Video and TV

French Documentary “Tomorrow” Explores Transition Projects All Over the World

Posted on February 9, 2017 by

A new documentary made by a French filmmaking duo takes a look at transition projects in Europe and all over the world. Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent set out to find practical solutions to the problems facing our planet. The result, called Tomorrow, tells the story of “pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education” in 10… Read More

MTV Features Intentional Community on “True Life: I’m Joining A Commune”

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

A recent episode of MTV’s “True Life” features two stories about community living. In one, 23-year-old Took Edalow attempts to start a commune with several friends on Staten Island. Another follows Emet, 26, as he leaves home and moves into a community called the Garden of Eden in Arlington, Texas. Edalow is an artist with years… Read More

Watch Visions of Utopia – Now Digital or DVD!

Posted on April 6, 2015 by

Community Bookstore New! Visions Of Utopia Video, Parts One & Two Now in Digital, to Rent or Buy  by Erica, Community Bookstore Manager Visions Of Utopia Video, Parts One & Two Experiments In Sustainable Culture Now in both Digital and DVD Formats Take a community journey from your favorite couch! This Two-Part Video is an excellent… Read More

Which stage is your tribe?

Posted on March 17, 2015 by

Which stage is your tribe? It turns out that by listening to the way people speak to each other in working and social groups one can tell a great deal about their stage cultural of development. David Logan, a researcher and professor of management and leadership at USC, and co-founder and senior partner of consulting… Read More

Alyson Ewald Interview

Posted on April 18, 2013 by

Alyson Ewald, from FIC’s Board, participates in an interview addressing the question “Is Community Important?” More details here:  

Within Reach Screenings

Posted on April 11, 2013 by

Follow Amanda’s incredible bicycle trip around the US to explore ways people are creating community and sustainability. Find a screening near you, or order a screening kit to inspire people where you live!

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!  

Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Posted on March 25, 2013 by

Putting the non-profit sector, and what it takes to raise money for worthwhile causes, in a new light! …What do you think?

Within Reach is Ready!

Posted on March 6, 2013 by

It’s Ready for the World! The One-of-a-kind Film that Redefines Community. #withinreachmovie

LA Ecovillage Video on Yes! Magazine Website

Posted on August 15, 2010 by

Yes! Magazine has a video of Los Angeles Ecovillage on their website. Los Angeles’ Eco-Village from Streetfilms on Vimeo. “Urban ecovillages work with surrounding neighborhoods and the city at large to bring a whole systems perspective to urban planning and community development activities. The L.A. Eco-Village Demonstration is part of an international network of sustainable… Read More

East Wind Community on TV!

Posted on August 6, 2010 by

Here is a recent video bringing attention to East Wind Nut Butters, produced by KOLR news in Springfield, Missouri.

BBC News Looks at Co-housing

Posted on June 4, 2010 by

In this video, the BBC‘s David Sillito checks out the co-housing movement, talking to members of a community in Dorset, England. Watch the video here.

Twin Oaks on CNN!

Posted on April 22, 2010 by

In this video produced by CNN, members of the Twin Oaks community in Louisa VA describe their goals and daily experiences, and demonstrate their shared commitment to sustainability. Check out the video here: Twin Oaks on CNN

Preparing for UN conference on climate change, international bloggers are focused on community

Posted on September 30, 2009 by

Short videos of Dyssekilde Ecovillage were created by participants in THINK2 Climate Change, a 3-month international blogging competition organized by the European Journalism Centre, focused on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. To launch the competition, bloggers were brought to Denmark and toured the 25 year old ecovillage, a pioneering example of… Read More

Cohousing and Peak Oil Video on Peak Moment TV

Posted on September 15, 2008 by

Peak Moment TV has a 30 minute video on cohousing featuring Bellingham Cohousing in Bellingham, WA.

Preserving Farmland in Pennsylvania

Posted on July 12, 2008 by

The CBS News television affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, WHP-TV, reports on the green features of Hundredfold Farm, a new co-housing development in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  The television spot is more in-depth, mentioning the farmland preservation, energy efficiency, and on-site waste water treatment achieved by the community. Hundredfold Farm is a co-housing community in Adams County. It… Read More

Russian Religious Commune on ABC News

Posted on June 26, 2008 by

ABC News’ Nightline did a 10 minute spot on a 5,000 person Russian commune of followers of Vissarion, a spiritual leader who claims to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. Deep in the heart of Siberia’s birch forests lies one of the largest and most remote religious communes of the planet. More than 5,000… Read More

Cohousing and Bikes Help Make Davis, CA a ‘Friendly City’

Posted on June 3, 2008 by

The NBC Today show did a feature on the top 5 friendliest cities in the country and Davis, California made the list in part due to being the home of cohousing and the first city with a city-wide network of bike paths. The article doesn’t say much about cohousing but the video does. Davis is… Read More

Community News Round Up

Posted on May 2, 2008 by

A lot of news about communities comes my way and its hard to pick and choose what to highlight on Community Buzz. Today, nothing stood out so I figured I’d do a round up of some news thats been languishing on my list but didn’t seem quite enough for its own story. Ithaca has a… Read More

Raid on Texas Fundamentalist Mormon Community

Posted on April 26, 2008 by
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By now, most have heard about the raid by Texas Rangers on the Fundamentalist Mormon community in west Texas. During the raid, 437 children were removed from the community compound based on concerns of child abuse and neglect, primarily based on the concern that underage girls were being forced to marry older men against their… Read More

Community, Economy, and Utopia at

Posted on April 12, 2008 by
1 Comment has a special feature section on Utopia which has a great article on intentional communities. The article gives an overview on the US movement with a focus on communities in New York and specifically the Ithaca area. The article includes Photo slideshow of communities around the world including Ecovillage at Ithaca, The Farm, Zegg,… Read More

First Official UK Ecovillage Seeks Permits

Posted on April 1, 2008 by

Lammas Ecovillage in Wales is seeking approval for their ecovillage under new UK government rules to allow a new form of rural mixed use development. Theirs would be the first ecovillage approved under these new rules which allow a mix a residential, agricultural, and commercial enterprises on much more affordable rural land. Lammas has been… Read More

Ecovillage Bed and Breakfast

Posted on March 26, 2008 by

The Wild Goose Bed and Breakfast got some publicity for ecovillages on the Ithaca, NY local news. The bed and breakfast is located in the Ecovillage at Ithaca community just outside of town and draws customers interested in a green lifestyle. “I don’t have to turn on the heat once the sun’s shining in ’till… Read More

Cross between a Commune and a Golf Community?

Posted on March 24, 2008 by

ABC News in DC did a short video spot on Catoctin Creek Village out in Loudon County, VA and compared the rural cohousing community to both a 60s commune and a golf community. Not the most flattering or accurate description of community but I guess there is no such thing as bad publicity. The commune… Read More

Cohousing – Community Means Healthier Living

Posted on March 11, 2008 by

Your Health Connection has created a series of three videos on cohousing and how it can help enhance people’s health. The site generaly focuses on health care and and medical issues but did a special report on cohousing as a healthier lifestyle. Videos include interviews with folks from Frog Song Cohousing in Cotati, CA and… Read More

Energy Conservation Techniques Make Green Home Building Affordable at Abundance Ecovillage

Posted on February 19, 2008 by
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Abundance Ecovillage in Fairfield, IA made the local news with a wonderful piece on their growing ecologically focused community. The piece focused primarily on the ecological aspects: solar and wind power, energy conservation, rain water catchment, waste water treatment, food production, etc. Co-founder Lonnie Gamble started the project after several people approached him about how… Read More

Ecovillage Training Center Video

Posted on February 9, 2008 by

We’ve been wanting to have more video pieces on Community Buzz but video on community is just not as easy to find. We hope to start posting at least one video a week but to do so will need to include not just the latest and greatest videos. If you have a favorite online video… Read More

Commune woman loses child custody case

Posted on December 1, 2007 by

A woman from The Family community near San Diego, CA lost custody of her 5 year old son after she was accused of being part of a “notorious sex cult”. Read the article and watch the video.