Teleseminar: Community Resilience = Emergency Preparedness

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:15pm

Is your community ready for anything? Join this workshop to explore the dynamic intersections between transition, permaculture, and emergency preparedness. Let’s get resilient!


Please note: Time is listed in Pacific Daylight Time. Click on the REGISTRATION LINK for this FREE event.  Once you have registered and received your unique registration PIN, you can check here for more call-in options.

How resilient is your community? How ready are you for the natural and man-made disasters and disruptions that inevitably accompany climate change? Did you know that our work in permaculture, homesteading, and building resilient community is also disaster preparedness work?

Join this vibrant discussion about these overlapping fields, and explore ways of leveraging ‘crisis consciousness’ to enhance your efforts to build truly resilient community in tour Transition Initiative and beyond. Learn how to assemble your own “go bag,” receive great practical resilience and emergency-prep tips that could save lives, and share your wisdom and experience in this interactive workshop, hosted by Nils Palsson of Transition US and Lesley Moore of Transition Berkeley.

Many people — even those who have never heard of permaculture or transition — are interested in building community resilience. They just call it by another name: “emergency preparedness.”

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This interactive workshop will explore the vital relationship between community resilience and emergency preparedness. In it, participants will gain knowledge and information about how to apply the disaster preparedness lens to our work in building resilient community.


In addition to learning practical skills like assembling a “go bag” and creating community emergency response plans, participants will unlock the power of emergency preparation as a great unifier. We “transitioners” can amplify the impact of our work in building resilient community by building a bridge to the extensive, often more mainstream world of people working on disaster preparedness. By applying the emergency-prep lens to our work, we may be able to attract more funding, community partners, and other resources to our movement.


The work of building resilient community is far from academic, and it is not just for people who drive a Prius and wash with Dr. Bronner's soap. This work is urgent, it is timely, and it affects us all. Stepping up our work and widening the circle of resilient community-builders to include a holistic disaster-preparedness framework could mean the difference between life and death.


This teleseminar will be a preview of a workshop that Nils and Lesley will be offering in person at the Transition National Gathering this summer, an even more thorough exploration of the vital intersection between community resilience and emergency preparedness.

Read more on the topic in this recent blog post.



Nils Palsson
(415) 646-5630

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