Transitioning from sprawl to resilience through relocalization
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given
the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis.
The great point is to bring them the real facts."
Natural Systems Blog
The following is taken from the Relocalization Network's What is Relocalization page. The main unique aspect that Transition Pima adds to the process of relocalization through transition initiatives is the explicit analysis of the current crises from a natural systems perspective, and a method of implementation that develops from this foundation. Since one of the root causes of our myriad crises is our separation from the natural world, the systemic antidote begins with reconnecting with nature. Adding this component to relocalization provides a framework for the numerous ways that an adherence to natural systems principles can help us achieve sustainable lifestyles, organizations, and communities. Reconnecting and relocalizing provide the requirement for acceptable, positive social change in a manner that actually improves quality of life in a world that is powering down.
"Relocalization is a strategy that has developed in response to the environmental, social, political and economic ramifications of global over-reliance on cheap energy. Climate change, the erosion of community, wars for oil-rich land and the instability of the global economic system have resulted from our dependence on cheap non-renewable fossil fuel energy.
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 are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth... For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it."