“Wealthy friends and neighbours”, he writes, “it is time to come home”, and “to come out of your gated communities and gated hearts”.
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Rob Hopkins recently appeared as a guest on the the Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann. Their conversation spans permaculture, Transition, BREXIT, and what it takes build real community resilience.
I recently took up the challenge to talk about inner transition in the garden of an eco-village project in Värmland County, Sweden. A lot of sun, beautiful place, no flip-chart or power points. Here is a short account of what I talked about.
A serious fault in Localism is the assumption that if we just go on building one good new thing here and another there, then someday it will add up to be the good new society. But the standard socialist approach to transition can’t do the job either.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the earthquake in central Italy - as we post this 241 people are known to have died, dozens are still trapped, many are homeless and aftershocks continue to rock the area.
Resilience is preparedness, and before disaster strikes, we would do well to invest more in the organic movement to build local resilience...
I've learned first hand about what activism burn out feels like.
When you think of the work that needs to be done in order to transition to a restorative society, one that solves problems rather than creates them, one that regenerates living systems – what do you think of?
One of the best things about Transition for me is that we bring big issues home, and we own them.
So, shine on you crazy Transitioners, and Changemakers of all Hues and Persuasions. Shine harder than you ever shone before...