Caring Economics, people power movement, rebuilding community, Sustainable Shelters

Disaster debris becomes giant Lego blocks to build new homes – CSMonitor.com

These engineers put there heads together and came up with an excellent solution to the most common long term disaster recovery challenges: debris removal and affordable replacement housing.   This 2 container factory, chews up debris and spits out concrete lego blocks to build with.    win win win.

Support them, they are crowdfunding for a demo town in Haiti……

 

Disaster debris becomes giant Lego blocks to build new homes – CSMonitor.com.

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21st Century Urban Possibilities, Building Resilient Community, Energy for Life, Highest Good Economics, Important Societal Conversations, people power movement, rebuilding community, resilient community, urban planning

Can Energy Democracy Solve the Climate Crisis? – Shareable

Power in the hands of the People.   Yes we can change the energy landscape to one of sustainability and equity.   Great little video on Energy Democracy!!

Can Energy Democracy Solve the Climate Crisis? – Shareable.

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Alliance for Biking and Walking, Building Resilient Community, Education for Life, Highest Good Economics, Important Societal Conversations, open streets, people power movement, rebuilding community, resilient community, Resources for Positive Change Agents

Little Town on the Prairie Steps It Up

If you think, like I do, that getting out of our cars and walking more is part of revitalizing our physical and community well-being, then you are going to enjoy the resources available at this resilience.org article.

 

Little Town on the Prairie Steps It Up.

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Carlton Complex Fire 2014, fire disaster recovery, Inspirational culture!!!, methow valley fires 2014, rebuilding community, Stream of consciousness observations

Dancing her love of place, following fire and flood devastation

This beautiful dance of love, healing and place, is a hopeful sign of personal post-disaster recovery.   The artists property burned and flooded last year during the Carlton Complex Fires.   A fire which burned 350 homes and over 200,000 acres in the beautiful Methow and Okanogan River Watersheds.   This sister is an artist, homesteader, craftsperson and dancer.   My hope and wish is that this beautiful poem in movement was healing and nurturing for her.   My thoughts and hope are with her and her partner in their personal loss recovery.   May their gardens grow strong, trees and lands thrive and their hearts and home be filled with love, joy, comfort and renewal…………………………….

 

 

If you are moved to support fire/flood recovery in the Methow Valley Washington State you can go to: ccanrelief.org and donate to a community recovery organization totally devoted to helping their neighbors with the greatest recovery challenges from this disaster.   Every little bit helps.   Be apart of the Giving Circle where everyone is blessed by giving…………………

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Building Resilient Community, Caring Economics, Education for Life, Highest Good Economics, Important Societal Conversations, rebuilding community, resilient community

A Brief History of Happiness: How America Lost Track of the Good Life—and Where to Find It Now by Sarah van Gelder — YES! Magazine

A great new book, ‘Sustainable Happiness’, is being offered by one of my favorite magazines published today, YES! Magazine.  This is going on my ‘request new library purchase list’ for sure.    Simplify, Simplify, Simplify……

 

A Brief History of Happiness: How America Lost Track of the Good Life—and Where to Find It Now by Sarah van Gelder — YES! Magazine.

YES! Sustainable Happiness Book Cover

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