Think Resilience


We live in a time of tremendous political, environmental, and economic upheaval with many of us wondering, “But what can I do?”

The Surf Coast Energy Group (SCEG) has invested in an initiative to make this easy for all Surf Coast Shire and Greater Geelong residents. Sign up today to receive directly to your phone the acclaimed Think Resilience program.

Think Resilience introduces you to a SYSTEMS approach to problem solving that delivers better outcomes for the environment, liveability and our local economy.

Over a 12 week period you will receive 22 short easy to understand videos via SMS.


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About Think Resilience

Developed by the Post Carbon Institute (PCI), Think Resilience consists of 22 short videos, (between 7 and 15 minutes long), and explores the interrelated crises of the 21st century, and what we as citizens, students, and community leaders can do to respond to them.

Presented by Richard Heinberg in a simple and straightforward manner Think Resilience will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues we face, introduce you to systems thinking and resilience science, and give you concrete ideas and strategies for how to engage in building the resilience of your own community.


Image: Richard Heinberg, one of the world’s leading experts on the urgency and challenges of moving society away from fossil fuels.

Current situation in Surf Coast Shire

Many planning issues are coming into play that will greatly influence the future direction of Torquay and the Surf Coast shire municipality. Therefore, focus for Community Action should be:

  • Community Resilience Assessment to ascertain the Surf Coast’s position in relation to the E4 crisis (ecological, energy, economic, equity), plus vulnerabilities for fuel, energy, water, food, sanitation, and medication during times of crisis.
  • Distinctive Area Landscape process which highlights proposed urban sprawl beyond existing permanent town boundaries, height restrictions of developments plus more.
  • Proposed development of Spring Creek reserve and the subsequent protection this locally iconic green wedge deserves.
  • Closure of the Alcoa Coal Mine in Anglesea and the proposed Eden Project.
  • Potential for large scale community renewable energy project for Anglesea residents.
  • Surf Coast Shire Climate Emergency Declaration and what actions are being taken.

Think Resilience SMS/Video program overview

  • Our Converging Crisis

    Introduction; an overview of the Think Resilience course

  • Energy

  • Population and Consumption

  • Depletion

  • Pollution

  • The Roots and Results of our Crises

    Political and Economic Management

  • Belief Systems

  • Biodiversity

  • Collapse

  • Making Change

    Thinking in Systems

  • Shifting Cultural Stories

  • Culture Change and Neuroscience

  • Resilience Thinking

    What is Resilience

  • Community Resilience in the 21st Century

  • Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience

  • Economy and Society

    How Globalization undermines Resilience

  • Economic Relocalization

  • Social Justice

  • Education

  • Basic Needs and Functions

    Meeting Essential Community Needs

  • Resilience in Major Sectors

  • Review, Assessment and Action

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