Summer Camp Forever: An Ecovillage Story
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Summer Camp Forever: An Ecovillage Story

Written by: Cynthia Tina (www.cynthiatina.com) Open sky, warm summer days, friendship, and adventure. The idealized “summer camp” has been enshrined for decades in movies, Uncle John’s yarns, and perhaps your own childhood memories. It serves as an adolescent’s wild escape from the boring confines of suburban neighborhoods and primary school, at least until “growing up” […]

The Reality of Intentional Community Living
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The Reality of Intentional Community Living

By: Sky Blue Living in an intentional community is one of hardest things you can do. Why? Well, despite our social nature we’ve managed to create a hyper-individualized society. The luxury is that you don’t have deal with people very much, and people are hard to deal with! The downside is we’re left empty, turning […]

5 Ways to Expand Your Permaculture Education in 2016
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5 Ways to Expand Your Permaculture Education in 2016

It’s a new year, and a great opportunity to take your alternative education to new heights so you can pursue the life you are passionate about and make money doing it. Here are the top 5 ways to accelerate your permaculture and sustainable living education in 2016. 1) Take a Permaculture Design Course (or other […]

Group of Travelers Build Website for Finding Transformational Experiences
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Group of Travelers Build Website for Finding Transformational Experiences

NuMundo is the story of a group of passionate, young travelers who came together with a purpose: to share first-hand experiences with personal transformation, planetary regeneration, and living in community. We traveled South to reconnect with ancestral roots, the earth and ourselves. Some of us were working on social projects with indigenous communities, others were managing […]

Graduating from Burning Man to a 9 acre, 5-family community. What does it take?
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Graduating from Burning Man to a 9 acre, 5-family community. What does it take?

By: Jessica Plancich Shinners, Co-founder of Emerald Village Organization We started off as veteran Burning Man friends and we ended up as neighbors, chosen family members, business partners, co-parents and partners in the process of life. Little did we know that there was a grand design at work when years before, many of us came together […]

Immersive Experience: The Youth Ecovillage Summit 2015 at EarthHaven EcoVillage
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Immersive Experience: The Youth Ecovillage Summit 2015 at EarthHaven EcoVillage

We are young adults empowered by the ecovillage model and committed to building the interconnected world of our generation through the teaching of integrated sustainability and offering of immersive experiences.  The NextGen Youth Ecovillage Summit 2015, near Asheville, North Carolina, is coming up this October 8-11! YES15 is as an intimate, networking intensive gathering designed […]

The Vision Council: An Ancient Way of Gathering in Modern Times
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The Vision Council: An Ancient Way of Gathering in Modern Times

Since the beginning of human history we have been gathering together as families, tribes and communities, to strengthen our relationship with each other, to council about important community matters, to exchange seeds, medicines, gifts and to simply celebrate life; to sit by the fire and hear the stories of our elders; to heal and honor […]

Piracanga: On sustainability and spirituality in Bahia, Brazil
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Piracanga: On sustainability and spirituality in Bahia, Brazil

Piracanga is an ecovillage and retreat centre, where a group of friends have chosen to live in community, shaping their reality by their chosen spiritual principles of love, compassion and freedom, whilst trying to put in practice a sustainable way of life. I traveled to the ecovillage in late 2014 and we had agreed on […]