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Technology, Nature, and Community

Technology, Nature, and Community

How does modern technology affect our ecological and social literacy? Are computers and their kin suppressing or enhancing the awareness, skills, and qualities essential to our nature as humans?More…

Kawsmos: The Unintentional Community

Kawsmos: The Unintentional Community

After 11 years of gathering, a group of Kaw Valley’s cosmic explorers realizes that community has happened to them.More…

Deepening Community: The joy of togetherness

Deepening Community: The joy of togetherness

Community grows when we make time to share our stories, enjoy one another, take care of one another, and work on building a better world together.More…

Community Conversations Campaign: Final Thoughts and Next Steps

Community Conversations Campaign: Final Thoughts and Next Steps

In an age when prioritizing community is itself radical, self-awareness, self-care, and storytelling are essential to deepening our connections.More…

Dancing Rabbit’s Exchange Local Money System: The Promise of Local Currencies and Interest-Free Financing

Dancing Rabbit’s Exchange Local Money System: The Promise of Local Currencies and Interest-Free Financing

Place-specific currencies can provide critical financing to the small businesses that keep local communities connected and thriving.More…

Business. Busy-ness. Coincidence?

Business. Busy-ness. Coincidence?

Improving our relationships to work, money, and entrepreneurship can dramatically enhance our sense of community and quality of life.More…

Digging into Community: A reflection from Tamarack’s 1000 Conversations Initiative

Digging into Community: A reflection from Tamarack’s 1000 Conversations Initiative

Tamarack Institute’s Conversations campaign reveals shifting expectations of community among youth and seniors, varying perspectives on group identity and boundaries, and diverse attitudes toward technology.More…

Opportunity Village Eugene: Pioneering New Solutions for the (Formerly) Homeless

Opportunity Village Eugene: Pioneering New Solutions for the (Formerly) Homeless

An innovative self-governing village lifts spirits while modeling new ways to address homelessness.More…

Margaret and Me: The Iron Lady Becomes an Unexpected Ally

Margaret and Me: The Iron Lady Becomes an Unexpected Ally

A squatters’ housing cooperative activist describes how Margaret Thatcher broke with her image to support an early “occupy” movement.More…

Strangely Warmed

Strangely Warmed

Home-scale geothermal in appropriate conditions promotes both community and energy savings.More…

The Peace Bridge

The Peace Bridge

Tamarack Institute and FIC invite all of us to share our conversations about community.More…

The Veterans Writing Group and the Military Community

The Veterans Writing Group and the Military Community

A group of veterans discovers empowerment, connection, and healing by forming a writing group.More…

The Values of Shared Ownership

The Values of Shared Ownership

Shared ownership—including of real estate—has many practical benefits.More…

Sharing Community Wisdom

Sharing Community Wisdom

Sharing, living close to the earth, honoring the cycles of life, and developing leadership and communication skills are essential parts of a healthy community experience.More…

Expressing Gratitude in Community

Expressing Gratitude in Community

Communities and their members can change and drift apart, but the lessons and tools gained in community endure.More…

Seeking Community

Seeking Community

The Tamarack Institute helps people talk and learn together about the possibilities of community.More…

Being Human

Being Human

A veteran of Washington, DC’s Sojourners Community reflects on wisdom her group gleaned from Central Americans and from one another.More…

Wisdom from Within, Wisdom from Without

Wisdom from Within, Wisdom from Without

Life in and out of community offers valuable lessons about governance, membership, vision, struggles, and deepening connections.More…

Lessons from a Childhood in Maine

Lessons from a Childhood in Maine

In rural Maine in the ’70s, community was everyday reality, and everyone needed help sometimes.More…

Cycling toward Sustainable Community

Cycling toward Sustainable Community

After 6,500 miles of pedaling and 100 community visits, a couple documents the promise of intentional community and cooperative living.More…

Greening Your ’Hood

Greening Your ’Hood

Kibbutzes, ecovillages, cohousing communities, and pocket neighborhoods offer us opportunities to make a new start.More…

Community for a Minute

Community for a Minute

Children in outdoor programs face—and often overcome—three major obstacles to learning and growth.More…

The Sharing Gardens

An innovative approach to collective community gardens nurtures a culture of giving while allowing participants to feed both themselves and those in need.More…

The Lenox Place News

The Lenox Place News

A fifth-grader takes initial steps toward right livelihood by creating a neighborhood newspaper that embodies and helps bring together her local community.More…

The Gift of Compost

The Gift of Compost

To the Compostmeister at a collective house, the cycles of compost embody a new economics that focuses upon human needs and relationships.More…

Which Comes First, My Community or My Career?

Which Comes First, My Community or My Career?

Believing that the next phase in human evolution involves a return to the “local” and to community with neighbors, the author focuses his job search close to home, and includes any useful type of work.More…

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

A collective financial approach that allows individuals to pool their resources in support of favorite projects, crowdfunding both encourages and thrives upon community.More…

Remade in Edinburgh

In Brixton, South London, and Edinburgh, Scotland, right livelihood finds a home in innovative, resource-conserving, grassroots projects.More…

Right Lively ‘Hood

Finding meaningful, socially and ecologically responsible work cannot be done in a vacuum. Right livelihood depends on networks of relationship.More…

A Communitarian Conundrum

Despite widespread desire for community, structural and cultural obstacles to intentional community in the modern world loom large.More…

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