Keyword: community

    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
    The Great Neighborhood Book

    The Great Neighborhood Book

    A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Placemaking

    Abandoned lots and litter-strewn pathways, or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers? Graffiti-marked walls and desolate bus stops, or shady refuges and comfortable seating? What transforms a dingy, inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering …

    related subjects: Conscious Community
    Finding Community

    Finding Community

    How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community

    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 …

    related subjects: Conscious Community
    Slow is Beautiful

    Slow is Beautiful

    New Visions of Community, Leisure, and Joie de Vivre

    We're hammered, we're slammed, we're out of control. Happiness is on the decline in the most affluent country in the world and Americans are troubled by the destructiveness of a lifestyle devoted to money and status. Yet no-one seems to have a clue …

    related subjects: Conscious Community
    Ecovillages

    Ecovillages

    A Practical Guide to Sustainable Communities

    Ecovillages have arisen around the world in response to the social fragmentation of modern life and its alienation from nature. They provide a variety of ways of living in community with others and with nature and are linked worldwide through the …

    related subjects: Conscious Community
    EcoVillage at Ithaca

    EcoVillage at Ithaca

    Pioneering a Sustainable Culture

    In a world filled with stories of environmental devastation and social dysfunction, EcoVillage at Ithaca is a refreshing and hopeful look at a modern-day village that is taking an integrated approach to addressing these problems.

    This book tells the …

    related subjects: Conscious Community
    The Natural Step for Communities

    The Natural Step for Communities

    How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices

    Sustainability may seem like one more buzzword, and cities and towns like the last places to change, but The Natural Step for Communities provides inspiring examples of communities that have made dramatic changes toward sustainability, and explains …

    related subjects: New Economies