About

The New England Resilience & Transition {NERT} Network is a network connecting grassroots groups working on community resilience, Transition, new economy, permaculture, renewable local energy, local food, sustainability, economic and environmental justice initiatives to foster an equitable, inclusive, and thriving world for all.

Our goal is to become a place where groups and networks can inter-connect, where latent alignments can surface, and where collaborative action can emerge for large-scale impact

Our Values:

* Justice
* Equity
* Sustainability
* Subsidiarity
* Community
* Relationships

Our lives are currently lived within a global economic system that is unjust and unsustainable. We are living in, and must respond to, an era of “new normals” caused by climate change and deepening ecological, economic, and political crises.

It is clear that the federal government and the other institutions of the past are incapable of the innovation and adaptation needed to even address the most pressing issues we face. As community groups and regional activists, we need to pioneer our own path and lead by doing.

New England NET

New England NET, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies, has donated staff time to help catalyze the New England Resilience & Transition network.

The Transition Movement

Many of the groups who participate in the New England Resilience & Transition Network are also part of the Transition movement, which “is comprised of vibrant, grassroots community initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis.” Read more about Transition here.

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