Irresistible Community Builders Presents: Chaos Point for Community At Culver Way and Beyond

by Tom & Carol Braford

A few months ago a scientist friend gave me an inspiring book, Chaos Point 2012 and Beyond: Our Choices Between Global Disaster and a Sustainable Planet, by Dr. Ervin Laszlo, a critical systems analyst for the UN, founder of the Club of Budapest and someone who has been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Dr. Laszlo says that we are nearing a chaos point.** He convincingly explains why the choices we make individually and as a society this year and over the next few years will determine whether we doom ourselves and the rest of life on Earth to early extinction or take the critical steps to usher in an age of abundance like the world has never known.

He is optimistic that the latter will be the case as am I, because in spite of all the chaos, we see global community coming together, and I see that happening here in St Louis, too. This cannot happen without community.

As Dr. Laszlo points out, we are in a chaos window where making small projects happen, like the Culver Way Ecovillage here in St Louis that contains the seeds of the new society and includes new ways of thinking and organizing ourselves, could be all that it would take to have the dominoes start falling in a favorable direction.

Likewise failure of the Culver Way project could have an equally devastating effect.

Let us come together now and claim our birthright as a social species capable of consciously choosing to evolve culturally to the next level every time when the chips are down.

Let us start here and now at the Culver Way Ecovillage in St Louis. Join us on Saturday, April 21st for our monthly orientation and tour of the Ecovillage at 11:00, followed by a potluck lunch.

** A chaos point is the critical tipping point in the evolution of a system in which trends that have brought the system to its present state break down and it can no longer return to the prior state or mode of behavior. It is launched irrevocably on a new trajectory that leads either to breakdown or to a breakthrough to a new structure and a new mode of operation.


Tom & Carol Braford