A weekend about Ecovillages and Sociocracy – Friday, March 3 – Sun March 5, 2017at L.A. Eco-Village. Attend any of the 3 events. Follow your passions

Diana Leafe Christian is author of Creating a Life Together and a well-known speaker and workshop trainer in the communities and ecovillage movements. Three events with Diana coming up: Friday, March 3rd at 7 pm – slideshow, How Ecovillages Worldwide Have Influenced the Wider Culture.     Sat, March 4, 10am-4 pm overview workshop, Introduction to Sociocracy for Ecovillages and Intentional Communities. Sociocracy, which means “governance... Read More

Mutual Aid Network Cooperative with Stephanie Rearick Sat., Dec 10 from 2 to 4pm at L.A. Eco-Village

Communities around the world are piloting Mutual Aid Networks (MAN) designed to meet life’s economic needs – food justice, work redesign, sustainable energy, community justice, housing and transportation access, travel and culture exchange, etc. Local MANs are connecting in a global cooperative, the Main MAN, in order to support each other’s success and build a network of networks that can engage the 100% in a neighborly global economy. http://www.mutualaidnetwork.org/  We’re... Read More

A Crash Course in Urban Ecovillages at L.A. Eco-Village: What We’ve Learned & What We Know You Can Make Happen! An all day affair with us at L.A. Eco-Village. Watch for details.

Ever wonder how we put it all together?  What works?  What doesn’t?  What we’d do differently?    And how much further our vision reaches?  And how much faster you could make it happen in your own neighborhood? A hands-on all day affair with members of the Los Angeles Eco-Village and friends covering the following topics: – Envisioning – Gathering people – Eco-technologies – Social technologies – Perma-circular... Read More

The Green Festival at the L.A. Convention Center – September 16 – 18, 2016

    The 6th annual LA Green Festival Expo is almost here! Join us September 16-18 for America’s largest and longest-running sustainability event. Claim your free ticket using free ticket code GAGF16. Los Angeles presentations... Read More

Designing a “Perma-Circular” Economy: Wed. July 13 at 7pm at L.A. Eco-Village

Join us for an informative and provocative talk with Christian Arnsperger of the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. And a veggie potluck before the talk. Christian will argue that the there is a serious imbalance when industrial societies promote wholesale recycling without also limiting economic growth, rendering such policies essentially useless for building resiliency.  He’ll share with us a permaculture approach... Read More

National Cohousing Tour Day – Saturday, April 30, 2016 at L.A. Eco-Village and throughout the U.S.

Saturday, April 30, 2016: Special Abbreviated tours scheduled at: 10:30am     and      1:00pm     and       2:30pm These free tours are in conjunction with the National Cohousing Open House.  Reservations please:  213/738-1254 or crsp@igc.org Give us  your time preference. You will also have an opportunity to hang out for discussions with Eco-Villagers. Bring a brown bag lunch and hang out before or after your tour time.    Read More

Return to Your Senses – 4 sessions – L.A. Eco-Village – Watch for scheduling

Trainings for health care workers, activists, councilors* Any event that overwhelms a person’s ordinary capacity to cope: accidents, illness, birth…, may result in post traumatic symptoms that influence behaviors and  interactions. Return to Your Senses introduces you to therapeutic, engaging, un-intrusive approaches that can offer trauma-informed interactions to all clients  reduce potential re-traumatization for client with trauma histories... Read More

FEATURED EVENT: Urban Placemaking for Cultural Transformation with Mark Lakeman and the City Repair Project: Fri – Sun, March 25, 26, 27, 2016 at L.A. Eco-Village and Tue March 29 Downtown LA

Come learn with others in your communities and neighborhoods about successful strategies for: Transforming public spaces from car-centric to people-centric  Accelerating culture change within public agencies  Learning and practicing effective tools for continuing change. Presented by Mark Lakeman and core members from City Repair Project, this workshop will provide a dazzling spectrum of real world tools for building participatory culture and... Read More

“Falling for the Mountain” an evening of film, veggie potluck and dialog, Thursday, December 10, 2015 at from 7 to 10pm

     About the film: Falling for the Mountain, a film by Suzanna Knittel, is the intimate and urgent story of a family (her family) that must come together to steward their ancestral home in the majestic Swiss Alps in the face of climate change, and other modern challenges. Most of these relatives now live in cities, yet all have deep ties to this bucolic land. Now the next generation is coming to terms with the needs of land and of the ancient... Read More

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30pm: The Low Down on Pee and Poo: Composting Toilets & Urine Reuse – A talk at L.A. Eco-Village

Composting toilets offer a sanitary and ecological solution to the flush toilet. (Did you know that around 890 billion gallons of untreated sewage flows into US waterways each year?) Learn about waterless composting toilets, reusing urine, and considerations for installing a system into your home. This presentation will cover homescale composting toilets from urban to rural applications, large scale systems, operation and maintenance needs, codes,... Read More

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