Resilience is an Attitude
A couple weeks ago we wrote about the different terms we use to talk about this movement we’re creating. If you missed it, you can check it out here. This week, we thought we’d take a closer look at the next buzz word “resilience” and coin a new catchphrase. You can thank us later.
After everyone comes to understand that it’s going to be nearly impossible to take our current lifestyles and make them sustainable, we’re going to focus on making the communities that we live in resilient. A resilient community is one that can survive on its own in the face of extreme challenges. What would happen to your community if the price of oil spiked sharply and the constant caravan of trucks bringing food in suddenly stopped? Where would you get food after the three-day supply in the grocery store ran out? What if an earthquake severed the ancient pipe system bringing fresh water to San Francisco from Hetch Hetchy? Maybe at least then people would stop defecating in fresh water.