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Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. He has written 20 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn). Most recently, he organized the all-volunteer community project, The Carbon Almanac.By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world. He addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:The Carbon Almanac project and book, is “a powerful tool to help us create change, right here and right now”That humanity finds ways to solve problems and live with situations, and perseverance is our best (and only) optionThat we're not just in the audience; we're participants with powerThe Rogers Curve of idea adoption and how it applies to activismThat systemic change will come not from solo personal action, but from organizing groups toward common goalsResourcesBook: The Carbon Almanac: It's Not Too Late (2022) thecarbonalmanac.orgConnect with Seth GodinWebsite: sethgodin.comTwitter: twitter.com/thisissethsblog Facebook: facebook.com/sethgodinSupport the show
Please check out our newest podcast, Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival featuring Richard Heinberg. How have humans become powerful enough to disrupt the world's climate, trigger the sixth mass extinction, and cause serious harm to the biosphere? And with all the abilities and technologies we've accrued, why do we so often oppress instead of uplift one another? Join us as we explore the hidden driver behind the converging crises of the 21st century. It all comes down to power - our pursuit of it, overuse of it, and abuse of it. Learn how different forms of power arose, what they mean for us today, and why giving up power just might save us.Support the show
Bonus episode: With the recent passing of Hazel Henderson, Vicki Robin revisits her April 2020 interview with Hazel as part of her CoVida Conversation series. This earlier series inspired the What Could Possibly Go Right? podcast.Hazel Henderson (1933-2022), D.Sc. Hon., FRSA, went virtual (her own words) on May 22, 2022, at the age of 89.  A prolific writer, Henderson authored nine books and hundreds of articles leading to what is now known as sustainability and growing the “green” economy. Henderson is best known as a Lifelong Futurist who 40 years ago forecasted the need for the current transition from the fossil fuel era to the 21st century green economy worldwide in her groundbreaking book, The Politics of the Solar Age, (Doubleday, 1981) which was the lead review in the New York Times Book Review on Sept. 13, 1981.  Her passion for the environment and her grasp of finance led to her creation of the global socially responsible investment industry single handedly. Her accomplishments are valuable and current going forward especially her advocacy to hold polluters accountable to the world’s stakeholders, not just the stockholders.Read the full tribute on Hazel's website at https://hazelhenderson.com/See also Vicki's tribute at https://vickirobin.com/hazel-henderson/Support the show
Douglas Rushkoff makes a third appearance in our series, sharing his latest thoughts on What Could Possibly Go Right? Listen to his previous interviews in episodes 28 and 52.Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. Rushkoff’s work explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and one another. Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, his twenty books include Team Human, based on his podcast. Others include bestsellers Present Shock, Throwing Rocks and the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and Media Virus. He also made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like, The Persuaders, and Merchants of Cool. Before our season break, enjoy this casual chat between Douglas and Vicki which included themes of:Exposing “the false premise of winning at capitalism”Exploring that life often gets better, not worse as we avoid consumerist comfortsRebuilding non-monetary social capital and being careful of the “transactional bias in the way human beings relate to each other”Complete show notes HEREConnect with Douglas RushkoffWebsite: rushkoff.comTwitter: twitter.com/rushkoffFollow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show
Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, is the Executive Director of Climate Emergency Fund. She is a clinical psychologist turned climate activist whose work helps people face the truth of the climate emergency and transform their despair into effective action. She founded and directed The Climate Mobilization from 2014-2020, advocating an all-hands-on-deck, whole society mobilization to protect humanity and the living world from climate catastrophe. She is the Founding Principal of Climate Awakening, a project to unleash the power of climate emotions through scalable small group conversations. She is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth, a radical self-help guide for the climate emergencyShe addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:The need for a widescale consciousness shift to prioritize climate mobilizationThe psychological defenses being used during this climate emergency, such as compartmentalization, wilful ignorance and intellectualizationThe drive to action from the “combination of morality with something new…like enlightened self-interest.”Complete show notes HEREConnect with Margaret Klein SalamonWebsite: https://www.climateemergencyfund.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClimatePsychFollow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show
Betsy Taylor is president of Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions LLC. For over thirty years, she has built a solid reputation as a philanthropic advisor, social change leader, motivational speaker, and problem solver. For the past four years, Betsy has worked to build the field of regenerative agriculture through grant-making, network development, global convenings, and general cheerleading about the potential of our lands to sequester carbon pollution while boosting food security and habitat protection.She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:The increased resilience of healthy soil farms against climate change impactsThe boost to food production and bio-diversity offered through regenerative agriculture practices. “It's phenomenal what the land will do if you just give it a break.”The value in shifting to bio-regional production and supply chainsComplete show notes HERERegister for The Dirt on Soil HEREConnect with Betsy TaylorWebsite: https://www.breakthroughstrategiesandsolutions.com Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show
Helaine Olen is an award-winning opinion writer for the Washington Post Opinion section. An expert on money and society with a deep understanding of public policy, she writes, speaks and consults on issues including Social Security, retirement, healthcare, student loans and women’s financial issues. Helaine has appeared on The Daily Show, Frontline, C-Span, the BBC, MSNBC, All Things Considered, Marketplace and more to share her forward-thinking commentary on politics, economics and consumer and regulatory issues. She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:The “Great Resignation” and Americans’ changing relationship with workThe need to insist on dignity in our working livesThe call “to not confuse your needs, with corporate needs or government needs”The benefits of building better social safety nets and increased government supportComplete show notes HEREConnect with Helaine OlenWebsite: http://helaineolen.com Twitter: twitter.com/helaineolen Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show
Dr. Britt Wray is a Human and Planetary Health Fellow at Stanford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research focuses on the mental health impacts of the ecological crisis. She is the creator of Gen Dread, the weekly newsletter about “staying sane in the climate crisis” and the author of Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis (2022). She has hosted several podcasts, radio & TV programs with the BBC and CBC, and is a TED speaker.She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:The “profound moment of collective wake up” and the eco-anxiety we find ourselves inThe impacts of the climate crisis on young people and their feelings of despair and betrayalThe importance of acceptance and “leaning into that vulnerability and lack of control” for outcomes, while still taking actionComplete show notes HEREConnect with Britt WrayWebsite: www.brittwray.comNewsletter: gendread.substack.com Instagram: instagram.com/gen_dreadTwitter: twitter.com/brittwray Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show
Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a national research and advocacy organization that fights corporate control and works to build thriving, equitable communities. She directs its initiative to decentralize economic power and level the playing field for independent businesses. She has produced many influential reports and articles, designed local and federal policies, and collaborated to build effective coalitions and campaigns.She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:The problems of monopoly power by big corporationsThe positives in the current shifts to reign in of corporate powerThe reimagining of what the economy could be and how it could serve usComplete show notes HEREConnect with Stacy MitchellWebsite: www.ilsr.orgWebsite: www.stacymitchell.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/stacyfmitchellInstagram: www.instagram.com/stacyfmitchellFacebook: www.facebook.com/localselfreliance Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show
Sarah Crowell is a dancer and choreographer who has taught dance, theater, mindfulness and violence prevention for over 35 years. She founded the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, which was the subject of two documentary films, and won the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award. Sarah has facilitated arts integration, violence prevention, cultural humility, and professional development sessions with artists and educators since 2000, both locally and nationally, and is the recipient of many awards including the KPFA Peace award.She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:That choosing to feel joy despite "the world's madness" is an act of revolution and of serviceThe value of providing spaces for young people to be heard and upliftedThe subtle difference between supremacy and hierarchyComplete show notes HEREConnect with Sarah CrowellWebsite: www.destinyarts.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/sarah.crowell.378 Instagram: www.instagram.com/sarahcrowell65Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show
Christina Baldwin is a writer, wanderer, and teacher on the trail of community and story; she is co-founder, with Ann Linnea, of PeerSpirit, Inc. and The Circle Way Process, bringing modern structure and application to the human heritage of circle. Christina is the author of 7 books, including (with Ann) The Circle Way, A Leader in Every Chair; Storycatcher; Life’s Companion; Calling the Circle; and The Seven Whispers, Spiritual Practice for Times Like These. She works cross-culturally and internationally instilling circle process wherever it can flourish and in the Art of Hosting network.She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:The “need for story to survive” and to capture our humannessThat journal writing and archiving allows us to process experiences for greater understandingThe role of story in healing trauma and organizing our insightsComplete show notes HEREConnect with Christina BaldwinWebsite: https://peerspirit.comFollow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
Stephanie Rearick is the Founder and former Co-Director of the Dane County TimeBank (DCTB) – a 2800-member time exchange, and Creative Director of Mutual Aid Networks, a new type of networked cooperative. In addition to her work in timebanking and growing grassroots-up economic and community regeneration, Rearick is co-owner of Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse.She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:That “mutual aid networks are found throughout all living systems”That by contrast, our money system “widens the gap between the haves and have nots, and causes a competitive situation”That systems of mutual aid and care are the key safety nets in times of disaster Complete show notes HEREConnect with Stephanie RearickWebsite: https://www.mutualaidnetwork.orgWebsite: http://stephanierearick.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.rearickTwitter: https://twitter.com/stephanierearic Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
Nate Hagens is the Director of The Institute for the Study of Energy & Our Future (ISEOF), which focuses on educating and preparing society for the coming cultural transition. Allied with leading ecologists, energy experts, politicians, and systems thinkers, ISEOF assembles road-maps and off-ramps for how human societies can adapt to lower throughput lifestyles. Nate holds a Master's Degree in Finance from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont.  He teaches an Honors course, Reality 101, at the University of Minnesota.He addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:Learning how to thrive, think positively, and sharpen your “sword” to be more effective in the things that you care aboutThe importance of coping mechanisms to deal with the frenetic stimulation, stress and worry of our current timesThat we can be examples of people living differently, away from conspicuous consumption and towards a higher standard of ethics, empathy and kindness. “Those people in turn then act as a stabilizing force for the entire community when things get tough.”Complete show notes HEREConnect with Nate HagensWebsite: https://www.thegreatsimplification.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/NJHagens Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
Kristi Nelson, Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, is also the author of Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted. Her life’s work in the non-profit sector has focused on leading, inspiring, and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. Being a long-time stage IV cancer survivor moves her every day to support others in living and loving with great fullness of heart.She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:The place of gratefulness in intersectionality and finding a way through polarizationThat “living gratefully opens us to that granularity”, that makes space for more to be understood, seen, heard, and reckoned withThe relationship between grief and gratefulness “honors and recognizes the beauty and truth of what is being shifted”Complete show notes HEREConnect with Kristi NelsonWebsite: https://kristinelson.net Website: https://gratefulness.orgFollow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
Stephen Dinan is an author, speaker, and the founder and CEO of The Shift Network, an organization that delivers virtual summits, courses, and trainings on spirituality, peace, holistic health, psychology, parenting, enlightened business, shamanism, indigenous wisdom, and sustainability.Stephen helped create and directed the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, and is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders. He is the author of Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All and Radical Spirit.He addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:How small efforts and initiatives inspire others and create a larger scale for changeThe growing mainstream traction of psychedelics will help shift consciousness and generate innovationRecognizing dysfunctional polarization and seeking synthesis that “respects some of the wisdom that might be held on both sides”Complete show notes HEREConnect with Stephen DinanWebsite: https://www.stephendinan.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephenDinan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephendinan Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
Hear from our host Vicki Robin in this solo episode, as she reflects on the themes emerging from “What Could Possibly Go Right?”, including:The challenges of cultural scouting and remaining open to seeing the whole picture within “growing social insanity”The limiting nature of polarized thinking, seeing things in binaries, and overgeneralizationThat navigating this unraveling together requires empathy and “leaning on the insights from all points of view”Local examples of what’s going right, including in food resilience, climate crisis action, and social responsibility within the FIRE communitySupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
Akaya Windwood facilitates transformation. She advises, trains, and consults on how change happens individually, organizationally, and societally. She is on faculty for the Just Economy Institute and is founder of the New Universal, which centers human wisdom in the wisdom of brown womxn. She was President of Rockwood Leadership Institute for many years and directs the Growing Roots Fund, which supports young womxn’s finance and philanthropic learning and leadership based in generosity and interconnectedness. Akaya is deeply committed to working for a fair and equitable global society while infusing a sense of purpose, delight, and wonder into everything we do. She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:The notion of individualistic leadership being a “toxic myth” and that we can’t create change aloneThat aging brings a certain responsibility, to mentor the next generations of leaders and assume that power of eldershipThat acknowledging our individual calling and attending to our particular work will reduce overwhelm as our communities work together on issuesComplete show notes HEREConnect with Akaya WindwoodTwitter: https://twitter.com/AkayaWindwood Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akaya.windwood Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
Peter Lipman is the former (founding) chair of Transition Network and Common Cause Foundation. He also chaired the UK government’s Department for Energy and Climate Change’s Community Energy Contact Group. He’s been a teacher, a co-operative worker, an intellectual property lawyer, and worked at UK charity Sustrans, latterly as external affairs director, before setting up Anthropocene Actions, a community interest company that promotes fair, loving, and ecologically regenerative societies. He addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:That cultural change towards empathy and connection will help address challenges and “be an enormously important part of that having a go, that holding that belief that we can do better”The call to experiment more, “take more risks and be much more loving, and see where it gets us”The need to find peace with paradox; “it's about acting now with urgency… from a place of calm and not seeking to control outputs, outcomes; of kind of going with what emerges”Complete show notes HEREConnect with Peter LipmanWebsite: https://www.anaction.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/peteralipmanFollow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
Helena Norberg-Hodge is a linguist, author, filmmaker, the founder of the international non-profit organization, Local Futures, and the convenor of World Localization Day. A pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social, and ecological well-being for more than thirty years.In addition to authoring her latest book Local is Our Future, Helena produced and co-directed the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness, and is the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh, described as “an inspirational classic”.She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:That localization offers people a better connection with nature and each other; smaller, slower, more satisfying, and human scaleThe call to resist the dominant trend of “top-down pressure towards monoculture, a competitive, ever faster, ever-larger scale global economy”The growth of local food movements, including farmers' markets and small scale agricultureComplete show notes HEREConnect with Helena Norberg-HodgeWebsite: https://www.localfutures.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LocalFutures.TheEconomicsofHappiness Twitter: https://twitter.com/localfutures_ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/localfutures_Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
Sherri Mitchell is the Founding Director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the global protection of Indigenous land and water rights and the preservation of the Indigenous way of life. She was born and raised on the Penobscot Indian reservation (Penawahpskek) and teaches around the world on issues of Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and spiritual change. She is also a co-host of the syndicated radio program Love (and revolution) Radio, an author, and a Post Carbon Institute board member.She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” with thoughts including:The return to the land and reparations movements that are “really about reconnecting to the sources of our survival”That young mentors can facilitate our understanding of “newly emerging language that's helping us identify all of the places where we've been stuck”That binary thinking no longer serves us and “limits us from becoming all of who we have the potential to be”Complete show notes HEREConnect with Sherri MitchellWebsite: https://sacredinstructions.life Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions Follow WCPGR/ResilienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildresilience​Twitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilience​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceSupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
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