Perspective At every point, we work to help people gain a wider and deeper perspective allowing them to see beyond the moment of crisis to the possibilities. This allows them to begin to see the commonalities with other people instead of the differences our culture teaches us to focus on.
Unlearning/Learning We are all a product of our cultural indoctrination and need to unlearn some key programming in order to take in the new information required to question, see, connect and communicate, creating the furrows in which a grassroots community building effort can grow.
Together We are taught from early on that we are alone, and to a great degree we are, but not as alone as our cultural programming leads us to believe. Our culture is a construct that has been programmed for centuries to favor the few. Together we can reprogram it to favor humanity as a whole. First we must relearn how to be together. United we Stand, Divided we Fall ~Aesop
Tipping Points The point in which social change occurs is when approximately 20% of the people are already engaged in the practice. Government normalizes the behavior when somewhere between 60% and 75% are engaging in the behavior.
That said, if you want significant social change to happen in a limited timeframe, you need to convince 20% of the people to engage in the process...
Of course the wheels come off when you are thinking in terms of global scales although it is very effective on local levels.
Changes proposed by the Kitsap Resiliency Project can, over time, be adopted on a global scale but need to succeed on a local level and be based on commonalities and values that are easily agreed upon.
We focus on the development of community resilience, which are the basics of food security, communication, neighborhood support, water, and power. The real winner that gets folks on board are the jobs and local industry developed along the way. The final factor is time; this does not happen overnight... the Kitsap Resiliency Project is a decade long effort.
There are twelve stamps currently made for your journey:
Shockwave: Understanding the needs can help drive the process, learning the benefits and more so!
Workshops 1-3: A history of our culture and how we got where we are; we feel it is important to understand this in order to have context.
Workshops 4-5: Unlearning and critical thinking, learning to ask the next question.
Workshops 6-8: Fundamentals of humanity, understanding what being human means, humans are far more in every way than we generally believe them to be.
Workshops 9-12: Relationships, community and grassroots; organizing, finding common ground, core values, skill development and building your network.
CERT training: Going through Citizen Emergency Response Team training is a good way to get an overview of what disaster response will look like.
Subscribe: By now you have a good foundation to drive the needed changes, starting with your neighborhood. We want you to commit to our continued ability to provide these services by subscribing to Patreon.
Host: Host an outreach event and introduce your connections to what we are doing.
Project Driver: Whether it is one of the projects recognized by the Kitsap Resiliency Project, or one you conceive, drive a project that will lead to a more resilient outcome.
Map your Neighborhood (MYN): The core of growing this project and connecting the dots is to start by mapping your neighborhood beginning with the Washington State process and taking it to the next level with the Kitsap Resiliency Project Guidelines.
Bring 10: Bring 10 people into the project
Become a Trainer
There are sixteen boxes for stamps in this version of the Passport. This is because we expect people to come up with things we did not think of as we move forward.
Invest in yourself, your family and your community, donate today and get involved in developing resilience and self reliance!