|Thu April 2 Ecovillages cohousing presentation||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 03:59:39 -0700 (PDT)|
"Ecovillages: Where They Are, What They're Doing, Why They're Important". Diana Leafe Christian, popular speaker on cohousing and intentional communities and author of the book "Creating a Life Together" will be doing a presentation and slide show on Ecovillages at Monterey Cohousing on Thursday Evening, April 2, from 7:30 - 9:00 PM. With over 400 photos of ecovillages worldwide, Diana shows the growth and variety of the ecovillage movement, and describes how they are beginning to to beneficially influence the wider culture. RSVPs are requested, as we need to know how many guests to plan for. Call 952-930-7554 to RSVP. For more information including directions and parking instructions, contact Joelyn at 952-926-8554 or Joelyn [at] cohousingadvocates.com. A few details from the presentation publicity when done elsewhere: [ The slides include some ] that use the cohousing model. And how ecovillages work with permaculture design, natural building, off-grid power, alternative technology, sustainable agriculture, Earth-restoration projects, international peace activism, service to others, local currencies, cottage industries, participatory decision-making, conflict resolution, and communication skills for bonding and connecting, and more. ... Even though it's about ecovillages, cohousers tend to like the presentation because it shows good ideas one can adapt to cohousing. Diana produces a free bimonthly newsletter called "ECOVILLAGES," http://www.EcovillageNews.org and has a website at: http://www.DianaLeafeChristian.org
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