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September 17, 2014
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Waking up


My antidote for fear and despair is hope—even if hope is a delusion, even if it may be too late. My hope is that people will continue to wake up and join like-minded neighbors in small acts that can result in big change. Barbara Ehrenreich calls it "civic courage." Here in our dynamic community, you might consider joining a Transition Towns group, or learning about permaculture, or shopping at local businesses, or patronizing farmers markets, going organic, going vegetarian, driving less, talking with neighbors, taking a child on a hike, joining a protest against fossil fuel extraction, writing a letter, donating time or money to a local environmental group, using less energy, wanting fewer material objects...