CMAP - Resilience
This is the focus area for you if you want to explore this question?
- How do we ensure that our climate systems build resilience in our community?
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What big ideas (think systems change) should we as a community explore to:
the.dragons.be.here11 months ago
- Build resilience in our community, so we can withstand both sudden and more gradual emergencies
- Establish independence from the grid through innovating back up technologies
Create an outreach working group which searches for communities in the world that have done what we are planning to do and connect to them.
In a hive, there is a scouting role that provides the hive with status on the world around it. We would use these scouts to identify successes already achieved in other communities, find guidance on the lessons already learned, and increase inter-community bandwidth through communication as well as a home exchange of connected parties. We might look to our existing sister cities for inspiration, and we might find new sister cities as well. A win-win.1the.dragons.be.hereabout 1 year ago
Consider becoming a Transition Town again
There is a world-wide learning laboratory called Transition Towns. One of the founders just published a book, From what is to what if, that makes the case that climate change is a failure of imagination. In charting our future course, might we consider checking out what other regions around the world have learned. Might we not consider joining an alliance of towns in various stages of transition from the status quo to an emerging status new? Might it behoove us to honor our admission of a climate emergency with a way of jump-starting our co-created action plan? Transition Towns cut across alll of the focus areas, so it seemed appropriate to place this in the center. It cuts across Equity and Resilience, but perhaps better suited to the Resilience bucket.0Anyll7 months ago
Regenerative Gardening System
Hi, Gardening connects people with the planet and their communities. Gardening also has the added benefit of providing a stable supply of food. But gardening has many challenges, especially when you first start. That’s why with friends and neighbors we designed a garden that allows people to easily and successfully apply regenerative agriculture on the scale of their garden, while avoiding the common mistakes that would prevent them from having a good harvest. This garden is also humainly protected from wildlife. You can view a video about how to make this garden here: https://youtu.be/fHakmVG23dk The design proposed in the video might be overdone for people living in warm areas (we live in the mountains), but the video is meant to inspire people to improve on our design! Have a great spring, Anyll (16 years old) and Christel (Anyll’s Mom)0the.dragons.be.hereabout 1 year ago
Build community before disaster instead of following
As a climate refugee who lost a home in the 2010 wildfire, I experienced the blooming of community following the fire. The county offered counseling, brought victims to together, brought in outside consultants and helped us deal with all the details of rebuilding. The community opened a resource center where the homeless could find the necessities to rebuild their lives. The community found ways to fundraise for victims and consider group buying and discounts for victims. Then we had the floods of 2013, which again led to community mobilization. People opened their homes to help victims get out of the disaster shelters and on with their lives. Bands of volunteers helped affected mountain communities clean up and start again. The county helped move resources wherever they were needed. In fact the Better Together initiative offered as a focus area was birthed at this time. I believe we need to be thinking about pre-disaster community building. We know that the disruptions will be more frequent and increasingly intense. As a community, we need to plan for the contingencies we will be facing and be prepared to execute as required. The goal here the co-benefit of healthy community building which is a grand enabler and foundational skill for many of the focus initiatives being planned. Proactively investing in readiness will pay great dividends in the coming years.0the.dragons.be.hereabout 1 year ago
Create a Permaculture food forest in the library area
The area between the library and 13th Street could become a food forest after the model of the Beacon Food Forest in Seattle. This would be abetter use of public space, provide food for the needy, and show the general population that responsible land use can have the co-benefit of equity, resilience, food security, and responsible resource management. From a another perspective, it would also demonstrate a local circular economy.2