Earth Day Tea in the Street at L.A. Eco-Village: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2 to 5pm

Traffic calming tea in the intersection of Bimini and White House Place. circa 1993 As many of you know, LAEV has a long history of traffic calming activities. Tea in the intersection of Bimini and White House Place was a fairly frequent traffic calming activity back in the early to mid 1990s.  In those olden days, we did it just to meet neighbors who were always in their cars.  They would slow down and roll down their windows and ask, “What... 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- Diana Leafe Christian making method Diana now highly recommends for intentional communities.  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 of transparency, equivalency, and effectiveness. When a community uses... Read More

Ecovillage Social Enterprises/Cottage Industries — Why We Need Them! Sat., March 17, 2018: veggie potluck at 6:30; slideshow/talk at 7:30pm with Diana Leafe Christian at L.A. Eco-Village

In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Los Angeles Eco-Village Diana Leafe Christian through a lively presentation and slide show, will show how large, well-established communities have established healthy community economies through supporting individual members’ cottage industries  — “social enterprises” — and by encouraging their members to earn, spend, invest, and, when possible, even save money onsite, and how smaller and newer communities... Read More

Overview: Sociocracy for Ecovillages and Other Kinds of Intentional Communities – Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 4 to 6:30pm at L.A. Eco-Village

In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Eco-Village   In a lively presentation with hands-on exercises, Diana Leafe Christian will present an overview of Sociocracy, an especially effective governance and decision-making method she now recommends highly instead of consensus for ecovillages and other kinds of intentional communities, because of the wonderful benefits. When used correctly, communities have experienced better... Read More

Explorations in Nature: Collaborative Nature Weave – Sat., Dec. 16, 2017 from 10am to noon at L.A. Eco-Village

You are invited to the public closing reception, children’s exhibition and collaborative nature weave. DATE/TIME Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10am to noon LOCATION 117 Bimini Pl, Courtyard Los Angeles 90004 Los Angeles Eco-Village FREE AND OPEN EVENT No reservations required. All welcome!  Children & Adults of all ages This culminating public event and exhibition is made possibly in part from a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department... Read More

Explorations in Nature for kids 3 – 8: Eight Week Program: 9/30 – 12/16/17 at L.A. Eco-Village

  Lief and Joaquin in courtyard garden This free unique 8 week art program for kids 3 through 8 and their parent or legal guardian uses the visual arts to develop deeper connections between children and their experience of the natural world. Led by Artist-in-Residence Sylvette Frazier, classes emphasize creating art in an eco-conscious format.  The series will culminate with a public exhibition and collaborative nature weave.       SATURDAYS... Read More

Public Meeting Sat., Nov 11, 2017 from 10am to noon at 117 Bimini Pl, LA 90004

This Public Meeting is Regarding Contaminants and Proposed Remediation Concerning the property at:  3554 and 3560 West First Street – Los Angeles 90004 Previously known as Song’s Auto Shop and the Teriyaki House This meeting is a component of a proposal being prepared by the nonprofit property owner, CRSP, in the Los Angeles Eco-Village, for a US-Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) Brownfields Clean-Up grant.  A draft copy of the CRSP... Read More

The Nuts & Bolts of a Worker Co-op Start-up – Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 in Culver City at 7pm

Long time L.A. Eco-Village resident, and founder of Pacific Electric Worker Co-op, Somerset Waters, will share his experiences as the founder of a start-up worker co-op. Sponsored by: LAWORCS: LA Worker Ownership Resources & Cooperative Services More info: The Nuts and Bolts of a Worker Cooperative Start-Up with Somerset Waters   Wednesday, October 25, 2017  at 7:00 PM at Father’s Office 3229 Helms Ave Culver City,... Read More

Sustainable Living Tour – California – October 1 – 12, 2017

Immerse yourself in leading sustainable living education centers showcasing real examples of soil, watershed and human relationship restoration. Lots More info:  http://earthjourneys.org/ EARTH JOURNEYS Empowering change seekers to cultivate lifestyles that regenerate the mind, body, soul and planet through transformative journeys and earth-based education. Our nature retreats blend personal development, permaculture education and spiritual exploration... Read More

Third Annual West Coast Communities Conference – September 29 – October 1, 2017 in Escondido CA

Conference Theme:  Thriving, Not Just Surviving – Fiscal Health in Community Featuring Keynote Speaker: Diana Leafe Christian, author of Creating a Life Together Taking off from last year’s theme of economic justice, we are organizing this year’s topics around the subject of equitable and sustainable income and affordability.  We have workshops… Workshop topics and speakers include: – Financially feasible ways to start Community... Read More

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Contact Information

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