I'd love to talk with a group of community rights folks about community resilience. Emai me if you're interested and I'll set it up. I'm reading "The Community Resilence Reader." It's available on line for the price of subscribing to the Post Carbon Institute's newletter and providing them with some general information and an email.
Here's a quote from the Introduction to the Reader: "Today we face four major crises—environmental, energy, economic, and equity—that threaten to overwhelm the resilience of the systems we care about, particularly at the local level. . . .The charge to build community resilience, however, raises important questions: Resilience of what, exactly? Resilient to what, exactly? Building resilience how, and benefiting whom? The Community Resilience Reader aims to answer these questions."
Anyone want to read it and figure out how we can put this into practice? [Let me know if you're able to get together in person, say at Reed Library, or do a conference call, and when.]