Subscribe: Energy Bulletin - Education
http://energybulletin.net/rss.php?cat=69
Preview: Energy Bulletin - Education

Society – Resilience



Building a world of resilient communities



Last Build Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:06:15 +0000

 



Cultural Capital: Part 1

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:30:33 +0000

(image)

Cultural capital is rooted in society’s values and traditions. Sadly, over the past few generations in the West, we have departed from the time-honored (and honed) customs and rituals of our ancestors, and adopted a much more “it’s all about me” approach to life.

The post Cultural Capital: Part 1 appeared first on Resilience.




Appropriate Civilization versus New Despotism, Month 2: Tech-for-good and truth take a pounding

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:38:27 +0000

(image)

…a Microsoft researcher warned openly this month that AI, even in its current state, is ripe for abuse by aspiring despots: perfectly suited to the centralizing of power, tracking of populations down to the last individual, the demonizing of outsiders, all while radiating authority via a faux neutrality. “This is a fascist’s dream,” said Microsoft’s Kate Crawford, pulling no punches. “Power without accountability.”

The post Appropriate Civilization versus New Despotism, Month 2: Tech-for-good and truth take a pounding appeared first on Resilience.




Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Spell Disaster for Low-income Communities

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:07:44 +0000

(image)

While the Trump administration says it wants to help low-income Americans, it just put forth a budget that puts wealthy Americans first, Chuck Collins told Rising Up with Sonali. “They’ve been trampled by the traditional Republican shrink government agenda: deregulate corporations, transfer wealth to the wealthy,” he said.

The post Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Spell Disaster for Low-income Communities appeared first on Resilience.




Degrowth in Movements: Buen Vivir

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:30 +0000

(image)

This article outlines the scope and limits of Buen Vivir, which can be translated as ‘good life’ or ‘good living’. This ‘good life’ has always been a pluralistic concept, namely ‘buenos convivires’: different ways of ‘living well together’.

The post Degrowth in Movements: Buen Vivir appeared first on Resilience.




Collective Creation of Public Space

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:48:34 +0000

(image)

Although the interventions are small-scale, it does seem possible to glean from these processes lessons and methods that can be used to foster another way of building urban public space based on collective praxis.

The post Collective Creation of Public Space appeared first on Resilience.




Tom Henfrey Unveils ‘Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation’

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:57:07 +0000

(image)

I think that is essentially what Transition has been saying all along; the combination with resilience science allows the message to be put across with much more force and rigour, and hopefully inform how practical efforts can better negotiate and transform political barriers.

The post Tom Henfrey Unveils ‘Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation’ appeared first on Resilience.




Brushes with the Mainstream

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:34:23 +0000

(image)

But if we really want to change these things and not just feel righteous about being on the right side, then we have to address the ground from which they spring. To do that, we have to let go of war thinking with its accompanying dehumanization, and enter the question that defines compassion: What is it like to be you?

The post Brushes with the Mainstream appeared first on Resilience.




Climate Change Doesn’t Care about Anyone’s Opinion: Notes on Reciprocity and Sacrifice

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:34:05 +0000

(image)

How do we revalorize the idea that the community, from which we are not separate, though we are an individual species within it, is “Nature,” aka the biosphere, and every aspect and part thereof? And finally, how do we re-learn the value of reciprocity in our relations with the natural world, our community?

The post Climate Change Doesn’t Care about Anyone’s Opinion: Notes on Reciprocity and Sacrifice appeared first on Resilience.




Where They Teach Students How to Revitalize Their Local Communities

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:11:37 +0000

(image)

Searching for ways to reconnect and renew, a non-profit organization called the Community Learning Partnership is providing students, instructors, and community groups a model for preparing the next generation of local leaders and activists.

The post Where They Teach Students How to Revitalize Their Local Communities appeared first on Resilience.




Will the Poor Always Be with Us?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:41:30 +0000

(image)

It is not an idle myth, that the poor will always be with us, but a vital myth, a powerful and essential means of sustaining our culture and the business of it as usual. It is a myth that has haunted me throughout my two and a half decades of feeling and actively expressing both compassion and indignation in relation to the persistence of hunger, homelessness and poverty in our affluent nation and abroad.

The post Will the Poor Always Be with Us? appeared first on Resilience.




The First 100 Days – Budget Week -Sawing Off the Branch on Which We Sit

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:04:54 +0000

(image)

The veil has been lifted. The administration’s budget proposal for 2018 eviscerates agencies which could have mitigated some of the climate change devastation ahead. We have confirmation that the White House is sawing off the branch on which 99% of Americans sit.

The post The First 100 Days – Budget Week -Sawing Off the Branch on Which We Sit appeared first on Resilience.