Permaculture and Community Resilience - Free online course

The Green Changemakers

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. We started with the community sessions pretty much 2 weeks ago.

A Symbiotic Relationship of Community Resiliency: Red Cross and TNC

Cool Green Science

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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Local: A glimmer of hope for a post-pandemic world

AGreenLiving

Local food, manufacturing and retail could see a revival as we strive for community resilience in the new normal. Business Green and-retail cities community-resilience covid-19 risk & resilience strive-for the-new two steps forward

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Local: A glimmer of hope for a post-pandemic world

AGreenLiving

Local food, manufacturing and retail could see a revival as we strive for community resilience in the new normal. Business Green and-retail cities community-resilience covid-19 risk & resilience strive-for the-new two steps forwardSee original here: Local: A glimmer of hope for a post-pandemic world.

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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.

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Big Data-Derived Tool Facilitates Closer Monitoring Of Recovery From Natural Disasters

Environmental News Network

Texas A&M researchers have mined location-based data to essential establishments during Hurricane Harvey to develop a framework for monitoring communitiesresilience.

Designing a Resilient Community

The Green Changemakers

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

The Green Changemakers

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.

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Tapping the Benefits of Nature: Ocean and Coastal Partnerships

Cool Green Science

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.

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.

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TRANSITION US FORMALLY ESTABLISHED

Green (Living) Review

Transition Initiatives are locally based groups working to equip their communities with the tools they need to build resilience in the face of fossil fuel depletion, climate change and the economic crises. Graduates from the courses are working actively with people in their locales to help them rebuild community resilience and self reliance.

Tidings from the King Tide

Cool Green Science

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.

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15 Global Challenges and the Millenium Project

The Green Changemakers

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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Conference Climate-change Community

After Sandy: Coastal Communities Envision a Renewed Future

Cool Green Science

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

Cool Green Science

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.

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Building Thriving, Resilient Communities

The Green Changemakers

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.

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How Stockton and California are building resilience from the ground up

AGreenLiving

” So, how is California building resilience in both its rural and urban communities? We’ve had this shock to our system from the pandemic that has exposed these fault lines and the basic lack of resilience in our system in our economy.

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Episode 243: VERGE voices with Apple’s Lisa Jackson, 350.org’s Bill McKibben

AGreenLiving

She chats about JPMorgan Chase’s new financing commitment aligned with the Paris Agreement, how it’s helping clients with their carbon mitigation journeys, and its strategy for supporting stronger community resilience. Resources galore Lessons in resilience from the produce industry.

How treasurers can lead their company’s impact investing

AGreenLiving

Today’s corporate treasurers, however, are redefining their role beyond risk mitigation, and they’ve become a surprising source of impact within their organizations, moving millions of dollars of cash and investments into low-income communities. A long-term approach to these capital programs will increase the positive impact your organization’s funds have on underserved communities.

How sustainability professionals can uplift the black community

AGreenLiving

How sustainability professionals can uplift the black community Jarami Bond Mon, 06/08/2020 – 02:11 Dear Sustainability Community, I come to you again. ” I provided a quick glimpse of the anxiety and pain that the black community feels daily and actionable steps that the sustainability community could take to advocate for diversity and stimulate unprecedented change. To engender community resilience?

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How sustainability professionals can uplift the black community

AGreenLiving

How sustainability professionals can uplift the black community Jarami Bond Mon, 06/08/2020 – 02:11 Dear Sustainability Community, I come to you again. ” I provided a quick glimpse of the anxiety and pain that the black community feels daily and actionable steps that the sustainability community could take to advocate for diversity and stimulate unprecedented change. To engender community resilience?

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Civic economy and sharing economy

The Green Changemakers

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.

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Deltas in Times of Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

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.

The many faces of energy resilience

AGreenLiving

The many faces of energy resilience Michelle Moore Mon, 08/17/2020 – 00:30 This series explores how clean energy can deliver on finance and corporate social and governance goals alongside climate and environmental benefits. “Resilience” is a powerful word in 2020. Thinking about the idea of resilience as it relates to equity and energy systems merely as the ability to keep the lights on, however, is missing a powerful opportunity to right the scales of justice.

How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy

AGreenLiving

How Utah cities are pursuing 100% renewable energy Emily Elizabet… Fri, 11/20/2020 – 01:00 In the absence of federal action on climate change in the United States, local communities have taken on the responsibility of reducing their greenhouse emissions. The Community Renewable Energy Act of 2019 Rocky Mountain Power required that the additional costs associated with procuring the renewable electricity would not increase rates for customers outside the program.

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5 ways businesses can take action to reduce environmental racism

AGreenLiving

Whether we say climate justice, climate equity, the intersection of climate change and people or the social impacts of climate change, one thing is clear: Business has a role to play in addressing the structural inequity that causes low-income populations and communities of color to bear the brunt of the climate crisis. Extreme heat and storms, sea level rise, intense wildfires — climate change may threaten everyone, but many BIPOC communities are more vulnerable to climate impacts.

4 ways businesses can connect with their communities to create a clean economy

AGreenLiving

4 ways businesses can connect with their communities to create a clean economy Marian Jones Fri, 11/06/2020 – 01:00 Companies often struggle with building community trust as they navigate between profit-making and authentically engaging on climate change and environmental justice matters. PUSH Buffalo is a nonprofit grassroots community organization working to build and execute a comprehensive revitalization plan for West Buffalo’s West Side.

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?The Case for Community Wealth Building?: review

Low Impact

This is the first of three articles in three days about ‘community wealth building’ (CWB) and mutual credit. Today we’re explaining community wealth building, and reviewing a book: The Case for Community Wealth Building. Dave Darby lived at Redfield community from 1996 to 2009.

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.

How cities can influence the energy system

AGreenLiving

cities and counties transition to clean energy for their own operations and communities, many are finding that stakeholders and policies beyond their jurisdictions affect their ability to purchase clean energy. In Utah, local governments came together to ask the state to enable high-impact pathways for procuring renewables , leading to the ratification of the Community Renewable Energy Act of 2019.

How cities can influence the energy system

AGreenLiving

cities and counties transition to clean energy for their own operations and communities, many are finding that stakeholders and policies beyond their jurisdictions affect their ability to purchase clean energy. In Utah, local governments came together to ask the state to enable high-impact pathways for procuring renewables , leading to the ratification of the Community Renewable Energy Act of 2019.

Compendium for the Civic Economy

The Green Changemakers

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

The Green Changemakers

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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This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic

AGreenLiving

This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic Barry Yeoman Wed, 07/01/2020 – 00:15 When the COVID-19 outbreak first reached Louisiana and residents were ordered to stay at home, Marie Marlene V. “We have to have a really tight community system, and it has to function perfectly,” said the 40-year-old chief. Department of Agriculture to acquire the shrimp from diverse sources across our communities.”

Transition Model

The Green Changemakers

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

The Green Changemakers

[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?

The Green Changemakers

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

The Green Changemakers

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.