As Gray-Greens we have perspective on the ways human communities are interdependent with one another, with other species and with the elements that support life. We are called as elders to witness and serve the interdependent webs of life for our benefit and that of future generations, to embrace the movement toward sustainability and community resilience. We appreciate how our lives as elders are enhanced as we find meaning and purpose in co-creating resilient communities in our neighborhoods, in our cities and towns.
This is an exciting time to be alive, to be elder, to be engaged on behalf of the future!
Urban resilience is a rising movement of local communities all around the world. Public, private and non-profit organizations are part of community resilience. For example, since businesses depend on local communities, resources, and infrastructure, regardless of the scope of their markets, they are impacted by extreme weather events, failure of nations to adopt effective responses to climate change, and water crises.
These challenges are recognized as significant private sector risks in the Global Risks Report 2015 from the World Economic Forum.
The resources, drawn from public and non-profit sources, point to community issues in public health, natural resource conservation, urban design, climate literacy and other matters with an eye to accessible engagement for Gray-Greens in community-scale challenges and opportunities. We have many opportunities to be active locally, to make a difference, and to matter to our communities.