A gamechanging people-powered approach to healing our climate, planet & societies
“We have not come here to beg politicial leaders to care for our future. They have failed us, and they will fail us again. We have come here to let them know that change is coming whether they like it or not.”
@GretaThunberg, at COP 24, United Nations, Dec 2018
We are restoring our regions in the way we all love them to be – with splendid nature, happy communities, awesome schools, healthy food abundance and more – so we lead rich lives of joy and peace, opportunity for self evolution, free from feelings of need for excessive consumption, escapism. Thereby we naturally reduce our destructive impact and emissions, but also much more, and this gets many idling people involved. The solutions exist by the thousands, they are powered by ordinary youth and citizens, showered with awards, fit for use at school. We act not from a place of fear, but from a vision of creating what we love, not from urgency but exciting momentum and confidence in the readiness of our time, and the majority of our people.
Below follows an explanation of the bigger picture of this approach, the philosophy and how to recognize and turn today’s mega crisis into an unexpected epic win!
Tip: As you browse this page, think of each to-do as a playing card to lay on your city’s or region’s map. The cardset is available for download and order below.
Here’s what Creates Climate Crisis Resilient Regions.
1. STRENGTHEN THE LAND
Without land – forests, rivers, animals, insects, soils – you are nothing. You will get sad and perish.
Restore diverse, thick Forests
Restore natural, winding Rivers
Rich in animals, bees, insects, birds
Protect and restore Wetlands
is a guiding principle for strengthening the land. Let the land be, re-wild, add a few renewable energy units. Studies show quick, big regeneration. The breakdown of parts of 20th Century ag, giving up family farms etc also re-wilds. Be at peace. Make it LearnScapes for students, families, citizens.
2. LOCAL FOOD SOVEREIGNITY
Dependance on far-away lands, unstable governments, shaky corporations is super dumb. Super dumb.
Apache vision : “As food supply breaks down, humans will prey on others, and eat humans. Feel the cities into the mountains”
This zombie film scenario is realistic, and can happen within months.
Act now to AVOID it through regional food sovereignity and a super vivid, healthy, caring citizenry; view 4-8
Regional diverse Agriculture
Healthy Soil Region
Experimental Spaces for Best Practices
Great Place to BEE
Vibrant Community Gardens
Bees in the city
3. PARADISE CITY POLICIES & GOVERNANCE
Fit of the 22nd Century Sustainable Civilization. Many already exist.
"Climate Emergency Declaration"
like Oakland and others have passed, as a framework and benchmark for all city policies to meet
Regional Energy Mix
Cement Tower Batteries
Energy Vaults store renewable energies using simple, mechanical principles. Norway uses dams, now use these cheap, genius, safe battery towers
No Fracking Zone
No Pipeline Zone
Divest from Fossil Fuels
uplifting feeling, sense of belonging, architecture, history, beauty; cases prove ad-income is irrelevant for city; digital banners inform citizens on local inter/action, co-creative participation, good news, youth action
Attractive, safe Public Transports
Plastic Free Town
Renewable Energy Spacing
from mining industry etc. Let no one crush the “far away” indigenous territories. They are our last sacred sanctuaries with precious things to not abuse and shred. The humble “savages” are the perfect low lifestyle guardians to manage them.
Persecute and harshly criminalize state, corporate, criminal invasion like terrorism, state treason and Crime Against Peace (it is!).
Loads of it. No touching on our regional resources by outside invaders, and greedy special interest groups. Modelled on India’s Red Tape Initiative.
Protect "Savage" Lands
from mining industry etc. Harshly criminalize state, corporate, criminal invasion. Let no one crush the “far away” indigenous territories. they are our last sacred sanctuaries with precious things to not abuse and shred. The humble “savages” are the perfect low lifestyle guardians to manage them
Universal Declaration of Human Duties
Ecocide a Crime
Local Commons Accountability
A “HEALTHY” POPULATION is #1 PRIORITY
so that when “crisis” happens, people don’t turn into orks, prey and feed on another (that has begun!)
4. NURTURE AN ACTIVE CITIZENRY
We are society. We are the sovereign. We are the state. It is our city. We have a Dream for Living. Together, we create it.
Public Process Facilitation
Participatory Citizen Budgeting
Public Space Co-monitoring
Year-round UN Day Action
Public Citizen Hubs
Youth Leadership in Orphanages
Re-Animate Public Spaces
Senior Super Skills
5. VIBRANT COMMUNITY – Rich, fun City-life!
We’re not here to have a bad time. It’s our HOME. We want to love, enjoy, co-create, shape, evolve it, in liberty. It’s all our home! That’s why we have to experience our common presence as pleasant, uplifting, peaceful. For this we need a frame, from home to school to public life and media.
Rich Festival Calendar
Celebrating Local Public Services
Positive News Media Culture
Street Arts & Music
Protect and Re-animate Cultural Heritage
Re-animate Natural Heritage
Self-responsible Holistic Healthy Lifestyle
6. PEACE & SAFETY
Do you want to be hurt? Hurt others? Orkish behavior is not acceptable. Time for containment, psychotherapy, healing.
Stop Street Harassment
Zero Crime Tolerance
Prisons as a Space of Healing
7. HEAL THE YOUNG
We know what makes happy, healthy, creative, intelligent human beings. No more compromise with hurtful habits and trauma inherited from earlier hurtful societies coined by totalitarian religion, monarchy and fascism.
Parenting for a Peaceful World
Positive Youth Image in Public
3- & 4-Generation Playmaps
Paid Parental Leave
Initiations into Teen- and Wo/Manhood
8. MAKE SCHOOL AWESOME
with student-powered Youth Leadership in real-time collaboration with the Gandhis and Einsteins of our time
High Impact Student Clubs
Green Bronx Machine
WE School Project Partnerships
Finnish Policies for Teacher Studies
- entry test, only 10% pass
- 80% pedagogy, 20% subject, only what’s used at school
- teachers and students are friends
- student council veto right on education laws
- students can propose subject upgrades, gain support to implement it at their school
You don’t hear this when it’s about “climate Change”.
You only hear bull about abstract far away CO2 bubble politics.
IT CHANGES EVERYTHING for involving people. Do you understand why?
“Despite the fact that we are such an empathetic, altruistic species, we allow psychopaths to govern us. We have to govern ourselves and do it from the bottom up.” –
@georgemonbiot last night in Bristol, on how a groundswell of grassroots action can transform the political gloom.
Creating Climate Change Resilient Regions enables people of all generations, walks of life to get involved, and also gets “conservatives”, afraid of losing what they have, on board. Over the past forty years, only few people have understood the visionary speaking of “innovation to create an awesome new society” … because many others lack imagination, are afraid of change, the unknown … but now, seeing their world melt, burn and break away, the message and proposal of solutions for “protecting what we love – what they love”, this shift of perspective on “protecting” the “local”, the “available”, is a perspective that another great part of society, comprehends. They see the point, the concrete steps, and agree on doing what visionaries have been calling for for 40 years. Great! The intellectual visionaries failed to communicate Eagle Wisdom to the down-to-Earth folks among us.
It’s funny and sad at the same time. And VASTLY ENCOURAGING, isn’t it? Yay!
Well, so, let’s just do this. And the future will be awesome. Much better than today. Get to work.
HOW THIS REDUCES EMISSIONS
It’s not even the focus we aim at, but it does it, actually, and in ways current approaches fail to achieve
– forests as carbon sinks
– low carbon agriculture
– renewable energy mix
– regional hands-on foods, identification with high quality food culture, vertical aquaponics, vegan bliss lifestyle challenges at schools, empathy, animal communication etc nurture peaceful, vegan living = reducing destructive impacts on species, biodiversity, climate by 50%
– dynamic, beautiful, vibrant region = less longing for far-away places for holidays and regeneration = less travel emissions
– rich lifestyles = less consumption of plastic bullshit distractions and compensations = less production and trashing
– collaborative citizenry leads to distributive democracy = dissolves dirty power groups in governance
= less emissions, less wars
Card Set & Local Map
- Take the Card Set
- Take a Map of your City and Region
- Place the cards on pertaining spots
- Groups* take on their District
- plus 1+ Spaces farther away
- Detect partners** for each element
- Get them involved
* Groups are schools, citizen groups etc. ** Partners are local organizations, schools, forest services, volunteer banks, and also inter/national experts etc …
The Process. Easy.
Until today, each such element appeared isolated, dysconnected from people, the citizenry, schools. By placing each on the map, with the common vital indispensable precious function and service of climate-change resilience, each, and each person, becomes part of an awesome, sacred organism – to sustain and restore a Life of Awesome in one’s home region. What else matters? What could feel more awesome than that? Have you ever had something like that in town? I haven’t. Let’s do this. It’s super group work and fun. Super relieving … no more feeling of victim, isolation, catastrophe …
1. Communicate. Easy.
- It starts by spreading the vision
- Use the Card Set, place elements on the regional map
- The Vision is set
- Common sense
2. Evolves Organically
- Simply get the vision and conversation going with public and schools.
- Great win-win for teachers and students!
- Document in positive news style for social, news media
- People follow up on impulses
- groups form, create small prototypes
- Inspired crews take their focus to the next level, connecting with local partners
3. Partners Exist
4. Tangible Progress
- are visible, motivational
- Eco Tipping Points occur
- Groups meet, celebrate, bonds, confidence grows
- Spin-off activities evolve, in the greater Youth Leadership context
1. Use in Public
- start conversations
- citizens place cards
- equips them with concrete actions
- and tools
- and community
- and vision
and of farmers markets and city fests
2. Use at School
- tied into local focus
- practical, emotional relevance
- hands-on action
- student club action
- field trips
+ collaborating with other clubs, schools
3. Use at Workshops, Events
4. Use in Media
- for tracking progress
- tracking global maps
It’s easy using Open Street Map or google maps. Non-corporate option preferred, but select for good functionality.
- Groups have their own
- A Public Map tracks collective progress
- best space : a HeadQuarter of all local High Impact Student Clubs
- Fridays for Future meetings
- Farmers Markets
in the HeadQuarter
- This space is an informal sustainability learning environment ISLE
- A LearnScape for schools to visit
- A space for workshops etc
- A Hub, intergenerational
This takes place in a greater setting of youth leadership actions of all sorts, from charity to social business, with strong presence at schools. All that boosts the CCRR project.
Prepare the field. Upgrade Spirit. Unleash Passion. Cultivate high end Youth Leadership.
2. Don’t begin with CCRR (unless … see 4, below)
Do NOT begin with the CCRR vision as the first step of activating your group, school or city.
- People have other focus causes than climate, and other badass action skills. Let them unfold those first. All these people matter, and will later fit in the CCRR vision once you’re on a roll together.
- The vision is way to big for newbies to grasp and feel that they can move that forward.
- The group has not yet unfolded a variety of badass magic skills; from music to fundraising, public speaking and supportive community
Can-do feeling grows quickly with YL High Impact Starter Actions, and as the group grows, visions will grow.
3. Begin with Youth Leadership at School
All those actions have to be done anyway. Hence,
start with AWESOME SCHOOL actions, which instantly shape MEDIA and ACTIVE CITIZENRY.
They build a group, allies, partners. People will respect you, trust you to actually achieve stuff. You have proven yourself.
Then, roll out the bigger vision
- as service to teachers, organizations and public working on CLIMATE CHANGE matters
4. Exception : You are already active on Climate
This toolkit has been inspired by
“Greta is on her #climatestrike #klimastrijk, and people pass by, sit down, share their feelings. What could she do to empower them for people- and youth-powered action, also at schools?”
So, a regional map, a cardset, a YL book on teen hero/ines, a flyer on youth leadership at school … that’s something precious to focus people’s knowledge and concern onto something tangible, with tools to spread the spirit of youth leadership (everybody loves that), and address climate if they wish.
In these cases, it makes sense to ADD something TANGIBLE to the common limited climate talk.
Spread Youth Leadership Spirit
- Resources at home, school, work, public space, media
- youth power
- tangible hope
- understanding that a new era has begun
- as space in which to PLACE the FIRST MAP!
- start local conversations
- instant local vision
- get people involved
- Not in the old common way, like citizen, adult groups would do, but
- as our hero/ines do
Following up on conversations…
- follow the inspiration
- take favorite actions
- locate them on the map
- track progress in YL, social and news media
Telling Your Stories …
These actions need to be taken anyway. They are not just linked to climate change. Therefore :
- do not just always tell your story linked to climate crisis
- but also tell it by itself
as a story of watershed restoration, prisons as a space of healing etc. This makes them
- success stories by themselves
- relevant to news media and professionals globally
who are not focussing on climate. Also, you will feel
- feel satisfaction, success, milestones reached
THE BIG PICTURE
“Limiting global warming to 1,5C is as likely as Sweden winning the World Cup in football. Both male and female. 3 tournaments in a row.” Peter Alestig
It sucks, but big societal shifts often require crisis, because societies are yet too rigid, and people too much in ego to make changes from within.
At YOUTH-LEADER, we do not dwell in expectation of a miracle making all crazy, stupid, greedy and plain evil people in industry, government, organizations and households all over Earth disappear in a couple of years, so we might still avoid climate change. That would be incredibly naive, pure madness. The issues of power structures, dependencies, societal trauma and ignorance are too complex.
Climate crisis is happening, and will get rough. Our duty is to limit its impact, save species for the time of regeneration, of the next level sane society. This is happening, too.
So, calm down and accept the crisis, knowing we will make it through and make the VERY BEST of it for transforming your unsustainable, hurtful society as a whole. Could it be that our divine Papa Mama Earth does it for good reason? To even help us dreamer rockstars achieve our goals for a world of peace, bliss, abudnance for all? After all, also without climate change, unsustainable societies extinct 150 species a day and cause abominable suffering to their human populations. Climate change wipes out these societies. And approaching climate crisis from the angle on this page helps achieve precisely the complete goal of shifting to awesome societies with awesome people.
We are pushed to make the upgrade and live our values, align with the planetary laws and live in the super awesome bliss and abundance provided by this majestic Avatar planet. and as inhabitants, we are now guided to no longer behave like morons and minions but step into our sacred power with the right priorities.
So, don’t fret, or panic driven by idiot Deatheater media and morons, but be an awesome galactic high elven changemaker.
“You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something, create a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”R. Buckminster Fuller
Often quoted, little understood. We live it.
We implement the new model solutions and evolve the new human model that is required to actually live that new society. It’s not brutish minions of centralized monarchy. It’s not infantile voters of decentralized democracy. We call it able, active, caring citizens of a distributed collaborative society in which every cell of the societal body is able, active, contributing. This requires each cell to be sane. Traumatized, angry, violent people destroy it. Everything mentioned in this paragraph you can seen happen in the news and on social media. Now, do this civilizational upgrade with us.
The societal shift to the next level peaceful, societal society with pertaining inhabitants is as dramatic as the shift from monarchy to democracy back in 1918, brought about by the mega crisis of World War 1, created by the insane, merciless people in power and the idiotic inhabitants of society.
Then, dark power people twisted the idea of “the people as sovereign” into fascism. And created the next mess. Today’s shift is as dramatic as from fascism to democracy after the mega crisis of World War 2.
Today, the mega crisis is once again brought about by the insane, merciless people in power and the idiotic inhabitants of the unsustainable society. This is why this crisis has to happen. It shows who insufficient and obsolete the societal model is to give people and planet peace and well-being (joy and abundance), and how false the worldview and competences are, the Operating System how people tick.
But attention: Dark power groups once again try to twist the shift to “citizen as sovereign” to ultra egoism that erodes our societies and solidarity. They act via social media, digital stuff, robotics and genetic manipulation. Jane McGonigal addresses this with EthicalOS.org, to make sure innovations are used for good, not ab-used for tyranny. That’s the new dark power threat as horrible as fascism, and that’s why we say is a must-use for every youth leader team, at every school, and is part of our Teaching Tools.
That’s why you have to listen to (simple kind person turned digital media platform billionaire Jack Ma) saying “Humans must not try to be machines, or compete with machines. They must learn at school what machines can never do : values, empathy, teamwork, creativity. This is how humans will control machines.”
So, use this crisis and creating CCRRs as a holistic approach to make the shift to able, activem caring citizens of the distributed, collaborative, fun, thriving society of awesome that our hearts desire. That is going to change everything, at every level.
Creating Climate Crisis Resilient Regions responds to the current affirmed crisis and communicates along the lines of our current democratic society and values to
- make the necessary changes
- silence sabotaging egoistic voices and attacks
- empower the people
- heal the people
- gentle, soft, welcome ways
- appreciated by all
- not even needed to be intellectually understood
Because it’s all common sense.
The intellectual is only needed to overcome the sabotage of democratic people power created by insane, merciless power groups running on the old Operating System of subjugation and exploitation inherited from earlier monarchist and fascist societies.
It’s needed to awaken you, dear smart reader and thinker to shift and expand your priorities and skills and activities (action!!!) to recognizing the enormous gamechanging powers of this approach compared to the so far failing, very limited, suboptimal, fringe group approach that’s also super boring. #BeMoreAwesome
Just try it out. Do the cardset exercise, simply addressing people’s (subconscious) worry asking “what makes our region climate crisis resilient?” and detecting the local hot spots, status, local stakeholders, and potentially drafting vision and a campaign. For this the YL Workshop Pack with Roadmaps and 108 magic trick action cards is useful.
So, if you care for making your region CCR and making it awesome … you got tons of resources to make moves. Whatever you do and achieve will be new, fresh, precious and generate sparks and off-spring ideas and activities. Don’t worry about achieving a mega campaign. Such vision seeds florish over time.
Take a moment to sit back and compare your feelings about to-date’s approach of counting CO2 bubbles, waiting for laws somewhere far away, shifting responsibility to some people in business, you sitting there, totally powerless, inefficient, but also without to-do’s. In a life that’s okayyyyy, but altogether life in town isn’t super awesome. Lots of people suck. You don’t care about them. School and work are grossly suboptimal. then, all the other shit pissing you off on tv.
Now, take a look at the 70 or so aspects above unfolding in your town and region. Feel what it’s like to see it realized, and to agree with others that this is cool, and merrily go about to make it happen, seeing the results manifest over weeks, monthy, years, decades.
Can you see that this is a world and life of peace, joy, bliss, abundance? full of inner satisfaction, dreams, beauty, lovely people, animals and skies? Can you recognize that this is the equivalent of RESTORING & EXPERIENCING PARADISE right here right now?.
Because that’s what this is. That’s mighty!
If you are impatient about the final achievement taking a couple of decades, be at peace. Life becomes fun and rich from day 1. Life goes slowly, like trees grow, that’s how it is, it heps getting the gist out of decades of awesome. Life goes by super fast. As a kid, it seems like forever until next Christmas. Ask adults age 40, 70, how super fast a year passes. And then, my dear, take for real what 99-9% of cultures know as true – there is reincarnation, yes, you will be reborn, and it takes about 20 to 100 years. The world you co-create now will be the setting of your next life. In the same region or on the other side of Earth.
So, whatever you do is super precious, and just imagine being born into a peaceful world of thriving eco villages, with happy parents, peaceful kind community, no bullies, but lots of culture, fun, wonderful adventurous spaces for kids and youth, being close with grand wildlife, lots of opportunity for no or low hierarchy ways of making a living. The knowledge of yu having done and created that in your earlier life. Overcoming the abominatons of millenia of empire.
It’s epic. It’s the truth, Child of Life. Feel how that feels. The source of good energy. Now go about it. And poop out the remainders of dark magic spells cast upon you in the past.Eric
Here’s an earlier quick draft of ideas that will be polished up, but has a lot of useful, precious items for you to understand the big pic and also your local network of partners.
“To overcome an obstacle, sometimes you have to go around it.” – Ganesha
Why this Approach?
We need a way for people to really get active on climate.
Instead of waiting for regulations from far-away government and business, sabotaged and constrained by trillionaire investors who don’t give a damn … getting frustrated, people sitting idle …
- keep doing inter/national advocacy (it only takes minutes and hours), live planet-friendly,
- but also make your region resilient against climate crisis, instead of gliding into catastrophe.
NOW THAT CRISIS IS COMING, how dare anyone deny you the RIGHT to take the life- and peace-saving steps that make your region climate crisis resilient?
Take a stunning set of strong common sense actions that
- get lots of people involved who denied innovation, but get involved for “protecting what is”
- makes life in the city exciting, safe, enjoyable
- gets schools involved with actions; awesome
- does a million things for regional nature, wildlife and foods
- gets you involved with tons of partners from farmers to public servants
- gives media an ongoing story
All this with YOUTH LEADERSHIP at the centre.
It comes with a surprise EPIC WIN
- achieving major things that were blocked for half a century
- actually curbing emissions beyond what’s been achieved to-date
- and dissolving the dirty industries and governance that caused the mess
It begins by TAKING the SET OF ACTIONS and PLACING them on your REGIONAL MAP. It’s an evident thing to do IN CLASS, at Fridays for Future #climatestrike sit-ins, among NGOs, and CITY COUNCILS. Then, follow your intuition.
Shift to Local Actions Galore
Words and Demands are fine, but waiting and sitting idle is frustrating. Here’s a few major limitations on action that our populations face in terms of climate change. People feel disempowered. Current climate stuff is abstract, about regulations made behind closed doors, and in the end they are cheating. That’s super boring and frustrating. Ask young people. Also, many conservative people who are not talented “visionaries” are sceptical of new stuff for the sake of idealism. but they like to protect their stuff. Asking for closing down dirty industries is not exactly resonating well with
- large parts of the population; in denial about climate change, uncaring about people, lacking vision of alternative solutions
- politicians, industry, unions, advertizers, trillion dollar stock holders; many with monarchist, racist mindset
Further, what can you do at school? Solar panels, okay. Done. Vegan canteen. Done, or impossible. Next? If you scroll down this page, you will find 60 major actions. Shifting focus to creating local resilience
- makes a lot of things concrete, tangible
- take on the shape of exciting projects
- awesome for schools, families, organizations
- benefitting families, local innovation
- an active citizenry, less crime
- generating super dynamic images for media. Yay!
- and lots more.
Making our regions climate-change resilient unites us
- the critical visionaries and dreamers
- those content with the status quo, protecting what they have
- public servants in need to keep things going, incl peace
- schools, in need to do relevant things and respond to kids’ fears
to protect, restore and create what we love, to achieve our common goal. If done in a holistic way, this process is hugely fun. Life in the community becomes way more vibrant that it is today.
Ripple effects: And as we get together to protect our lands from poison, desertification, strengthen our forests and rivers, we also do away with fracking. As we shift to regional sovereign agriculture, we do away with poisons and GMOs belonging to a corporation somewhere far away. As our youth at school shift to growing their own foods and conscious diet, they shift to playful yummy vegan diets.
Surprise, all this reduces CO2 emissions. But by taking a different angle on the matter. We had to do all those things anyway. And now we have to, because, dear, climate change has begun, and it will hurt. Our task is to keep it as small as possible, keep as many species as possible, and rise to #BeMoreAwesome
From Epic Fail to Epic Win
The fact that climate change is unstoppable is some big shitter. But if we use our judo champ skills, we can use the momentum to create something super positive. In fact, it dissolves the unpleasant entities that brought about climate change, and gets humans back on good focus, good track and makes the upgrade to planetary guardians. We were too lazy to do so, so here is the master of karma leaving us no option. Keeping the pain in mind and belly, now stand up and act, badass style. Here’s how to win this Boss Battle.
Dirty Industry Politics have Lost.
Whereas some may deny the human influence on global warming,
- no one denies the rise of extreme weather
- even corporate and authoritarian rulers confirm that climate change has begun and is unstoppable
Now you just have to be smart and do the right thing. Keep
- pressure on ending dirty fuels
- creating the new model (renewables) making the old model obsolete
AND add a new angle.
Accept that climate change happens, with catastrophic consequences, and prepare your region and population to withstand the crisis. If the crisis doesn’t come too hard, because we can curb emissions, all the better. All the changes for resilience are required ANYWAY to have a really good life, and heal the brokenness of today’s societies
See, for dirty politicians to deny changes to far-away dirty industries is one thing, but denying a region’s 1,000,000 inhabitants / citizens the right to protect themselves against catastrophe is another thing. That would mean failing their purpose, and mean revolt and revolution. Legally, it would mean genocide and ecocide by grave neglect and conscious purpose. A no-go.
[rad-hl] Politicians cannot deny you – the local, regional population – the right to upgrade / transform your region to become climate change resilient,[/rad-hl] which means collaborative, self-sustainable, “seed sovereign” and independent from far-away resource providers (be it energy, food, water or seeds) because those resources and supply chains will break under the multiple strains of catastrophe. Especially food production in distant lands are beyond the government’s control, hence cannot be claimed to be guaranteable or affordable.
- National governments and corporations have for thirty years proven that they make zero relevant progress. They have lost credibility and entitlement to demand trust in them to achieve miracles now.
- Regional government has shown robust positive steps for people and planet. This is the success model, interwoven with the citizenry.
So, move ahead, and act, empowered to co-create the region you love. Common-sense, for people and planet. What makes a region resilient is pretty clear, common sense, and people-powered.
The EPIC WIN!
As you scroll the page, take notice that
- all these things have been demanded by positive visionaries for 70 years
- but have been sabotaged by unsustainable industries and politics
- these are the things that restore Lothlorien
Now, with Climate Change happening, there is no more ignoring or denying them.
Get going, turn your DREAMS of a great world for all into REALITY.
You have a lifetime in front of you, and more to follow. Most people take reincarnation as a fact, so … that’s motivation, baby.
P.S. For Advanced Students of Magic
Contextual Understanding. We are in a Historic Shift to a New Model of Society.
For 30 years, government and industry have proven that they are not able to (and not made for) achieving such a holistic transition. There are too many vested interests, and politicians themselves call politics a “dirty business”.
This means that politicians can no longer expect, demand that the people (=the sovereign) TRUSTS in them and their ways of figuring things out in terms of energy, food, health, peace was a viable option. There is no trusting in those who have failed for 30 years to even take sugar out of foods.
But, let’s even leave individual intentions out of the picture, and understand that today’s governing mechanism stems from a time where life was simple, from the 1920. The major need was to create compromise between heavily opposed fractions threatening civil war (monarchists, communists, the rich, starving workers etc). Complex environmental issues did not exist.
These mechanisms no longer fit our needs. Divestment superheroine Chloe Maxmin explains the incapacity of current institutions in her article NO MORE HUMAN AS USUAL, and this is one of the most important articles on climate matters you’ll ever read. Go.
DUMBLEDORE to HARRY and HERMIONE:
“Bear with me for a second, little ones. I need to explain the historic societal shift we are going through. It matters! In the 1920, we shifted from centralized monarchy to de-centralized democracy. With it came rapid growth of knowledge and prosperity and development. Because a king alone cannot invent all this. One needs to trust and empower the citizenry to co-create. In de-centralized democracy, this was yet controlled, quality checked etc by educated institutions. Now, after a century of education for all, we are moving to “distributed” democracy. This distributed model is the principle behind open source, global collaboration, the blockchain – of all cells of the societal organism being actively involved in co-creating common good. And tuned to the planetary living organism that we are cells of. Yep. And so we return to the worldview and harmony of tribal cultures, the movie Avatar and Lothlorien. In Star Trek style.
This is called a paradigm shift – and only models of governance fitting the paradigm can bring about required solutions. Waiting for a dozen dudes grown up and stuck in the old industrial paradigm cannot function. But shifting to all regional citizens become actively involved – that functions.
Right now, you already see the global cells being connected via the internet. You also see how sorcerers manipulate and mad cells freak out and spill their hatred online and onto the streets. So, you see, there is no more ignoring sad, hurting cells now. We have to heal everybody, or the organism will collapse. The new society’s citizens need to be able, active, caring, mentally healthy and happy. We always wanted that, but we didn’t fully live it. We couldn’t. Now we can.
It requires a citizen UPGRADE. That’s why the approach on this page is full of ACTIVE CITIZENRY and MAKING SCHOOL AWESOME and NEW GOVERNANCE. It’s not complicated. Democracy is not complicated; only for dumb monarchists. Don’t be dumb. Now go learn your magic spells. This is some splendid white magic.”
Major Crisis Issues
MAJOR ISSUES when crisis hits: Don’t worry about the ocean engulfing your city. That’s later, and, once again, it’s not something you and your neighbors can address. I don’t see you building a 250 mile wall, right now. We might be able to avoid the mega collapse and sea level rise, but there are some things we can no longer avoid. Here are things that climate change brings:
EXTREME WEATHER patterns, droughts, floods, pests
EPIDEMICS affecting plants, animals, humans – aggravated by loss of antibiotics caused by factory farming, and people’s weakened immune systems
BREAKDOWN OF SUPPLY CHAINS – of food, energy, resources – produced on the other side of the planet, due to droughts, extreme weather, water shortage, civil wars, terrorism, hacking, “bursting of financial bubbles”, collapse of companies …
We’re already experiencing it, and global experts say it is not about “if” but “when” it will happen, and it will be “soon”. These things are closely related with multiple crisis results ON OUR LOCAL CITZENRY:
- erosion of quality media (producers are uneducated about solutions, driven by fears, greed, stuck in outdated ideologies, and dependent on dirty industry ads, or directly belong to them)
- erosion of prosperity (crooks in government, banking, stock market manipulation, economic crisis)
- less mobility (less fun and generation by far-away holidays; hence : create rich uplifting environments at home!)
- breakdown of education and public services; for lack of tax money, people in distress staying at home
- mad civil unrest, stimulated by criminal interest groups (incl. corporations, foreign governments, secret services, terror groups, plain dumb trolls …)
- random violence and abuse (by individuals traumatized by emotionally dysfunctional families, brutish tradition, religion etc; resulting in bullying, harassment, rape, violence, mobbing)
- crime (petty, robbery, violent, clans, mafia, organized, industries – these already exist today, tend to grow, fight to survive), incl slavery, sex slavery, organ trade (view Libya)
- totalitarian dictators (the remaining hurtful “spirit” from earlier societies is rising with brute force. To “cure violence”, gang, religious or fascist, it is necessary to heal people’s mind-, feel and do-set (traumatized during childhood), and replace it with the good, positive alternative that creates the world and lives they truly wish for)
This means that our holistic approach of making our region – plants, animals, people – resilient, must address more than electric windmills.
We must nurture a healthy, vibrant, co-creative citizenry … not mad individuals, but people know, trust, appreciate one another, and are able to fluidly collaborate in group processes, and make agreements on local regulations, investments, actions (governance)
The solutions exist. When we put them all together, we see a beautiful mosaique, a tapestry of well-known, proven, documented, people-powered solutions that we are very well able to implemented as a down-to-earth practical, sane-minded citizenry. And in the bigger picture of climate change, they start making super sense, and it feels very liberating, appeasing and empowering to HAVE this resource of knowledge, skills and human power to make it happen.
And – as everything we promote with YOUTH-LEADER it generates welcome win-win benefits for everybody involved, and many members of our society that so far have felt a void in their lives and professions. Check this out.
Your Local Partners Getting Ready
Local partners exist … “public servants, teachers etc” … those seeing “breakdown”, as crisis begins to hit. As societies begin to feel extreme weathers, erosion of food, supply chains, resources, wars abroad, local civil unrest etc., those already experiencing “breakdown” of peace, economy, future etc …
- public servants
- senior citizens
- caring citizens
find new win-win benefit solutions and partnerships by making their region climate change resilient. This encompassing vision and framework provides everybody with shared agreement and understanding of one grand unifying goal. A beautiful goal and priority in life, shared by each of us, the community, as a society. Fed up with mismanagement, now we do it. It’s all ready.