Posted 2 years ago on March 29, 2012, 7:11 p.m. EST by jph
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There are many good folks working to build more appealing alternatives to the suck-ass broken system that is slowly dying all around us. One group I like is the Post Carbon Institute and their push for people to 'relocalize'. That is; stop buying imported produce trucked for hundreds of miles and support local organic farmers. Get off grid and produce energy locally for use locally. Work in walking/bicking distance to the places you need to go,. work, brewery, herbalist, dance-hall, beach, what ever you need to be happy each day. Anyway occupy, check out their site; http://www.postcarbon.org/
From the About page;
"Founded in 2003, Post Carbon Institute is leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world.
Post Carbon Institute provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises that define the 21st century. We envision a world of resilient communities and re-localized economies that thrive within ecological bounds.
Post Carbon Institute has four primary goals:
Build awareness and understanding. Our aim is to help people face reality, understand the true nature of the crises at hand, and take thoughtful, confident action.
Foster collaboration. To successfully navigate the transition at hand will take unprecedented cooperation. Too often, efforts take place in isolated silos. Our goal is support true collaboration that sees both the causes and solutions to these crises as interconnected.
Integrate knowledge. Individual approaches and responses in one area can sometimes exacerbate other problems or escalate an overall crisis. Post Carbon Institute takes a whole systems approach to ensure that solutions amplify, rather than cancel out, one another.
Inspire action. The sheer enormity of the challenge at hand and the uncertainty of times ahead can lead to fear, hopelessness, or paralysis. We offer people and communities concrete, practical, and replicable actions to build resilience and manage the transition."