City-rural and youth-elder divisions in society characterize a few of the most troublesome challenges to having a strong dialog about cut back emissions and waste, what we worth as a society, and the trail to a sustainable, carbon-neutral society. A simply future can be codesigned by all of us to some extent, however we have to reconnect to maneuver from division to collaboration. Richard McCarthy, co-author with Tsuyoshi Sekihara of Kuni: A Japanese Imaginative and prescient and Follow for City-Rural Reconnection, discusses restore social connections. Richard is the co-founder of Crescent Metropolis Farmers Market in New Orleans and was a part of the management of Gradual Food USA for a few years.
Kuni is an historical phrase in Japanese which means “a nation” or “a small, impartial historical neighborhood.” Tsuyoshi Sekihara developed the fashionable follow of kuni when he moved to a village after greater than a decade in Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolis. He discovered older individuals dwelling in a dying village with little assist or hope and determined to develop a democratic governance mannequin for constructing urban-rural networks of individuals dedicated to having egalitarian, sustainable relationships with each other and the earth.
You possibly can be taught extra about Richard and Kuni at thinklikepirates.com. Kuni, A Japanese Imaginative and prescient and Follow for City-Rural Reconnection is accessible from Amazon, Powell’s Books, and native bookstores.