What is “Community Resilience”?

Posted May 1, 2013

In the coming months, we’ll be looking for input about what defines “community resilience.” What indicators would you use to measure it? How close is your community to achieving it? If you have thoughts about this question, please post them in the comments here, or email

Take the Transition Challenge

Posted May 1, 2013

During the month of May, join thousands of people across the US taking action to rise to the challenge of food, water, and energy independence. Thousands of landscapes and homes will be transformed, retrofitted and revitalized as part of the Transition Challenge. Thousands of us will take to the streets, the garden, schoolyard, home, apartment […]

New Circle Forming in Portland, ME

Posted May 1, 2013

Join us on May 10, 2013 for an Introductory Session! Justice In the Body 47 Portland Street, second floor Portland, ME  04103 Friday May 10th, 2013 from 7pm to 8:30pm Group will choose time/day of the week for seven session program starting sometime in June. I will send an update when that is decided. People […]

“Camp Commons: Building Community Resilience” – An Activist Family Camp, July 7 – July 14

Posted April 30, 2013

Read about Camp Commons 2014 at the New England New Economy Transition Site. —————————————————————————————————————————– Camp Commons 2013: TELLING THE NEW STORY Facing the Future, Building Hope: Concrete Tools for Community Resilience Sunday July 7 through Sunday July 14, 2013 World Fellowship Conference Center White Mountains near Conway, New Hampshire Come for the week! Or come […]

Three Rivers, MI

Posted April 4, 2013

Interested in joining a Resilience Circle? Come find out how you can become part of a growing movement! When: First & Third Thursdays of the month from 6pm to 8pm (New members welcome anytime. Just show up!) Where: Grassroots Solutions, 57239 N. Main Ave #4 (Entrance in rear), Three Rivers, MI 49093 Contact Matthew Mosher for more information, […]

Community Rallies to Support Open-Heart Surgery Patient and Resilience Circle Facilitator

Posted March 21, 2013

Damon Gitelman started one of the first Resilience Circles in the Denver area. He facilitated a group starting in 2010. “I loved the curriculum, and loved the folks,” he says. “We learned so much from each other.” One of the hardest lessons, says Damon, was asking for help. “The mutual aid session [Session 5] was […]