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A Grim Fairy Tale

Choose your fairy tale ending to decide your future reality.

To choose Ending #1:

   Do nothing, maintain the status quo. This is the equivalent of taking the blue pill in The Matrix.

To choose Ending #2:

   In order to achieve Ending #2, we need two things: 1) An inventory of regional assets in the economic, environmental, and social realms, and 2) collaboration among new and existing groups and organizations that are on a path to a healthy, just, sustainable future.

1) Support Tucson's relocalization effort Campaign For Our Lives and the CASI project

   As the saying goes, if a path to the better there be, it begins with a full look at the worst. Not only must we include an honest appraisal of the best scientific evidence for coming global crises into our planning, but bow can we as a community succeed on the path to sustainability if we don't know what assets we have in the region and what is missing that we need to provide? As the first step toward relocalizaiton, THE INVENTORY IS VITAL to our common goal of a healthy, mutually supportive, self-reliant community -- a truly sustainable future.

   Do any or all of the following:

  • Volunteer to become part of Tucson's Relocalization Network affiliate, Campaign For Our Lives;
  • Provide the names of individuals, organizations, and businesses that you feel will be willing to support the CASI Project. To do so, send an e-mail to;
  • Provide an idea or two you may have for fundraising. Send to;
  • Write a letter to the editor to help raise awareness that our community has a viable alternative for our future known as relocalization that we all can -- and must -- participate in, and a project to get us started on that path. Talking points are available on the CASI project's website.

2) Get involved with Sustainable Tucson. Similar organizations are springing up in most cities to help raise awareness of ways to become sustainable, and are putting a lot of time and effort into helping create those networks of mutual support that are going to be so necessary in the coming years.

   This is it, folks. The clock is ticking, and "the ending" is unfolding. Is it one we can live with? Let's work together to ensure that the vital regional asset inventory and community collaboration become a reality, so all can live happily ever after…for generations to come.

   If you would like to schedule an introductory consultation session or arrange a presentation or workshop for your group, please contact or give Dave or Allison, co-founders of Natural Systems Solutions, a call at (520) 887-2502.


"Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival."
W. Edwards Deming


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