Watershed Communities

We have the opportunity to rethink the Humans-Nature-Other Humans relationship, and how we form community.  We can begin by identifying the watershed boundaries, and identifying discrete communities within the watershed, calling them “watershed communities.”  If there is not enough critical mass to do so yet, begin with a virtual network of “early adopters” who can form a community and establish new norms of sustainable living, resilience, environmental justice, local livelihood economies, and cultural expressions.  Using voluntary “Green Neighbor Agreements,” people within the watershed community agree to take on sustainable living habits, and hold one another accountable.   Re-imagining what it means to be human, and rethinking the Humans-Nature-Other Humans relationship leads us to a new concept: “Homo Habitatus;” humans adapting sustainably within their ecosystems, and creating a sense of place and identity through their natural and built habitats.  And so it begins….