CLIMATE

CHANGE

RESILIENT

REGIONS.

Take this approach, and you solve all problems of dirty industry, dirty politics, apathic citizens, and stupid schools. Also, it dissolves opposition. It doesn’t even matter what causes climate change. As a side effect, it reduces emissions, and makes life in the region exciting! Only morons don’t do this.

This is a

MEGA QUEST

Different from many others, this one is right at home, and the world is warming up to it, so get going, take the lead!

A people-powered approach to healing our climate, planet & societies

We have not come here to beg “world leaders” to care for our future. They have ignored us for 25 years, and they will ignore us again. – Greta Thunberg

The greatest force for keeping and restoring climate harmony is Planet Earth. 

George and friends have launched a global initiative to restore Nature to its splendid, thriving, regenerative state, while restoring inner and outer peace and prosperity for all of us. That’s all we all wish for really. Greta, top experts, and us if there was a button, have signed this call for action. How about printing that out and sign at your school?

 

It’s false economies. It’s false people. It’s you.

A reminder of what we need to do. To current emission trends and goals we add tipping points, feedback loops, additional warming hidden by air pollution and the aspect of equity.

We don’t only need new politics, we need a whole new way of thinking. 

#FridaysForFuture #schoolstrike4climate

“You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something, create a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

We need a new human model.

Shifting responsibility to a few voted into office is obsolete. It’s able, active, caring citizens in the next level collaborative GOOD society now!

It’s new for the 99.9%, sure. This is what change means. Learn it! Do like young changemakers do!

#StopBeingBoring
#BeMoreAwesome

Activate the new Operating System in your heart, head and hands.

95% local by citizens. 5% national politics

95% of this nature restoration work which directly affects inhabitants and citizens, farmers, rangers, foresters, families etc requires all of us to come together, agree and embrace this societal vision, and make it real, for the upliftment of everyone.

It requires intergenerational, citizen-powered co-creative local governance meshed with citizen- and social business powered initiatives implementing proven solutions with cascading win-win benefits for everybody.

Only 5% means fretting at distant and detached government and corporations.

Are you pissed? Well, Greta and Bucky speak at Einstein level and what their words MEAN, will only gradually be understood also by their “fans”.

95% means CHANGE. The next level collaborative society comes into existence with able, active, caring citizens. No longer “human as usual” protesters and voter based on compromise.

So far, folks have not activated this new Operating System in themselves. Green voters and marchers have not.

Badass vivid merry and smart citizen collaboration is NEW in our broken, fragmented societies of tired, frustrated people hiding behind walls, distrusting and disliking people in the streets, also at work, on tv, and in class. And this is part of the problem of human and environmental destruction. And it can be changed.

Really? Attitudes change? Yes. We changed from watching people being devoured alive in Rome’s arenas and burning “witches”. Not long ago, we hailed monarchs. Making up one’s mind for a political party and voting was NEW. It’s still too much for many in many parts of the world. 

We’ll also achieve the next level upgrade. Teenage and adult changemakers have been pioneering it in North America for decades. Now, it’s going global.

And it’s going to be sensational, like the end of bloody monarchy and dancing democracies has been. So we better buckle up for the Boss Battle to reduce the suffering. Since it comes with mega crisis.

Healing all of Earth incl. Healing Humans
People gobble chocolate when they are sad. They also indulge in fat fries, homes, cars, golden their butt … but only when their own lives are dull. Adventure backpackers couldn’t care less about that. Got it?

Normally, most people are nice, but right now most people distrust and dislike most other people.

It is an inner void that drives people to being fascinated and addicted to stuff that destroys life. It’s like a disease.

Russell Brand shows a way out for many, in fun ways.

This suboptimal state of being also makes people retreat from life and others. People hide behind walls and fences and big lawns. This fear sabotages everything. And it goes away when we get to know people and that they are peaceful. Life is better then.

We are more collaborative, creative and constructive then. Got it?

This means, we need to make our communities and cities awesome, also, while restoring the natural environment in our regions.

#ParadiseCountry #ParadiseCity

Make life in the city and community safe, joyful awesome. George Monbiot calls it the Politics of Belonging.

Healing all cells of Earth means healing human beings from the reasons behind egoism, greed, ignorance and destruction, from that inner poverty and pain, sadness, anger, ignorance that make us retreat into ego shells that may briefly protect but turn out to limit us in our humanity and experience.

Responding to crisis like typhoons, hurricans, accidents, terror, school shootings is known to unite people for common bottom line priorities, for what truly matters. So, WHY WAIT for catastrophe?

Re-dreaming our regions , motivated by climate concerns, but with a positive vision of restoring peace, joy, abundance for all, instead of driven by fear and loss, unites people in this work.

It can unite all local society with an encompassing vision and passion, as is congruent with the purpose of schooling, the wishes of good teachers, students, parents, and people across society, from city to business and media, farmers and lift drivers.

What’s needed is the story and frame. Now, it’s here.

It's NEW. An Upgrade. What did you expect?
CHANGE at societal level means shift from totalitarian religion to humanism, from centralized monarchy to decentralized democracy to collaborative society.

You can well imagine that the shift from monarchy to democracy required efforts. But we don’t look at the toilet bowl of history. We look at the new. Now is our time for the next upgrade.

CHANGE at personal level means an upgrade from lukewarm voter to able, active, caring citizen of the next level collaborative society. of self-image, role, responsibility, passion, priority, decisions, involvement, acquiring know-how.

We learn for Minecraft, staying healthy, scoring goals and making divine love. We can learn to create a world of awesome, too.

YL High Impact Student Clubs, and also YL Volunteers evolve this mind-, feel- and do-set naturally through action and learning on the go from our media.

This learning curve is achieved by doing.

  • connect with global changemaker media, for cultivating the mindset and knowledge of solutions
  • connect with global visionaries, change generation music, and local changemakers for the heartset
  • apply solutions locally for the do-set

As you do so, you will meet and connect with others and form collaborations.

Like the living planet it happens organically. You cannot exactly plan, know, foresee what will happen, precisely, and who… that’s okay.

This process takes a decade. for you, for the community, for society. So, just get going, follow the flow, heart, intuition and you’ll get there.

It’s an adventure, so have fun.

The solutions exist. YL teams are ready
The solutions exist. 70+ are listed on this page.

Laws and money cannot solve it. No region has trillions of Dollars or Euros to “employ and pay” people to do all that. Money can’t solve it, also fascist force cannot. Only spirit can. Changemaker spirit. In many people. Got it?

In terms of making your region climate-proof / resilient / harmonious, your job is to

  • include all citizens / classes in fireworks of city-, volunteer- and social business-powered projects
  • highlight and harness the enormously rich learning dimensions, as to include kindergartens and schools in the process; Youth Leadership!
  • make this inclusive and FUN! This means: add a sense of magic and adventure, Philanthro-Party style!

This restores climate harmony – inside and outside.

It’s simple. Kids are doing it.

It begins with this vision. The rest unfolds.

CITIES AND TOWNS BEGIN TO DECLARE “CLIMATE EMERGENCY”

  • making their regions resilient to climate crisis impacts like fires and storms
  • checking all public investments whether they make negative or positive impact on climate

This is good, yet so far very limited, for

  • lack of model solutions
  • lack of holistic understanding of what truly makes a complete shift at natural and human level
  • lack of will among politicians, citizens and youth. Damn, that’s everybody…

Our approach provides the solutions, vision, approach, tools and tricks to overcome these lacks.

  • driven not by fear, but joyful, positive vision to at last have momentum to create the world WE LOVE TO LIVE IN.

And as everything we do, it can be introduced and evolved by caring YOUTH and CITIZENS, with STUDENT CLUBS as the most powerful drivers of change – because they can spread this to all youth at school in town, and their parents, and as this happens, of course also to teachers, media and city councils. At record speed. There is no way that adults could achieve this. So… on your marks. #BeMoreAwesome #Speedrun

HERE’S WHAT MAKES

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

resilient against heat, and temperature and humidity dependent pests; providing food, forage, shelter, bliss

Restore natural, winding Rivers

with green benches, protective, slowing, breeding and feeding grounds

Rich in animals, bees, insects, birds

keeping wetlands, boosting with proper plants along forests, fields, home gardens, no poison

Protect and restore Wetlands

as water sponge, storage, cleanser, feeding and breeding ground for local and migrating species

Re-Wilding

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.

Dear Friends: We are at a crucial moment in human history. We don’t have a virtual problem that will be solved by arguing online. We have a collection of evidence that suggests systemic dysfunction on a planetary scale.

It is our time and our responsibility to act expediently and effectively for the mutual benefit of all life. I would highly recommend focusing on working to make physical dynamic changes to improve soil, the water cycle, vegetation cover and biodiversity. Acting now to restore total vegetative cover and biodiversity can lower surface temperatures and reduce the risk locally and in aggregate globally of extreme and erratic weather events.

I would also recommend seeking to achieve collective intelligence through collaboration. Avoid the temptation to be a Troll or react to Trolls online. There is much to do and we all have a role to play.

Let’s go Camping! and restore a little bit of paradise every day!

– John D. Liu, Ecosystem Restoration Camps

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

for feeding the local population, year-round; agroforestry, agro-ecology, no poisons, vertical, urban, permaculture …

Healthy Soil Region

restoring and protecting soils from outdated industrial agricultural “mining” which depletes soil minerals, and causes soil loss through water and wind

Seed Sovereignity

with collaborative citizen-powered seed banks, open source, shared across regions, home gardeners, schools, senior citizens

Variety Diversity

Diversity means bio-security. Monocultures perish by a single fungus. Re-animate, replicate and evolve the 100s of tomato, potato, maize, apple etc varieties, powered by farmers and organizations

SRI Technology

is a people-powered approach to farming that gently generates 2- to 10-times higher yields for various vital foods

Agro-Ecology

meshes food production with the living environment, trees, water, birds in simple genius ways, enhancing biodiversity, beauty, reducing poisons etc

Permaculture

creates high, multiple yields also on small plots, pro-pollinators, no-poison. It is perfectly suited for people-powered regional, fresh food economies

Vertical Farming

like Growingpower.org generates enormous yields per acre, while reducing use of water, poison, energy to 10% and less, year-round

Experimental Spaces for Best Practices

like Zero Water Farming, No Tilling, Gigantic Veggies … managed by schools, citizen gardens, seniors … for local farmers to learn without taking effort or risk

Edible Landscapes

in and around town, parks, roofs, alleys, country roads, hiking trails, for citizens, families, schools, seniors, as stewards and LearnScapes

Incredible Edible

Urban, collective public and private foodlots

Great Place to BEE

bee-friendly legislation, Pollinator Awareness Week, investment in bee supportive vegetation etc

Vibrant Community Gardens

like NY City lots, bringing presence, peace, learning, intergenerational, food, mental health; reference : Eco Tipping Points

Bees in the city

natural bee-keeping, their own honey, keeping their immune system strong; rotten tree trunks with bee-antibiotic fungi

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

Blue Community

and Blue Schools, making water public, a human right, banning bottled water

Regional Energy Mix

solar, water, thermal, wind, wood chip, hydrothermal carbonization using green waste, vertical lentil basins

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

as towns and regions

No Pipeline Zone

as coastal towns in the U.S.

GMO-free Zone

because better alternatives in every respect exist

Divest from Fossil Fuels

Completely.

Ad-free Public

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

bike to bus etc, with wifi and nice music, uplifting videos, co-created with changemakers

Plastic Free Town

yep, the first ones exist

Zero Waste

in terms of production, packaging, recycling, cradle-to-cradle

Local Currency

bonds local stakeholders, resists currency devaluation caused by speculation and manipulation by organized crime networks, funds and banks.

Renewable Energy Spacing

High speed train lines are on flat land, distant from settlement. Such spaces fit wind-mills, it’s undisturbing. Can suffice to power a state.

The Commons

are rising as a new focus in governance, yet to unfold

Sociocracy

is an emerging model of co-creative collaborative decision-making, tuned to various settings.

Nature Rights

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!).

Regenerative Principle

No longer “sustainable” which is misunderstood, hacked, abused. Regenerative restores measurable impact on growing abundance of lifeforms, diversity, bliss etc

Red Tape

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

complementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Ecocide a Crime

(harming ecosystems, and their inhabitants) protecting the Global and Local Commons

Local Commons Accountability

Mayors, councils, criminals, business are measured, held accountable for loss of local peace, well-being etc

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!)

Social cohesion for resilience: no matter what infrastructure, “if you don’t have cohesiveness within the population that is part of that, it’s hard for them to respond to an extreme event while it’s happening, and they can’t rebuild afterward if they are not cohesive.” Ensia

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

constantly collecting citizen’s views, ideas, contributions on weekly farmers markets – in Art of Hosting style, like in Saillans, France

Participatory Citizen Budgeting

citizens allocate a good %age of the city budget to priority causes

Public Space Co-monitoring

by citizens, like NYC App on broken street lamps, paths etc

Volunteer Fairs

modeled on Volunteen Nation and adult volunteer banks

Year-round UN Day Action

55 UN Days with weekly focus on high end solutions for each, involving schools, local media, citizenry

Philanthro-Party Culture

Doing social good as part of daily life, raising funds for favorite caues and charities, and putting the FUN into fundraising

Public Citizen Hubs

connecting the local citizenry with one another and humanity’s finest solutions Hubs : co-working spaces for people with good ideas

Youth Leadership in Orphanages

in collaboration with local High Impact Student Clubs

Child-friendly City

as principle for urban development, Reference: YES Magazine article

Re-Animate Public Spaces

like Project for Public Spaces but with more bottom-up strategies like Art of Hosting

Senior Super Skills

harnessing senior citizen skills, know-how, facilitating volunteer involvement … like encore.org

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.

Vibrant Community

so that people get to know, like, appreciate each other

Intergenerational Playgrounds

flowing, with nature elements, tree trunks, sand, rocks; as informal learning environments, fit for generations at different times also babies, kids, teens, twens, adults, seniors, from play to hanging out and reading

Rich Festival Calendar

boosting vibrant citizenry, co-creation by youth, schools, organizations, citizens, nurturing peace in public space Note: combined with zero tolerance for crime, it shows great results in cities

Celebrating Local Public Services

and servants … medics, firepeople, bus drivers, construction …We are all in this together, we keep the boat running

Positive News Media Culture

weaving the new story of the people-powered next level civilization, to inform, inspire, feature the active citizenry taking transformative action

Street Arts & Music

like Barcelona’s Ramblas, Edinborough, french festivals … animating our public space for everybody Attention: manage magically, not mechanistic or lousy

Protect and Re-animate Cultural Heritage

Historic awareness of all sorts, from a youthful perspective, as educational projects in collaboration with museums, media, city, festivals

Re-animate Natural Heritage

hiking regional trails and sights from a youthful perspective, as educational projects in collaboration with museums, media, city, festivals

Self-responsible Holistic Healthy Lifestyle

self-responsible, sovereign lifestyle in diet, sensuality, health, expression, yoga, self-defense etc

Peaceful Diet

peaceful to ourselves (what we love, not inferior food copies), to animals and planet

Animal Alliance

with citizen rights, learning to respect, appreciate, collaborate for the common purpose of sustaining and evolving life and abundance on Earth and the Universe
All this boosts resilience against epidemics, and currently spreading moronic diseases linked to weakened immune systems and weakened microbiomes (gut bacteria)

6. PEACE & SAFETY

Do you want to be hurt? Hurt others? Orkish behavior is not acceptable. Time for containment, psychotherapy, healing.

Stop Street Harassment

making our streets and public spaces safe and welcoming for girls and women once again

Community Police

tested, affirmed, monitored by the regional citizenry to ensure proper character; impeachment options; their role is to enfore OUR laws for OUR well-beingr

Cure Violence

use a public health approach to curb gun, gang, domestic etc. violence

Zero Crime Tolerance

from bullying to fights, corruption, organized crime

Prisons as a Space of Healing

public, well paid wardens, holistic, no bullshit; yoga, gardening, open

Self-Defense

against sexual assault, street crime, violence by organized criminal and political groups; focus on survival, hit & run; cf. Dr. Ruthless, Red Brigade Lucknow

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

from pregancy to schooling

Start Empathy

traning for babies, children and youth

Positive Youth Image in Public

through youth ledership in public, media and schools

3- & 4-Generation Playmaps

for playful public spaces. Interview adult generations on where, how they played, map how spaces vanished, why, re-create together

Natural Birth

granting harmony from pregnancy. Birth as a blissful moment. Note : The mother copy-pastes her immune system on the new born during their birthing process as s/he passes the birth canal !!!

Paid Parental Leave

for the first two years, benefitting all of us with healthy new citizens

Breastfeeding

as the most blissfull, connective and immune boosting thing in the Universe

Initiations into Teen- and Wo/Manhood

modeled on best practices in Australia, adapting indigenous into the modern education context

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

and the YL Curriculum in every class and year

Green Bronx Machine

for food, diet, health, citizen education

Democratic Schools

students co-create rules, sanctions, learning and school culture

WE School Project Partnerships

for holistic sustainable development at home and abroad

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.

To overcome an obstacle, some-times you have to walk around it.

Ganesha

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.”  last night in Bristol, on how a groundswell of grassroots action can transform the political gloom.

So far, you as a person, can only sit, wait for people in far away places in government and companies to make a change. 

This hands on approach empowers all caring citizens to get involved. It empowers all sorts of caring, creative groups to do cool stuff they’d love doing, but so far had no access to. This includes

  • elderly : community gardening
  • schools : edible landscapes
  • teens : badass adventurous projects
  • farmers, foresters, fisherwo/men : see the commons thrive
  • good media : cover positive stories
  • city council : see peace and prosperity restored
  • public institutions and libraries : support civic involvement

and many others. You’ll be surprised.

50+% of your neighbours will back and be willing to join all sorts of activities related to creating a #ParadiseCountry region. And 80+% will enjoy and appreciate what’s going on.

PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT “SPECIES”

There exist mental, optical, emotional, kinetic (movement) learners

Take this affirmation of different “species” among us, all of them perfect and awesome, to understand how now Visionaries and Materialists will unite.

1. VISIONARIES.

That’s only a few. In the past 

visions for wonderful new possible opportunities and changes

warnings of catastrophes ahead

have been understood by few people only. The majority lack senses for processing this at mental, emotional and heart level – to have the heart to act (hands). Today, one has understood that people have grown up with myths and tales, which help imagination to connect with dreaming and feelings. That’s why innovators speak of delivering a story, a narrative.

  • Authors use this to take you on a journey, of learning, pleasure or bullshit
  • Advertizers ab-use this to mislead people 
  • Changemakers use it to help people see, feel and comprehend the options, benefits, path and to-do’s

What we want you to take away from this is : not everybody is a “vision species”.

2. MATERIALISTS 

are very down to earth. Materialistic. That’s not evil. Dwarves and Hobbits are not evil. If we were all visionaries, … dude, we couldn’t co-manage such a society, also not as hunters and gatherers. Diversity is divine.

Now pay attention.

Materialists – content with what they have – long called HIPs (mislabelled as hippies)  and visionaries looneys. Materialists could not relate to Visionaries’ convictions and calls for better food, better nature, better fun, better way of life for kids, women, better schools. They could not relate to genius scientists’ … sights and insights into the planetary organism.

Well, now, today, with climate crisis burning budgets, scorching yards, yields and incomes  … Materialists begin to understand : THEY CAN LOSE EVERYTHING … their house, the peace, the safety in the streets, their farms … and this makes them feel insecure, stirs up their inborn energies, and willing to do something to secure it. Good thing, right? This is the infrastructure that gives us solid ground to build on as a community. It gives us food and machines, and law and, love this word : order.

So, stop vilifying materialists, but SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (linktipp) what is really, really important to you.

Now,

  • Visionaries with their skills, knowledge, resources and relations
  • Materialists with their skills, knowledge, resources and relations

are to unite.

We are all in this together, and it will be awesome.

… and will see grumpy farmer and bead-haired fairies toil and laugh alongside one another, sharing wisdom pearls on restoring Paradise.

You’ll have a lot of fun discovering all sorts of mixes of species, also in administration, in business and among youth. 

ALL THIS NEED/ED TO BE DONE ANYWAY. Now at last the momentum exists

All these measures, keeping rivers and forests intact, biodiversity, non-poisoned foods, peaceful festivals and beautiful townscapes, awesome schools, no crime, childhoods free from violence … is what environmental and social protectors have been calling to KEEP for a century … but cunning greedy stupid people have overridden their wise voices with claims of technical development bringing riches to everyone, and of lack of money for safeguarding nature, peace and beauty. Yea, well, we see how devastated and degenerated our lands, communities and psyches have become. 

But NOW – the climate crisis, at last gives new force, argument and political muscle to maintaining a rich, thriving natural and socio-cultural environment for all. Wield it wisely, and never again let people on a false, egocentric, cunning operating system fool, trick, dis- and empower you.

MAJOR CRISIS ISSUES. It's also about all trade relations, crime, peace etc etc
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.

FROM EPIC FAIL TO EPIC WIN. Learn to see the blessing

The climate and mental climate have changed. Changemakers simply need to understand how to explain the imminent need and priority and unquestioned protection of these resources from the angle of

  • protecting peace and prosperity for all
  • for long-term
  • generating instant win-win benefits for all sectors of society

Can you seriously imagine dishonorable, uneducated fools in politics, business and institutions say

“You have no right to protect your region from crisis.”

meaning “All you 100,000 / 3 million people in your region will fall into fear, poverty, violence, pain – because I say that we keep doing as usual, with me in charge, you behaving, and dirty industries and finance doing as usual.” 

That’s a no-no. 

The crisis is evolving, and the measures to provent it are clear, simple, people-powered.

What you need to understand that

  • there is not enough money to finance this (that’s perfect)
  • it requires every caring kid, citizen, professional to be part in fun, active ways
  • which forms the next level collaborative society
  • OPERATING ON NEW RULES OF DECISION-MAKING 
  • AND LIVED LOVE FOR ONE’S HOME REGION AND PEOPLE

So, learn to understand the full picture

  • wield the proper explanation and argument
  • know your solutions
  • prepare the fertile ground
  • starting with youth leadership at schools
  • and activate Adult Allies
  • AS YOUR CRITICAL MASS OF ACTIVATED PEOPLE running on the new Operating System 

Then, roll it out. #Irresistible

“You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something, create a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

BE THE NEW HUMAN MODEL

YOUR LOCAL PARTNERS. Many are ready, longing to get activated
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 …

  • cities
  • public servants
  • professionals
  • farmers
  • teachers
  • parents
  • senior citizens
  • caring citizens
  • youth

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.

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

Ok, then, transforming y/our entire region …

First of all, it’s nothing new. These whole region approaches unleash grand involvement and impact. Because petty crap like turning off the tap or shifting flower pots around the school entrance, a couple new toys on the playground, who cares?

If you and your local organizations, politicians etc have never heard of such, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It’s just because you live in a region with … small, provincial mindset. #Upgrade Our friends

  • at Bioneers have launched similar as re-Dreaming New Mexico.
  • at Project For Public Spaces have transformed hundreds of inner towns, squares and waterfronts for 40 years.
  • at Eco-Tipping Points have documented large scale transfromations in every part of the planet.
  • at What If We Change have documented large-scale ecosystem restoration efforts all over Earth.
  • at 4-Generation Playmaps have involved 4 generations of citizens for making public spaces playable and enjoyable again.
  • at Incredible Edible have turned the town of Toddmorden into a haven of public and private food lots open to all.
  • at We Are The Ark return private and public lands to the Earth to make them havens for wildlife
  • at Natural Climate Solutions show how re-wilding can rapidly restore climate harmony and biodiversity

All these programs are part of YL campaigns, so our crews are used to this thinking from our media and activities.

Creating climate crisis resilient #ParadiseCountry simply means combining these and others in the popular, understood and backed holistic framework of climate change / crisis / harmony, so that at last the climate jazz becomes reasonable and gets shifted from counting CO2 bubbles to empowering everybody to do what needs doing.

So, re-Dreaming your region…

begins with a different approach to the story and feeling from just accounting. It includes the Heart. This is how Youth Leadership succeeds. This is how this succeeds. True Lothlorien and Gryffindore stuff, with a sense of magic, and epic adventure, since this is nothing less.

After all this info, sit back, breathe and feel

Tune in listening to the Lothlorien messenger.

“Dreaming of a parallel world …

… where nothing ever hurts.”

This dream seed we will now breathe into life with warmth, water, wonder.

So, re-Dreaming your Region…

Re-Dreaming Berlin, Re-Dreaming Lyon, Re-Dreaming Bristol …

begins with a different approach to the story and feeling from just accounting.

It includes the Heart. This is how Youth Leadership succeeds. This is how this succeeds. 

The Heart connects to the Land we love, to the People we love, and could both love better if they were more lovable. Well, they will be once they get to smile, thrive and florish once again. 

 

 

THIS “PARALLEL” WORLD WHERE NOTHING EVER HURTS EXISTS ALREADY.

The solutions exist. Like puzzle pieces across the world. All we need to do is assemble them to create that big new complete picture of the sustainable local society. Above are your puzzle pieces.

We dream of it, this means that we have the passion deep inside to unleash the energy to form it, to make the effort and achieve this vision. Like we first dream up a structure of a shed, sketch it on paper and then assemble it. Above and below is your sketch.

We dream of it, this means we have vision. And it is first with vision that the future is formed. Be it a shed, your next holiday trip, a new district (how do we envison it? We is not a few elected incompetents with vested interests, but all of us as collective citizenry; shall this district be boring or awesome? And what can we, are we willing and enjoying to contribute?)

Future Sciences.

How the future is shaped is scientifically known.

1. Status quo, current trends

2. Accidents

3. Vision – this is the powerful, decisive trim tab

4. Intention, new trends

Repeat : Vision is the most powerful element.

Many people falsely call vision “utopian”, for lack of education or with intent. Both sabotage positive change. So know your words.

Utopian does not mean “impossible”. By definition, the meaning of the word “utopian” is “a vision for a social model that is yet not realized”, just like freedom from religion, democracy, fixed working hours, healthcare were or are in some regions; also airplanes and phones were called utopian.

 

CHARGE THE SEED 

So, lay the vision Dream Seed for the world of awesome.

No compromise.

Priority number one. Your heart’s yearning, humanity’s dream. The society where nothing ever hurts. Universal Peace and Prosperity, Harmony. It’s sacred, like Harry meeting his Patronus at the lake, like the soils of Lothlorien.

The solutions exist:

  • for inner and outer peace
  • inner and outer bliss (that’s more than joy)
  • inner and outer abundance

for all. Learn them!

1. Know the Scientists = the big picture.
This is awareness. In the dreamfield. Attention: move away from fear to joyful positive vision #FromSacredToSacred

2. Know the Changemakers = the solutions; so you can do what needs doing, locally. This is Manifestation. Change.

This is the real thing.

Second, step into action.

With many people like at #FridaysForFuture

so, start mobilizing via Youth Leadership.

Feed me sunlight feed me air

Feed me truth and feed me prayer

Aurora, The Seed

PREPARING THE SOIL 

The knowledge and solutions exist but there is lack of political will among adults and youth on all ends. 

LACK OF HEART
is healed by activating positive joyful vision and passion from a place of love. Youth Leadership, the crown jewel of active citizenship, is the most powerful fire.

The LEVEL UP! Crash Course
ignites this flame, feeling and vision, in the individual, and in the collective, with instant action to kindle this flame, so it burns bright, strong and the awakened Inner Hero*ine rises, unfolds, and spreads the spirit to others, and feels his/her its powers as instant impacts manifest.

The sparked crew grows community and generates impact, presence in media and public, also at other schools.

The many small actions activate skills, confidence, joy, sharpen vision, make allies … and prove the young people’s abilities for greater quests … to themselves, teachers, parents, partners, media. Yo!

Within a single month.

THIS IS THE FERTILE SOIL.

Now is the time to introduce the climate matter. 

If you’re completely new to YL, start with this.

If you’ve already activated yourself, school and city, you’re ready to roll this out with flying banners!

DO YOU PEOPLE ULTRA PASSIONATE ABOUT CLIMATE?

They are the ones to take this on as CORE CREW, and the zillion others join in on occasion … actions, protests, photos, vigils, art etc. 

Go, legends! 

Psst! Can you imagine how people will look back at you 50 years from now?

Take a look at the stars, feel the epicness of this moment, and then get going.

LEVEL UP! Crash Course

Your content goes here. 

THE TOOL

Card Set & Local Map

  • Take the Card Set
  • Take a Map of your City and Region
  • Place the cards on pertaining spots

Simple

  • Discuss
  • 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 …

 

Take your cardset, a map of town and region and get going

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

for each in the community. Those sensing breakdown can place themselves on the map, doing what they do, now in a greater picture, with new allies and new win-wins.

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

Fridays for Future  meetings, convened by Greta Thunberg each friday afternoon in front of local town halls and national Parliaments

  • 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

Schools take on their District and 1+ farther away Spaces Perfect for treating global issues

  • 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

as easy, efficient way for communicating the new local, distributed, co-creative, people- and youth powered approach

4. Use in Media

as easy, efficient way for communicating the new local, distributed, co-creative, people- and youth powereed approach

Online Map

  • 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.

Local Map

  • Groups have their own
  • A Public Map tracks collective progress
  • best space : a HeadQuarter of all local High Impact Student Clubs

Groups Meet

in public

  • Fridays for Future meetings
  • Farmers Markets
  • Fests

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

THE ACTION

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.

The longer you wait, the more it will hurt.

The earlier you begin, the earlier the FUN and adventure!