Sarah Byrnes is co-founder of Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition and coordinator of the New England Resilience and Transition Network.
The Equity Crisis
With the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century came a new set of economic systems that served to benefit those with wealth, and extract from those without. Among these was modern capitalism, the system adopted by most of the western world. In the United States in particular, capitalism was combined with a political system that … Read more
November 19, 2018
Resilience + Resistance: A Recipe for Justice and Sustainability
In the face of climate change, we have the dual challenge of both resisting new fossil fuel infrastructure projects and building a resilient, sustainable and equitable economy in the shell of the old.
May 23, 2016
Figuring Out Your Role: Talking Resilience with Sarah Byrnes
The challenge is always what’s the particular role of an individual person or of an individual organization. The discernment process is something that everyone is working on, figuring out my role in this systems change.
August 19, 2015
NERT-ing Out with the New England Resilience & Transition Network
On Saturday, March 21, fifty organizers and activists from all six New England states (plus one intrepid Californian) gathered in Keene NH to discuss resilience, Transition, and the future we want to create.
March 26, 2015
How to win friends and influence the new economy
Lonely people are more easily controlled and scared, and they are more inclined to accept the status quo. Isolated individuals have little reason to believe in their own agency. It is only by forming networks and communities built on solidarity that most people can make a difference.
August 27, 2013