At the beginning of 2017, we posted this as our CRCSolutions.org web site: CRCS will be moving in several new directions this year, which we think will be of interest to a wider audience than just those of us interested in financing clean energy. We've been focusing more on communities in the past year, and on the values and vision that led to our mission, to assist local communities and neighborhoods to become more resilient in the face of the widening impacts of a changing climate. We are [Read more...]
What if we could define what the world would look like if it worked? What would it look like for you, for your family, your community, your bioregion, your state, your country, and the world? And how can we then begin to work back from there? More to come...
We've been having a debate recently about whether our initiative should be called "A Possible New Jersey," "A Possible Jersey," or just "Possible Jersey." Each of these appears to have different connotations for different groups of New Jerseyans (and perhaps for others as well). For those familiar with Sustainable Jersey, Possible Jersey sounds like it's a knock-off, and maybe even a rip-off, trading on the name. As it happens, however, we're strong supporters of Sustainable Jersey, and have [Read more...]
We're talking about a transformed New Jersey, where all of us begin to recognize that we are the ones creating the state in which we live. Imagine a state that's increasingly prosperous, increasingly sustainable, socially more just, and still affordable. What it takes, first of all, is being willing to create and give voice to a new possibility — a possibility that is designed to work for all — and is the canvas for a new New Jersey, a New Jersey that is "environmentally sustainable, socially [Read more...]
It's possible to see our Possible Jersey challenge as a game, using Commons Credits and JerseyBucks™ as tokens. These tokens may eventually be able to be exchanged for conventional currency, or for goods and services within the communities that accept them, or may be donated or invested. Of course, it is more than a game. It's a game that's played in the real world, with other people (including people who may fail to recognize it as a game), and with other living beings on the planet [Read more...]