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Principle 8: Integrate rather than segrgate While we have set ourselves up quite nicely on our small block, it's not enough. There's a lot that you can do to prepare for change, to reduce your overheads and provide for more of your own needs where you live, but if times really do get tough, what happens to everyone else? There's only so many pieces in my pie. What goes down must grow up. Illustration used with permission from Michael Leuing I've been following the work of Nicole Foss on her blog The Automatic Earth for a few years. She's helped me get my head around why another economic crisis is on the way and what we need to do to prepare for it. Realising the scale of change that we confront and the speed at which it will affect us has helped motivate me to raise this awareness in my local community. On hearing of her latest tour I met with the new BEAM committee ( I stepped down as president last month ) to put forward a proposed event. With BEAM'