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CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard – Sunday August 14, 2016 from 9am to 4pm

CicLAvia heads back to Iconic Wilshire Boulevard on August 14 as Koreatown, Westlake, and Downtown Los Angeles will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.
for all the info you’ll need and more

New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for August 14:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.

Questions or Concerns

General event information: please contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or

For concerns regarding the street closure permit, please reach out to the City of Los Angeles: 213.847.6000

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North American Permaculture Convergency Sept 14-18, 2016 in Hopland CA

More info here

Join us at the North American Permaculture Convergence!


Transition workshop track, network gathering, scholarship fund, work-trade opportunities, and more!   

We’re excited to be partnering with the North American Permaculture Convergence and Northern California Building Resilient Communities Convergence happening September 14-18 at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California! This is the first collaborative event of its kind in the US, and we anticipate a potent, energizing gathering that will enhance synergies between Transition, permaculture, community resilience, and social justice movements.

Transition US will be hosting a workshop track as well as a network gathering during the Convergence for Transitioners from across the country to connect, build relationships, learn from each other, and strengthen our movement. We hope you can join us!

Learn more about the Convergence and register here.

Whether or not you can attend, you can still support fellow Transitioners and help strengthen our network by contributing to the scholarship fund that will support several Transition leaders from different parts of the country to the Convergence to learn, network, share their own skills, and increase the impact of their local Transition efforts.

Work-trade opportunities are also available – here’s your chance to be part of the Convergence team AND receive discounted registration!

Stay tuned for more information, and we hope to see you at the Convergence!

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The Communities Conference at Twin Oaks, Virginia, Sept 2-5, 2016

The Communities Conference is held Labor Day weekend, Sept 2 – 5, at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa County, Central Virginia.  The event hosts between 150 and 200 participants, including people who are members of, interested in, and new to intentional communities and other kinds of cooperative living and working.

The focus of the event is on intentional communities, although workshops sometimes cover a broader array of topics in cooperative and alternative lifestyles, economics, and organizing. If the workshop is not specific to intentional communities the presenter will  address the topic in relation to intentional communities.

The conference site is rustic and mostly outdoors.

More info about Twin Oaks here:

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Bicycle Kitchen Party – Friday October 30, 2015 from 8pm on at the Bike Kitchen Los Angeles

It’s a Halloween costume FunRaiser party at the Bicycle Kitchen with:
music           food            dancing           fun

R I D E     O V E R


Suggested Donation:  $13

Date and Time:   

Friday, October 30, 2015 from 8pm to the Witchen Hour

The Bicycle Kitchen 4429 Fountain Ave., LA 90029

Live Music by:   
– La Tumba
– Whale Shark
– Pedal Strike
– Telematique
(Go Old Skool Cooks!!!)
– DJ Diskoe
– AutoKraft


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Starhawk Halloween/Samhain Spiral Dance Ritual & “Stories for the New Era” Workshop – Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 2 – 9pm in Los Angeles

Workshop and Ritual.  Tickets available on-line at:

Reclaiming LA
Code Pink
Gaia Green
The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education
The Readmond Company
Cross Pollinate

Read about Starhawk here:



Saturday, October 24, 2015


[come for all or part of the day]


Fais Do Do Ballroom
5257 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

*Carpooling and biking encouraged!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION ~ “Stories for the New Era”

Stories tell us who we are and who we can be. Stories can limit us… or liberate us. The stories we share are integrally part of the magic we weave – they determine what images fill our minds, what possibilities we believe in, what forces we set in motion. Magic teaches us that to make a change, we must first envision it. In this half-day workshop, we will use ritual, trance, meditation, and song to identify our underlying personal and collective stories and transform them into tales of liberation that can heal the world (and us, too).

After the workshop and a delicious organic dinner, we will anticipate Halloween with a Samhain RITUAL & SPIRAL DANCE led by Starhawk and Reclaiming LA. For modern witches, Samhain is the time to honor one’s ancestors and celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth – the beginning of the spiritual new year. Join us in sacred space as we dance the spiral with the Star Goddess, celebrate community, and rebirth our selves and our world. [In support of those in recovery, this ritual is drug and alcohol free.

2:00-2:30pm – Doors open for workshop, socializing, music by Amy Clarke & Gaia Grove (with Rene Collins, Devon Rachelle Kouadio & more guest artists)

2:30-5:30pm – “Stories for the New Era” Workshop with Starhawk

5:30-6:30pm – Delicious Organic Vegetarian Dinner

6:30-7:00pm – Doors open for Spiral Dance

7:00-9:00pm – Halloween/Samhain Spiral Dance

(come for all or part of the day)



Workshop + Ritual + Meal :: $60 in Advance by Friday, Oct. 23 | $75 Door

Workshop + Ritual [No Meal] :: $50 in Advance by Friday, Oct. 23 | $65 Door

Workshop + Meal :: $45 in Advance by Friday, Oct. 23 | $60 Door

Workshop Only [No Meal] :: $35 in advance by Friday, Oct. 23 | $50 Door

Ritual + Meal:: $30 in Advance by Friday, Oct. 23 | $45 at the Door

Ritual Only [No Meal] :: $20 in advance by Friday, Oct. 23 | $25 Door

Delicious Vegetarian Organic Dinner :: $12


The Readmond Company, Gaia Grove, Cross Pollinate, The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education California Branch, Way 2 Much Entertainment, Code Pink Women for Peace

Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern Goddess religion and earth-based spirituality. She has authored or coauthored twelve books, including the classic The Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing, now in development as a feature film. A veteran of progressive movements, and deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism, Starhawk directs and teaches Earth Activist Training, which combine a Permaculture design certificate course with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism.

Reclaiming LA is a community of women and men in the greater Los Angeles area who celebrate earth-based spirituality in support of justice in all its forms – environmental, social, political, racial, gender, and economic.

Tickets & More Information,


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Global Ecovillage Network 20 Year Anniversary Summit Live Stream July 6 – 10, 2015

Participate in the GEN+20 Summit from anywhere in the world!
Sign up for Live Streaming to take part in the GEN+20 Summit from the comfort of your home and without the cost of travel
OR create a GEN+20 HUB
Stage an event in your local area where you gather and watch the summit together.
Read more about Live Streaming and register here.

We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future … To move forward we must recognise that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny….

Preamble, The Earth Charter

Organised by GEN in partnership with Gaia Education, the Findhorn Foundation
and New Findhorn Association, the GEN+20 Summit is an invitation
to celebrate 20 years of walking our talk.

Established in Findhorn in 1995, the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) today connects more than 10,000 villages, urban neighbourhoods and intentional communities in more than 100 countries worldwide. Spanning all continents, GEN showcases high quality, low impact ways of living that have led to some of the lowest per capita footprints in the industrialised world, and a healthy integration of heritage and innovation in more traditional settings. GEN has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

With its 20 years of experience, GEN has a wealth of inspiration to offer, emphasising local solutions to global challenges and demonstrating that the creation of a different world is possible!

We can live a new story

As human beings living in community, not only is there no need for us to further destroy our beautiful planet, we are actually able to regenerate the very fabric of life around and within us. We can heal ecosystems: the waters, the soils, the atmosphere, forests, oceans, and coastlines. We can create sanctuaries for biodiversity to flourish again. We can heal social isolation and historic wounds, communicate across all sectors and divides and celebrate the wealth and diversity of our cultural heritage. We can create cyclic economies that serve environmental and societal wellbeing instead of the maximisation of profit. When we pool the best of our intelligence and wisdom to these ends, we can shift from business as usual to an entirely new paradigm. We can live a new story.

At this conference, members from all regions – GEN-Africa, GENOA (Asia and Oceania), the South and North American networks CASA and ENA, GEN-Europe and NextGEN (the youth or next generation of GEN) – will present their work. GEN provides us with a direct link of friendship and understanding between people and projects from the North and South, East and West – a heart connection that enables us to feel that we are working towards solutions for one planet.

GEN today

Going beyond the ‘green islands’ or ‘life boats’ concept of its first decade, today the GEN is shifting into becoming a transformative knowledge network that works in close alliance with like-minded organisations and other sectors in order to optimise sustainable development strategies for whole societies. In conjunction with Gaia Education, GEN has developed a set of trainings to facilitate the transition to resilience – learning journeys for change makers and design processes for communities to chart their own pathways into the future. During the conference we will be celebrating Gaia Education’s 10th anniversary and the success of the Ecovillage Design Education course, now taught in over 35 countries.

You are warmly invited to join us in honouring some of the elders of the ecovillage movement, celebrating the present holders of energy from all corners of the world and continuing to look ahead with the next generation at where our learning edge for sustainable living is now. Together, we will share realistic glimpses of possibility and hope for a thriving future.

Download a draft of the conference programme here.



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West Coast Communities Conference, Fri – Mon, Oct. 9 thru 12, 2015 Northern California

@ Groundswell Institute, an emerging ecovillage and retreat center

Join other community explorers in the splendor of nature for a weekend of skill-building, networking, and celebration that promises to inspire and educate. Whether you are brand spanking new to intentional communities or have been living in them for years, the West Coast Communities Conference will provide plentiful opportunities for all to grow their own skills and knowledge. Inspired by the Communities Conference that takes place at Twin Oaks in Virginia each year, and organized with sponsorship from the Fellowship for Intentional Communities (FIC) and Federation of Egalitarian Communities (FEC), this event promises to be a brilliant convergence of those who see the vital role community has to play in the  trying times we live in. Anyone with interest or experience in worker cooperatives, rural communes, artist collectives, or any other kind of communal enterprise is invited to participate.

We will be limiting attendance in order to minimize impact on our land. Please register to ensure your spot. Registration fees are $100 for tenting and $150 for cabins, which includes access to all programs and three hot meals a day. In addition, there are day passes for those who don’t wish to stay overnight. There are plentiful scholarship and work trade options available – we do not want economic status to be a barrier to attending this event. E-mail us here if you would like to arrange a scholarship or work trade.

Go here to learn more about the conference and to register:

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Open House at L.A. Eco-Village, Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 3pm to 8pm

Open House from 3 to 6pm:  Music, tours, workshops, kids’ activities, fun, free raffle with fun prizes.


Veggie Potluck from 6 to 8pm:  Bring any veggie item to share, enough for about 4 to 8 people.  And please bring your own eating utensils.  Let’s keep this a zero waste event.

Please RSVP for veggie potluck to:

No reservations required for Open House 3 to 6pm


Los Angeles Eco-Villagers will host you for these activities:

L.A. Eco-Village Orientation and MiniTour with Ana Paula and Zoe at 3:30pm, and with AnaPaula and Claire at 5pm

Gardening and greywater with Irma at 4pm and at 5pm

Consensus oriented decision making with Yuki at 4pm

White House Place Learning Garden with Lara at 3:30 and 4:30pm.

Children’s Art Table with Leslie, Daniel and Randy at 4pm and at 5pm

Timebank and Craft Club and Repair Cafe with Leslie and TimeBankers Katie and Ginko & Scoops at 3:30 and 4:30pm

Conflict Resolution with Aurisha at 4:30pm

Food Lobby Co-op with John at 4:30pm

Skill Sharing with Zoe at 4:30pm

Energy Workshop with Somer at 5pm

Closing and Raffle with Adewole and Bruce at 5:30pm

Veggie potluck in Courtyard from 6 to 8pm.  Please bring your own eating ware and a dish of veggie food for 4 to 6 people.  Let’s make this a zero waste event.

Much as we love dogs, please do not bring them to this event.

Please walk, bike or use public transit.  Parking is often very limited in our neighborhood.   More directions here:



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