Podcasts + Webinars

What should you listen to? Podcasts for the community minded.

Posted on June 24, 2019 by

We love podcasts for their ease of listening and multitasking. Get a dose of inspiring stories and current news while making your morning tea, on the way to work, or relaxing in the evening. The selection below was sourced from our friends at New Economy Coalition (FIC is a member organization!). This is what you… Read More

The Revolution will be Podcasted

Posted on November 5, 2018 by

Are you Listening? We’re searching for hope, we’re fighting for change, we’re learning new tactics and strategies, and we’re uniting to make a difference together. Activists, journalists, citizens, and revolutionaries are creating podcasts to discuss issues that concern us all, and the innovative ways that people are addressing them. Podcasts to the Rescue Podcasts are… Read More

What does it mean to live like a village?

Posted on August 13, 2018 by
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What is a Village? “In the simplest terms, it is the intersection and interconnection of people and place” explains Jamaica Stevens, author, event producer, and community activist. “How do we create a culture shift towards communities of celebration, cooperation, resilience, and respect?” Jamaica set about sharing some answers to these questions in her culture-shifting ReInhabiting the… Read More

The Virtue of Sharing

Posted on July 11, 2018 by

How Important is Sharing to the Future? This ‘Future Tense’ podcast ‘The Virtue of Sharing‘ covered the remarkable nature of sharing, and it’s critical importance to a thriving human culture, and our well-being. Edwina Stott interviewed our friend Tom Llewellyn from Shareable.net, a non-profit “obsessed” with sharing. They just released a new FREE guide: Sharing Cities:… Read More

Transition Towns’ Stories for Change Beyond Survival

Posted on May 11, 2018 by

Transition US, the national networking and organizing group for Transition Towns, is celebrating their tenth anniversary with the series, 10 Stories of Transition. Last month in the FIC’s webinar series, Don Hall, Co-Director of Transition US and founder of Transition Sarasota, talked about bringing the values and benefits of intentional communities to not just a… Read More

Transition Towns and Intentional Communities – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #8

Posted on April 27, 2018 by

Transition Towns: Intentional Communities for the 99% What to look forward to in this webinar: While building and growing intentional communities is an important part of the resilience-building work of the international Transition Movement, the main thrust of Transition is to create intentional communities for the 99% – towns, cities, neighborhoods, and even entire regions… Read More

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Fundraising for the Revolution – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #7

Posted on February 7, 2018 by

Being true to yourself, and keeping your sanity, while raising money What to look forward to in this webinar: We’ll conduct most of this webinar “clinic” style. That means that after an initial few minutes of basic assumptions and information about what good fundraising is and means and does, we’ll spend the rest of our… Read More

Makin’ It Happen, Cooperatively – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #6

Posted on February 2, 2018 by

What to look forward to in this webinar: Creating a world that works for all people and the planet will take an unprecedented level of cooperation. Easier said than done. This workshop will explore the ins and outs of successful group endeavors and enterprises, including intentional communities, worker co-ops, and other collective and community based… Read More

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The Global Movement of Ecovillages – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #5

Posted on December 21, 2017 by

What to look forward to in this webinar: Ecovillages are communities striving to live well and lightly together. From appropriate technologies to holistic health; from sustainable agriculture to group facilitation, ecovillages are integrating solutions within human-scale communities and creating new cultures and “stories” in which we can live well – and lightly. While not utopias,… Read More

Together Resilient: Building Community and Climate Disruption – The Community Builders Forum – Webinar #4

Posted on November 11, 2017 by

What to look forward to in this webinar: What are the underlying causes of climate change? And what can we do about it? Drawing on her new book, Ma’ikwe Ludwig will talk about community-building from two angles: how it can help us reduce our carbon footprints, and how it can create pockets where we are… Read More

Landing Your Community – The Community Builders Forum – Webinar #3

Posted on October 18, 2017 by

The Community Builders Forum – Webinar 3 – Landing your Community The practical and spiritual aspects of real estate for intentional communities We host monthly webinars, which members can participate in live. These webinars cover a wide range of topics of interest and importance to intentional communities and their allies. Recordings of past episodes can be… Read More

Consensus: Learning to think and act cooperatively – The Community Builders Forum – Webinar #2

Posted on September 13, 2017 by

In the second addition of The Community Builders Forum, the FIC’s new webinar series for members, Laird Schaub takes us through what makes consensus work. Members can participate in these webinars live. For more info on becoming an FIC member, click here. For most people consensus is an unnatural act. It calls for participants to… Read More

Sky Blue Featured on Utopian Realities Podcast

Posted on January 5, 2017 by
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Last month, FIC’s Executive Director, Sky Blue, was featured on the Utopian Realities podcast at BlockTalkRadio. In a wide-ranging interview, Sky shares his insights into cooperative culture, intentional living, sustainability, and more. Sky has decades of experience in the intentional community movement. He’s lived in several different types of communities, including Twin Oaks, a 50-year-old income-sharing commune in Virginia,… Read More

Cultural Integration in Vermont

Posted on July 18, 2008 by

Vermont Public Radio carried a news magazine about how intentional communities interacted with the surrounding rural culture in Vermont. The program description states, Our guest Tom Fels of North Bennington has just published a book on the network of communal farms that he was part of in northwestern Massachusetts and southern Vermont. Also with us… Read More

Living Green Interview on Ecovillages With Diana Leafe Christian

Posted on May 7, 2008 by

Meredith Medland of Living Green interviews Diana Leafe Christian on the subject of Ecovillages and Intentional Communities in this 24-minute podcast. Diana was the editor of Communities Magazine for 14 years and is now the editor of the Ecovillages online newsletter. She is the author of two books Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage… Read More

NPR Story on Spiritual Organic 60s Commune

Posted on April 23, 2008 by

NPR recently did a three part series on a spiritual community from the 60s called The Source. The Source originated as one of the first natural foods restaurant and grew into a spiritual commune with an ex-marine turned charismatic leader called Father Yod. Founded by ex-Marine Jim Baker nearly four decades ago, the restaurant quickly… Read More

Renewable Energy and Cohousing Podcast

Posted on February 7, 2008 by

[Note, as of February 2017, most of the links below are no longer active.] RenewableEnergyAccess.com has a podcast on cohousing and green building featuring Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm, a cohousing community in New Hampshire. The 18 minute audio program focuses on the ecological features of the community including energy efficiency and design to minimize driving.… Read More

Podcast on cooperative options for seniors

Posted on December 19, 2007 by

A conference in Charlottesville, VA spoke to the question of innovative options for aging in community. The panel is moderated by Dene Peterson of the ElderSpirit Community and panelists include: Marione Cobb of Twin Oaks; Monica Abbleby of the ElderSpirit Extension Project; Zev Paiss, co-founder of the Elder Cohousing Network; Marty Klaif of Shannon Farm;… Read More

Crozet Cohousing Podcast and News

Posted on December 9, 2007 by

Blue Ridge Cohousing is getting good press in the Charlottesville area. They got a very nice radio spot that you can listen to here: Podcast on Cohousing Read the article The story discussed some concerns about innovated storm water management. Hopefully this can be resolved.