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How to Create Sustainable Communities

September 23, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT ,  $10 – $45


How to Create Sustainable Communities


This class introduces the relationships between the four dimensions of sustainability, drawing on a curriculum developed by ecovillages all over the world. If we are going to really address issues like climate change, it is essential that we look more deeply at how we define sustainability and what we are willing to question, rethink, and re-envision about how we live our lives. This interactive class is especially relevant to groups in the founding or revisioning stages where vision and values are on the table.

Most people who want to live in an intentional community (or are already there) are motivated at least in part by an urge to live sustainably. But what do you think of when you hear the word “sustainable”? Organic food, wind turbines, natural building and electric cars? Those things matter for sure, but real sustainability starts before any ecological choices we make, and is built upon our fundamental worldview and the social dynamics and economic systems it generates.


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Workshop Instructor

Yana Ludwig has 24 years of cooperative living experience, including four community start-ups. She serves on the board of the Foundation for Intentional Community, and as a trainer and consultant for progressive projects. Yana’s latest book, Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, was awarded the Communal Studies Association 2017 Book of the Year Award. She is the former Executive Director of both the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, and Commonomics USA, an economic justice organization. Her 2013 TEDx talk, Sustainable is Possible! kicked off a new era for her as a public speaker and advocate for communities. She is a founding member of the Solidarity Collective, an income sharing community in Laramie, WY, and a host on the community’s podcast, Solidarity House. Learn more about Yana at yanaludwig.net

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September 23, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
$10 – $45

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