WestCo | April 24-26, 2015 | Berkeley, CA

WestCo, an annual conference for members of cooperatives in the Western United States and Canada, will be held this year in Berkeley, CA from April 24th through 26th.

WestCo is a space for local cooperators to build community, attend educational workshops and social events, and celebrate their common interests and experiences. This year’s conference is organized by members of the Berkeley Student Cooperative.

More programming details will be released later in March. If you have any questions, please visit NASCO’s WestCo page or contact Zury Cendejas, Berkeley Student Cooperative VP of External Affairs, at vpea@bsc.coop.

More info:

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Just for the Fun of it: Holiday Potluck & Hangout at L.A. Eco-Village, Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7:00pm

Curious to learn more about the Los Angeles Eco-Village Intentional Community?  C’mon and hang out with us to celebrate the holiday season, the Solstice, and one another.

Make your favorite holiday veggie dish, enough for 4 to 8 people, bring along  your  non throw-away eating ware and join us for our Sunday night potluck JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!


  • At the Los Angeles Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place, 90004    directions
  • Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Free and open event.  No reservations required.
  • More info:  crsp@igc.org or 213/738-1254

Event sponsored by the Los Angeles Eco-Village Intentional Community Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana Housing Cooperative Bienvenidos Committee.



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climate action workshop & community Spiral Dance with Starhawk at Fais Do Do in Los Angeles Sunday, December 7, 2014 from noon to 7pm

We are excited to announce that STARHAWK, one of the most respected voices in modern earth-based religion, is returning to LA for a climate action workshop & community Spiral Dance ritual! This is a powerful opportunity to work magic with the author of The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess. Come for all or part of the day!

Sunday, December 7, 2014 Starhawk
Fais Do Do Ballroom
5253/5257 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

12:00 – 12:30 pm – Doors open, Music by Gaia Grove
12:30 – 3:30 pm – “Climate Justice ~ Climate Action” Workshop
3:30 – 4:30 pm – Delicious Organic Vegetarian meal
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Doors open for Spiral Dance
5:00 – 7:00 pm – Winter’s Dream Spiral Dance

** Come for all or part of the day! **

“Climate Justice ~ Visionary Action”
In the midst of ecological and social meltdowns, how do we stay grounded and hopeful? Today’s threats are also powerful opportunities to create a new world rooted in community and ecological balance. What’s needed? Courage, vision, and support to imagine a different way… In this workshop, we’ll learn personal tools to manage stress and prevent burnout as we nourish our creativity. We’ll also learn strategies for setting goals and priorities, and practice the interpersonal skills that build resilient communities. Join us to recharge and renew as we come together to heal our world!

After the climate workshop and a delicious organic meal with our community, we will anticipate the longest night of the year with a Winter’s Dream RITUAL & SPIRAL DANCE led by Starhawk and Reclaiming LA. Join us in sacred space as we dance the spiral, celebrate community, and rebirth our selves and our world. [In support of those in recovery, this ritual is drug and alcohol free.]


SoCal 350 Climate Action Coalition
Gaia Grove
Cross Pollinate
Joyful Activist

Starhawk 2014

Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern Goddess religion and earth-based spirituality. She has authored or co-authored twelve books, including her classic tome The Spiral Dance and futuristic novel 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 Trainings, which combine a Permaculture design certificate course with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism. http://www.starhawk.org/


Workshop + Ritual + Meal :: $60 in Advance by Saturday, Dec. 6 | $75 Door
Workshop + Ritual [No Meal] :: $50 in Advance by Saturday, Dec. 6 | $65 Door
Workshop + Meal :: $45 in Advance by Saturday, Dec. 6 | $60 Door
Workshop Only [No Meal] :: $35 in advance by Saturday, Dec. 6 | $50 Door
Ritual + Meal:: $30 in Advance by Saturday, Dec. 6 | $45 at the Door
Ritual Only [No Meal] :: $20 in advance by Saturday, Dec. 6 | $25 Door
Delicious Vegetarian Organic Meal :: $10


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Dia de los Muertos celebration at LA Eco-Village Sunday November 2, 2014 from 6 to 9pm

Please join us in celebrating Dia de lxs Muertxs at the Los Angeles Eco-Village (LAEV) on Sunday November 2nd, 2014 from 6-9 pm. We will be hosting a community potluck and honoring those who have passed.

Please feel free to bring photos, marigold flowers or anything you would like to display in the community altar. Please also bring vegetarian food to share.

Some ideas of traditional food for this Mexican holiday include tamales, dulce de calabaza, mole, pan de muertxs, enchiladas. You may also want to bring a drink to share.

This is also an opportunity for people to learn more about LA Eco-Village, including how to become a member-resident in our community or a short term guest or longer term visitor.

Reservations: crsp@igc.org or 213/738-1254

Location: 117 Bimini Place, Los Angeles 90004

Time: 6 to 9pm

No charge for this event.

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Los Angeles Green Festival Friday Sept 12 thru Sun Sept 14, 2014 at L.A. Convention Center

About the Green Festival.

Check out the 40 page: Preview Guide.

Volunteer Opportunities:  here.

More than 20,000 attended the L.A. Green Festival last year.

Great kids activities too!

Come visit the Los Angeles Eco-Village booth (#550), and so many other organizations you may want to catch up with.

Lots of interesting speakers, demonstrations of all kinds, and a place to run into old friends and colleagues and meet new ones.

Friday, September 12th from noon to 6:00pm
Saturday, September 13th from 10am to 6:00pm
Sunday, September 14th from 10am to 6:00pm


Los Angeles Convention Center – South Hall G
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Buy discounted tickets on-line here:  http://greenfestivals.org/

and Get In Free if:

You come by bike and use the LACBC Bike Valet service
You come by Metro and show your Tap Card.

Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.

Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

Mission and Vision:

Green Festival is inspiring and empowering consumers, communities and businesses to work green, play green and live green.

At Green Festival, we are committed to:

  • Showcasing the best and latest green products and services in the market
  • Making ‘green’ practical, viable and accessible to everyone by promoting sustainability in everyday life choices and actions
  • Providing the ultimate marketplace for green brands and consumers who want to integrate sustainability into their lives
  • Striving to be a zero-waste marketplace where consumers can be assured that companies are committed to environmental sustainability
  • Representing a diverse, sustainable community that is socially and environmentally responsible
  • Encouraging companies to adopt green and fair trade principles through Green America’s certification process
  • Supporting vegan-vegetarian diets that are focused on organic, non-GMO and local artisanal foods as part of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle
  • Serving as a launching pad for Corporate Social Responsibility efforts and consumer programs in sustainability

Much more info about Green Festivals here:   http://www.greenfestivals.org/

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Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)–Europe Conference July 9-13, 2014 at Zegg near Berlin Germany

Over time, GEN is becoming richer in fascinating tools, mutual support, interesting people, important connections and deep insights. Let’s celebrate what we have created as a strong network, carrying forth the power to live sustainably in a post-growth world.

This year we will focus on strengthening the bonds between the national and local networks as well as reaching out to the Global South in mutual support. Amongst other interesting presenters we are proud to welcome Anna Breytenbach, the „Animal Whisperer“ from South Africa. Experienced members from long-term communities will share and support your process in founding or strengthening your community initiative, we will look into the transition of traditional villages and urban neighbourhoods into living communities and more.

 For more info and registration please go to our website at http://gen-europe.org/activities/gen-conference/gen-conference-2014/index.htm#c1325

GEN – Global Ecovillage Network



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Celebrate L.A. Eco-Village’s Twentienth Anniversary Saturday, Decmeber 7, 2013 from 7 to 11pm

Join us for a fabulous evening of

Wine     Food     and     Fun

Music       Silent Auction      Raffle     Schmoozing     Networking

Hanging out with old friends and meeting new folks

Los Angeles Eco-Village
117 Bimini Place
Los Angeles 90004

Saturday evening, December 7, 2013 from 7 to 11pm

Special Honoree:  Jackie Goldberg*

Reservations required:
$25 to $100 donation** (includes wine & food)

Please pay on-line here

or send check to:
117 Bimini Pl #221
Los Angeles CA 90004
and put “Special Event” in memo

More info:  crsp@igc.org or 213/738-1254

 *We are honoring our former school board member and former city council member Jackie Goldberg, and acknowledging many of the people who have contributed to our community over the years.

Your donation supports new demonstration eco-technologies for our Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana limited equity housing cooperative.

**Proceeds to benefit new demonstration eco-technologies for
our Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana Limited Equity Housing Cooperative.
Amounts donated over $25 are tax deductible.



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