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Archive for “Resilience” category

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29 Apr 2013

It’s that Macy/Johnstone webinar again!

A lot of people commented that they couldn’t watch the version of the recent webinar we did with Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone due to not having Flash or somesuch, so we loaded it onto YouTube and now anyone anywhere can enjoy it!

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19 Apr 2013

Active Hope – How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy: webinar video

Here is the video of yesterday’s webinar which I hosted and which featured Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.  I hope you enjoy it, and thanks to everyone who participated, logged in and who helped make it happen.  The feedback on the technology was great, and we’ll certainly be doing more of them in the near future.

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17 Apr 2013

Six resilience “aha!” moments

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Usually when I go to events I tend to be the ‘resilience guy’, or one of a handful of people who work with and think about resilience who tend to gather at the back of other events and bemoan the fact that no-one has talked about resilience yet.  So I was fascinated when I saw that the British Red Cross was hosting a one-day conference on resilience, the first that I’ve been aware of.  They had stated that the objectives of the day were to:

  • share and generate learning on how resilience building works in practice in various settings and from a variety of perspectives – in other words, what works well and why?
  • understand how humanitarian agencies can effectively contribute to building resilience within communities.

About 200 people attended, including researchers and policy-makers, community activists, people involved in refugee services,emergency/humanitarian response,health and social care and age-related resilience. It was a fascinating day, and one that I’d like to share five of my lightbulb moments from the day.

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Categories: Climate Change, Community Involvement, General, Localisation, Peak Oil, Resilience


15 Apr 2013

David Seymour on the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint

In the last of this series of short videos about the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint, David Seymour of Bridgetown Stores in Totnes discusses its implications for the local economy.

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Categories: Community Involvement, Economics, Food, Localisation, REconomy Project, Research on Transition, Resilience, Social enterprise, Transition Network


11 Apr 2013

How to make your Transition Group even more effective

How does this resonate with your experience of being involved in Transition?  Your group is highly effective, generally harmonious, communicates clearly and effectively, has power dynamics which are understood and enjoyed by everyone, deals creatively with conflict and runs its meetings in such a way that people look forward to them and love being part of them.  If your answer sits anywhere between “absolutely not” and “hmmm”, then you might enjoy this short video:

https://youtu.be/NmEC3BCOBq8

It’s an introduction to Transition Training’s new ‘Effective Groups’ training and resources, developed by trainer Nick Osborne, who also narrates it.  I spoke to Nick, and what follows is a choice of audio from our conversation broken into different questions, or some notes for those who would rather read the key points.

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Categories: Community Involvement, Education for Sustainability, General, Great Reskilling, Research on Transition, Resilience, The 'Heart' of Energy Descent, Transition Network