Author: J McCune Porter


Shop at Amazon? Please Smile When You Do

Posted on November 4, 2014 by

If You Shop with Amazon Please Smile When You Do Laird Schaub, FIC Execuive Secretary WHEN YOU SHOP at Amazon SUPPORT the FIC through the Amazon Smile Program As part of our commitment to sustainable living, FIC advocates being a conscientious consumer. Thus, if you pause and take a breath, there will be times when you… Read More

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Community Conversations – Communities Fall Issue

Posted on November 1, 2014 by

Communities Magazine — Fall 2014 Community Conversations Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Special Offers Community Conversations—Issue #164 Our latest Communities issue on Community Conversations is proving to be very popular. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! In our “Community Conversations” issue, people both… Read More

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New at our Bookstore! The Farm Then and Now!

Posted on October 25, 2014 by

Community Bookstore The Farm Then And Now An Ongoing Experiment in Communal and Sustainable Living Reviewed by June Wallenburg, Bookstore Manager The Farm Then And Now An Ongoing Experiment in Communal and Sustainable Living by Douglas Stevenson Paperback, 2014; 256 Pages, 21.2 x 14.2 inches Douglas Stevenson, a member of the Farm in Summertown Tennessee… Read More

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Communities Back Issues—One of Our Best: Power And Empowerment!

Posted on October 21, 2014 by

Communities Magazine — Print & Digital Fantastic Back Issues! Focus on #148 Power and Empowerment Fantastic Back Issues — Featuring #148 Power & Empowerment It may seem odd that the Communities magazine should devote an entire issue to power dynamics and empowerment. Truth be told, this is one of the most interesting topics we could… Read More

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Community Bookstore: With A Little Help From Our Friends!

Posted on October 18, 2014 by

New at the Community Bookstore: With A Little Help From Our Friends! Community Bookstore With A Little Help From Our Friends Aging Happily in Community Reviewed by June Wallenburg, Bookstore Manager With A Little Help From Our Friends Aging Happily in Community by Beth Baker 2014, Paperback, 256 pages 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches,… Read More

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Bookstore Special! Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace

Posted on October 13, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Rebuilding Trust In The Workplace Seven Steps to Renew Confidence, Commitment and Energy Reviewed by June Wallenburg, Bookstore Manageral Rebuilding Trust In The Workplace Seven Steps to Renew Confidence, Commitment and Energy by Dennis Reina and Michelle Reina 2010, 166 pages, softcover, ISBN 9781605093727 Did you use to be more passionate about your… Read More

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Building United Judgment, Now Available for Download!

Posted on October 11, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Building United Judgment A Handbook for Consensus Decision Making Available in Print & for the first time in Digital Format Reviewed by June Wallenburg Building United Judgment by the Center for Conflict Resolution Re-published by the Fellowship for Intentional Community 124 pages, Paperbound, 8.5″ x 11″; or Digital Download; ISBN 9780318170381 Building United Judgment… Read More


Community Conversations – Communities Magazine Fall Issue

Posted on October 7, 2014 by

Communities Magazine — Fall 2014 Community Conversations Latest Issue in Print (and Digital), Free Articles Published Online Community Conversations—Issue #164 Our latest Communities issue on Community Conversations is proving to be very popular. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! In our “Community Conversations” issue, people both within and… Read More

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Contribute your Review to Help People Learn!

Posted on September 29, 2014 by

What do you love at ic.org? Contribute your Review to Help People Learn! Christopher Kindig, FIC Business Manager WE INVITE YOU TO CONTRIBUTE YOUR REVIEWS at OUR WEBSITE Do you like sharing your opinions to help others? In the newly launched Community Bookstore you can now leave reviews on books, movies, and magazines you have checked out! Has… Read More

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New: Within Reach, A DVD About an Incredible Journey!

Posted on September 27, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Within Reach A DVD About an Incredible Journey  Reviewed by June Wallenburg Within Reach A Journey to Find Sustainable Community This fantastic DVD documents one couple’s bicycle journey across the country in search of a new home in a sustainable community. The intimacy and freshness of this film is a window into Mandy… Read More

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Free Digital Issue Communities magazine

Posted on September 20, 2014 by

Communities Magazine A Gift to Celebrate Digital  Christopher Kindig Business Manager, FIC Subscribe Today Choose Your Free Digital Back Issue of Communities Magazine! What is it like to live in a community? How do you start one, sustain it, and solve the hardest challenges? Are there ways to add more cooperation into the world and… Read More

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Finding Happiness: A New DVD at our Community Bookstore!

Posted on September 15, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Finding Happiness An Inspiring New DVD at Our Bookstore Reviewed by Christopher Kindig & June Wallenburg Finding Happiness When You Change, Everything Changes Docu-Drama, 95 minutes, zone-free, NTSC formatted DVD Is there a way for people to live joyfully in communities? A skeptical yet curious investigative journalist named Juliet is sent on a mission… Read More

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Eurotopia + A New We: Discover Europe’s Communities!

Posted on September 13, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Discover Europe’s Intentional Communities Europtopia + A New We: Special Coupon Offer when you buy both  Reviews by June, Community Bookstore Manager Eurotopia – New Edition! A Directory of European Intentional Communities We’re thrilled to have the 2014 edition of Eurotopia back in our bookstore (for the last eight years, it was only available in German)!… Read More

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Solar Energy for Your Home or Community! FIC & Sungevity

Posted on September 8, 2014 by

FIC has partnered with Sungevity to make this offer Would You Switch To Solar If It Were Easy? Christopher Kindig, FIC Business Manager Would You Switch To Solar Electricity If It Were Easy? The sun pours enough energy on the earth in just one day to power the entire population of the earth for 27… Read More

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Community Conversations – Communities Magazine Fall Issue

Posted on September 6, 2014 by

Communities Magazine — Fall 2014 Community Conversations Latest Issue in Print (and Digital), Free Articles Published Online Subscribe Today Community Conversations—Issue #164 Our new Communities issue on Community Conversations was mailed to subscribers in late August. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy today! In our “Community Conversations” issue, people… Read More

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Bookstore Special: The Senior Cohousing Handbook!

Posted on September 2, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Special The Senior Cohousing Handbook A Community Approach to Independent Living Review by June, Community Bookstore Manager The Senior Cohousing Handbook – 2nd Edition  by Charles Durrett 2009; 320 pages; 9″ x 8″; paperback; ISBN:0-86571-611-0 In a time of growing interest in community, green living and affordable housing, the Senior cohousing handbook strikes a chord.… Read More

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Cohousing Conference in Boulder: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

Posted on August 30, 2014 by

Regional Cohousing Conference “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly”  The Cohousing Association Of The United States A Sister Organization of the FIC Announcing A Cohousing Regional Event September 26 – 28, Boulder Colorado Program & Event Details Register Now ($60) All cohousers, wannabe cohousers, and those curious about this style of intentional community are… Read More


Communities magazine as a Pathway to Community

Posted on August 28, 2014 by

Communities magazine as a Pathway to Community Laird Schaub, FIC Executive Secretary Laird Schaub Originally published in Community and Consensus Yours with Words. Ever since working on my high school newspaper (1965-67), I’ve wanted to be a journalist. While that has by no means been the only thing I’ve wanted to be, communication has been one… Read More

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Are People Happier Living in Community?

Posted on August 23, 2014 by

Are People Happier Living in Community? The FIC Wants to Find Out Laird Schaub FIC Executive Secretary Bjorn Grinde (top, left) visiting at Findhorn Community, Scotland. The FIC is teaming up with researchers to try to answer this question.  The FIC is teaming up with researchers Bjorn Grinde (chief scientist with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health),… Read More

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Best of Communities Collections Downloadable Products!

Posted on August 19, 2014 by

Communities Magazine Best of Communities Fifteen New Downloadable PDF Collections Plus Digital Subscriptions Plus one more article from the current Communities issue published on our blog Order Yours Today! The Best of Communities 15 Downloadable PDFs Available separately or as a specially-priced bundle. The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our… Read More

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Bookstore Special! – A Manual for Group Facilitators – Available for Download!

Posted on August 16, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Special A Manual for Group Facilitators – Now available for download! Available in Print & for the first time in Digital Format Review by June, Community Bookstore Manager Manual for Group Facilitators by the Center for Conflict Resolution Re-published by the Fellowship for Intentional Community 89 pages, Paperbound, 8.5″ x 11″ or Digital Download;… Read More

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Bookshelf Recommendation – Ecovillages – New Frontiers for Sustainability

Posted on August 12, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Special Ecovillages – New Frontiers for Sustainability A Movement for Sustainability Through Community Review by June, Community Bookstore Manager Ecovillages – New Frontiers by Jonathan Dawson 2006; 94 pages; 8.5″ X 6″; paperback; ISBN:1-90399-877-8 In the past few decades, ecovillages have grown into a world-wide phenomenon, incorporating a wealth of approaches to minimize… Read More

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4 Weeks To Go – Communities Conference 2014

Posted on August 9, 2014 by

Communities Conference 2014 Labor Day Weekend Conference at Twin Oaks Community, Louisa VA Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community Site Prep in Full Swing We’ve been doing a tremendous amount of work on the conference site this year. You can look forward to an expanded, fully-functional kitchen, new dome shelters for our workshop locations,… Read More

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Seeking the Good Life in America (DVD) – A Bookstore Special!

Posted on August 5, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Special Seeking the Good Life DVD Exploring Alternative Ways to Live Sustainably by June, Community Bookstore Manager Seeking The Good Life in America Produced by Outside of the Box Media DVD, 2011, 62 minutes Seeking The Good Life In America is a candid chronicle of Joy Truskowski’s travels to three well-established intentional communities… Read More

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Communities magazine Business Ventures Summer Issue

Posted on August 2, 2014 by

Communities Magazine — Summer 2014 Business Ventures Latest Issue in Print (and Digital), Free Articles Published Online Subscribe Today Business Ventures—Issue #163 Our latest Communities issue on Business Ventures is proving to be very popular. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Our Summer 2014 issue focuses on Business Ventures in… Read More


Birth Announcement: We’ve Got a Brand New Website!

Posted on July 19, 2014 by

Birth Announcement We’ve Got A Brand New Website! Laird Schaub FIC Executive Secretary We invite you to visit our new baby!  The FIC is the proud parents of a new generation website, and we invite you to visit our new baby at www.ic.org. (Visiting hours are 24 hours a day, seven days a week.) While it’s… Read More

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Bookstore Special: Ecovillage at Ithaca!

Posted on July 15, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Special EcoVillage At Ithaca Pioneering A Sustainable Culture by June, Community Bookstore Manager EcoVillage At Ithaca Pioneering A Sustainable Culture by Liz Walker; 2005; 256 pages; 6″ x 9″; paperback; ISBN: 0865715246 Welcome to Ithaca Ecovillage, an idyllic tapestry of farms, forests and residential neighborhoods where land stewardship and healthy living are put… Read More

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Communities Conference 2014: Community Clinic & Group Discount

Posted on July 12, 2014 by

Communities Conference 2014 Labor Day Weekend Conference at Twin Oaks Community, Louisa VA Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community Community Clinic & Group Discount The Communities Conference is about movement building. We want more communities. We want more cooperatives and collectives making a difference in the world. That’s why this year’s Monday program, the Community Clinic,… Read More

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Bookshelf Special! Tour Ten European Ecovillages for only $20 with A New We DVD!

Posted on July 8, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Special A New We DVD  How Europeans Do Ecological Communities by June, Community Bookstore Manager A New We—Ecological Communities and Ecovillages in Europe How Europeans Do Ecological Communities 120 minutes; 2010; ISBN: 978-0-9718264-6-5 This two hour feature film tours ten ecological communities throughout Europe. A New We explores Damahur in Italy, a thousand… Read More

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Read More Cohousing Tales: The View from 410

Posted on July 5, 2014 by

Community Bookstore Special The View From #410 When Home is Cohousing by June, Community Bookstore Manager The View From #410 When Home is Cohousing by Jean Mason Paperbound; 2010; 216 pages; ISBN 9781440179822 The View From #410 is a unique autobiographical account by Jean K. Mason, founder of a multigenerational urban cohousing community. In her… Read More

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