June 16, 2010

Waylon Lewis hosts Relocalization panel today: 2010 National Cohousing Conference.

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2010 National Cohousing Conference

The 2010 National Cohousing Conference comes to Boulder—this weekend—June 16-20.

This year’s conference theme – Sustainability through Community – highlights conscious collaboration as a key to joyfully making the transition required by global climate change. As a community-design process and especially as a way of living, cohousing is home to a unique set of skills and traits that support collective growth and cultural advancement. We want to advance those skills, and bring them outside cohousing circles to create social change.

Featured Speakers – Bill McKibben, Dave Wann, Charles Durrett, and Kathryn McCamant will energize us and help us think about the connections between sustainability and community.

Your contribution will make a difference!  Please help to build to the knowledge base of the sustainable communities movement.  This year we are drawing a wider circle around the movement to include parallel efforts in New Urbanism, Permaculture, Relocalization, Aging In Place, and lots of other relevant and timely topics.

Visit the site.

In conjunction with the 2010 National Cohousing Conference this week in Boulder, Colorado, we’re launching Green Screen, a film festival focused on sustainability projects, implementers, and ideas from around the world. From green architecture and cohousing to renewable energy and localism, these films collectively present an achievable vision of a sustainable future.

Green Screen will debut at the Common House at Wild Sage Cohousing, 1650 Zamia Avenue in the award-winning new-urbanist Holiday Neighborhood.  The films will begin at 8:30 PM Wednesday, June 16th.  A discussion period will follow.  Feel free to bring your own refreshments.  There is ample bike parking and the neighborhood can easily be accessed by RTD’s Skip Bus.  Admission is FREE.

For more information about the films, contact Ontos Media at (720) 238-5891.

“There is nothing – nothing – sustainable about the planet we’ve built. And yet, against that backdrop, something just as real is happening: the flowering of a thousand individual and community efforts towards a very different world. Those efforts may produce one of two results. Either their visionary beauty will help rouse the larger society, economy, and culture to deep action that wards off the worst trouble now headed our way, or they will serve as the seeds for the working culture that comes….after. Either way, they are where hope now resides.“

–  Bill McKibben, the Keynote Speaker at this years cohousing conference, Friday night at 8:00 pm.

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