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"Community Resilience IS Emergency Preparedness" with Lesley Moore and Nils Palsson

  • Campus Center, Room 207 1600 Grand Avenue Saint Paul, MN, 55105 United States (map)

Using a Permaculture lens, learn how to integrate emergency preparedness in each zone, from personal and family, to neighbors, block, business, and government. Inclusive planning approaches for all community members' strengths and needs, including specific examples, such as alignment with Transition Streets, will be highlighted.


Lesley Moore

Lesley Moore is a writer, educator, organizer, and artist with fundraising and organizational development expertise. She works with individuals, groups and organizations to design, structure, and resource regenerative right "thrivelihoods" and use of the flow of philanthropy to build community resources. She is the former Development Director of the Watershed Project, a member of the NorCal Resilience Network Steering Committee and Gill Tract Farm, and an advisory board member of the Cob Research Institute. She has an M.B.A. and Masters in Social Work from Columbia University, as well as a background in dance and theatre. She earned her PDC in 2014 from the San Francisco Urban Permaculture Institute and is based in the SF Bay Area.


Nils Palsson

Nils Palsson joined Transition US in 2015 as Communications and Special Projects Coordinator. A peaceful revolutionary his entire adult life, Nils has worked since 2010 on building local resilience as a community organizer with Transition Lake County. Through the California Institute of Integral Studies, Nils completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing & Consciousness and "Medicine Song," an intimate memoir. He is the founder and facilitator of the annual Hands Around Clear Lake healing ceremony and tribal gathering. His passions include peace, justice, integrity, and transformation, and his pursuits include holistic health and yoga, mythology, and shamanism, as well as co-creating systemic change that benefits the whole. Nils lives in Sonoma County with his daughter, Satya Rose.