Our Revitalized Future: Inspiring optimism and confidence in leaders, parents, and children. It's no secret that our cities, nations, and planet have numerous social economic, and environmental problems. What is a secret is the vast amount of successful community revitalization and natural resource restoration that is happening all around the world. Hope is nice, but seldom lasts. Evidence-based optimism, on the other hand, inspires the confidence in the future needed to be a productive, innovative risk-taker. "Re" activities are the key: restoring, redeveloping, renovating, revitalizing, regenerating, remediating, reusing, repurposing, renewing, reconnecting, etc. This applies to our natural, built, and socioeconomic environments equally. "Green" and "sustainable" activities can reduce new damage, waste, and pollution, which is essential. But only "re" activities undo previous damage, and make things dramatically better. Whether your audience simply needs to be inspired--or whether they need specific guidance on tapping these trends to advance their careers, organizations, or communities--this program can be tailored to their needs.