SUGGESTIONS FOR BUILDING LOCAL COMMUNITY
- Identify a group of people with whom you have similar values, beliefs and spiritual orientations and create group activities and projects to help forge them into a cooperative, self-sufficient, micro-society
- Create cooperative group projects and ventures such as gardening, food production, resource sharing and bartering.
- Make the needs of children and families a priority, for children are the future. Work to stabilize the social environment by making change something fun and exciting. Involve children in practical projects such as gardening.
- Take steps to ensure that you maintain the knowledge of the past and preserve the seeds for future planting. Invest time in educating the future generations. Preserve useful books such as those on medicine, engineering, agriculture, mathematics, and the sciences.
- Use social collaboration and peer pressure to help bring people into your circle. Resist the urge to compete with neighbors or other groups.
- Assess your current situation and try to envision the current level of economic activity extended fifty or a hundred years hence. Remember: rebuilding society is your goal, so invest in cottage industries and infrastructure that can later expand.
- Choose an effective, efficient form of group governance that avoids ideological dogma. Be flexible.