Regional NetworkingIn 2006 the Bioregional Initiative was launched to engender more grass roots activities within the ZB communities and particularly to include practitioners in leadership roles. The mission of this initiative has been realized in many ways over these last 7 years and not only under the auspices of local bioregional committees but also through the efforts of centers of ZB activities arising due to practitioner enthusiasm and interest. It is now common for practitioners and faculty to provide community service or sponsor events for the ZB or the wider community. The practitioner community has been empowered in a number of ways to take the helm of various activities that relate to the original mission of the Bioregional initiative. The new resources on our national website for practitioners in our member center, the Zero Balancing Awareness Month promotions, regional conferences, joint projects of service and research are all examples of ongoing activities that are carrying out the original ideas of the Bioregional committees.
As a result, the formal Bioregional committees, have been dissolved to make way for new circles of interest which have naturally evolved. We currently have a greater national marketing effort that is undertaking many of the ideas done locally, and future events and community service ideas in each region will be supported whenever possible by the ZBHA.
We encourage all ZBHA members to be especially active in their local and regional ZB communities with their fellow practitioners to grow ZB in myriad ways of service and learning. We are very grateful to all the ZBers who have served on the Bioregional committees and transformed our way of growing our ZB communities both locally and regionally.
If you’d like to strengthen Zero Balancing in your area, please contact the ZBHA and get involved!