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Urban-rural and youth-elder divisions in society characterize a number of the most troublesome challenges to having a sturdy dialog about find out how to scale back emissions and waste, what we worth as a society, and the trail to a sustainable, carbon-neutral society. A simply future shall 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 Vision and Practice for Urban-Rural Reconnection, discusses find out how to restore social connections. Richard is the co-founder of Crescent City Farmers Market in New Orleans and was a part of the management of Slow 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 folks 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 can be taught extra about Richard and Kuni at thinklikepirates.com. Kuni, A Japanese Vision and Practice for Urban-Rural Reconnection is accessible from Amazon, Powell’s Books, and native bookstores.
This podcast initially aired on January 20, 2023.