Scotty and his wife and partner Stacy Pettigrew are creating the Radix Center in one of the city's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. It will show people of all ages how to use a variety of appropriate technologies to replace petroleum use, gain more control of their food and water, and reduce pollution. The goal is ecological and social regeneration at a human scale.
They believe that we must develop resilient local communities, where people have survival skills and social support systems to deal with an unpredictable future.
With the threat of "the twin hydrocarbon evils of climate change and energy depletion" as well as "environmental degradation and economic uncertainty," he feels that our only reasonable option is making a rapid transition to a more sustainable society.
Let's start now, he urges. "When we're not under stress, we make better decisions."
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