Regenesis is an environmental and community organization started in April 2007 by a group of six young people from the Toronto area.  We wanted to create an organization where we could provide the tools where anyone could make a difference in their community or in the world.  We wanted to empower people as fully capable of creating and sustaining projects related to the environmental sustainability, community-building and social justice.  We established Regenesis as a grassroots organization absent of a hierarchy of decision-making, one where everyone in the organization had equal say as to the direction and initiatives of the organization.  We decided on a structure that allowed any individual or group to pursue the creation of initiatives or programs, with a focus on their long-term sustainability. Since our creation, thousands of volunteer hours have been dedicated to dozens of community initiatives created by our chapters.