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Power Shift Hosts 4 Regional Events for Young Climate Activists

Posted on June 30, 2016 by

The Energy Action Coalition, the “Hub of the Youth Climate Movement,” has hosted four Power Shift convergences for young climate activists since 2007. This year, the event is expanding into four regional convergences taking place in Philadelphia, Detroit, Orlando, and the West Coast: “Power Shift brings young climate leaders together as a movement—building the organizing… Read More

NuMundo Hosts Southeast Bioregional Convergence in Asheville, July 9-10

Posted on June 27, 2016 by

NuMundo wants to make it easier for travelers to connect with ecovillages and intentional communities around the world. Their site has dozens of listings in the U.S., Europe, South America, and more, many of which offer permaculture classes, natural building courses, and other hands-on, land-based experiences. NuMundo calls these locations “impact centers“: “An impact center… Read More

The Ephermisle Festival Imagines What A Floating City Might Look Like

Posted on June 16, 2016 by

Since 2009, a small collection of sailboats, houseboats, rafts, and other watercraft have gathered each summer to create a floating city in California’s Sacramento River Delta. Called Ephemerisle, the week-long event was originally created by the Seasteading Institute as way to demonstrate how ocean-based communities might function. Now, it serves as a kind of Burning-Man-at-sea,… Read More

The “Moved to Act” Climate Leadership Intensive Comes to Dancing Rabbit

Posted on June 7, 2016 by

This August, the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Rutledge, MO, will host “Moved to Act,” a climate leadership intensive offered by Aaron Murphy and other instructors. The event takes place from August 12-18, 2016, and is open to a limited number of participants. According to the organizers, “Moved to Act is an immersive training for supporting… Read More

Switzerland to Vote on Basic Income Referendum June 5

Posted on June 2, 2016 by

This Sunday, June 5, Switzerland will be the first country to vote on whether or not its citizens should receive a universal basic income (UBI) of $2,600 per month. The proposal would guarantee a payment to every citizen (and $650 per child), without any pre-conditions or work requirements. Liberal advocates argue that a UBI will… Read More

Here’s How You Can Participate in Global Sharing Week June 5-11

Posted on May 26, 2016 by

Shareable.net and The People Who Share are collaborating on this year’s Global Sharing Week, which will take place from June 5-11, 2016. Originally launched as Global Sharing Day, the event has grown to the point where over 100 activities take place each year. This year’s listings include dozens of potlucks, neighborhood festivals, and other gatherings,… Read More

SimpleREV Brings Minimalism and Intentional Living to the Twin Cities

Posted on May 19, 2016 by

In October 2014, I attended the first annual SimpleREV conference in Minneapolis, MN. For two days, around 50 or so attendees shared stories about downsizing, living life with less “stuff,” building tiny houses, and more. For some, it was the first time they’d been around other people pursuing a less consumer-driven lifestyle, and the experience… Read More

Midwest Sustainable Communities Conference July 2-4 at Dancing Rabbit

Posted on May 12, 2016 by

UPDATE from the organizers: “This year’s conference has unfortunately been cancelled. We are postponing until 2017 to have more prep time and invite even more speakers and guests. Stay tuned!” **** Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage has announced the dates and workshop lineup for the Midwest Sustainable Communities Conference, which will take place in Rutledge, MO, from July… Read More

OuiShare Pushes for A Fairer Sharing Economy

Posted on May 5, 2016 by

For years, OuiShare has been one of the leading voices on the sharing economy in Europe, and has helped put the concept of collaborative consumption and peer-to-peer economies on the map. This year, it’s hosting a series of events, including the annual OuiShare Fest in Paris, and additional gatherings in Lille, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro,… Read More

NextGEN Hosts The Youth Ecovillage Summit in Quebec June 9-12

Posted on April 28, 2016 by

NextGEN North America has opened registration for the third annual Youth Ecovillage Summit, which will take place in Quebec, Canada from June 9-12, 2016. The event will be hosted at La Cite Ecologique, an ecovillage two hours away from Montreal and Quebec City. According to NextGEN: “Over 30 years ago, La Cité Ecologique began as a… Read More

Portland’s Village Building Convergence Returns June 3-12

Posted on April 21, 2016 by

For 16 years, the City Repair Project has been gathering annually for the Village Building Convergence, a 10-day event focusing on permaculture and placemaking in Portland, OR. Even residents who haven’t heard of the event have experienced its impact: its projects include “intersection repairs” that have created some of Portland’s most colorful and liveliest crossroads;… Read More

Three Tucson Communities Open Their Doors For National Cohousing Day

Posted on April 18, 2016 by

National Cohousing Open House Day is coming up in just over a week, and dozens of communities will be welcoming guests for tours and other free activities. You can check out the map at Cohousing.org to find a community near you. Please RSVP to the Facebook event and invite your friends so we can get… Read More

Lightning in A Bottle Shares 2016 Theme and Activities

Posted on April 4, 2016 by

Lightning in a Bottle, the annual arts, music, and yoga festival in Southern California, announced its 2016 theme and workshop leaders. According to Grateful Web, “The Village’s 2016 theme, Tree of Life, will focus on re-integrating humanity into right relationship with our ecosystem…. The Village will give attendees a unique opportunity to learn by doing,… Read More

Free Online Permaculture Class Starts May 2!

Posted on March 25, 2016 by

Interested in learning more about permaculture but don’t have any hands-on experience? Have friends or family who want to know what it is you do on your eco-village or urban farm? Oregon State University is offering a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called Intro to Permaculture, running from May 2 through May 27. It’s… Read More

ICSA Conference 2016 Announcement

Posted on September 15, 2015 by

Announcement from the ICSA! INTERNATIONAL COMMUNAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION The 12th International ICSA Conference will be held in Tamera, Portugal in July 2016 The official Tamera website for ICSA2016 is now operating: http://icsa.tamera.org/ Mail: [email protected] ICSA Office: [email protected] ICSA Website: www.communa.org.il/icsa

Support the Global Ecovillage Network Summit

Posted on May 12, 2015 by

Support the Global Ecovillage Network Summit From July 6-10th, hundreds of activists will gather at the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland for the GEN+20 Summit. They will celebrate 20 years of uniting people around ecological solutions, and plan the next steps to spreading sustainability around the globe in these important times. “Since it’s founding in 1995,… Read More

YES Youth Europe Self-Empowerment Cooperative

Posted on January 21, 2015 by

Participants: 28 young people (18 – 30 Years) – 1 from each EU country and 8 from other continents as guests Date: 26th April to 3rd May 2015 Place: Schloss Tempelhof – Germany Final Application Day: 15th February 2015 More details about the event here.

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

Twin Oaks Community Conference Schedule of Events

Posted on August 26, 2013 by

Exciting workshops on community topics, interesting tours, amazing meals, and plenty of other happenings at the annual Communities Conference in Virginia. It is this coming weekend starting Fri Aug 30th, so register online soon to join us for a memorable event! 🙂 http://www.communitiesconference.org/schedule-of-events/

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Northeast Regional Cohousing Summit

Posted on August 5, 2013 by

We’re Having a Cohousing Party and You’re Invited! Cohousing communities in the Northeast are gathering Sept 28-29 in Cambridge MA for a weekend of connection, camaraderie, and community. Registration for the Summit will be capped at 75. So make sure to register early! http://www.cohousing.org/2013_ne_party

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Free Webinars on Permaculture

Posted on July 23, 2013 by

Today at 1pm EST catch a free live webinar on Edible Landscaping! If you can’t make it to the farm, learn with us online. Check out the 2013 Webinar series here: http://www.seedsavers.org/Education/Webinars/

FIC Meetings in Louisa VA

Posted on July 16, 2013 by

Join Us For FIC Meetings in Louisa VA! September 2–4, 2013 The Foundation for Intentional Community will be holding its fall organizational meetings Sept 2–4, 2013 at Twin Oaks—one of the best known intentional communities in North America—and you’re invited! The meetings will take place immediately following the annual Twin Oaks Communities Conference (Aug 30–Sept… Read More

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Communities Conference

Posted on July 9, 2013 by

Are you signed up for the Communities Conference event? Aug 30th weekend is approaching, see details here: http://www.communitiesconference.org/      

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Ecovillage Education Course

Posted on May 17, 2013 by

Just one month left to register! If you’ve been uncertain about whether to join us, now is the time is say, “YES!” Contact us so we can support you in manifesting this into your life. [email protected]   https://www.facebook.com/events/475752322476111/?ref=22

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Inspiring Community Events in 2013

Posted on May 9, 2013 by

2013 Communities Events You Don’t Want to Miss: http://p0.vresp.com/4rBsDH #vr4smallbiz  

FIC Board Meeting in Prescott, AZ Spring 2013

Posted on April 11, 2013 by

The wonderful folks at Manazita Village hosted the FIC for a productive 4 days of meetings on the future of the organization.                more photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151632648808013.1073741826.213878248012&type=1

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Within Reach Movie in Your Town

Posted on April 9, 2013 by

See the film: Earth Day Screening of Within Reach Movie In Your Town! www.withinreachmovie.com http://p0.vresp.com/GFDN5u  

Ecovillage Education US

Posted on March 16, 2013 by

37 Day Summer Immersion Program Learn more, register now. Early Bird rates end soon! Details here: http://www.ic.org/in/enews/eNews2013March12.php

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FIC Organizational Meetings

Posted on February 19, 2013 by

Join us in Prescott AZ!  “The Foundation for Intentional Community will be holding its spring organizational meetings April 5 thru April 7, 2013 at Manzanita Village—the only cohousing community in northern Arizona—and you’re invited!” More details here: http://www.ic.org/in/enews/eNews2013February16.php

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Learn about senior living in intentional communities!

Join on May [email protected] EDT 

Online Event with Aging in Community Experts, Networking Opportunities, and Cohousing Virtual Tours

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