The ARK is designed as a social network that drives offline connections with plants and people. The central roles of the platforms are:
Bioregional Mentors are the top layer of a representative democracy of global dimension in which communities are the smallest cell of organization. Communities are embedded in territories of human scale, which we call commons. Commons are part of ecoregions which in turn make up a bioregion.
While Community Mentors are supposed to know all community members personally, Commons Mentors should have a personal relationship with all Community Mentors in their commons. Likewise, a Bioregional Mentor shall have established a personal relationship to all Commons Mentors in his/her bioregion.
Watch our manual video on Bioregional Identities and the Overview Effect to learn more about this organizational concept.