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In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
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Fulton, Missouri (US)
Please tell us which areas of Transition interest you. For example: growing more food/urban agriculture, relocalizing our economy/local currency, Permaculture, transit, energy efficient buildings, the arts, urban homesteading, preserving seed diversity, placemaking, potlucks, outreach, organizing events, community-building, having fun while saving the world, or...
I'm the Resource Coordinator for The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative, at The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research for critical challenge alerts, and support for collaborative problem solving initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation.
There's a saying that "Transition is not a spectator sport". It's true! Village Vancouver runs on people power, and engaging in activities and projects together helps us accomplish more. Which groups, networks, neighbourhood villages, or projects do you think you might be interested in getting involved with? And what knowledge, skills, resources or other assets can you bring to the mix? (Don't be bashful!)
The CPCS Initiative has provided many unprecedented challenge alerts on the Climate Emergency, and also on many other challenges [see 19 point list (“Why 100% ASAP?) in Section II of “Brainstorming 100% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions ASAP Campaign”—(a key document which also includes a 616 list of organizations and institutions as first calls for 5-10 page overviews on how to reduce GHG Emissions by 100% ASAP)].

We need to encourage as many people as possible to be thinking--and thinking to the point of brainstorming--about how we will decrease emissions by 100% ASAP. Asking thousands of positive tipping point related organizations and institutions for 5-10 page overviews on how to achieve 100% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions ASAP—

1) makes available all the key emission reduction pathways in a form most people can read--from powering the grid with solar and wind (instead of fossil fuels) to reducing energy use in our everyday lives
2) provides a clear visualization of transformations needed in every aspect of our lives—since different organizations will focus on the priorities in their fields of activity
3) provides the equivalent of a needs assessment for local communities, of the kind which precedes Community Visioning (Ex: “Chattanooga: A Community with a Vision” 13 minute documentary

Key Documents:
--> "We interrupt this broadcast...." Climate Emergency Action Op-Ed and related outreach to universities and colleges (student newspapers, offices of sustainability, civic engagement) and associated local newspapers. (see homepage of for other key related links.

1) “Accelerating Climate Emergency Action (in all aspects of society)” (5 pages; July, 2019) A summary of the “Brainstorming” piece below, done with five text boxes being used for “Brainstorming” outreach on Twitter
2) “Brainstorming 100% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions ASAP Campaign” (157 pages; May-June, 2019) Includes sections on how the campaign works, Community Visioning, and “An Appeal to Those Inclined to Religious and Spiritual Beliefs”
3) “Harvest Song” (78 pages; Nov.-Dec, 2018) Much evidence identifying challenges and supporting solutions, in very accessible format (many tweets, with key excerpts from source articles)
4) “Growing Wisdom and Compassion in Small Communities (13 Steps)”
New title for “13 Steps for Long Term Culture Change” (78 pages; May, 2017)—the steps are overviews of ways to integrate wisdom and compassion into the everyday circumstances of community life. Includes “30 Propositions and Premises which make up The CPCS Initiative” in Appendix
5) “Recalibrating Our Moral Compasses: to resolve unprecedented challenges and discover our collective spiritual heritage” (85 pages; June, 2015, updated July, 2016) Includes 10 point outline of the most critical challenges of our time (with evidence excerpted from longer CPCS Initiative documents), and an 18 page section on “Establishing cultural traditions (collaborative problem solving and community education initiatives) to resolve even the most profound challenges, and to discover our collective spiritual destiny
What would you like to see improved in Vancouver or in your community regarding sustainability or resiliency? Do you have an idea for a new Transition project or activity?
I would very much like to partner with universities and colleges to carry out the Brainstorming 100% ASAP Campaign, and then move on to using 100-150 of the best 5-10 page overviews (above) to go forward with local preliminary surveys of 150 key leaders locally (asking for challenges and solutions with reference to 5-10 page overviews on what we need ASAP). The responses to such prelminary surveys will assist with residents understanding the need for Community Visioning, supported by many Neighborhood Learning Centers. I'm looking for people who believe this kind of collaborative problem solving is necessary, and so let's move on it.
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Stefan Pasti's Blog

Accelerating Climate Emergency Action (in all aspects of society)

Posted on July 10, 2019 at 7:38pm 0 Comments

The following passages are from five text boxes this writer included with tweets on the Twitter Platform, as outreach and sharing related to the paper “Brainstorming 100% Reduction in GHG Emissions ASAP Campaign” (157 pages; June, 2019)( ).  [Note:  This paper is a major…


13 Steps for Long Term Culture Change

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 3:31pm 0 Comments

The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative ( ) provides research and analysis for critical challenge alerts, and research and support for collaborative problem solving and community education initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation, and accelerate solution-oriented activity.



Unprecedented Challenges Ahead—November, 2015

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 9:02am 0 Comments

Key quote: “We are far from having the kind of widespread public discourse we will need to fully understand the implications of the challenges ahead—and to plan accordingly so our collaborative problem solving and community education efforts do not fall short at this critical time.”

Do we fully understand the implications of the challenges ahead?

The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research and analysis for critical challenge alerts,…


World at a Turning Point: UN, Red Cross: unprecedented joint warning--impact of conflicts on civilians

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments


On October 30, 2015, a joint news conference was held by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer on the subject of the unprecedented impacts of conflicts on civilians.

Below are some of the tweets I’ve made to highlight some of their comments—and links to three sources of those comments.

The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural…


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