Category Archives: Communities Articles

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Sexism at Dancing Rabbit

Sexism at Dancing Rabbit

At a community founded in feminism, a member suggests that strategies like corrective discrimination, single-gender gatherings, and prioritizing “gender balance” may themselves be sexist.More…

Gender Issues – Communities Magazine #162 Spring Issue

Communities Magazine — Spring 2014 Gender Issues Latest Issue in Print, Free Articles Published Online Gender Issues—Issue #162 Our new Communities issue on Gender Issues was mailed to subscribers in early March. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy today! Our Spring 2014 issue focuses on Gender Issues.More…

Gender-Bending on the Commune

Gender-Bending on the Commune

When a Twin Oaks member leads a tour, “co” must “address the dress” (when appropriate) and wear a shirt, whether or not participating in the collective menstrual calendar.More…

Who Builds the Houses?: Gender in Eco-Communities

Who Builds the Houses?: Gender in Eco-Communities

A researcher finds that men still dominate building in eco-communities, and offers strategies to empower women.More…

Gender: Is There a “There” There?

Gender: Is There a “There” There?

The intensity of community living can bring issues of gender, sexual identity, and gender relationships to the fore as nothing else does. More…

Gender Issues, #162 Contents

Gender Issues, #162 Contents

Communities #162 looks at gender, sexual identity, gender relationships, and much more.More…

Energy Efficiency in Cohousing

Energy Efficiency in Cohousing

Sustainability is embedded in community—even without a minus-$88-per-year electric bill.More…

Going For the Grid

Going For the Grid

After three decades off-grid in Washington state, Walker Creek members decide on-grid living is more sustainable.More…

Community Makes Renewable Energy Work

Community Makes Renewable Energy Work

Living Energy Farm embodies the promise of renewable energy used cooperatively.More…

Putting Our Lives on the Line

Putting Our Lives on the Line

Jubilee Partners’ clothesline does more than dry clothes with solar power; it helps build community.More…

Climate Changes

Climate Changes

Intentional communities are in a unique position to respond to climate change.More…

Sustainability Is a Life Style Not a Solar Panel

Sustainability Is a Life Style Not a Solar Panel

A 13-year-old indigenous environmental activist asks us to walk lightly and respect the Earth.More…

Burlington Cohousing’s Excellent Solar Adventures

Burlington Cohousing’s Excellent Solar Adventures

When community members want to place “private” panels on “public” roofs, don’t expect clear sailing.More…

Confessions of a Fallen Eco-Warrior

Confessions of a Fallen Eco-Warrior

A communitarian stops counting nanowatts, and starts counting blessings.More…

Strangely Warmed

Strangely Warmed

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

Parenting in a Community of Friends

Parenting in a Community of Friends

Living in an extended community family brings joy, challenge, and new worlds of possibility.More…

The Peace Bridge

The Peace Bridge

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

Community, Public School, and Culture Clash

Community, Public School, and Culture Clash

The “public vs. home” debate brings lessons of moral relativism, humility, and tolerance for differing tastes.More…

Fair Play

Fair Play

Spontaneous sharing and even-handedness erupt in Lost Valley’s young “tribe.”More…

Down at the Pond

Down at the Pond

A child learns that it’s fine to be comfortable in her skin.More…

Wilderness Journeys Meet Cooperative Culture

Wilderness Journeys Meet Cooperative Culture

Group-building activities and conflict management strategies help teen expeditions thrive.More…

Elders in Community

Elders in Community

Two community founders offer ongoing lessons and inspiration.More…

Raising Superheroes

Raising Superheroes

Community brings cross-generational teamwork, learning, and many other benefits to both children and adults.More…

Esther and the Princess of the Fairies

Esther and the Princess of the Fairies

Thanks to a magic borne of community, a five-year-old overcomes her fears.More…

Yes, Wealthy People Want to Live in Community in Sustainable Ways Too!

Yes, Wealthy People Want to Live in Community in Sustainable Ways Too!

The facilitator of a telephone support group offers 14 suggestions from current or aspiring communitarians with significant financial resources.More…

Community Archiving

Community Archiving

An archiving project helps define a pioneering experiment’s cultural impact.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…

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