It’s the end of the week and now it’s over to you.
Having left the rat race a year ago, I’ve been fascinated and almost overwhelmed by the level of will and desire to address social injustice and environmental problems. There is a growing discontent with current political processes and social institutions, which displays itself in many ways, not least in the recent outcomes of the US election and the UK referendum. Communities are acting creatively to regain sovereign control over what happens to their lives, their resources and the future of their locale.
To end the week, today’s challenge is to audit community action in your area. When you’ve got a list together, help to spread the word about what is happening and how they can get involved. Let them know they are not alone and things can change.
Food assemblies are created by a voluntary host who audits food that is produced within a given local radius. Customers purchase food online, then go to a designated point, once a week, to collect their purchases. It’s a way to support the local economy and reduce the carbon footprint of the neighbourhood. To find or host an assembly where you live, follow this link.
Next week’s theme: Consumption