We need to become farmers and rebuild community, before mother earth and greed remove us.
Climate change needs another Winston Churchill. See pp.62-63 article by Tony Juniper in YES magazine issue 68 –
titled Our Moment to Fight like Churchill.
“The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close.”
“As the Arctic Sea ice shrinks, glaciers retreat, and
devastating floods and heat waves signal profound
changes taking place in our earth system, we are
truly once again in a period of consequences.”
We need to educate and then demonstrate ‘green’ with the right tools for the right job in the right place.
Ground rules need to include appropriate education from the ground up. Individual values need to expand to community values. Analysis of energy strengths and weaknesses (leaks) gives us places to start – whether for the built environment or open spaces. The garden is the simplest and sanest place to start – whether outdoors or in greenhouses. Everyone needs food and needs to build trust with their community.
Sharing powerful ideas and practical actions bring results.
See www.yesmagazine.org for inspiring stories to share. They are part of the Creative Commons movement. They don’t use standard copyright licensing on their work because they want you to pass along stories of hope and positive change. See their online Reprints Page for easy steps to take when sharing content.
The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
(DVD 2005 time = 53 mins.)
by Community Solutions – Ohio
Growing a green mind is not easy but it happens with education while building tolerance and trust through time.
We need to create a new prosperous, middle class in our abundant region of the world. We already have a variety of local successes.
The wealthy and poor meet in the garden to grow and share food and ideas, and in the library to exchange healthy community information.
The Momix dancers show us how to cultivate a green mind.
The men in black and the women in green show us how.
Photographed by Stephen Wilkes for NY Times
Magazine, Green Issue 04-19-2009.
Solutions grow from place.
Cooperation is the highest form of fighting.
As per structure in The Transition Handbook 2008 by Rob Hopkins, permaculturist, the leaders of the various transition working groups switch off so transition process is evenly distributed and no one soul is carrying too much of the load. Check out Sandpoint Transition for local stories – http://www.sandpointtransitioninitiative.org/