Permaculture and Community Resilience - Free online course

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Key design drivers Before we get into the details and content of our COVID-19 Community Resilience & Permaculture Course, we want to share some of our values, beliefs and design drivers for this course. Our main design drivers are pretty solid and whatever we will change in terms of the structure and methods, our main purpose for this course will be consistent; we want to serve and increase resilience. We started with the community sessions pretty much 2 weeks ago.

A Symbiotic Relationship of Community Resiliency: Red Cross and TNC

Conservancy Talk

To do this, we’re working with the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and contributing to a larger project that is building community resilience to floods and storms at the city level. Through this Resilient Coastal Cities project, we’re utilizing Twitter data to populate flood event information in real-time with our partners at FloodTags. The Conservancy is ramping up their efforts to strengthen the resilience of coastal communities as storms increase and sea levels rise.

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How to Turn Your City Sustainable

Green (Living) Review

To move forward, communities need to take a step back and create a long-term sustainability plan—and you just might be the person to get your city’s started. Amidst a movement toward more sustainable communities are stories of regular people leading the way and taking action in all areas of sustainable living. As a result, the city was awarded Certified Green Community status on Dec. These people have a lot to teach us about making our communities more sustainable.

Designing a Resilient Community

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Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community''s ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient. By considering key local indicators, we can estimate our community''s ability to endure and recover from crises that threaten the quality of life of humans and other living beings.

Climate After Growth

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by Rob Hopkins Asher Miller In this provocative paper, PCI Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins make a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis. Responding to each of these new energy, climate, and economic “normals” will require one common strategy: building community resilience.

Renewables made up more than half of all new energy sources in 2019

Green Prophet

Renewables keep economies and communities resilient. At this challenging time, we are reminded of the importance of building resilience into our economies. Let’s keep this up post-corona and anything the world might throw at us. A solar energy field in Israel called Ashalim. The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018.

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Science for Nature & People Partnership (SNAPP) Calls for New Project Proposals

Nature Conservancy - Science

SNAPP funds, convenes and supports expert Working Groups addressing challenges in four focus areas: Food Security and Nature, Water Security and Nature, Community Resilience and Climate Change, and Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Benefits. Call for proposals that tackle key global issues at the collective interface of economic development, nature conservation, and human well-being.

15 Global Challenges and the Millenium Project

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Train community resilience teams. Increase training in resilience, disaster forecasting, and management. Actions to Address Global Challenge 1: U.S.-China China Apollo-Like Goal, with a NASA-Like R&D program to achieve it, that others can join; if U.S. falters, then an EU-China Goal should be pursued.

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Communicating community-based adaptation

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Tapping the Benefits of Nature: Ocean and Coastal Partnerships

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Our projects include restoring oyster reefs to enhance community resilience along coasts. What is effective depends on the details of specific places and the fabric of particular communities. These projects link marine biodiversity conservation, climate adaptation, and improved community livelihoods. Photo: Mark Godfrey/TNC. Lynn Scarlett is Managing Director for Public Policy at The Nature Conservancy.

Tidings from the King Tide

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Natural infrastructure (the go-to term for habitats that provide economic and social, as well as ecological benefits) is also good for local communities because healthy habitats provide the benefits that are so important to our Florida way of life and our tourist-based economy – clean water, broad beautiful beaches, thriving coral reefs and abundant fisheries.

After Sandy: Coastal Communities Envision a Renewed Future

Conservancy Talk

For many of the communities across the south shore of Long Island, Sandy made real a long known and yet unrealized fear: They were far more vulnerable to the whims of Mother Nature than they had ever thought possible. Others wanted to pack up and leave behind the communities where they grew up. It also made me realize that only focusing on making communities safer from the impacts of flooding and storms is not enough.

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Journey to Tikopia: Conservation Challenges in Remote Melanesia

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It also presented an opportunity to share with my fellow travellers the ways in which The Nature Conservancy is partnering with local communities in Melanesia to conserve some of the most diverse and vulnerable places on our planet. Photo © Rich Pagen One of the most well-recognized benefits of tourism to these remote communities is much-needed revenue, but it quickly became apparent that our visit benefited them in other ways.

Building Thriving, Resilient Communities

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Sponsored by Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory. This collection of books, online resources, trainings and courses was assembled by members and allies of the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory (TRCC), who share a vision of a world that is sustainable, just, compassionate, and healthy. More than just inspiring stories, this collection contains tools—practical, tested, hands-on ways you can begin making your community more resilient.

Map the Evidence: What Don’t We Know about Conservation & Human Well-being?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Backed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, SNAP funds, convenes and supports expert Working Groups addressing challenges in four focus areas: Food Security and Nature, Water Security and Nature, Community Resilience and Climate Change, and Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Benefits.

Civic economy and sharing economy

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Compendium for the Civic Economy contains 25 case studies showing how the civic economy — combining the spirit of entrepreneurship with the aspiration of civic renewal — actively contributes to community resilience, everyday innovation and shared prosperity. It is truly an inspirational read for entrepreneurs, activists, policy makers and anyone who is concerned with community empowerment and ways to withstand the consequences of deep socio-economic and environmental crisis.

Deltas in Times of Climate Change

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The conference drew over 1200 participants; scientists, policy makers, the business community and practitioners from 12 deltas and over 60 countries. Building community resilience in Pueblo Viejo. [link]. link]. Deltas are places where water meets water. Places where land and sea meet in delicate equilibria. Places where, due to bountiful surroundings, people have gathered since earliest times. Places, where the richness of the sea merges with the fresh water of rivers.

Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Nature Conservancy - Science

To make a long story short: I sprung to action; raised thousands of dollars; changed my Fulbright to study community disaster resilience (Tellman 2010); and helped start an NGO, The CEIBA Foundation , based on those findings. But even as we made small gains towards building more socially resilient communities with better early warning systems and evacuation strategies, we still were not getting to the root of the problem.

Compendium for the Civic Economy

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They show that the civic economy is already a real, vital and growing part of many places, which actively contributes to community resilience, everyday innovation and shared prosperity. Pam talked about the importance of a positive, inclusive story in how she's engaging communities in learning about food in Todmorden. Local solutions are frequently very effective, as they reflect the needs of specific communities and engage citizens in taking action.

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The Four Keys - Gaia Education

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The Ecovillage Design Curriculum has a wide range of practical application and is full of innovative materials, ideas and tools that have been developed and tested in ecovillage communities worldwide. An education that empowers individuals and communities with the knowledge for shaping their worlds and becoming more self-reliant while engaging in bioregional as well as international cooperation.

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Transition Model

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Positive Visioning Transition Initiatives are based on a dedication to the creation of tangible, clearly expressed and practical visions of the community in question beyond its present?day This principle also refers to the principle of each initiative reaching the community in its entirety, and endeavoring, from an early stage, to engage their local business community, the diversity of community groups and local government authorities. The 7 Principles of Transition 1.

Global Oneness Project

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[link] Resilience is that steely strength, that net that catches us, those arms that support us when our world falls apart. From the unfazed to the deeply concerned, how do we help build resilience in our students? By showing the diverse ways oneness is expressed, your students will be inspired to create solutions to their own and their community’s challenges. Barrio de Paz brings together street gangs and provides services to this struggling community.

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How Resilient Are You?

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More Oil or Less Oil, We Have to Change Kelly Shea researched and designed this fact sheet for A Resilient Community , the Fall 2010 issue of YES! The Page That Counts: Fall 2010 (with complete citations) What's your Resilience IQ? Take our quiz A Resilient Community How do you navigate an unsteady economy, a future without cheap oil, and unimaginable changes in the climate? Here's how to build a resilient community. Why Build Resilience?

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Free documentary Films Archive

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Two parts, and one special The Pirate Bay trial edition of the first part, have been released so far, and The League of Noble Peers is working on "Steal this Film - The Movie" and a new project entitled "The Oil of the 21st Century" Transition Town Totnes: what the past can teach us about the future: a new film - A documentary asking whether it could be said that our lives were, or weren't, more resilient in the recent past.