During the spring of 2010, two independent groups of people were discussing ways to promote more sustainable living patterns for themselves and others throughout the region who might also have such desires. A mutual friend suggested the two groups get together at the upcoming Earth Day fair, hosted by those on the Cahuilla Reservation. That meeting led to future disucussions and the merger between the two groups, then known as Sustainable Anza-Aguanga. One group initially came from the perspective of investigating the Transition Town model, originating in Totnes, UK. The other group had attended the "Awakening the Dreamer" symposium, developed through The Pachamana Alliance. The first offered the practical tools for building a sustainable community. The latter created the emotional and spiritual impetus for implementing the former, thus creating a balanced and solid platform for the new grassroots organization.
Early in their reorganization, it was decided that the original name excluded many of the regional communities and the group wanted to provide resources for a larger area. Therefore, after much consideration, the name was changed to Mountain Communities of Resilience.
M-COR is a collaborative movement to build community resilience by engaging the wisdom
of individuals and organizations to meet economic, resource, and environmental challenges.
We aim to spark a sustainable re-localization renaissance to implement positive visions that nourish our communities, our local economies, our families, and our environment.
M-COR Projects & Groups
There are both projects and groups forming at M-COR. The primary difference is that projects are more focused where Groups may contain several related projects within them. A list of our current projects and groups are listed to the right and will be updated periodically. For more information, call and leave a message at (951) 708-0411 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To post your event on our calendar and for more information about
Mountain Communities of Resilience
, please email Annika