Rob Hopkins Apr 18, 2013
Usually when I go to events I tend to be the ‘resilience guy’, or one of a handful of people who work with and think about resilience who tend to gather at the back of other events … >>
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.
The Sharing Solution and the Center for a New American Dream have launched a new 5-minute animation: Share Spray — A New Way To Do Everything. With creativity, charm, and a bit of fun, Share Spray explores how sharing could transform our lives and neighborhoods.
EXCERPT: The key question is, "Where in our current educational system is it possible to develop an institutionalize the kinds of education needed to prepare people for work in the … >>