Mission To engage communities; build partnerships and provide guidance toward creating a grassroots movement and local leadership that will lead to the communities becoming vibrant, thriving, and resilient!
Summary 2021 While we have had many of the pieces to the edge of this puzzle, it was not until 2021 that so many came together and the path toward the goal became so clear. The following is our best attempt at sharing the progress of the organization (Resilient Ecosystems), the progress on the Kitsap Resiliency Project, and the reasons, goals and outcomes we seek by doing this. We see this as a journey, and the road-trip is better with company, lets take this one together.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” ~Lao Tzu Things need to change and that is frightening and overwhelming! What if we could start a process of building community, capacity, and resilience, begin meeting local needs and create a model that can grow and help other communities meet their needs in similar ways? What if every step was designed to be assessed by the community and was designed with input from the community? What if the community provided the human resources and the political muscle to drive needed change? What would that look like? These are the things that the Kitsap Resiliency Project seeks to develop, a humancentric approach to developing community resilience lays the foundation of change for a humancentric future. We have no secular or political agenda, the focus is on developing connected, informed, and engaged communities, the rest takes care of itself. Beyond all of the so-called causes of our divisiveness is an underlying human set of needs, or commonality of values. If we base our future on those, what would it look like? This report will cover a lot of ground, seeking to answer core questions in enough detail to understand why this is necessary, how things fit together, why it works and what the outcomes are. Please take the time and read it, since no summary can possibly provide that kind of context. The Core Questions
Why is this necessary?
What is wrong with the cultural framework we have?
Why will this work?
How does it work?
How would this last?
Suffice it to say that nothing we could put here will provide the comprehension, context or depth necessary for even moderate understanding. If you are interested in the answers to this question, take the thirty minutes and read the report. Key Concepts introduced:
Our Cultural Framework as an Organic Artificial Intelligence (OAI) system that is programmed by those with understanding and will.
Defining our current culture as a disease that has many symptoms, racism, inequality, divisiveness, poverty, homelessness, etc., that we spend time and resources on, as if the symptoms were the actual problem. The cure is reprogramming the OAI for different, humancentric outcomes.
Finding the commonality we share as humans, beyond the secular, the political, the gender, and race class labels that we and others use to define others and ourselves.
Tipping points and how we need to find the 20% that will drive change.
Finally, how “We the People” should be the calling we all follow into our shared humancentric future, starting with neighborhoods.
The Kitsap Resiliency Project changes thinking, perspective, and how we relate to each other. It also challenges the norms we have accepted and starts discussions on how to create a better place for us humans to live together! To quote Bill & Ted: “Be excellent to each other and party on dudes”, or just be a good human being!