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Last updated: December 12, 2013 (8 months ago)
Listing created on: March 21, 2011

Gaia Shifts

(Procter, BC, British Columbia, Canada)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 1987  Established: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: www.gaiashifts.org
  • Contact Name: Felina
  • Phone: 250-229-2243
  • Address:
    PO Box 98
    Procter, BC, British Columbia, V0G1V0
    Canada
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    write us and inquire for best time

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

women organizing

Community Description:

Women collaborating for Social Change.
Gathering Space in BC, Canada

Why ‘Gaia Shifts’?

Even Einstein said: We cannot solve our ‘problems’ using the ‘same thinking’ that got us into them!

WE ARE READY FOR A DIFFERENT SOCIAL EXPERIMENT TO HAPPEN

1. Collaboration: to choose a positive future, we need the imagination, commitment and passion that can never be commanded but can only be unleashed in groups of equals. Our present day manipulative hierarchal decision making machines are well oiled!

We envision that it takes a variety of collaborative groups focussed on social change (communication, human relationships, human rights/responsibilities, steady state economy, environmental protection) that work… better than the hierarchies.

2. Seize the opportunity as women to organize for (nonviolent) social change in an eco-feminist manner within the larger context of Society.

3. Remove ourselves from debt-economy

3. Keep exploring and supporting the movement toward viable alternatives to private ownership of land, i.e. acquiring and placing land into a Community Land Trust.

Small business of alternative semi permanent canvas dwellings on site, see www.outdoorcanvasdesigns.ca

re-organising: open for visitors, discussions,exploring past learnings and revisioning the project

Population

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Native American, Buddhist, Paganism/Earth Religions
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: collective

    dynamic governance

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 0.5 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 3
  • Additional Comments: interim space, while we re-organise, re-create core-group

    1 house, 1 yurt, 1 caravan, tipi in the summers

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Additional Comments: 25 hours a month

    share living expenses at this point of our development

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: working on increasing, as we moved back here only in July 2013

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Ecovillage Network of the Americas, The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Community Affiliations

We’Moon Land

Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws.

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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
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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