If you haven’t heard Diana’s talk before, don’t miss this one. OR if you have heard it, you won’t want to miss this one either, because it’s new and better than ever!
Ecovillages: Where They Are, What They’re Doing, Why They’re Important
Diana Leafe Christian (in person)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm
at L.A. Eco-Village
117 Bimini Pl, LA 90004 directions
Fee: $10 to $5 (sliding scale)
Reservations required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 213/738-1254
With over 400 photos, this slide show demonstrates how ecovillages worldwide integrate ecological, economic, and social/cultural/spiritual sustainability, through:
• Permaculture design
• International peace activism
• Natural building
• Service to populations in need
• Renewable energy/off-grid power
• Local currencies
• Alternative technology
• On-site cottage industries
• Sustainable agriculture
• Participatory decision-making
• Earth-restoraton projects
• Conflict resolution & communication skills
WHY people are devoted to developing ecological settlements.
HOW ecovillages are beneficially influencing the wider culture.
HOW ecovillages will probably affect patterns of human settlement in the near future.
“Simply unforgettable. Diana delivers the slide show with great style, wit, and heart, not to mention an encyclopedic authority borne of nearly two decades at the forefront of the intentional communities movement. ‘Don’t miss it!” -Daniel Drasin, Greenbrae, California
“The single best visual introduction to ecovillages I’ve seen. With only two days advance notice for the slide show, we packed the room here at Walnut Street Co-op. Highly recommended!”
—Kenneth Mahaffey, Walnut Street Co-op, Berkeley, California
“Upbeat, humorous and highly entertaining — each new slide and new topic (from composting toilets to rotational grazing) sparks an ever deepening sense of hope for the future.”
— Angela Manno, New York, New York
“I’ve never seen a better presentation . . . it helped me feel connected with people all over the planet who care about the same things I do.”
—Andi Feron, Common Fire Housing Co-op, Tivoli, New York
“Meticulously researched and beautifully presented. Diana shows us how small groups of people are sustaining themselves with cooperation instead of competition; stewardship instead of exploitation; and self-reliance instead of reliance upon a self-destructing economy. By showing us that we are not helpless in these challenging times, she is giving us a reason to hope, innumerable ways of being creative, and positive ideals to work with as the structures of our societies crumble about us. I recommend her ecovillage slide show with all my heart!”
—Carolyn North, Berkeley, California
Diana Leafe Christian is author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities and Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community. Editor of Communities magazine for 14 years, she publishes “Ecovillages,” a free online publication. She leads workshops, offers consultations, and speaks at conferences internationally. Her articles have appeared in Mother Earth News, Cohousing magazine, and Permaculture Activist, and she has been interviewed by Time Magazine, the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, AARP magazine, New Dimensions Radio, Peak Moment TV, NPR, and the BBC. Diana is a member of Earthaven Ecovillage in North Carolina.