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Within Reach


A Sustainable Future is Within Reach

Within Reach is a film documenting one resilient couple’s 6,500 mile bicycling journey across the United States in search of sustainable communities.Map of Community Tour

Mandy and Ryan gave up their corporate jobs and houses to travel thousands of miles in search of a new home, while also looking within.

One of the most important questions facing the world today is “Can humans live sustainably?” This film answers this in a resounding way – Yes!


Within Reach: Journey to Find Sustainable Community

Meet people from around the country showing that there might just be a better way we can live together on this planet. It is not only possible, it is already underway!

Purchase the DVD above, or digitally rent or buy below.


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DVD Region Code: 0 (international, region-free)

Run Time: 99 Minutes
Release Date: 2013
Publisher: Advocate Studios
Director: Ryan Mlynarczyk
Studio: Reach Within Productions

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Within Reach includes Interviews with:

  •     Richard Heinberg, peak oil expert, author, co-founder Post-Carbon InstituteDVD_Jacket
  •     Nina Leopold, Aldo Leopold’s daughter, Ecologist
  •     Diana Leafe Christian, past editor of Communities Magazine, Author “Creating Community”, & “Finding Community”
  •     Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensberg, KS
  •     Bob Walker, Sustainable Energy Community Organizer, VT
  •     Bill Stetson, Environmental statesman, friend of Obama
  •     Charris Ford, early biodiesel pioneer and activism mentor of Daryl Hannah
  •     John Shaeffer, Founder of Real Goods and Solar Living Institute, solar retail pioneer
  •     Mark Lakeman, Founder of City Repair
  •     Scott Kellog, Founder of Rhyzome Collective, Author of “Urban Sustainability Handbook”
  •     Domo Geshe Rinpoche, 9th, Female Tibetan Buddhist Lama, sustainable communitarian, author
  •     Albert Bates, Founder of the Ecovillage Training Center @ The Farm, TN, author
  •     Eustace Conway, primitive skills expert, communitarian, main character of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “The Last American Man”


A Sample of the 100 Communities Visited:

  •     LA Ecovillage, Los Angeles, CAWithin Reach
  •     Sonora Cohousing, Tucson, AZ
  •     Holy Scrap Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences, NM
  •     Rhizome Collective, Austin, TX
  •     Make It Right NOLA, New Orleans, LA
  •     The Farm, Summertown, TN
  •     Earthaven Ecovillage, Black Mountain, NC
  •     Twin Oaks, Louisa, VA
  •     Cobb Hill Cohousing, Hartland, VT
  •     Ecovillage at Ithaca, Ithaca, NY
  •     Joyful Path Buddhist Monestary, Blue Mounds, WI
  •     Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Rutledge, MO
  •     Possibility Alliance, La Plata, MO
  •     Hummingbird Community, Cleveland, NM

Review of Within Reach in Communities magazine

Read our review of this video in Communities magazine. 




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