This is an excerpt from the Bioneers website info on the one day Resilient Community Intensive which includes the agenda:
WHERE’S THE HEAT?
I recently caught a PBS news piece on a Northwestern Native American community that was engaged in looking at the future of the natural systems that were at the heart of their physical, social, and spiritual well-being. The salmon fishery and the impact of global warming and sea level rise on tribal lands were of major concern.
This is a Ted Talk in 2010 by David Cameron, then leader of the Conservative Party in Britain, and now Prime Minister. He maintains that the traditional reliance on money, and government spending in particular, as the primary source of maintaining our quality of life is a thing of the past. To make his point he starts with a "Public Debt Meter" which shows public debt at roughly the $62 Trillion level, and increasing each second. As a related matter he believes that Gross Domestic Product is no longer a proper measurement of the well being of civic society. He says w
This is a link and excerpt from the Institute for Local Government's website article on three public engagement orientations. The Institute has launched a sustainability learning center and the website is an excellent resource for local activists.
3. Local Agency Public Engagement: A Sustaining Orientation