A crash course in changing the world.
(If you don't live in a city, pick a nearby city.)
First, find out the steps your city is already taking to increase its resilience. Most major cities today have websites or online reports dedicated to the topic of urban resilience. Many others smaller cities have web pages dedicated to resilience topics like disaster response, civic engagement, local food supply, or "green" reform.
It might take quite a bit of investigation to dig up your city's best resilience strategies, so here's a hint: Search for the name of your town or city followed by any of these terms: resilience plan, ecodiversity, adaptive capacity, disaster preparation, sustainability strategies, ecoservices, social capital, civic engagement, response diversity. At least one of these searches should yield some interesting results!
Next, pick a few of the most interesting and innovative ideas to share with other city residents.
Share what you know locally: face-to-face, door-to-door, with sign or flyers, on a local website, or at a meetup.
Reach out to at least 3 different people, to help start a chain of information flowing.
If you're feeling especially heroic this week, create video interviews doc**enting how much your neighbors already know — or don't know — about your city's resilience plan.