Real hope comes from looking unflinchingly at our current circumstances and then committing wholeheartedly to creative action. Never has that been more urgently needed than right now, with the climate crisis looming larger every day.
Together Resilient is a book that advocates for citizen-led, community-based action first and foremost. Why wait for the government when you can take action today, with your neighbors? From small solutions to the full re-invention of the systems we find ourselves in, this book mixes anecdote with data-based research to bring you a wide range of options that all embody compassion, creativity, and cooperation.
Intentional community is a viable model for a low carbon future. While looking realistically at the state of the world and the realities of climate disruption, this book finds hope in examples of communities that already live high quality lives that the planet can sustain. It also looks at community as an essential element for surviving the coming (and already present) changes with more resilience and grace, and offers concrete examples of building community as a tool for reducing carbon emissions, outside the context of residential intentional communities.
Contents of Together Resilient:
Introduction: The View from Cornfields
Chapter 1: Defining the Territory
Chapter 2: Limiting the Damage: Community as a Tool to Reduce Carbon Footprints
Chapter 3: Surviving It
Chapter 4: Starting a Residential Intentional Community
Chapter 5: Everyone’s Work: Culture and Emotional Integration
Chapter 6: Context Matters: Legal and Economic Reform to Restore the Commons
Chapter 7: Together Resilient
Afterword: The Future of the Intentional Communities Movement
Appendix I: More on the Hofstede
Appendix II: More on Gross National Happiness
Appendix III: The Black Lives Matter Platform
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Published by The Foundation for Intentional Community