Local Resilience

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Find the Others | Start A Conscious Change Collective


The central idea is to form a trust network of relationships with a group of people that share the same core values, and then to cultivate as many opportunities as possible to share meaningful experiences with one another...and work together to bring about radical and positive change across wider society.

Envisioning the Beloved Community


After edging close to the brink of ecological and societal collapse and after enduring enormous suffering on our precious Earth, enough people of good will and skillfulness were able to do just enough to pull us back from that brink so that complex life on earth might continue.  We now live in the Beloved Community.

What I Learned Visiting Intentional Communities


I explored the eco-villages of Appalachia, ashrams of Sao Paulo, and Esoteric societies of Turin. What I found is a keyhole view into the next evolution of human consciousness and a nurturing path towards climate action.

Mindful Living at MorningSun


Building our retreat center taught me a lot about construction, but most of all I learned about building community. There’s an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” I would like to add to that clever wisdom: “If you want to go joyfully, go in friendship.” There are some things, and some distances, that we can’t or wouldn’t want to cover alone.

The Great Simplification


The Great Simplification will be the era of the 21st century where we unwind a lot of the complexity built into our system over the last century of fossil fuel addiction. It doesn't have to be a disaster, but it's going to mean a different sort of existence. VIDEOS | INTERVIEW

The Web of Meaning


Jeremy Lent | What I call animate intelligence, and Earth wisdom, is a very similar take on the same thing, which is this recognition that life itself has spent billions of years here on Earth, evolving ways of doing things and being healthy as part of bigger ecosystems, and showing incredible intelligence.

Making the Case for a Small Farm Future


Even though the idea of a small farm future is currently marginal to mainstream thought, it’s probably the best future now available for most of humanity.

How We Win | Divestment and Nonviolent Direct Action


One reason to target a bank was the interface between the climate crisis and the economy. We observed that the economic class that sets the direction for the U.S. refuses to accept responsibility for climate consequences. By pressuring a bank to take responsibility for the consequences of its practices, we would be pushing a higher standard of behavior.

Bioregions and Regeneration | Honoring the Places Where We Live


Daniel | To "do the impossible, because the probable is unthinkable" is only limited by our current frame of what reality is all about. If we dare to understand that our way of being in the moment and with each other and in relationship, actually matters—that it literally brings forth a different world—then we can work miracles.