These steps toward sustainable living and local ecological resilience come in the form of creative adaptations in a number of different spheres:
Transportation: bikes, carpools, and buses that run on clean energy.
Food: locally grown and consumed in season and without waste.
Speaking of waste: recycling, repairing, and the new trend of business waste exchange.
Psychology: support, training, and discussions to help people change their mindsets.
Economics: supporting local businesses, using complementary currencies.
Energy Descent Action Plans: to reduce the use of fossil fuels.
The truth is that
“There is no cavalry coming to the rescue,”
“But what happens when ordinary people decide that they are the cavalry?
Between the things we can do as individuals, and the things government and business can do to respond to the challenges of our times, lies a great untapped potential. It’s about what you can create with the help of the people who live in your street, your neighbourhood, your town. If enough people do it, it can lead to real impact, to real jobs and real transformation of the places we live, and beyond.”