In January 2011, Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy studies, gave a presentation at the First Parish Church of Newbury, sharing a new idea about small groups of people gathering together to share their stories and concerns about economic and ecological challenges.
Two such groups have formed in Newburyport since his visit and participants have found that it is a place where they can talk openly about these challenges and fears. The groups explore a new kind of security based in mutual aid and community support, and help build an economy that’s fair and in harmony with the earth.
A new group will be forming this fall. If you are interested in learning more about resilience circles visit localcircles.org. If you are interested in participating in a Newburyport area resilience circle please email Conrad Willeman firstname.lastname@example.org.