Scott Willis believes in community action. We talk about all the ways the manager of the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust has put that belief into action. Recent successes include the launch of the Blueskin Energy Network that provides a market to encourage small-scale renewable community energy sharing. The completion of the first Climate Safe House was a real milestone on a project to progress new housing models to demonstrate adaptation and innovative ownership options.
The vision is to energise our communities, to be talking about and taking action on the big issues
As I move away from myself, my influence gets less, but the potential sphere impact increases…community is a great scale to affect good change.
Demonstrating what we can do at the flaxroots, we can make change at a different scale
Energy enables us to thrive more than survive, but our profligate consumption has caused the long emergency
We need to engage with the cost of profligate use of energy
We’re democratising our electricity sector
There is always something we can do, but don’t feel burdened to get it right, be humble enough to know we are always learning how to make a difference
Working on solutions makes me happy.
Acting despite uncertainty