This group is for Practical Idealist to share ideas, skills and resources….a place to vision, debate and collaborate. Let's have conversations that have never happened before! Let's create real world solutions that celebrate our individual desires and honor the needs of our collective future. Let's enjoy the process and each other.

I'm hoping to gather a diverse group of creative, positive people that truly embrace the gift of different perspectives and are excited to cross-pollinate. If you ask 100 people, "What does a better world look like?,” you're going to get 100 different answers. How can we help each other create the lives we want while also creating a viable, collective vision for the future that includes us all?

Types of Meetups:

We will be having several types of meetups. At least once a month there will be a free meetup to connect and meet each other. In addition, there will be facilitated groups, workshops and guest speakers. These will have varied costs depending on the event.

Some of the potential topics to be explored include:

Money
Personal and Cultural Beliefs about Money, Evolving Capitalism, Money Management, Social Responsible Investing, Alternative Currencies, Time Banks / Barter, The Economy, Global Economy, Creating More, Spirituality and Money, Gift Economy, Philanthropy, Micro-credit, Local Currencies and Economy, Ecological Accounting, Equity Sharing, Organizational Structures and Ownership

Food
Local Food, Slow Food, Lifestyles (vegan, vegetarian, etc), Herbs and Healing, Soil, Bees, Urban Gardens and Homesteading, Politics of, Healthy Cooking, Farm Shares, WOOFing, Corporate Influence, Trends, Nutraceuticals, Healing with Food, Wild Crafting, Seed Banks, GM Foods, Irradiation, Eliminating Hunger

Home
Innovative Architecture, Tiny House Movement, Urban Homesteading, Conscious Design, Feng Shui, Green Building, Tiny Houses, Permaculture, Getting off the Grid, Emergency Preparation, Cohousing, Communes, Intentional Community, Energetics of Place, Ending Homelessness

Gaia
Deep Ecology, Earth as a living organism, Living systems, Indigenous Wisdom, Earth Based Spirituality, Wilderness Skills, Bio-mimicry, Nature Spirits and Devas, Nature as Teacher, Earth Changes, Climate Changes

Tribe
Community Organizing, Transition Town Movement, Resiliency, Gift Economy, Social Capital, Leadership, Collaboration, Resource Sharing, Community Building, Urban Planning, Crowd Sourcing, Communication and Social Media, Permaculture, Barn Raising

Technology
Social Media for Change, Role of Technology in the Future, Appropriate Technology, The Singularity, Virtual Worlds, Impact on Community, Technology’s Role in the Future, Pioneers

Culture
Media and Social Change, Trends, Social Movements, Human Rights, Gay Marriage, Race, Gender, Body Image, Sexism, Aging, Collective Ritual, Art and Music

Revolution 2.0
Activism 2.0, Seva, Volunteerism, Philanthropy, Starting a Movement, Leadership, Social Media, Compassion in Action, Defining “Helpful”, Social Justice, Spiritual Activism

Energy
Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Biofuels, Hydrogen, Hybrid Systems, Electric Cars, Alternative Transportation, Politics of, Free Energy/Tesla, The Future of Energy

Generations Conscious Parenting, Rites of Passage, Eldering, Mentoring, Coming of Age, Teens, Aging, Our Legacy, Generation Gap, Honoring our Elders, Planning for Future Generations, Ancestors

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  • October 11, 2014 · 7:30 PM

    Multi-Meetup Party! Connect & Dance

    97 Practical Idealists

    Excited to be activating the groups again. Thanks for your patience… To kick things off, let’s have one of our “infamous” multi-meetup parties!! There’s been so much... Learn more
  • May 27, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Brainstorming and Helping Each Other

    3 Practical Idealists | 4.50

    Have an idea, business or project that you would love to get feedback or help with? Love helping others succeed? Here's the chance to have dedicated time for a small... Learn more
  • March 22, 2014 · 7:30 PM

    Multi-Meetup House Party

    90 Practical Idealists

    I so enjoy these monthly social gatherings and I've heard from many of you that you have too! This party is for all of my meetups – a great chance to cross-pollinate.... Learn more
  • March 1, 2014 · 7:30 PM

    Make a Difference Party

    57 Practical Idealists

    Make A Difference Party This multi-meetup event is an opportunity to connect, socialize, and dream with other passionate souls that want to make a difference in the... Learn more
  • February 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Brainstorming and Helping Each Other

    15 Practical Idealists | 4.00

    Have an idea, business or project that you would love to get feedback or help with? Love helping others succeed? Here's the chance to have dedicated time for a small... Learn more
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