The People Who Wouldn't Mind If the Pacific Northwest Were Its Own Country

Green (Living) Review

alternative communities green living The first thing we heard when we pulled into the Finney Farm was the clattering of drums, followed by a high-pitched howling noise. Suddenly a wild pack of young girls came running out of the woods waving sticks in the air.

2014 140

Grasp The Nettle


Grasp the Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag band of land rights activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police - and themselves - in their efforts to create alternative communities outside the framework of consumer society.

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Green Living 2.0, Sustainable Communities

Green Home Blog

Many of the Baby Boomers were born or grew up the 1960s and 1970s, which set the stage for all kinds of sustainable concepts from communal or community living to vegetarianism, or not eating meat. In fact, the community charter (bylaws, etc.)

How To Recycle Unusual Everyday Items

Green Earth Journey

To keep them out of landfills, drop them in the mail to Alternative Community Training, a nonprofit Missouri company that provides jobs to people with disabilities.

2009 141

Matching neighborhood skills

Green (Living) Review

Today, however, we barely acknowledge our neighbors let alone know them or know who in our community – what community? – If we, the people, want really and truly resurrect the community in our areas where we live then it is up to us to do it.

2017 140

The Big Society

Green (Living) Review

That's what community was and is all about. It is these little things that anyone could do, and would do, if but someone would start is and set the ball rolling that make a neighborhood a community.

Earth Day: Four decades on

Green (Living) Review

We have now wasted, yes, wasted, over forty years by not transitioning to a fossil fuel free economy and society and by not developing an alternative way of living and life to the one we have kept pursuing. Alternative communities, some called them also communes, sprang up trying to show the way and some are still shining beacons to this very day, such as and especially Christiania in Denmark and Tinker's Bubble in Britain, to name but two.

Dumpster diving; 2009's fastest growing industry

Green (Living) Review

It has been done before by others in other times and it is also the idea of creating an alternative community to one of consumerism and capitalism. by Michael Smith Dumpster diving is more than likely going to be the fastest growing industry of 2009 There are many people out there that go dumpster diving on a regular basis and many get most of their food even that way, let alone other items for their homes and even their home offices.

Intentional Communities: Lifestyles Based on Ideals

The Green Changemakers

by Geoph Kozeny of Community Catalyst Project, San Francisco, California Drawing on information from his visits to hundreds of communities across the continent, Geoph Kozeny gives an overview of the communities movement -- not only its current state, but also how it has evolved and its prospects for the future. He points out the common bonds that link communities in spite of their diversity. The community prospered, and subsequently formed many new colonies.

2009 40

Imagining Ecocities

The Green Changemakers

There's a walled section in the middle of town and surmounting it all is the church or cathedral spire, a symbol of the community's heaven-oriented religious cosmology. The issue of optimum or maximum size of an ecocity has hardly been broached because most thinking on ecologically healthy alternative communities has focused on villages and small towns, while people contemplating future cities have generally not dared to believe they could be radically reformed.

2010 40