more info: http://www.permacultureconvergence.com
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: http://www.twinoaks.org/
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 to the economy in which natural, human and cultural capital are primary over advancing technological and financial capital, and how this transition from capitalism can take shape.
This type of dialog and civic engagement can lead us to explore radical ideas about what tomorrow’s “sufficiency economy” might look like.”
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time: Veggie Potluck at 6pm in the courtyard*
Talk and discussion: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Los Angeles Eco-Village
117 Bimini Place
Los Angeles CA 90004
Reservations required: email@example.com or 213/738-1254
Fee: $10 (self selected sliding scale)
* If attending the potluck, please bring a veggie dish to share and your own non-throwaway eating ware to make this a zero waste event
Christian Arnsperger is professor of sustainability and economic anthropology at the Institute for Geography and Sustainability (IGD) of the Faculty of Geoscience and Environmental Studies (FGSE). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and has been teaching and researching for many years at the interface between economic analysis, human sciences, and existential philosophy. A specialist of post-consumerist/ post-growth economic alternatives and of the link between ecological transition and the change of mentalities and lifestyles, he is also a scientific adviser to the Alternative Bank Switzerland (ABS) and, in that capacity, he develops “action research” field projects and collaborations in the area of sustainable finance.At the IGD, Prof. Arnsperger more specifically centers his activities around the following areas:
- Spatiality and territoriality as factors of ecological sustainability
- Sustainability of lifestyles, sustainable consumption, and existential economics
- Money, finance, and sustainability: Towards a “monetary eco-geography”
- The cultural roots of unsustainability in the United States
Read Christian’s blog and more about Christian here
@ 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A gathering of pioneers, seekers, neighbors, organizers, dreamers, trainers, leaders, and activists reclaiming a more sustainable world through intentional communities, cooperative culture, deep democracy, and participatory economics.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 9am-6pm at San Diego Friends Center
People in intentional and traditional communities around the world are already living more green, peaceful, and abundant ways of life.
Reclaiming the power of cooperative human connections, people everywhere have been asking questions that lead back to more satisfying lives. We’re busy reinventing what we own, how we spend time, grow food, earn a living, do business, invest money, and participate in our neighborhoods and governments.
Get the jump on Earth Day. Meet, learn, share, and break bread with old and new friends across community movements here in southern California. There’s plenty of time to network and strategize next steps forward.
Sustainable Community is Within Reach!
Communify San Diego is an unconference. Using “open space technology” we will convene a marketplace of ideas when everyone can propose sessions on the topics they are most interested in. Sessions can be skills-sharing, discussions, interviews, games, or presentations. Opportunities to get to know each other will include “Speed Dating” and “Deepening Connection” sessions. Other sessions have been proposed and are invited include:
- Developing cohousing and ecovillage neighborhoods
- Housing cooperatives & co-living households
- Community gardens and urban agriculture
- Tiny Home Ecovillages – truly low-impact and affordable
- Complementary currencies and time banks
- Transition Town and Sustainable San Diego initiatives
- EarthSharing & community land trusts
Sharing Leadership through Consensus and Dynamic Governance
- Dealing with Difference – Communication Games and Technologies of Participation
- Conscious Elders & Aging in Community
- Wisdom Circles and Restorative Justice
- Post-Occupy Organizing of the Commons
- Sacred Economics
- Slow Money, Crowdfunding, & Participatory Budgeting
We’ll also share opening and closing circles, a panel of special speakers, info tables for partner groups, raffle prizes to benefit Fellowship for Intentional Community and our local host. Morning coffee, healthy snacks and lunch are provided.
Special Guests & Presenters
Lois Arkin, Founder of Los Angeles Eco-Village
CASA: Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de las Américas
Diana Leafe Christian, author of Creating a Life Together, and Finding Community
Raines Cohen certified Senior Advisor / Cohousing Coach
Betsy Morris, PhD, Cohousing Researchers Network, and author of “Making Cohousing Affordable,” and “Urban Redevelopment and the Emerging Community Sector.”
Plus YOU, bringing the topics you want to learn about or share.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9am to 6pm
San Diego Friends Center:
San Diego Friends Center
3850 Westgate Pl
San Diego, CA 92105
Google map and directions
$65 in advance; $75 at the door.
Partner discounts, work-trade/volunteer rebates are still available or call 619-457-6198 (voice/SMS) for more information.
Betsy and Raines · email@example.com · 619-457-6198
Weeknight showing of Within Reach, Friday evening at colab.
Sunday 1:30-6:30pm – Tour and Half Day Intensive at Emerald Village in Rio Vista, specifically on the nuts and bolts of developing cohousing and ecovillages — people, place, and process.
Communify San Diego is produced by Cohousing California partners, Cohousing Coaches Betsy Morris & Raines Cohen, of Planning for Sustainable Communities, in Berkeley, CA and the San Diego Local Hosts, Patti Shields, Jonah, Mesritz, Andrea Carter, and Mariah Gayler.
Cohousing California is pleased to promote the work of our organizational partners including the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Cohousing Association of the US, and CASA, the South American regional association of the Global Ecovillages Network, and CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages.
Tax-exempt donations are welcome through our nonprofit sponsor, the Fellowship for Intentional Community (www.ic.org).
What: Time Bank Training
Where: Fais Do Do, 5257 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles 90016
When: Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 10am to 2pm
- Starting and coordinating a Time Bank
- Recruiting leadership
- Engaging stakeholders
- Engaging organizations as partners
- Community justice and Time Banking
- Time Banking and other complementary currencies
About Dane County Time Bank: The Dane County Time Bank, established in 2005, is a network with over 2000 individuals and organizations who exchange time in order to build community, build capacity, and come together to help each other to build a better world.
More info on Dane County Time Bank here: http://danecountytimebank.org/home
About Stephanie Rearick: Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Stephanie Rearick is founder and Co-Director of the Dane County TimeBank and Project Coordinator of Time For the World. In addition to her work in timebanking and promoting ground-up economic and community regeneration, Stephanie is co-owner of Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse. She worked for Greenpeace for six years during her youth, helped launch Madison Hours, a local currency in 1995 and served for several years on the steering committee of independent local political party Progressive Dane.
You can learn more about Stephanie at these sites:
Her personal website: http://stephanierearick.com/
Speaking at the Economics and Peace Conference: http://vimeo.com/8240630
Lyon presentation on Human-Scaled Economic Development. http://vimeo.com/22087213
Fee for Time Bank Event: FREE but reservations are required. Donations gladly accepted*
Lunch will be provided by Large Marge Sustainables! http://www.largemargesustainables.com/
* Any Donations received will be put towards the future Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks Community Revolving Loan Fund and Local Economy Incubator. We need to raise $5,000 in order to receive matching funds for the Community Revolving Loan Fund.
Special thanks to:
The Metabolic Studio http://www.metabolicstudio.org/
Fais Do Do http://www.faisdodo.com/
Large Marge Sustainables http://www.largemargesustainables.com/
The Living Economy Salon http://livingeconomysalon.com
CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages: www.laecovillage.org
Stephanie is also a professional musician. and will perform new tracks from Dreamworld on:
Friday, July 26th at 7PM at Pop Hop, 5002 York Blvd Los Aangeles 90042
Consider donating to her Dreamworld Sharing Economy Tour fund!