Resilient Ecosystems provides you and your community with the tools needed to build capacity and thrive!
What does this mean to your community?
Or perhaps, unlearning would be a better starting point. Words have so much power to shape how we understand, or misunderstand the subject. Education is a loaded word that means so much more than the word itself, depending on your orientation. What our school system does is not education but indoctrination; for more about this read John Taylor Gatto's, Underground History of American Education. What Resilient Ecosystems provides is perspective and some re-education into developing relationships and community. Our process is interactive and group oriented, leading to a solid understanding and shared experience in connecting and developing grassroots efforts. We focus on guiding you into an awareness of your humanity and the humanity of those around you, letting you embrace community in ways you have not before.
Facilitation is the process of bringing a room of strangers who hold a stake in an outcome, each with vastly different approaches and points of view, and guiding them into agreement on a common goal. That goal is then explored, utilizing each diverse point of view and approach to develop a roadmap to achieve the desired outcome. Resilient Ecosystems has interest in the outcomes but holds no stake, making RESECO excellent facilitators.
The foundation for developing resilient communities is you, you and your neighborhood. To build anything lasting you need a good foundation, one built to last. For the change needed to develop resilience and drive necessary change, you need a human movement. The strongest way to lay this foundation is one neighborhood at a time. Engaging neighbors is mutually beneficial efforts and goal setting until they find commonality and become connected and engaged.
When we hear the term Grassroots, we tend to think of political protest or short term social movements. In reality, the Constitution of these United States is based on Grassroots philosophy... "We the People". What is needed now is a concerted grassroots effort with long term goals based on relationship building, agreement, priorities and need.
And then there is the supporting process, the plan, the glue, and the roadmap to make it all work. We tend to think of it like a Jigsaw Puzzle, where we have put together the edges, the framework, and you bring your piece. If we are going to address our human needs, we need to have diverse input from the greater community in all of its various forms. Everyone has a perspective, a skill set, a range of knowledge based on their life experiences. We need these building blocks to create a future where we can work together, support each other, build resilience, community and a world where our children can thrive.
Supporting Resilient Ecosystems is an investment in yourself, your family and your community.
Resilient Communities Thrive!
Resilient Communities Thrive!
Meet & Greets, and events
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Meet & Greets
Every Sunday we meet at Cups Café in downtown Bremerton to answer questions, discuss the project, to share coffee and to make friends.
We have been working on a growing number of neighborhood gardens, food forests, in Bremerton in 2023. This looks to be expanding in 2024. Look for work parties and opportunities to teach or learn about community gardening and neighborhood gardens.
We show up at many local events to host a table. In 2023 we were at the Sustainability Expo in Tacoma, The Kitsap 911 Memorial event, a few Climate Change events, MLK and more.
In 2024 we will be hosting movie nights in conjunction with the West Side Improvement Club, neighborhood block parties, potlucks, and other fun ways to connect, learn, and engage!
Step 1: Become a Neighborhood Ambassador
The Workshops will help you begin your journey toward resilient community!
The Resilient Community Workshop Series is currently paused, look here and on Facebook for dates when it will go live again.
Tipping Points & Puzzle Pieces is a weekly podcast that explores how to connect as humans. It also models the behavior needed to make a real connection and find commonality. The show is live every Wed at 1PM PST on the Conduit Network on You Tube.
Resiliency Rocks is home base for podcasts about resilient communities, thinking , perspective, connection and communication.
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Currently the best place to go to get engaged and learn about the project, events, discussions, goals and objectives.
Group: Resiliency Rocks
Currently, the best place to get engaged in the project!
Podcast page: Tipping Points & Puzzle Pieces is the best place on Facebook to see the podcasts live from both You Tube networks!
Resilient Communities Network
RESECO is in the process of developing a presence on Mighty Networks. It is coming along, but is slow going. Look for updates on the Kitsap Resiliency Project page on Facebook. When complete it will be the one stop to get materials, attend workshops, learn about and post relevant events, hold conversations, explore ideas, and engage with others on the same journey.
Coming soon, targeting March 2024!