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Video + TV

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

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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 Forbes.com

Posted on April 12, 2008 by
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Forbes.com 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

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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

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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

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Energy Conservation Techniques Make Green Home Building Affordable at Abundance Ecovillage

Posted on February 19, 2008 by

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

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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.

OUR Ecovillage on Peak Moment TV

Posted on November 29, 2007 by

This half-hour video, an interview with Brandy Gallagher MacPherson, shows how OUR Ecovillage on Vancouver Island, British Columbia is a positive response to things like peak oil. O.U.R. stands for “One United Resource,” expressing how interdependence and inclusion undergird this 25 acre demonstration sustainable community on Vancouver Island. This model ecovillage comprises natural buildings, a… Read More

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Diana Christian interview on Peak Moment TV

Posted on November 29, 2007 by

Here’s a 30 minute video of an interview with Diana Leafe Christian, author of Creating a Life Together. Communities Magazine editor Diana Leafe Christian concisely spells out what the successful 10% of intentional communities do: common vision and purpose, fair participatory decision-making, clear agreements in writing, good balance of right and left-brain knowledge, methods of… Read More

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Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage on Fox News St. Louis, Missouri

Posted on November 18, 2007 by

Fox News local affiliate in St.Louis, MO had this spot on their evening news this week. See the Video I thought it was a very positive portrayal and for the most part accurate (of course I am biased since I live at DR).

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