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Communities Conferences – May & September

Communities Conferences – May & September

Intentional Communities Conferences May & September FIC Co-Sponsored Events Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director The Annual Conference on Community and Sustainability Memorial Day Weekend May 26-28, 2017 at The Farm, Summertown Tennessee This event is right around the corner! We’re going to be there. Are you? Learn more at http://thefarmcommunity.com/conference/ Register at  http://farmcatalog.com/communities_conference.html Discounts available. Camping,More…

People over profit, communities over corporations!

People over profit, communities over corporations!

People Over Profit, Communities Over Corporations! Soon to be posted on the FIC Blog Sky Blue A long-time, low-rent community building in East Oakland could become a giant playground for big tech–or stay an affordable, people-of-color-led social justice center, with your help! This multi-use space includes: The Bikery, part of Cycles of Change, a communityMore…

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Ma’ikwe Ludwig Author and longtime champion of FIC FIC is celebrating this beautiful planet we share for the whole year of 2017! You may have already seen the Spring issue of Communities magazine, Communities and Climate Change. If you haven’t, it’s worth picking up just for the amazing interview with Nikki SilvestriMore…

Think Resilience!

Think Resilience!

Think Resilience! Post Carbon Institute Self-Guided Course Community Bookstore Book Looking for a deep dive into what resilience means for your life and the world around you? The Post Carbon Institute has produced a self-guided course titled Think Resilience: Preparing Communities for the Rest of the 21st Century, which centers around a video series by RichardMore…

4 Reasons to Leap into Spring Sale

4 Reasons to Leap into Spring Sale

4 Reasons to Leap into Spring Sale Community Bookstore Spring Sale Four Reasons To Leap by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager We’re halfway through our spring sale and we still have plenty of books, magazines and movies up to 50% off! These sale prices won’t last so get them while you can. In case youMore…

How we are adapting to climate change

How we are adapting to climate change

Community Bookstore Featured Permaculture And Climate Change Adaptation by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Permaculture and Climate Change Adaptation Inspiring Ecological, Social, Economic and Cultural Responses for Resilience and Transformation 112 pages; paperback; 2016 By Thomas Henfrey & Gil Penha-Lopes $16 “For decades, permaculture practitioners have devised creative responses to changes in local climate conditions.More…

Immerse Yourself In A Permaculture Program At One of These Rural Communities

Immerse Yourself In A Permaculture Program At One of These Rural Communities

Last month, we sent out a newsletter highlighting two permaculture workshops at intentional communities in the U.S. Since then, we’ve heard from many more program leaders who wanted their workshops to be included. We apologize for not featuring more in last month’s newsletter, and decided to revisit the topic this month! Here is a samplingMore…

Climate Change & Community — Spring Issue of Communities

Climate Change & Community — Spring Issue of Communities

Communities Magazine — Spring 2017 Communities and Climate Change Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online including an article by Bill McKibben Communities and Climate Change—Issue #174  Our latest Communities issue on Climate Change and Community reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering aMore…

Inside Cohousing – Open House Day and the National Conference

Inside Cohousing – Open House Day and the National Conference

Inside Cohousing Open House Day & The National Conference The second annual National Cohousing Open House Day will be held Saturday, April 29th. Organized by the Cohousing Association of the US, all kinds of communities are welcome to list events. Click here for a list of participating communities. Click here  pictures and posts from the 2016More…

72 hrs to support Together Resilient and get your name in print!

72 hrs to support Together Resilient and get your name in print!

Support Together Resilient! Do you believe that intentional communities have learned some important things about creating resilience in the face of climate change? Help us spread the word with a new book and speaking tour! Contribute to our crowdfunding campaign by midnight on March 31st and you’ll be added to the list of people thankedMore…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Communities Directory book now cheaper!

Communities Directory book now cheaper!

Community Bookstore Special Communities Directory Price Drop by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Communities Directory print book Over 600 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 August 2016, published by FIC $30―was $35 Wow! The response to our new Communities Directory has been enormous. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for this essential resource weMore…

See What’s Free at FIC Bookstore

See What’s Free at FIC Bookstore

Community Bookstore Feature Free Downloadable Resources at the FIC Bookstore by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Free Downloadables Our primary aim at the FIC Bookstore is to get essential information about community and cooperation to you, our readers. Sales help us keep the bookstore going, but we want our resources to be accessible too. HaveMore…

Where do we find Collective Courage?

Where do we find Collective Courage?

Community Bookstore Special Collective Courage by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Collective Courage A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought & Practice 328 pages; paperback; 2014 By Jessica Gordon Nembhard $40 Cooperative culture has a deep, rich history that has often been omitted from the history books. Particularly the union of cooperative groups andMore…

Kozeny Communitarian Award seeks nominations

Kozeny Communitarian Award seeks nominations

Nominations for the 2018 Kozeny Communitarian Award  by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director The Fellowship for Intentional Community announces that nominations are now open―Jan 1 to April 1―for the 2018 Kozeny Communitarian Award. The award honors the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in the world. Geoph was integrally involvedMore…

Social Permaculture – Communities Winter Issue

Social Permaculture – Communities Winter Issue

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 Permacultre 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…

2017: A Year to Organize

2017: A Year to Organize

Community Bookstore 2017: A Year to Organize by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Happy New Year, friends! Have you noticed 2017 is a “1” year, numerologically speaking? 2+0+1+7=10, or 1. And because 2016 was a 9 year, we have completed a cycle and returned to the beginning. A new chapter. A new opportunity. The startMore…

The world, and the FIC, need you

The world, and the FIC, need you

The world, and the FIC, need you! Dear Friends,  Is it just me, or is the world going a little more crazy than usual? Does it seem like more people than usual are extra busy, stressed out, or overwhelmed? Wherever you land on the spectrum, no one seems to think humanity’s current situation is tenable.More…

This Year, We’ll Need Community More Than Ever

This Year, We’ll Need Community More Than Ever

I woke up on Election Day ready to get the whole thing over with. My life was already in a state of transition: the eco-village I’d lived in for two years was on the of cusp of disbanding. The new collective house I was moving into into had a lot of things to get in order:More…

Best of Communities III. Leadership, Power and Membership

Best of Communities III. Leadership, Power and Membership

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Leadership, Power, and Membership by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume III Leadership, Power, and Membership A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $15 in print; $10 in digital The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased toMore…

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