Citizen Action Monitor

The big question facing students is how to construct a lifestyle given life’s growing complexity – Nate Hagens

Transcript of a wide-ranging, 32-minute interview with this dedicated prof who teaches his students to understand reality as it really is. No 2395 Posted by fw, November 16, 2018 To … Continue reading

November 16, 2018

The Transition Movement: building alternative, resilient communities from the bottom up, worldwide

Transitioners are warm, open-hearted, welcoming, tolerant, caring, generous, with a positive vision of the future. No 1911 Posted by fw, March 15, 2017 “Transition communities are re-imagining and re-designing the vital … Continue reading

March 15, 2017

Strong Towns offers an alternative to conventional but flawed urban planning policies and strategies

The Strong Town approach is heavy on experimentation, small-scale risk-taking, civic engagement, and grassroots action. No 1430 Posted by fw, August 20, 2015 “Our job is to make cities resilient or … Continue reading

August 20, 2015

Want to create strong and resilient communities? Strong Towns USA may just have the answer

Strong Towns, a non-profit, offers a model of development that “makes productive use of all this stuff we’ve built”. No 1429 Posted by fw, August 19, 2015 First comes the 3:00 … Continue reading

August 19, 2015

AMAZING — How a new global movement plans to solve climate, hunger, health, and democracy crises

Regeneration International commits to feed the planet and reverse climate change via regenerative agriculture No 1375 Posted by fw, June 19, 2015 “When literally billions of people, the 99 percent, … Continue reading

June 19, 2015

Towards a more economically secure, ecologically stable, and socially equitable future

Canadian ecologist William Rees details the essentials of a Global Survival Plan No 1318 Posted by fw, April 24, 2015 “We are engaged in a genuine paradigm shift—the abandonment of … Continue reading

April 24, 2015

It is too late for sustainable development – World renowned Dennis Meadows explains why — VIDEO

In his famous 1972 book, Limits to Growth, Meadows predicted a contracting global economy and environmental collapse would come by mid-21st century No 1201 Posted by fw, December 03, 2014 … Continue reading

December 3, 2014

Following costly flash floods, Toronto’s new “Resilient City” report prepares city for extreme climate change

Must it take death and damages in the billions to get leaders’ attention and action on climate change? No 1086 Posted by fw, July 1, 2014 “The bad news is … Continue reading

July 1, 2014

Building local economic resilience — Three innovative strategies that build on local strengths and create new economic futures for municipalities

True economic resilience isn’t about just weathering tough times, it’s about building community capacity No 1055 Posted by fw, May 18, 2014 “True economic resilience isn’t about just weathering tough … Continue reading

May 18, 2014

New “realistic utopian” communities emerging in Portugal, for healing of nature and regional self-sufficiency

Could the current crisis in Southern Europe help catalyze a global system change? No 1042 Posted by fw, April 29, 2014 “A vision becomes tangible. Here at the edge of … Continue reading

April 29, 2014

Worldwide, people are deciding that the well-being of their local community and its economy lies with them

That’s Rob Hopkins’ central message in new book The Power of Just Doing Stuff No 778 Posted by fw, June 14, 2013 “Something is stirring. People around the world are … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

It’s our worldview, stupid. It’s time to change it

This film is a clarion call for all those who want to participate in the transition to a new worldview No 775 Posted by fw, June 11, 2013 Without exaggeration, … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

UK town’s economic plan envisages significant benefits flowing from increased localization

The report identifies a multi-million pound opportunity to create new jobs, grow new enterprises and help existing businesses to thrive in Totnes & District, UK. No 724 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Community action — A way out of pit of climate change doom and gloom says Rob Hopkins

Sitting with the pain of awareness while engaged in solutions-focused, positive action No 627 Posted by fw, December 7, 2012 “For the past six years I have been part of … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

How resilience thinking can turn crisis into opportunity

No 177 Posted by fw, May 19, 2011 The following post is taken, in part, from an article, On resilience, by Carl Folke, which appeared in Seed Magazine, 2010. I … Continue reading

May 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

What is resilience in people and ecosystems? (Video)

No 176 Posted by fw, May 19, 2011 Resilience and sustainability are two key terms that are frequently undefined, poorly defined or misunderstood, especially by the public, in popular writings … Continue reading

May 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

‘sustainability’ ‘resiliency’ ‘complexity’ ‘collapse’: Do you really know what these terms mean?

No 124 Posted by fw, February 27, 2011 “Collapse, complexity, sustainability, and resiliency are common terms, yet are frequently offered without definition, or with definitions that are less than useful.” … Continue reading

February 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Two Alberta profs pitch city sustainability, resilience

No 107 Posted by fw, January 22, 2011 “To be sustainable, cities must also be resilient. They must be able to adapt and change to new circumstances as they emerge. … Continue reading

January 22, 2011 · Leave a comment