Resources I Recommend

People often ask me what books and resources they can use to improve their knowledge and learn more about sustainability and community

I put together this page as a handy reference. I’ll keep updating it as I come across new resources.

Disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links, which means at no additional cost to you I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase using the links. Thank you for your support. Please only purchase the products if you believe they will add value for you.

Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities

Creating a Life Together is the only resource available that provides step-by-step practical information distilled from numerous firsthand sources on how to establish an intentional community. 

Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community

Finding community is as critical as obtaining food and shelter, since the need to belong is what makes us human. The isolation and loneliness of modern life have led many people to search for deeper connection, which has resulted in a renewed interest in intentional communities.

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Nonviolent Communication Guides) 

What is Violent Communication? If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate—judging others, bullying, having racial bias, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating, speaking without listening, criticizing others or ourselves, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who’s “good/bad” or what’s “right/wrong” with people—could indeed be called “violent communication.”  What is Nonviolent Communication? 

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