the world we've built

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.


Rob Hopkins on Transition and the Power of Just Doing Stuff

length:   credit: Tufts Peace and Justice Studies

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.

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