Rob Hopkins Apr 14, 2014
One of the most fascinating recent studies into the impact of Transition was Local Communities Leading the Way to a Low Carbon Society, a report published by AEIDL (Association … >>
Our local communities provide us with some of our most important needs: access to basic materials like food and water; essential services like public safety, transportation infrastructure, and education for our children; and, not least, the social and cultural contexts through which we make sense of the world. We organize in communities to provide for the common good — especially in the face of problems larger than what one person or one family can face.
The complex and interconnected challenges of the 21st century were largely created by what we humans have accomplished by working together for economic and technological progress. We'll need to work together to solve these challenges, and build resilient communities will thrive in this new world of economic, energy and environmental uncertainty.
Post Carbon Fellow Rob Hopkins spoke about what communities can do to meet the challenges we face by "making the politically impossible politically inevitable". This talk was given at Tufts University. Rob was one of 3 speakers.
Rob's talk begins at minute15 and ends around minute 41.
Interview by Adam Ramsey, Open Democracy Leading American climate change activist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibbon calls for environmentalists to get on the front foot ahead of his European … >>
Resilience is often understood simply as the ability to “bounce back” from a single disaster like a hurricane or earthquake. This survey commissioned by Post Carbon Institute found … >>