Resilience 2:1 was formed by a group of concerned educators and professionals. We recognize that while many people still talk and teach about sustainability the real issue is resilience. We have gone far enough into climate change that cities, regions, nations and the world must adapt to changing ecosystems. Yes, mitigation is still important but adaption is required ultimately for the survival of humans and other species. This shift involves everything we do from what we eat, to what we wear, how we travel to work, shop, live, raise children and educate.
It is a massive change. As educators we are concerned about the communication of the change, the need for shifts in curricula in post-secondary institutions, and the need for new programs to train for the new jobs created by the changes. As professionals we focus on communities, small cities, the landscape and other aspects of our lives involved in the changes required to adapt and be resilient.
As a network we seek to connect with any others who are working on the issues of resilience in southern Ontario. Take a look at the site. It contains information about research projects being done at colleges and universities. You can find out about individual members and their research interests. You can make connections to someone doing work that interests you. You can check out links for further information on resilience and resilience planning.
We hope to expand the network so feel free to contact us if you would like to join. Membership is free but it includes the ability to make connections across institutions, to do research, and to publish initial findings or links to your publications on this site. If you are working on resilience issues whether as an academic, professional, or community member we would love to hear from you, to work with you and to encourage you in your efforts. Join us as we seek to help everyone in southern Ontario and beyond become better at adapting to climate change.