Resilience Action Network

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A Vision for Salem’s Sharing Economy

Elevator Speech An elevator speech is an important tool for project outreach.  It distills what you are doing down into the most important pieces and (hopefully!) puts the most important … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Webinar: Transition Towns and Time Banks

hOur world founding members discuss developing a local economy through time banking: various models, structures, funding mechanisms, how to get it started, some of the challenges and some of the … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Update from

New features in the time banking software we are using! Hi all, We’ve made some updates to the mobile apps. The new app checks for a newer version and the … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Time Bank Education Resource

One of the largest hurdles we must overcome to establish the Time Bank as an important community resource are people’s attitudes, beliefs or lack of knowledge about time banking. For … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Vernacular Economy: A Starting Point and a Goal

In his book Underminers, author Keith Farnish quotes Alastair McIntosh’s book Soil and Soul at length to describe the diversity of a fully-functional community economy, of which barter is just … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Creating Resilient Communities with Permaculture

Background:  This post is a presentation-style introduction to Resilience Action Network’s Cooperative TimeBank project.  The project draws inspiration from hOurWorld’s integration of community self-help cooperatives and time banking in Portland, … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Introducing the Resilience Bank

NOTE:  RAN applied for the 2012 Community Resilience Challenge grant in partnership with Oregon PeaceWorks.  This project gave us the opportunity and push to define a first draft of our … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

What inspires us?

Below is a list of local and non-local resources that have made a definitive contribution in the creation of the Resilience Action Network, including a few hints about where we … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Community Resilience: What, why…and how?

Introduction Up to this point, the purpose of our discussion and outreach has been to develop the scope and focus of the Resilience Action Network (RAN) — its purpose, reason … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

TERMS of appropriate technology

Appropriate technology is a movement, related to but separate from permaculture, that is partially a backlash against the increasing development, prevalence and dependency upon increasingly complex, opaque, ineffective, unreliable, irreparable … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · Leave a comment