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Gabriola Book Launch - Reclaiming the Commons with Heather Menzies

by: Alina on 05/22/2014

Self-organize! Self-govern! Self-inform! The Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good book launch is Friday, May 23rd from 5 to 8 pm at the Gabriola Commons.

In what promises to be an inspiring night for all, Heather Menzies, award-winning writer, scholar and recent member of the Order of …

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A Great Day with Starhawk

by: Alina on 05/16/2014

The sun came out for Starhawk’s arrival to Gabriola Island, where she presented her workshop, “The Magic of Co-Creation: Creating Power in Groups” on May 14th.

It was an all-day event to remember, filled with newcomers and old-comers, words of wisdom and activities, food fresh from the …

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Starhawk comes to Gabriola

by: EJ on 05/08/2014

Starhawk, highly acclaimed global justice activist and organizer, fosters connection, communication and collaboration in the May 14th workshop and ceremony: “The Magic of Co-creation: Building Power in Groups.”

The passion to take action can dwindle in the face of seemingly endless, …

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From Commune to Ecovillage- an inside look of the world’s best known intentional community

by: Sara on 03/27/2014
Posted in: Community

In late 1960s San Francisco, the colorful and celebrated counterculture icon, Stephen Gaskin set in a motion a chain of events that would lead to one of the most dynamic social experiments of modern time.

Photo Credit: Previously published in Hey Beatnik, 1974, …

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“Running On Local” – Success Stories from a New Paradigm

by: Sara on 02/20/2014
Posted in: Community

We rode the wave of progress and by the end of the 20th century our stores had filled up with ‘stuff’ from all over the world – as had our kitchen cabinets, and our bodies. Tangerines from Spain, dresses from Bangladesh and appliances from Japan. We burned through millions of barrels of fuel from the Middle East, and gave up control of our …

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