The Power of Community

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Cohesive communities are a threat – or at least are as such perceived – to the powers-that-be (but really should not be) and it is for that very reason that such areas, such communities, are always targeted for break up and its residents for dispersal.

The Garden as Community

Green (Living) Review

Community is being formed through gardens in Denver, Colorado. The following excerpt takes us to Denver, where the urban garden has become a community of its own. The Garden as Community It’s hard to miss the East Thirteenth Street Garden on a summer afternoon.

How Permaculture Can Restore Ecosystems & Communities

Green (Living) Review

Maddy Harland tells the story of the Shona African community who healed their damaged ecosystems. In the rural Shona African community in Zimbabwe, five villages of 7,000 people have joined together to form the Chikukwa Project, named after their local chief.

Creating Community ~ Lesson Plans

The Green Changemakers

These lessons (arranged from lowest to highest grade levels) provide tools for developing empathy and understanding others , as students learn to value how diversity creates a strong and colourful classroom and community. Valuing Community lesson plan Link: [link]. Community Education

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Elderly should do community work or lose pension, said peer

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Lord Bichard, an ex-chief of the Benefits Agency, said in October 2012, and while I know that this is almost six years ago, that the elderly should get rewards and fines to make sure they are taking a more active part in the world.

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Simply Home: A tiny cohousing community grows in Portland

Green (Living) Review

It appears that a tiny house boom is well underway, and along with it comes a smattering of emerging tiny house communities. Whether they are tiny or otherwise, it takes a lot of work to keep an intentional community together. communities living with less small is beautiful

Loving Local: Place, Economy and Community

Green (Living) Review

A block of brownstone row houses in West Philadelphia became my place in the world – a place where I aspired to start a business, raise a family, and help build a strong and joyful community. Community economy green living localism

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Planning Appeal Success for Sustainable Community

Green (Living) Review

Community group, Rhiw Las, have won their planning appeal to build four low-impact smallholdings, where they will grow their own food, create their own energy, and develop their own ecological businesses.

State Of Texas Tried To Shut Down A Sustainable Community

Green (Living) Review

Earlier this year, the state of Texas brought several SWAT teams to the quiet and peaceful Garden of Eden Community and threatened its existence. Absolutely no drug related violations were found and all inhabitants of the community were unarmed.

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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.)

Airbnb helps its community travel greener

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, has announced a partnership with Nest, which reinvents unloved products in the home.

Nestlé 'UK's most hydrated community' push

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé Waters – yes, the very company whose CEO states that water is not a human right but must be a commodity – is running a exclusive retailer competition to find Britain's 'most hydrated community' this August.

More than village gossip: how hyperlocal journalism is reinvigorating communities

Green (Living) Review

As local newspapers close and budget cuts put increasing pressure on remaining journalists, the hyperlocal journalism movement is stepping up to provide the services communities rely on. Community free press green living local media media

Practical guides for community economic change

Green (Living) Review

The guides have been researched and written using experience from active projects and community groups around the UK. A trio of ‘how to guides’ has been launched by the REconomy Project.

Surgeon General's prescription for health: walkable communities

Green (Living) Review

He is also calling for a redesign of our communities. Designing communities to encourage pedestrian activity will make it safer and easier for all users, including those with mobility limitations and other disabilities.

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Beyond Food: Community Gardens as Places of Connection and Empowerment

Green (Living) Review

Due in part to the current swell of interest in the local food movement, since the early 2000s there has been a remarkable surge in the prevalence of community garden initiatives. Community gardens have been part of American cities since the late-19th century.

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The Problem with Seeking out Like-Minded Communities.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Enlightened Society Family WAYLON: Today Only backpacker community digital nomad familiar family like-minded outside of comfort zone TravelIf you are in any full-time travel, digital-nomad, location-independent groups on social media, you have seen the word "like-minded" used more times than you can probably count.

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Port Macquarie residents promote sustainable living through thriving community garden

Green (Living) Review

A community garden on the New South Wales mid north coast is thriving and playing a key role in promoting sustainable living. It is now entirely managed by volunteers through not-for-profit organisation Port Macquarie Community Gardens.

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Making local woods work for Community Enterprises

Green (Living) Review

Fifty communities across the UK will receive support to transform unmanaged woodland into opportunities for jobs, leisure, education and services and to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

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The Art of Inviting & Creating Community to build a Better World.

Elephant Journal

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Pioneering community renewables in Oxford

Green (Living) Review

A partnership between an Oxford-based social enterprise and the local Council provides a blueprint for financing community energy projects, writes Wendy Twist. More recently Oxford North Community Renewables raised £92,000 in three weeks to install 63.5kW of solar PV on two local schools.

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How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings into a Thriving Community Hub

Green (Living) Review

"Our entire goal in creating it was to make it a central hub for community to get together," Sallee said. They share profits, decision-making, and the community rewards of having, among other things, locally owned shops they want in their neighborhood.

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Drake Landing Solar Community

Green Earth Journey

Site Link HERE In the town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada the first solar powered community of North America has been in use since August 2007. All homes built in the community are finely crafted, single-detached homes with rear garages and breezeways.

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How to give a community a soul

Green (Living) Review

Having suffered a year of working there, I knew exactly what she meant, and I wrote a story for today’s Washington Post defending her and arguing that she should use this opportunity to discuss how public policy can make communities better. I was amused to hear that Sen.

Communities Take Root: Vote for Your Community Now!

The Green Samaritan

Neighborhoods all over the country have been nominated to receive free fruit orchards via Edy’s Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s “Communities Take Root&# program.

The Crisis Facing Community News & How you Can Help.

Elephant Journal

Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Equal Rights Right Livelihood communities Democracy elephant academy Fake news independent media journalism local news news media Newspapers reportersIt’s been 12 years since I left my job as assistant editor at a small-town newspaper, quickly putting as much distance as I could between myself and the drab, windowless newsroom where I’d toiled—sometimes up to 18.

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Community-based economic research

Environmental Economics

Some context for the  tool picture  from the local paper: Since 2008, students in Whitehead's classes have participated in community-based research through the university's Appalachian and Community Together Office, which links university classes with local nonprofit agencies.

Coastal Communities Strike Back Against Erosion

Nature Conservancy - Science

The beach is disappearing in Grenville, Grenada and many coastal communities around the world face a similar situation. “It hurt my heart to see how [the beach] had been deteriorated,” says Norris Henry of St. Andrew’s Development Organization. “I

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Seeking communities

The Green Changemakers

By Paul Born "The Seeking Community is organizing around three themes: enjoy each other, care for one another, and work together for a better world. We all have many communities in our lives and that we have a choice about how deep or shallow our experiences of community are.

A Symbiotic Relationship of Community Resiliency: Red Cross and TNC

Conservancy Talk

To do this, we’re working with the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and contributing to a larger project that is building community resilience to floods and storms at the city level.

An Open Letter to the Yoga Community.

Elephant Journal

The more conversations I have with those outside the yoga community, the more I’m convinced that many, if not most people, truly want and need the benefits that. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga accessibility aparigraha community niyamas svadyaya yamas

A Community Garden Became an Alternative to Juvenile Detention

Green (Living) Review

The first time Tatiana visited the Curtis “50 Cent” Community Garden in Jamaica, Queens, she didn’t want to touch the dirt. “It A small green space in Queens helps court-involved youths turn their lives around.

Community conservation in action – Rotokare

10,000 Birds

This community based organisation has been working in rural Taranaki, near where I went up the mountain. While I have previously praised the efforts of the Department of Conservation and other large conservation organisations, so today let me sing the praises of smaller groups, specifically the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust. Run along the same lines as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, the site has had a large fence placed around it and the introduced mammals removed.

Get Involved In Your Community

Green Home Blog

Get Involved in Your Community. Earth Day isn’t just about the things we can do for our environment – it’s also about getting involved in your community to teach others the importance of being eco-friendly. So Greenhome wants you to help everyone in your community feel the benefits of living green. The number of community composting programs has dropped from 3,227 in 2002 to 3,090 in 2010. 5 Easy Ways to Get Involved in Your Community.

A Declaration of Interdependence; Creating Heart CommUnity.

Elephant Journal

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Bringing together Permaculture & Spiritual Communities.

Elephant Journal

Combining mindful sustainable design with mindful-ness is the necessary key to bringing harmony to any community regardless of its central values. Building or being a part of a community is challenging and for long-term success permaculture and spirituality need integration.

Why is Community Important in Yoga? An Interview with Tim Feldmann.

Elephant Journal

Here's what he had to say: Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga ashtanga ashtanga yoga community home practice sangha Tim Feldmann yoga communityI trusted that Tim would hold a deeper understanding of why sangha is an important of a yoga practice.

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Pedal-powered recycling program allows low-income communities to turn waste into value

Green (Living) Review

Along with helping neighborhoods to clean up unmanaged waste, Wecyclers also enables people in low-income communities to turn waste into value through an incentive program. green living low-income communities recycling Wecyclers

Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture

Green Home Blog

Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture. My interest in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA for short) started at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.

6 Steps to Building Conscious Community.

Elephant Journal

It’s time to talk about community building. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green WAYLON: Today Only alternative living building community connection cooperative Intentional Community sharing