local relationships built on common ideas
From Permaculture Principles:
Principle 5: Use & value renewable resources & services
Principle 2: Catch and store energy
By developing systems that collect resources when they are abundant, we can use them in times of need.
WiserEarth promotes social change by empowering the largest and fastest growing movement in the world—the hundreds of thousands of organizations within civil society that address social justice, poverty, and the environment. WiserEarth is a commercial free, community-editable site that provides tools to help these organizations find each other, collaborate, share resources and build alliances.
From the Planning Tool Exchange
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a community process and methodology focused on positive change and identifying community assets. AI can be adapted for use in a wide range of community events, projects, and long-term planning processes.
From Reliable Prosperity:
Principle 3: Obtain a yield
Ensure that you are getting truly useful rewards as part of the work that you are doing.
From the Transition Network ingredients