Issue 143

Find Issue #143, (Summer 2009) – “Ecology and Community” of Communities Magazine here!

Sharing and Climate Change

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A simple solution could drastically reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of the modern citizen, and it does not require new technology or a drastic reduction in quality of life. We all learned about it in Kindergarten, and statistics from Twin Oaks prove its effectiveness.

Visions of Utopia, Part Two

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Author: Tim Miller Published in Communities Magazine Issue #143 Visions of Utopia, Part Two Experiments in Sustainable Culture A Documentary by Geoph Kozeny Available from or 1-800-995-8342. ($30 plus shipping; or $50 plus shipping for Parts One and Two together; additional discount available to FIC Members.) Geoph Kozeny lived in community for more than… Read More

Lighten Up

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Organized around common ecological values and a shared appreciation for the epic of evolution, a group of neighbors reduces its collective energy consumption by 25 percent.

Environmental Activism

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With a long history of protecting the local watershed, Trillium Farm Community in southern Oregon grows not only organic food, but ecological activists.

How Ecology Led Me to Community

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The author recounts some of the off-beat marching orders he received from an eco-oriented “different drummer”—and how, instead of becoming a hermit, he became a communitarian.