Food, water, energy, shelter—these are the basic things we need to live well. The systems that provide them are as specific to the places where we live as they are vulnerable to global patterns and pressures. In an age of superstorms, financial meltdowns, and giant pipelines cutting through some of the last, best places on earth, it is clear we need a new approach— a new operating system for the 21st century.
At Ecotrust, we believe that approach is found in resilience—the capacity to influence and adapt to change. In everything we do, we work to create systemic responses to systemic challenges—a culture of resilience. A culture that adapts to the ever-changing world around us, inspiring innovation, seeking diversity, and sharing ideas and resources equitably. Building this culture begins at home—in the forests and coasts, cities and communities, mountains and rivers of Salmon Nation. It is a culture that operates at multiple scales from the individual to the community to the regional to the global.
Ecotrust’s programs strive to foster resilience from the ground up in the systems most significant to our wellbeing—food and farms, fisheries, forests, and urban ecosystems. And our approach is designed around what we see as three powerful pathways for change: knowledge, technology, and capital.
2012 Annual Report
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