Transitioning from sprawl to resilience through relocalization
"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."
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Shepherding a Campaign For Our Lives
This is an urgent, but viable, realistic, and perfectly natural response to the growing tide of threats to the well-being of our planet, our social infrastructure and ourselves. The overall movement and the project itself fully embodies the principles of place-based whole systems design.
Becoming successful in this work entails connecting the dots among the Triumvirate of Collapse —
Transition Pima promotes a systemic antidote called relocalization that addresses the root causes of our woes instead of applying band-aids to symptoms. It aims to build community resiliency and improve quality of life. One of the first steps in this process of building a healthy and resilient foundation is a project known as the Community Assessment and Sustainability Inventory (CASI). Just as important as knowing we must create a sustainable future is honestly assessing what we have to work with, what's missing, and what may hinder our efforts.
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Dave Ewoldt, director of Natural Systems Solutions, is a writer, systems scientist, natural systems consultant, ecotherapist, and environmental/political activist. He is a member of a national speakers’ bureau on global warming, and makes presentations regarding “connecting the dots” and creating sustainable lifestyles, organizations, and communities.
If you would like to find out more about the ways natural systems principles can better inform your path to sustainability at the personal, organizational, or community level, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or give Dave or Allison a call at (520) 887-2502.
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark.
The real tragedy of life is when man is afraid of the light."