How Can We Support Each Other?

Particularly in the United States—the land of rugged individualism—we like to think we're independent and capable. But the truth is, we need each other. Not only in times of fires or other catastrophes, but each day as we face the world and what is happening in it. How strong are the communities you find yourself in? How can we better support each other in finding and sustaining resilience, hope and courage for ourselves and our communities? Can we look to the wisdom of forest communities to better understand interdependence and co-creation?

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