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About this platform

Currently there are wide gaps between economy and ecology, business and environment, which hinder large-scale landscape restoration built on sustainable business models. Bridging these gaps requires professionals with diverse backgrounds to connect and get equipped with new knowledge and skills. This platform emerged from this need: it aims to help build and energise a community that together can accelerate landscape restoration based on the holistic 4 returns approach. This approach, developed by Commonland, emphasises that healthy landscapes deliver multiple returns on investment: return of inspiration and returns of natural, social and financial capital.

What can you find on the platform?

Stories

Get inspired by landscapes all over the world. You can even add your own.

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Toolbox

Filled with everything you need to start restoring landscapes today.

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Community

Connect with members & organisations and find events & jobs.

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Membership gives you a lot of benefits

This 4 Returns platform for learning and exchange has been initiated to share stories, tools and organisations, and to create a community of active members. Everyone can make a profile. It is easy and  has lots of benefits. As a member, you can:

  • plot yourself on the regeneration world map on this site;
  • personalise the knowledge so it fits your interests;
  • add your own story, organisation, tool, event, or job;
  • meet other members and profit from their knowledge.
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The team

Simon Moolenaar

Simon Moolenaar

It is so inspiring to build a community together to share our experiences and knowledge. I hope this platform will help you to find colleagues, inspiring stories and useful tools and I will be happy to orchestrate and coordinate our efforts with(in) the wider landscape and restoration communities.

Willemijn de Iongh

Willemijn de Iongh

I am inspired by people coming together in unimaginable new ways to help regenerate ourselves and our environment. You can ask me anything about community building and using graphic facilitation to support a co-creation process.

Marieke Karssen

Marieke Karssen

Our current human systems create efficiency. Natural systems create abundance. I want to create abundant thriving human systems. On this platform, I am responsible for the (data)concept and project management for the technical realisation of the platform.

Simon Moolenaar

Thomas Lovett

I’m inspired by the brave people working towards change and trying to build a better world. Everyone has a story. If you’d like help telling yours, please contact me and we can find out how to tell your story together.

Simon Moolenaar

Roos van der Deijl

Worldwide, communities are coming together to regenerate their landscapes. I hope that this platform can offer the right tools for them. Looking for a tool? Drop me a message, and we can find or develop it together.

Simon Moolenaar

Sido Dekker

I’m inspired by the systems of nature: ecosystems, cycles, evolution. As an individual I try to contribute to a better system, a better world, using my skills as a designer.

Simon Moolenaar

Weruschka Kirkegaard

The wealth of regenerative solutions inspire me. With a keen eye for detail and combined experience in project management, aesthetics, Permaculture, nutrition and communications, I bring multidisciplinary skills to the larger ecological canvas. I am committed to moving regenerative solutions forward and together we can work towards a resilient and abundant future.

Our founders and funders

This platform has been initiated and developed by the European Network for the Advancement of Business and Landscape Education (ENABLE) with the goal to accelerate the growth of knowledge worldwide. Currently, the platform is funded and supported by IKEA Foundation, with the goal to collect knowledge and learnings from the landscapes that Commonland works with and to disseminate these learnings via best practice stories, a 4 returns toolbox, and a community of practice.

If you have any questions about this platform, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@4returns.earth. If you want to know about our datapolicy, please read our privacy statement.