West Coast Communities Conference – Sept 14-16, 2018 in Sahale WA

This year’s theme: Cultivating Collective Liberation Intentional communities as living laboratories for social transformation Addressing privilege and oppression within intentional communities and the movement, and intentional communities as vehicles for cultivating collective liberation in larger society http://www.westcoastcommunitiesconference.org Something is emerging. What... Read More

Worker Co-op Conference Sept. 14-16, 2018 at Los Angeles Trade Tech College

    This three day conference in Los Angeles will make space for connection, education, skill-building, and sharing, for worker-owners and our partners working to create better jobs and a fairer economy. This moment in U.S. history is pivotal — we are taking this opportunity to catalyze workers across the country, joining with larger cooperative and economic justice... Read More

Northeast Cohousing Summit: Sept. 21-23, 2018 in Amherst MA

  This regional cohousing conference is for : People that want to learn about cohousing, how to create it, how to live it Those that are forming a cohousing community, whether you’re just starting or already building Residents who currently live in a cohousing community Architects, developers, planners or other professionals interested... Read More

The Soul of Soil* and the Ecocity Future of Los Angeles – Sat July 14, 2018 at L.A. Eco-Village from 1pm to midnight

Christian Arnsperger Christian Arnsperger returns to LA Eco-Village for the third year.  And we welcome Kreigh Hampel , Richard Register, and Gideon Sussman from BuroHappold , and you, our neighbors, friends and colleagues for a special day of interacting with a few of the world’s most creative thinkers for healing and transforming  our Cities into  resilient eco-systems... Read More

Global Ecovillage Conference (GEN) Europe Conference – July 10 – 14, 2018 – Lilleoru, Estonia

Conference theme:  The Wisdom of Conscious Communities” Including July 10, 2018: Co-Creation Day: How can we make Estonia the first organic country in the world. The conference will bring together 500 sustainable experts, practitioners and visionaries from all over the world. Go here for conference details: http://gen2018.ee/?lang=en&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=genestonia100 For... Read More

“The Longest Straw” an award winning film by L.A. Eco-Villager Samantha Bode, Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7pm at L.A. Eco-Village (north end)

The Longest Straw draws a connection between the water that supports a city and that water’s source. Samantha Bode, director, moved to Los Angeles and immediately fell in love with the abundant sunshine, the warm air, and the exotic plants of Southern California. But, she noticed within the city of Los Angeles the plants were very much like her native North East Pennsylvania.... Read More

Sociocracy for Intentional Communities with Diana Leafe Christian – Sat-Sun-Mon 5/19, 5/20, 5/21/2018*

Sociocracy (sometimes also called “Dynamic Governance” in the US) is an effective governance and decision-making method Diana now highly recommends for intentional communities and member led groups.  It means “governance by peers or colleagues,” and is a system for organizing work and making decisions to guide the work. Sociocracy is  based on the values... Read More

Center for Communal Studies: Talk with Communal Studies Archivist Jennifer Greene – Sat., May 12, 2018 at 5:30pm

About the Center for Communal Studies The Center for Communal Studies was established in 1972 to collect, preserve and continue the scholarship of historical communal organizations. In the course of discovering the identities and lives of early historical groups, Dr. Pitzer, founder of the Center, began to meet and work with contemporary groups. Although his focus was more historical,... Read More

Mushrooms and Oil Contamination Introductory Workshop #2: Sunday, May 6, 2018 at L.A. Eco-Village

Second in a series of Mushroom remediation events DATE AND TIME:  Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 10:30am to 1pm OTHER EVENT DETAILS: WHERE:  Songs at Los Angeles Eco-Village 3554 West First St. Los Angeles 90004 Enter thru chain link gate on Bimini Place just so. of W. First St. FEE: $10 to $25 (self selected sliding scale) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: crsp@igc.org   or 213/738-1254 MORE... Read More

California Co-op Conference – San Diego – April 29-30, 2018

Click here for the Conference Brochure PDF The conference will be held at theMarina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, which offers a beautiful view of the bay, and the convenience of a location near San Diego airport. Conference workshops reveal how cooperatives revitalize and fortify local economies by creating jobs, housing, and locally owned businesses! Pre-Conference:... Read More

Contact Information

117 Bimini Place #221
Los Angeles CA 90004
crsp@igc.org