RNC:2007 Bioneers Presentation
Document from the FIC Regional Networking Committee
Proposed Outline for Bioneers Presentation Intentional Communities: Prototypes for Sustainability
Time Content Photo suggestions 1 min. What is an IC and what makes them different? 1-2 historic photos
2 - 3 mins. Types of IC’s – 1. General – with varied intents, e.g. sustainability, spiritual, special needs 1 photo of each type 2. Collectives, e.g. coop – varied intents e.g. students, affordable living, social justice 2 photos 3. Cohousing – urban, suburban, rural 2-3 photos 4. Egalitarian/shared income 1 photo 5. Eco-villages – urban & rural 2-3 photos
6 - 8mins. Cooperative Vision and Practices of Sustainability
1. Ecological intents and practices
a. food production & bulk purchasing b. green building technologies straw bale, Ithaca c. energy efficiency practices Dancing Rabbit d. simple living styles e. permaculture practices
2. Economic self-sufficiency/sustainability
a. cottage industries Twin Oaks b. small onsite businesses Earthaven c. services
3. Social/cultural sustainability
a. consensus decision-making b. celebrations and traditions c. singing, story telling, rituals Songaia
1 - 2 mins. Prototypes for sustainability – summarizing the collective power in striving for sustainable ecological, social and cultural sustainability.
1 mins. The FIC and its role in promoting and supporting cooperative living.