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Forum Post: Post Carbon Institute - relocalize to live better lives.

Posted 6 years ago on March 29, 2012, 7:11 p.m. EST by jph (2652)
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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."



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[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 6 years ago

If anyone is interested here is this site that has local farmers listed by region. The meat is all pastured and raised with no hormones or any of that shit.



[-] 0 points by CCNN (8) from Walla Walla, WA 6 years ago

Good ideas for small communities. Impractible on a national and inter national scale.

[-] 1 points by jph (2652) 6 years ago

A nation is made from a collection of 'small communities', the world is a collection of those nations. Humanity is a network of networks, a group of groups.

Where is the stumbling block for these ideas to work everywhere?

[-] 0 points by Kirby (104) 6 years ago

The inner city where many people don't know where milk or eggs come from and local ordinance prevents anything more than a small garden.


[-] 0 points by cerebral (10) 6 years ago

On the surface it looks good and of course we should all be doing our part. My concern comes in the fact that many of these groups are fronts for the elites and their foundations that have been touting these ideas by using the buzz words and fear with feel good solutions, but it is indoctrination and acclamation so it will be easier to get people to cooperate as the elite use this to usher in Agenda 21. There are now 26 States that are fighting the federal government against Agenda 21. Agenda 21 was conspiracy theory for decades. Turns out they really were working on this. There are plenty of maps and info online.

I do agree with you though. I wish we cold work more on a local level with farming and energy, to provide jobs and resurrect this ghost town we've become. There's so much money to be made by doing it right.

As for your group, I don't know. Lots of big wigs on the board and advisors. It would be interesting to follow the money trail to see who's REALLY funding them. Don't be surprised if its the Rockefeller foundation, or Tides or something.

[-] 1 points by jph (2652) 6 years ago

"many of these groups are fronts for the elites", well that sure does sounds paranoid, I judge what a group DOES not who they are associated with anyway, but I see not evil overloads in the midst here.

"have been touting these ideas by using the buzz words and fear with feel good solutions" feel good solutions? they are talking about serious effort and much work required to maintain a livable world as the population grows and resources shrink,. it is not so much a 'feel good' issue, as it is a survival one.

"Agenda 21 was conspiracy theory for decades" what? Agenda 21 is just UN action plan, it has no laws or binding elements,. it is just a road-map document. It was published publicly back in 1992. Have you read it? It is right here;


and seems like just a think-tank type outline for the best practices they where able to come up with in 1992 for human survival (i.e sustainability). I see no socialist plot to take your guns, and make you slaves to Obama in this. Do you have anything specific with the Agenda 21 action plan that we should fear? I see the right keep pointing at groups doing good work for humanity as if they are evil,. and never any facts coming with all the claims.

Then more paranoid rumblings; "who's REALLY funding them."

I suggest you judge people and groups of people based on their actions and histories, not someone else's paranoia scare mongering.