The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children - Bill Mollison.
Are the systems which we currently rely on in the richest countries in the world really securing our future? Environmental change, technological dependence, highly interlinked networks, masses of people who will not be resilient if parts of our wealthy systems collapse - water, electric, public health care, internet services, food system failure. Everyday millions of £ and a huge workforce attempt to upgrade and fix a system that is already broken. I live with a fear of not being resilient enough to withstand the stresses that a collapse in a system may bring.
There has been a huge drive in me to learn survival skills, utilise botanicals, gather and hunt my own food, find natural clean water sources, reclaim my health, grow more produce, find land, integrate within networks of people, participate in community organisation, and ultimately create my own system. More importantly to then share these ideas and skills for free.
I have always been a systems thinker and when I first came across #Permaculture
it really opened my eyes to how we can build resilient futures for humanity. We can build strong communities, resilient people, and implement systems that care for the Earth, care for the people, giving all a fair share.
I am thankful for living in a country currently free from war and dictatorship, where speech is free, public health care is provided, and I do not have to flee across the world in order to save my life or my family. But we must not ignore that many of us currently live in ignorance to the very real threat that things will change.
So.. how resilient is the system which you currently live in? How resilient are you? How can we help make our communities more resilient? How will you act now? ✨