Daily Acts’ vision of a Resilient Home is resource saving, waste reducing, food producing, pollution preventing, health giving, and regenerative sanctuary for its inhabitants. A resilient home nourishes self, family, community, and nature. There are so many bright spots across our communities that are modeling and working towards building a more resilient world one homestead at a time. Access to the information, skills and tools to create a resilient home should be available to all regardless of whether you rent or own your home, are living in an apartment, mobile home or a single-family home with a garden, or are low-income, middle-income or living in abundance. In order to connect the dots and create a more holistic and integrated movement, it is important to provide access to these places and the models and resources they have available.
To that end, the overarching goal of our Resilient Homes and Hubs program is to support and facilitate the evolution of the existing informal network of resilient hubs and homes within Sonoma County into a more formalized Community Resilience Network, with local Guilds being established in each city. The purpose of this approach is to greatly accelerate the education, engagement, and empowerment of our communities by highlighting what is working right now, in order to grow more of it and by building bridges across difference because we need to engage the full wisdom of our community to innovate and address critical and complex environmental and social crises.
Our five year goal is to create a tipping point towards rich and resilient homes, neighborhoods and communities by connecting the people with the resources needed to support this growth. By offering low-tech, low-cost, people powered solutions to the everyday challenges facing our planet we want to educate and engage 60,000 Sonoma County residents, connect 100 community based hubs and 50 households, and ensure that there is a Resilient Home on every block!
Will you join us?
Register your Resilient Homes actions here!
All Resilient Homes will have the opportunity to participate in the following:
- Quarterly gatherings with other Resilient Homes
- Resources & How-to-kits
- Some sites featured in website profiles
- Lawn signs depicting home features
- Training’s on how to host, present & engage
A Resilient Home may model the following features and practices and of course always has room to grow!
- Food, Medicine & Habitat Production
- Energy Conservation
- Waste Reduction
- Community Building
- Rainwater Harvesting & Greywater Re-use