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Visit Or Volunteer at the Sustainable Kashi Ashram

Visit Or Volunteer at the Sustainable Kashi Ashram

Midway between Miami and Orlando, the Sustainable Kashi Ashram is an interfaith intentional community that combines yoga, meditation, and permaculture projects on 80 acres land on the eastern coast of Florida. Founded in 1976, the community’s teachings are based on Hindu philosophy, but participants of any religion – or none – are welcome to visit andMore…

Spring Sale Just For You!

Spring Sale Just For You!

Community Bookstore Spring Sale Up to half off on Books, Magazines, and Movies! by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Friends across the globe, those of us north of the equator wish you a happy Spring Equinox! Despite the unpredictability of our weather these days, we are nonetheless celebrating a season of new life, reproduction, andMore…

Addressing Climate Change: Two Generations at Heart-Culture Farm Community

Addressing Climate Change: Two Generations at Heart-Culture Farm Community

For the next generation, planting trees, growing food, and living in community are only the start.More…

Joining Community While On Disability

Joining Community While On Disability

This is a guest post by Lily Silver, who blogs at How to Get On, “a guide to Social Security Disability, Medicaid and Home Care for CFS/ME and those who are homebound.” She sent us this article about joining community while on disability, and we thought it would have some useful information for our readers. Please post in theMore…

The Winds Of (Climate) Change Are Blowing

The Winds Of (Climate) Change Are Blowing

The Winds of (Climate) Change are Blowing Ma’ikwe Ludwig, author of Together Resilient Before we knew we needed low-carbon living, the Fellowship for Intentional Community was pioneering what it could look like, in the form of residential intentional communities. Until recently, the main driver for most communities forming wasn’t climate change, it was wanting aMore…

A Q&A With Eris Weaver About Cohousing And Politics

A Q&A With Eris Weaver About Cohousing And Politics

This is an interview with Eris Weaver, a presenter at the National Cohousing Conference in Nashville May 19-21. Eris will be leading several workshops and at the event, including Cohousers in Politics and Let’s Talk About Money. Check out our overview of the event to learn more, and be sure to visit our bookstore if you attend #Coho2017 inMore…

FIC Takes Flight

FIC Takes Flight

FIC Takes Flight! Ma’ikwe Ludwig, Acting Development Director We’ve been talking for a while about FIC taking things to the next level, and this spring we have indeed taken off! Here’s just some of the news, from our fundraising area. Crowdfunding for our Climate Disruption Initiative. There is still another week to support our work More…

Is The Country of Bhutan The World’s Largest Intentional Community?

Is The Country of Bhutan The World’s Largest Intentional Community?

This post is an excerpt from Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Ma’ikwe Ludwig, published by The Fellowship for Intentional Community. Visit our fundraising campaign to learn how you can support the publication of the book and get yourself a copy! **** A group of researchers studying variations in per capita carbon emissions notes that, “MuchMore…

Local Solutions to Global Warming: Paying for Our Carbon Meal

Local Solutions to Global Warming: Paying for Our Carbon Meal

Compared to carbon offsetting, carbon onsetting may be a more effective strategy to build sustainability.More…

These Communities Offer On-Site Permaculture Workshops & Immersion Programs

These Communities Offer On-Site Permaculture Workshops & Immersion Programs

Curious about how you can apply permaculture principles in your community or ecovillage? There’s no better way than to visit a community in person and learn from hands-on workshops and immersion programs. Here are two very different programs – one an affordable “spring break” at a community in Washington state, the other a permaculture designMore…

What Makes a Meeting Work?

What Makes a Meeting Work?

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Good Meetings by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume IV Good Meetings A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $15 in print; $10 in digital The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the creamMore…

Race, Class, Gender and Climate Change: An Excerpt From Together Resilient by Ma’ikwe Ludwig

Race, Class, Gender and Climate Change: An Excerpt From Together Resilient by Ma’ikwe Ludwig

This post is an excerpt from Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Ma’ikwe Ludwig, published by The Fellowship for Intentional Community. Visit our fundraising campaign to learn how you can support the publication of the book and get yourself a copy! **** Climate change is deeply intertwined with race, class and gender. I’d like to focusMore…

Communities magazine Spring issue

Communities magazine Spring issue

Communities Magazine — Spring 2017 Communities and Climate Change Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Our new Communities issue on Communities and Climate Change will be mailed to subscribers on March 6. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy today! Our Spring issue examines how intentionalMore…

An Interview With Alice Alexander About The National Cohousing Conference

An Interview With Alice Alexander About The National Cohousing Conference

This is an interview with Alice Alexander, Executive Director of the Cohousing Association of the United States and co-founder of the Durham Central Park Cohousing Community in North Carolina. She took some time to answer our questions about the National Cohousing Conference in Nashville May 19-21, which the Fellowship for Intentional Community is co-sponsoring. Check out ourMore…

Living Energy Farm:  An Answer for Climate Change

Living Energy Farm: An Answer for Climate Change

A fossil-fuel-free community empowers its members to dramatically reduce their dependence on the corporate economy. More…

Are you part of an impact center?

Are you part of an impact center?

Are you part of an impact center? Looking for a transformational travel experience? NuMundo is an FIC partner organization by Sky Blue, FIC Exec. Director   Do you know of a project that offers sustainable living education and strives to leave a positive impact? Or are you looking for a transformational travel experience at a centerMore…

How to Start A Meal Sharing Co-op: An Excerpt From Together Resilient by Ma’ikwe Ludwig

How to Start A Meal Sharing Co-op: An Excerpt From Together Resilient by Ma’ikwe Ludwig

This post is an excerpt from Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Ma’ikwe Ludwig, published by The Fellowship for Intentional Community. Visit our fundraising campaign to learn how you can support the publication of the book and get yourself a copy! **** Food is one of the true universals: everyone eats. Most of us have familialMore…

Climate Crisis, Dystopia, and Community

Climate Crisis, Dystopia, and Community

From the personal to the global, with hard times undeniable, community may be our life-support.More…

Community as Experiential Laboratory–An Excerpt From Together Resilient by Ma’ikwe Ludwig

Community as Experiential Laboratory–An Excerpt From Together Resilient by Ma’ikwe Ludwig

This post is an excerpt from Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Ma’ikwe Ludwig, published by The Fellowship for Intentional Community. Visit our fundraising campaign to learn how you can support the publication of the book and get yourself a copy! **** The appeal and potential of intentional communities lies largely in one of their fundamentalMore…

We’re in this Together: Climate Disruption

We’re in this Together: Climate Disruption

We’re in this Together: Climate Disruption Initiative Maikwe, for FIC’s Climate Initiative Team Maikwe, Christopher, Chris, Marty and Sky “Is it possible to jettison our current system of exploitation and environmental destruction, and create a new system that is not only sustainable but affords us a comfortable and fulfilling life? The answer is a resoundingMore…

Colonists Wanted: The Story of the Llano del Rio Commune of LA County

Colonists Wanted: The Story of the Llano del Rio Commune of LA County

“Colonists–Wanted,” the ad proclaims. “Llano del Rio, in the Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County, California, needs 900 single men and women and married men and their families. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to solve the problem of unemployment and provide for the future of yourself and children.” It almost sounds like something youMore…

Communities and Climate Change, #174 Contents

Communities and Climate Change, #174 Contents

Our Spring issue examines how intentional communities and other groups are responding to the challenges presented by climate change. Through stories from more than a dozen diverse communities, we learn about steps being taken both to mitigate the intensity of climate disruption and to adapt to its effects. Innovative approaches include carbon onsetting, biochar production and use, personal/spiritual work, strategies for fossil-fuel-freedom, and more.More…

Event season begins with Cohousing and The Farm!

Event season begins with Cohousing and The Farm!

Events Season Begins Two events in partnership with FIC by Sky Blue, FIC Exec. Director Conferences, convergences, and festivals are like temporary intentional communities. People come together, for a shared purpose, with shared values, sharing space for mutual benefit. Events focused on intentional community provide opportunities to both learn about and experience community in aMore…

The Cool Block Program Helps Neighbors Work Together to Fight Climate Change

The Cool Block Program Helps Neighbors Work Together to Fight Climate Change

When we hear the words “intentional community,” we may think of residential communities like back-to-the-land communes and urban housing co-ops. But you don’t have to live in the same house to have a shared vision and make an impact. A non-profit called Cool Block brings entire neighborhoods together to support each other and build community overMore…

Are Seasteading Communities the Next Wave of Sustainable Living?

Are Seasteading Communities the Next Wave of Sustainable Living?

Wayne Adams and Catherine King, two artists living in Tofino, Canada, couldn’t afford to buy a house of their own. Instead, they took their assets offshore — literally — and created a floating paradise off the coast of Vancouver Island called Freedom Cove. For over 20 years, they’ve been living off-grid on this brightly-colored collection of buildings and rafts.More…

Our Next Step: ReInhabiting the Village

Our Next Step: ReInhabiting the Village

Community Bookstore Special ReInhabiting The Village by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager ReInhabiting the Village CoCreating our Future 352 pages; paperback book 110 pages; spiral-bound workbook by Jamaica Stevens ReInhabiting the Village is more than just a book. It is a multimedia social movement that features projects, organizations, and community leaders inspiring us to engageMore…

French Documentary “Tomorrow” Explores Transition Projects All Over the World

French Documentary “Tomorrow” Explores Transition Projects All Over the World

A new documentary made by a French filmmaking duo takes a look at transition projects in Europe and all over the world. Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent set out to find practical solutions to the problems facing our planet. The result, called Tomorrow, tells the story of “pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education” in 10More…

3 reasons to have a Movie Night

3 reasons to have a Movie Night

Community Bookstore Special Have a Movie Night by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager As if we need a reason to call on our companions and snuggle on the couch for a couple of hours, you might need a reminder why a movie night is a great idea.  I’m guessing wherever you live, there are timesMore…

Don’t Miss The National Cohousing Conference May 19-21 in Nashville!

Don’t Miss The National Cohousing Conference May 19-21 in Nashville!

Each year, the Cohousing Association of the United States hosts a national conference for those participating in or interested in the cohousing movement. This year’s conference will take place May 19-21 in Nashville, TN: “The 2017 National Cohousing Conference promises an amazing lineup of offerings, from innovative approaches to developing new and affordable communities, toMore…

Communities magazine issue – Social Permaculture

Communities magazine issue – Social Permaculture

Communities Magazine — Winter 2016 Social Permaculture Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Social Permaculture—Issue #173  Our latest Communities issue on Social Permaculture reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!  Our Winter issue explores both Social Permaculture and the interfaceMore…

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network