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Common Threads

Common Threads

Weaving Community through Collaborative Eco-Art

Disposing of unwanted natural materials can be expensive and time-consuming, or it can present a tremendous opportunity for creating collaborative eco-art. Invasive species control, green waste management, urban gardening and traditional crafts can …

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Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

Commoning was a way of life for most of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, author Heather Menzies journeys to her roots in the Scottish Highlands, where her family lived in direct relation with the land since before …

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The Farm Then and Now

The Farm Then and Now

A Model for Sustainable Living

In the Summer of Love in San Francisco's Haight-Asbury, a charismatic young hippie by the name of Stephen Gaskin launched "Monday Night Class" - a weekly event which drew together an eclectic mix of truth-seekers and flower children. Soon the class …

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Catch the Fire

Catch the Fire

An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities

Community, youth, non-profit, education, entrepreneurial, and religious organizations all have exciting ambitions, but they often lack the creative skills to impact people on a deep level. Catch the Fire is a complete guide to using arts and …

Living Room Revolution

Living Room Revolution

A Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good

Every man for himself! For too long we have lived in a competitive, consumer-oriented culture, destroying the well-being of people and the planet. We believe that money brings happiness, yet all too often, the opposite is true. The pursuit of wealth …

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Choosing a Sustainable Future

Choosing a Sustainable Future

Ideas and Inspiration from Ithaca, NY

We all want a sustainable future, but what does it look like, and how do we get there? In Ithaca, NY a new culture is blossoming - one that values cooperation, local production, environmental stewardship, social justice andcreativity. Ithaca is …

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Creating Cohousing

Creating Cohousing

Building Sustainable Communities

A man's home is his castle. But demographic and economic changes haveturned our castles into islands. How can we regain the elements of the traditional village – family, cooperation, community and a sense of belonging – within the context of …

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Living Green

Living Green

Communities that Sustain

Social issues are, and need to be, a central part of environmental and economic sustainability efforts. Using stories of extraordinary communities across North America, Living Green showcases the social side of living green.

The book features …

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