“Is urgency part of resiliency?”

By Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media

The wolf knocked on the door and said, "Little pig, little pig, let me come in."

"No, no," said the little pig. "By the hair of my chinny chin chin, I will not let you come in."

"Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in," said the wolf.

So he huffed and he puffed and he huffed and he puffed. The house of straw fell down and the wolf ate up the first little pig.

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Define Urgency -

1. Importance requiring swift action.
[ i.e. - ”the discovery of the ozone hole gave urgency to the issue of CFCs" ]

2. An earnest and persistent quality; insistence
[ i.e. - ”Emilia heard the urgency in his voice" ]

Define resiliency -

A. Psychological resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity. It can be learned and developed by virtually anyone. Resilience should be considered a “learned behavior.”

B. In Transition we are particularly looking at the resilience of our towns and communities. We are looking at their ability to provide for us in the future. How vulnerable are they to shocks that might come from outside our communities and beyond our control? The more resilient among us are better able to bounce back and keep going.

C. Permaculture … seems to speak to resilience by seeking to integrate … sustainable elements (e.g., water catchment, renewable energy, district heating, food growing, waste recycling, transportation, etc.) into a whole system that operates efficiently so that the number of inputs are minimized but outputs attained are maximized. The goal is to create an ecosystem that provides as many useful products and functions out of the system as the designer's abilities allow while healing the planet.

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Many see that the time for deep changes is at hand! Urgency must now be bundled with resiliency as we shift from Earth-based energy sources to human-engineered ones like swales, peddles and myths.

What are the implications of a global shift from consumers to sharers?

Who is the wolf?

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“Think of California as the planet in microcosm. Mankind came to this Eden, settled it and ravaged its rivers, soiled its skies and eventually transformed it into a furnace. We’ll need drought-resistant plants and lots of sunscreen to survive our purgatory. Unfortunately, there’s plenty of evidence here that we haven’t yet learned the lesson of the biblical parable in which we’re living.”

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