Think Resilience House Party "Think Tank" Gatherings Going Strong

Among a growing number of scientists, social innovators, community leaders, nongovernmental organizations, philanthropies, governments and corporations, a new dialogue is emerging around a new idea, resilience: how to help vulnerable people, organizations and systems persist, perhaps even thrive, amid unforeseeable disruptions. Where sustainability aims to put the world back into balance, resilience looks for ways to manage in an imbalanced world.  Learning to Bounce Back: Forget Sustainability. It’s About Resilience. By ANDREW ZOLLI, NY Times, November 2, 2012 When the world population is consuming 1.5 earths, and the population is growing and our finite natural resources like coal and oil are being depleted, what is going to happen?  How can we do our part to reduce and not use more earth than we have? That is the focus of a "Think Resilience" house party think tank group gathering in our local community.  We are using the online course from the Post Carbon Institute as our guide.  We gather for a potluck meal at a host's home and listen [...]

By |2017-11-19T13:04:14-05:00November 19th, 2017|Categories: Moving to Conservers|

It is about Resilience

Last night, 10 of us gathered for a meal and listened to the first 3 videos of the Think Resilience Self-Directed Course. This is the second time we have attended one of these and the reaction is beautiful.  Individual's reactions have ranged from one who has made a contract with herself to not use disposable coffee cups anymore to others working to become a zero-waste household. Our household has been working on that since January and we have learned so much already from sitting down to a meal with others, listening to the Think Resilience Course, and discussing the message. Here is something we recently learned.  Did you know you can take your own plate, cup, and napkin to Bracken Bakery?  We buy our bread there and get it sliced and put in a paper bag.  They let you bring the bag back for your next loaf. Last night at the house party, we asked everyone to bring their own non-disposable place settings.  It was so fun to [...]

By |2017-11-10T13:37:47-05:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Moving to Conservers|
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