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First Resilience Fair in Carbondale, Illinois
On August 28, TCE together with the City of Carbondale’s Sustainability Commission and the Southern Illinois Cooperative Business Fund provided first Resilience Fair, with education, community conversations, networking and celebration.
All Together Now, Southern Illinois!
A series of events took place in April as part of “All Together Now, Southern Illinois!” Topics included solar, local food and farms, energy efficiency and renewable energy for rural economic development, biochar and our local carbon network.
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Youth Climate Economy Ventures Hub
Create climate ventures for your home, community or school, and help people reduce emissions and get involved.
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Thrive Authentically - 3 Steps
What does it mean to thrive authentically?
We live our purpose and earn a living without destroying the environment and our fellow humans. This pursuit helps us meet all our human needs and wants in a constantly changing world: we expand our understanding of the many forces constantly in motion, in addition to physical and mental health and safety, economic security, and a sense of value and belonging.
The goal of The Climate Economy is to help every individual thrive authentically. At the end of the day, everyone is safe and secure and having all their needs fulfilled. In The Climate Economy, education, entrepreneurship, caring, service, creativity, unlimited energy from the sun and new climate venture creation are the core of all the activities. There are so many opportunities in The Climate Economy to improve on how we get our energy, housing energy, transportation and everything, without causing harmful emission or otherwise harming nature or humanity. Every new creative climate venture can be a business or just a project with friends.
Here are the three steps. You don't have to take them all in any particular order.
Everyone's first priority always has to be their own mental and physical health and safety. We need to have clean air and water, adequate shelter, food, education, healthcare, security and mental health. As we build and protect our comfort zone, we have to ensure that we don't harm others or the environment in doing so. To get started:
Understand and evaluate your personal needs and impact.
Think about the things that you really need to be happy and healthy, and how you can cut unnecessary waste.
Seek out truth in a world of disinformation.
Know your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in a world with a changing climate.
All kinds of jobs are available in The Climate Economy in areas like clean energy, natural conservation and restoration, and the circular economy just to name a few. And we can create new ventures that are good for the climate, economy and humanity based on our expertise and passions. We can all achieve economic security. To get started:
Explore and learn more about what you love, and how it fits in The Climate Economy.
Try things out.
Measure and evaluate.
Specialize and create value in your area of expertise.
3. Participate and share.
Humans need to feel that their lives have meaning and that they personally have value. Belonging and contributing our strengths and experiences to a community is also a basic human need. To get started:
Share and participate.
Contribute your expertise.
The Innovation Section, with keynote and panelists, will wrap up the day's events at The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois - Creating Resilient Business, Jobs and Communities. The cultivation of southern Illinois' rich natural resources and waste streams are...
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Here are some details about the energy panelists and topic areas at the upcoming June 12 event in Carbondale: The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois - Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities. Our energy panel is going to help us look at our current...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Conference and Workshop Coming to Carbondale June 12-13: The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois – Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities
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