Discuss Lake Powell Environmental Controversies -
Discuss Alternative Adaptations to Expected Water Shortages in Arizona's Future -
Discuss Pros and Cons of Eco-Friendly Villages (Environmental Life Boat Concepts) -
Intentional living is the primary philosophy for most ecovillages. You’ll also commonly find things like;
This philosophy of intentional living within a community makes the transition to off-the-grid living much more attainable and less inhibiting than trekking off on
your own homestead. Living in a community where everyone shares similar life philosophies can make the transition much more exciting and fulfilling.
http://avalongardens.org/ecovillage (Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage is located on 220 acres of rich farmland in the sacred Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. We are a collective of 120 kindred spirits united by a common vision. Being a spiritual intentional community as well as an ecovillage, our efforts to live in harmony with nature are rooted in our spiritual walk and recognition of the inter-connectedness of all life.)
http://ourecovillage.org/about/our-history-and-development (25 acres near Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia)
http://sandhillfarm.org (135 acres in rural, northeast Missouri)
http://www.dancingrabbit.org/about-dancing-rabbit-ecovillage (280 acres in the rolling hills of northeastern Missouri)
http://www.earthaven.org/ (229 acres in a mountain forest setting near Asheville, North Carolina)
http://www.twinoaks.org/culture-government-65/ecovillage-twinoaks (rural central Virginia, made up of around 85 adult members and 15 children. Established in 1967)
http://www.indianacommunity.org/ (Living Roots EcoVillage -a 75 acre farm near Patoka Lake/French Lick/Paoli, IN)
Discuss global trends in Warming, Weather, Population, and Energy availability. Explore different ways we can respond to accelerating economic and environmental challenges. Participants will choose the topics for next month's meetup.
Code Green Group goals: 1. Brainstorm and develop a Code Green reading list that helps us better understand important global trends. Discuss the impacts of these trends on our local economy and environment. 2. Brainstorm and develop a Code Green manual that supports a self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle in Arizona as we respond to adverse global trends. 3. Develop friendships and business relationships that benefit Code Green members and the metro Phoenix community. 4. Create timely training events and joint business ventures that can help members adapt to change.