A blog by Mel Riser about LifeBoat Permaculture and Solar Villages

Friday, July 13, 2007


Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, and other projects where people strive together with a common vision.
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News: New Edition of the Communities Directory The 2007 edition of our Communities Directory is at the printer and should be available in late July. This new edition contains listings from over 900 communities in North America and over 325 more worldwide. Plus, for the first time we are including maps of communities worldwide in addition to our North American maps. You can preorder it now on our online store. New book on finding community by Diana Leafe Christian Diana's second book, Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community--about how to research communities thoroughly, visit enjoyably, evaluate intelligently, and join gracefully-- is fresh off the press and available now from the FIC Community Bookshelf.
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We are proud to present the newest and most collaborative part of our site the Intentional Communities Wiki (ICWiki). Wikis are user-created web sites; written and edited by their online community of users - Wikipedia is the best known example. Browse the ICWiki for information related to Intentional Communities and consider helping out by adding or editing content if you have information or resources to share. New feature on the Online Communities Directory - Reader CommentsWe now provide a feature for readers of our Online Communities Directory can make comments on communities they have visited or have direct contact with. Look at the bottom of each listing for a place to add your comments or to see what other readers have to say.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Live Earth Concerts came and went...

We hosted a Live Earth house party, and had quite a few strangers show up. As a social experiment, I invited no one I know, and still had an interesting party.

Many were political and social activists, and lot of them Al Gore fans, as I myself am....

for many reasons... besides the internet...

YOU should make a pledge to the live earth campaign.


say yes and follow through...

and PLEASE go by 500 watts of solar panels...

yoou be glad someday.

REALLY glad.