In the coming weeks we’ll be developing our resilience projects. For this assignment students, individually and in small teams, will develop skills that could increase their resilience in the face of potential disasters and in the transition toward sustainable & just ways of living on the planet and interacting with one another.
Wild plants for food and medicine – To help jumpstart our ideas for possible projects and learn about some of the plants growing on the Portland State campus, we’ll have a plant walk and talk with Lara Pacheco founder of Seed & Thistle Apothecary.
Other resources for project ideas – Here are some additional web resources that might provide ideas for projects:
- OPB – Unprepared – A site developed by Oregon Public broadcasting (OPB) that provides lost of information related to preparing for the earthquake(s) that are anticipated for the Portland region.
- Resilience.org – Focuses on building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these.
- Cascadia Wild – a Portland-based non-profit dedicated to connecting local people with the local ecosystem.
- PREP (Planning for Resilience & Emergency Preparedness) – provides practical information on getting ready for any potential emergency, from storms and power outages to floods and earthquakes.
- Peakprosperity.com – The “What should I do?” page of Peakprosperity.com provides some starting points for increasing personal and community resilience.
During mentor lab on Tuesday, April 10 each person, or small team, will be asked to describe their resilience project idea as a “comment” to this post. Your description can include links to other websites & sources that you might use to help develop your project.