Essential principles and practical tools for lasting positive change

Designing a Resilient Community

Designing a Resilient Community

A project-based learning activity in which students assess their community's ability to respond to crises and develop ideas for making it more resilient.

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Thinking Like an Ecosystem

Thinking Like an Ecosystem

Frances Moore Lappé on how cutting one tree is never about just cutting one tree. Every act has multiple effects.

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The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision

The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision

An excerpt from Capra's and Luisi's book, which integrates the ideas, models, and theories underlying the systems view of life into a single coherent framework.

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Eníowkin: What It Means to a Sustainable Community

En'owkin: What It Means to a Sustainable Community

En'owkin, a word that comes from the high language of the Okanagan people, provides a foundation for sustainable living.

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Solving for Pattern

Solving for Pattern

Long-lasting change requires addressing the patterns that connect individual "problems."

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Applying Ecological Principles

Applying Ecological Principles

How can we create communities that are compatible with nature’s processes for sustaining life?

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