a “game” called The Race to Zero Carbon, at an event where the town issued an official Proclamation joining the Race. Members of the Borough Council invited us to do a presentation on how a significant reduction in carbon emissions could actually be achieved by the town, and we subsequently made a number of suggestions, some of which are presented here.
Here’s a visual overview of our current proposals.
Some of these will be detailed further on this site. Specifically to date (June 2017), along with two volunteers from Costa Rica, and a generous contribution from the Promenade Boulevard Home Depot, we have initiated an urban agriculture project with Bound Brook High School (as described in our next post).
Possible Bound Brook is part of “a possible New Jersey,” which is in turn created within the framework of “a possible planet.” A Possible Planet is in fact the name of the book we’re writing to support this project and to set out a glimpse of the future we are all living into. You can follow our progress, and connect with us through this web site, the meetups, and more.