Keyword: community

    Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making

    Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making

    The CODM Model for Facilitating Groups to Widespread Agreement

    For any group or organization to function effectively, it must be able to make decisions well. Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making is the first book to offer groups (and group facilitators) a clear and efficient path togenerating widespread agreement …

    related subjects: Progressive Leadership
    Choosing a Sustainable Future

    Choosing a Sustainable Future

    Ideas and Inspiration from Ithaca, NY

    We all want a sustainable future, but what does it look like, and how do we get there? In Ithaca, NY a new culture is blossoming - one that values cooperation, local production, environmental stewardship, social justice andcreativity. Ithaca is …

    related subjects: Conscious Community
    Creating Cohousing

    Creating Cohousing

    Building Sustainable Communities

    A man's home is his castle. But demographic and economic changes haveturned our castles into islands. How can we regain the elements of the traditional village – family, cooperation, community and a sense of belonging – within the context of …

    related subjects: Conscious Community
    The Ecology Of Hope

    The Ecology Of Hope

    Communities Collaborate for Sustainability

    by Ted Bernard & Jora Young
    foreword by Wes Jackson

    The Ecology of Hope is a remarkably upbeat account of a number of communities where collaboration among different factions and interest groups has led to breakthrough consensus on plans for achieving sustainability. The authors reveal the hopeful …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Plan C

    Plan C

    Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change

    Concerns over climate change and energy depletion are increasing exponentially.

    Mainstream solutions still assume a panacea that will cure our climate ills without requiring any serious modification to our way of life.

    Plan C explores the risks …

    related subjects: Resilience
    Small is Possible

    Small is Possible

    Life in a Local Economy

    In an era when incomprehensibly complex issues like Peak Oil and Climate Change dominate headlines, practical solutions at a local level can seem somehow inadequate.

    In response, Lyle Estill's Small is Possible introduces us to "hometown security," …

    related subjects: Resilience
    The Power of Community

    The Power of Community

    How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half and food imports cut by 80 percent, people were desperate. This fascinating and empowering film shows how communities pulled …

    related subjects: Resilience
    Home! A Bioregional Reader

    Home! A Bioregional Reader

    By providing tools to understand the land we live on and the sources of its natural regeneration, the more than 40 contributors to Home! open up new possibilities for the creation of cultures inkeeping with the requirements of the natural world. …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique