Bioregionalism is a philosophy that promotes unity between human beings and the environment.
Many of the ideas of bioregionalism have been greatly affected by indigenous peoples and their relationship with the environment.
Bioregionalists oppose some modern
technology, specifically in the ways that it damages nature and the environment. Instead, they propose that people live in harmony with nature, and allow the land to provide for their livelihood.
People who actively live out the bioregionalist philosophy live in some part of nature. This could be a mountain area, a desert, a forest, or any other specific part of the environment.
Once they have selected an area for themselves, the bioregionalists study the history and natural
conditions of their location. They learn about native peoples in the area, as well as the plants and animals that inhabit it.
Bioregionalist philosophy favors having people live in local communities. The bioregionalists encourage self-determination as well.
Some bioregionalists are politically active. Though they operate principally on a local basis, the North American Bioregional Congress helps to connect the bioregionalist movements to some extent.