Community Where You Are
Being immersed in mainstream culture and isolated from supportive, body-positive communities can prevent choice and body-awareness exploration. But living in a supportive community can make alternative choices and attitudes easier to sustain.
Touch the soil, live simply, and be satisfied with “enough”: it’s worked for the Amish for almost 300 years and it can work for us as well.
Communities of Intention in Peru, Ecuador, and Beyond: A Summer of Travel and Rediscovering Communal RootsPosted on August 27, 2018 by
As a college project, a child of intentional community explores how others define community, discovering that organic community spaces are possible everywhere.
It’s still possible to make it a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Distinctions and boundaries between community members and their homeless guests can be problematic sometimes, but they are also what allow the sharing and caring to continue.
Familiar with both privilege and marginalization, a queer Latina cohouser shares experiences and perspectives on confronting racial and ethnic homogeneity.
Bonded by a shared mission, indigenous water protectors and their white allies find a safe space for giving and receiving honest feedback about white privilege and unconscious acts of racism.
Moving Beyond Diversity Towards Collective Liberation: Weaving the Communities Movement into Intersectional Justice StrugglesPosted on March 8, 2018 by
The co-organizer of the People of Color Sustainable Housing Network shares strategies for deepening your community’s work on issues of race, class, and privilege.
A child of the Indian middle class immerses herself in the grassroots sustainability movement in Portland, Oregon and shares lessons learned on her journey.
Columbia Ecovillage, Cully Grove Garden Community, Kailash Ecovillage, River Road Neighborhood, and elsewhere embody diverse, promising approaches to re-greening our lives.
While it involves inevitable struggles, this replicable model both forms community and provides an ecological framework for living in the city.
Face-to-face conversation strengthens the sense of community among the diverse constituencies of a nonprofit Land Trust.
From Gift Circles in Brooklyn to the sharing economy at an ecovillage-based collective house, the author explores practical applications of Sacred Economics.
Three innovative non-residential groups use community as a tool to address climate change.
As a climate solutions advocate explains, carbon is not a bad thing; it’s often just in the wrong places right now.
“What can I do?” It’s the right question—almost.
The art of creating community spirit within mainstream towns and neighborhoods has much potential to change the world for the better.
The Case for Mass Civil Disruption and Resistance: The story of how 15 intentional communities and experiments came together to form a national coalition to defend life, come hell or high waterPosted on October 21, 2016 by
Activists and communitarians gather to ask: “How do we respond to our current global crisis?”
At the RareBirds Housing Co-operative, community life and outside activism deepen and strengthen each other.
How can we do right by the native peoples whose ancestral homelands now host our intentional communities?
An active search for a new community allows one family to explore core questions.
Befriend the land where you are, and you will never be lonely.
Togetherness and solitude, action and reflection—our lives give us times for each.
Myriad groups and connections on “the outside” don’t call themselves intentional—but sometimes are.
Whether with refugees, in the inner city, or in intentional groups, community holds life-long lessons.
After years of advocacy, social justice work, and on-the-ground experience, a squatter passes the bar exam.
A century since the United States’ first citywide zoning ordinance, community founders can find support in unexpected places when navigating land use laws.
After an engaged local citizenry creates cultural shifts, a city endorses rather than prosecutes code-bending strategies that promote resilient community.