Our consensus trainers and communication and process experts advise what to do about inadvertent "minority rule" in community.
Ecovillages are increasingly being sought for their expertise--in wastewater treatment, environmental education, renewable energy, organic agriculture, leadership skills, communication training, and more.
Can an ecovillage gal live for a week in a mainstream household--with a microwave oven, processed food on paper plates,five SUVs, and six tiny pedigreed show dogs--and make a difference?
Also in This Issue (Print Version Only)
· PUBLISHER'S NOTE: TAKING TIME FOR TRANSITIONS
· FELLOWSHIP NEWS: LONG-TIME VOICE OF COMMUNITIES, DIANA LEAFE CHRISTIAN, FARE THEE WELL!
· COMMUNITY LIVING WORLDWIDE: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE AT DAMANHUR
· FELLOWSHIP NEWS: GEOPH KOZENY--DEAD AT 57: The Road Trip Ends
· ON THE ROAD WITH ZEPHYR, PART THREE
Previously in this series, community-seeker Zephyr Twombly checked out communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Now we find him in Missouri, visiting Sandhill Farm, with side trips to nearby Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage and Red Earth Farms.
· GOOD NEIGHBORS
Sometimes you just want community in the form of great neighbors right where you live. Is this possible? Ellie Sommer says Yes.
· CAN WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Mark Lakeman and fellow Portland City Repair activists approached city officials with good will and an inclusive, "we're in it together" attitude--with amazing and beautiful results for Portland, culturally and ecologically.
· WHEN "NO" IS JUST AN UNEDUCATED "YES"
By not seeing "them" but rather "us," O.U.R. Ecovillage on Vancouver Island and local officials co-created a whole new regulation for sustainable zoning--and set a precedent for all of Canada.
· LET'S DO GRAYWATER FIRST!
Laura Dvorak & j. brush
Activists at Tryon Life Community Farm/Cedar Moon community in Portland are working with officials to create progressive new building codes, zoning regulations, and health codes--essentially making sustainability legal. Could Portland become the first real-life Ecotopia?
· TURNING PEOPLE ON TO COMMUNITY
Members of Songaia Cohousing share community living with mainstream folks in myriad ways, from intriguing people in local grocery stores to hosting large p;ublic gatherings onsite to helping set up a new community next door.
· ECOVILLAGE LIVING: CHALLENGES FOR ECOVILLAGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
· REVIEWS: Touching the World; Passion as Big as a Planet
· PERIPATETIC COMMUNITARIAN: THE CRAZIES AMONG US: Balancing Compassion with Capacity