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Inclusivity and Social Justice – Twin Oaks Communities Conference 2017

Posted on June 20, 2017 by
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Communities Conference 2017 Labor Day Weekend Conference Sept 1–4 at Twin Oaks Community, Louisa VA Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community The FIC is once again pleased to co-sponsor the Twin Oaks Communities Conference. This event has been running for 23 years at one of the oldest intentional communities in the country (Twin Oaks… Read More

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How We Inspire: Top 100 Documentaries

Posted on June 17, 2017 by
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Top 100 Documentaries To Change The World by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Recently we came across a link to the “Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World” from Films for Action. Of course, we FIC-ers are suckers for such click-bait and in any case  are eager to explore such lists. As the… Read More

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re: because I’m happy…

Posted on June 13, 2017 by
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Because I’m Happy! Ma’ikwe Ludwig, for the whole FIC team Do you love what we are up to? Like having a practical, grounded movement to support amidst the uncertainty of our time? Your support makes our work possible. Let’s keep the hope and happiness alive, together, with a donation to our Spring Fundraising Drive today! In… Read More

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How do we save our SEED diversity?

Posted on June 10, 2017 by
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SEED: The Untold Story by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager SEED: The Untold Story Documentary on DVD Produced by Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub, and Phil Fairclough $24 In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, many are tirelessly fighting to defend the… Read More

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Your Free Gift is Within Reach!

Posted on June 6, 2017 by
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FREE Within Reach Documentary with Every Subscription! by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Your Free Gift is Within Reach! Let’s go on a cross-country bicycle journey to explore sustainable communities throughout the US! Let’s meet folks of all kinds who are showing us that there might just be a better way we can live together… Read More

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Economics in Cooperative Culture – Communities magazine summer issue

Posted on June 3, 2017 by
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Communities Magazine — Summer 2017 Economics in Cooperative Culture Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Subscribe Today Order a Sample Copy Economics in Cooperative Culture—Issue #175 Our new Communities issue on Economics in Cooperative Culture was mailed to subscribers on June 1. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy… Read More


Songs for the Community Choir

Posted on May 31, 2017 by
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Songs for the Community Choir by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Creating a more connected life sometimes simply starts with a song. Just in time for outdoor potlucks and nights by the campfire, we offer songbooks to aid in the collective choir. Some are silly, some are serious, and all are sure to create a… Read More

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Digging Deeper

Posted on May 27, 2017 by
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A Deeper Look Communities Movement Research By Ma’ikwe Ludwig, FIC Development Director (and Junior Researcher) I’ve been looking at data again. I’ve done this on again off again for the past few years for the various nonprofits I work with, but this data is way more fun than, say, budget numbers. This data is the… Read More

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National Cohousing Wrap-up and Bookstore

Posted on May 23, 2017 by
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National Cohousing Wrap-Up Cohousing at our Bookstore by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager We just wrapped up our presence at the National Cohousing Conference as a sponsor, at the event’s bookstore, and with speakers from our staff. Not only is the National Cohousing Conference one of the main events we sponsor each year, but cohousing… Read More

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Because I’m happy…

Posted on May 16, 2017 by
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Because I’m Happy! Ma’ikwe Ludwig, Acting Development Director News Flash! Researchers confirm that community is a happier, more meaningful way to live! Well, that’s not actually news to those of us who live in community, but it is news―important news―for the rest of the world, which is very much in need of all of the… Read More

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By intentional communities, for intentional communities

Posted on May 12, 2017 by
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By Intentional Communities For Intentional Communities! June 22-25 ReRadical Village Camp ― An FIC Blog Post Sky Blue Are you ready to get re-radicalized? Windward Community in southern Washington State is hosting the first ReRadical Village Camp, June 22-25.  Earlybird discount! Passes are $185 for the Month of May only! In June, passes increase to… Read More

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Is Consensus the Best Practice?

Posted on May 9, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities The Cream of Our Crop Consensus by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume V Consensus A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $15 in print; $10 digital The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop―the very… Read More

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Climate Change & Community – current issue of Communities

Posted on May 6, 2017 by
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Communities Magazine — Spring 2017  Communities and Climate Change Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Communities and Climate Change—Issue #174 Our latest Communities issue on Climate Change and Community is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Our Spring issue… Read More

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Learn, Visit, THRIVE with Dancing Rabbit this year

Posted on May 2, 2017 by
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It’s Been 20 Years! Join the Learning Celebration at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage An FIC Partner Organization Danielle Williams, Executive Director Center for Sustainable & Cooperative Culture at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage It’s a special time at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, as we’re celebrating twenty years of experimenting, learning, and growing as a thriving community near rural Rutledge,… Read More

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Communities Conferences – May & September

Posted on April 28, 2017 by
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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,… Read More

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People over profit, communities over corporations!

Posted on April 25, 2017 by
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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 community… Read More

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Happy Earth Day!

Posted on April 21, 2017 by
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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 Silvestri… Read More

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Think Resilience!

Posted on April 18, 2017 by
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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 Richard… Read More

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4 Reasons to Leap into Spring Sale

Posted on April 15, 2017 by
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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 you… Read More

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How we are adapting to climate change

Posted on April 11, 2017 by
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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.… Read More

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

Posted on April 6, 2017 by
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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 sampling… Read More


Climate Change & Community — Spring Issue of Communities

Posted on April 3, 2017 by
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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 a… Read More

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Inside Cohousing – Open House Day and the National Conference

Posted on April 1, 2017 by
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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 2016… Read More

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

Posted on March 28, 2017 by
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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 thanked… Read More

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Spring Sale Just For You!

Posted on March 21, 2017 by
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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, and… Read More

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The Winds Of (Climate) Change Are Blowing

Posted on March 18, 2017 by
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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 a… Read More

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FIC Takes Flight

Posted on March 14, 2017 by
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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 … Read More

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What Makes a Meeting Work?

Posted on March 7, 2017 by
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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 cream… Read More

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Communities magazine Spring issue

Posted on March 4, 2017 by
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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 intentional… Read More


Are you part of an impact center?

Posted on February 28, 2017 by
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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 center… Read More

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