Natural disasters affect us all, but take their heaviest toll in the developing world. Response can be worldwide but assistance tends to focus on short-term solutions. Bodhi Garrett of C2C (Change 2 Climate) says the program will address the effects of extreme weather events due to climate change and the long-term adaptation strategies needed for sustainability; connecting the emerging model of decentralized international development/disaster relief to the previously untapped resources of the international business community and growing interest from civil society. Projects will assist culturally and naturally unique communities move from relief to self-reliance through grassroots projects supported by a global support network and media identity. The initial focus will be on South and Southeast Asia beginning in the Philippines.
On a beautiful weekend
in Carmel Valley, California, we came together to reflect on and discuss Change
to Climate (C2C). With the inspiration of invoking
the pause, the schedule of the weekend was a sound interplay of
reflections, meditations, coffee, project visioning, nature walks and
The people involved were Bodhi Garrett, Erik Rogers, Lena Bumiller, Lilia Villa and Meghan Thomas. Together they formed a group of fellow visionaries with different backgrounds and skills, ready to face the challenges of our time.
The mission emerged out
of the inspiration to combine practical local tools with a trans-regional
resilience network and an inclusive movement inviting to adapt together in the
changing world. The mission statement reads as follows:
C2C catalyzes climate
change adaptation in unique bio-regions through access to proven community-based
- flagship project (Moken)
- geographical mapping
- Networking for solutions of sustainable communities in a changing environment
- introducing the disaster app.
Read more about the C2C retreat here.
Read Erik's reflections here.
Read Lena's reflections here.