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Join the community resilience movement.

Building community resilience is our best response to the looming economic, energy, and environmental challenges of the 21st Century. We can’t “solve” these with technical fixes. Nor can we ignore the need for global action, or the needs of people less fortunate than ourselves.

We can recognize our vulnerabilities, build our capacities, and recognize opportunities—even in an increasingly unpredictable future. We can adapt our behaviors, connect with neighbors, develop viable strategies, and rediscover a shared sense of meaning. We can have a world that supports robust communities of healthy, creative people and ecosystems where millions of other species flourish. We can build a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world…for all.

The Building Resilience program engages cutting-edge innovators, on-the-ground early adopters, local and national activists, and key thought leaders through:

  • Community Resilience Guides, action-oriented books on building local food systems, developing community energy systems, and investing in local economies.
  • Resilience.org, the premier source of information and inspiration on relocalization, reaching 1.2 million unique visitors annually.
  • Research and publications that illuminate key challenges and opportunities, and highlight diverse perspectives from the field.
  • Engagement and outreach through facilitated conversations, thought leadership, and support for movement-building.