Creating A Life Together

Author: Diana Leafe Christian
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550923161
Size: 71.71 MB
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Everything you need to know to create and manage an intentional community from scratch.

Finding Community

Author: Diana Leafe Christian
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550923834
Size: 17.10 MB
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Finding community is as critical as obtaining food and shelter, since the need to belong is what makes us human. The isolation and loneliness of modern life have led many people to search for deeper connection, which has resulted in a renewed interest in intentional communities. These intentional communities or ecovillages are an appealing choice for like-minded people who seek to create a family-oriented and ecologically sustainable lifestyle—a lifestyle they are unlikely to find anywhere else. However, the notion of an intentional community can still be a tremendous leap for some—deterred perhaps by a misguided vision of eking out a hardscrabble existence with little reward. In fact, successful ecovillages thrive because of the combined skills and resources of their members. Finding Community presents a thorough overview of ecovillages and intentional communities and offers solid advice on how to research thoroughly, visit thoughtfully, evaluate intelligently, and join gracefully. Useful considerations include: • Important questions to ask (of members and of yourself) • Signs of a healthy (and not-so-healthy) community • Cost of joining (and staying) • Common blunders to avoid Finding Community provides intriguing possibilities to readers who are seeking a more cooperative, sustainable, and meaningful life. Diana Leafe Christian is the author of Creating a Life Together and editor of Communities magazine. She lives at Earthhaven Ecovillage in North Carolina.

Intentional Community

Author: Susan Love Brown
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791452219
Size: 60.29 MB
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Uses classical anthropological theory to understand “intentional communities” in the United States.

Creating Cohousing

Author: Kathryn McCamant
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716722
Size: 28.71 MB
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The cohousing ?bible” by the US originators of the concept.


Author: Jonathan Dawson
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603581162
Size: 65.25 MB
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Sustainable Revolution

Author: Juliana Birnbaum
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583946845
Size: 24.74 MB
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Urban gardeners. Native seed-saving collectives. Ecovillage developments. What is the connection between these seemingly disparate groups? The ecological design system of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them into a powerful, potentially revolutionary—or reevolutionary—movement. Permaculture is a philosophy based on common ethics of sustainable cultures throughout history that have designed settlements according to nature's patterns and lived within its bounds. As a movement that has been building momentum for the past 40 years, it now is taking form as a growing network of sites developed with the intention of regenerating local ecologies and economies. Permaculture strategies can be used by individuals, groups, or nations to address basic human needs such as food, water, energy, and housing. As a species, humans are being called forth to evolve, using our collective intelligence to meet the challenges of the future. Yet if we are to survive our collective planetary crisis, we need to revisit history, integrating successful systems from sustainable cultures. To boldly confront our position on the brink of the earth's carrying capacity and make changes that incorporate the wisdom of the past is truly revolutionary. Sustainable Revolution features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and permaculturists such as David Holmgren, Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Starhawk, Erik Assadourian, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Albert Bates, and Geoff Lawton. This beautifully photographed collection of profiles, interviews, and essays features 60 innovative community-based projects in diverse climates across the planet. Edited by anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum Fox and award-winning activist filmmaker Louis Fox, it can be read as an informal ethnography of an international culture that is modeling solutions on the cutting edge of social and environmental change. The research presented in the book frames the permaculture movement as a significant ally to marginalized groups, such as the urban poor and native communities resisting the pressures of globalization. Sustainable Revolution uplifts and inspires with its amazing array of dynamic activists and thriving, vibrant communities. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ecovillage At Ithaca

Author: Liz Walker
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550923070
Size: 10.82 MB
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The compelling story of an internationally recognized example of sustainable development.

Communities Directory 2010

Author: Fellowship for Intentional Community
ISBN: 9780971826458
Size: 75.58 MB
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Up-to-date information on over 1,000 intentional communities in North America, including ecovillages, co-ops, communes, and cohousing projects and 250 communities from around the world, plus detailed cross-reference charts, an index, and maps to help you find the community you are looking for.


Author: Kathryn McCamant
Publisher: McCamant/Durett
Size: 61.56 MB
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A movement that began in Europe has taken hold in North America because it provides some real answers for the increasing number of people who stop to look at where and how they live and at their impact on the environment. Cohousing is a way for a group of people to work together to develop places to live that offer both privacy and community with the values of an old-fashioned neighborhood-safety, independence, mutual concern. Many of these new ventures are up and running and many more are in the planning stages. Delivering more bang for the buck, this innovative approach to housing is challenging the formidable housing problems we face, and it is succeeding.