Meet Diana Leafe Christian and Bob Banner, speaking about ecovillages and how to find one, and about sacred activism, respectively.
Diana Leafe Christian, author of Finding Community: How to join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community, zeros in on how to find an ecovillage. Once you determine what you want, what are the criteria to explore whether an ecovillage is a good fit / match for you? (www.EcovillageNews.org)
Bob Banner, publisher of Hopedance magazine, shares insights from Andrew Harvey's Sacred Activism workshop: "What breaks your heart, what you really love, is the thing that will sustain you. That's what you ought to be doing."
For Bob, it's using media to bring together the political with the spiritual; the environmental and business. (www.hopedance.org)
Yuba Gals Independent Media production partners Robyn Mallgren and Janaia Donaldson have been producing local video programs for community access television since 2002.
The Yuba Gals live in rural Nevada City and their business is named for the nearby South Yuba River, a part of the Wild and Scenic river system in California. They live on 160 acres of forest land, in a 1500 square-foot off-grid home using about 10% of the electricity of the average American home (including home office). Their home is heated by a wood stove using deadfall wood from their property. Propane heats the cookstove, on-demand water heater and backup generator (needed only during gray-day periods in winter). Not yet energy independent, but moving in that direction!