Saturday, October 4, 2008

Dimitry Orlov: Reinventing Collapse

If you have been following this blog over the past year, you would have received my dire warnings about our financial system and the unsustainable nature of our country. In the last 6months after I realized it was all inevitable, I have been making a conscious effort to focus on the positive solutions that we can make in our own lives. However, since I have been receiving and reading and hearing many panic stricken messages lately, especially about news about our government, I wanted to post these articles about what happened in USSR back in the 1980s.

Dimitry Orlov lived through the collapse of the USSR and has his wisdom to share. Most notably I learned from his experience about how it is important to stay calm and ignore what is going on at the federal level. We must be productive with our use of time by putting our efforts into what we can do in our local communities. It is very important we stay positive through these great times of uncertainty and put our focus upon what we do want!

It is time to build the foundation for sustainability. This means local currency, local food, local energy, local music, local government, local everything! Learn permaculture and start saving your seeds, plant seeds everywhere there is water or access to a drip-line, check out guerilla gardening. Learn how to capture rainwater and design your gardens to capture their own water to store it in the soil below. Learn as much as you can! :) (I suggest you spend some time on the history of blog posts here and please sign up for email updates!)

I have read the above three articles, but I have not read his book called "Reinventing Collapse", which may be worth checking out.

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