NuMundo is a website that has an extensive and world-wide listing of Ecovillages and Communities that are working with Permaculture, community projects, cultural exchange and natural building methods. It seems to be created especially for the purpose of your being able to visit these places and gives you contact information for each center and a map to help you get there.
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HUB Design and Navigation
The HUB incorporates Systems Theory Design, and it scans, maps, connects, and communicates important updates in each Sector of Society. The Sector Events and News portal highlights evolutionary initiatives in each Sector and critical action events in and around the Nation’s Capital. In addition, HUB Members can post and promote their own Member Events which are open to the public.
Sectors of Society
Learning & Education
Communications & Media
Art & Culture
Economics & Business
Peacebuilding & Relations
Justice & Governance
Health & Wellness
Food, Water & Environment
Infrastructure & Resources
Science & Technology
Spirituality & Religion
Micro-Communities & Retreat Centers
I lived at the Findhorn Foundation from 1977 to 1984 and left there having married and with two young children. It was a wonderful experience. They are doing very excellent work still today.
The Findhorn Foundation is a dynamic experiment where everyday life is guided by the inner voice of spirit, where we work in co-creation with the intelligence of nature and take inspired action towards our vision of a better world. We share our learning and way of life in experiential workshops, conferences and events that take place within a thriving community and ecovillage.
The Foundation has two main sites. The Park, nestled amidst dunes and forest, bay and beach, is an ecovillage that is home to many of our staff and a larger community of people living with shared values. Cluny Hill is a stately Victorian former hotel, five miles away from The Park, which houses staff and welcomes participants in our workshops and events. Our retreat house on the island of Iona, and the satellite community on the neighbouring island of Erraid, also welcome participants for life-changing experiences on the wild, wind-swept west coast of Scotland.
The Findhorn Foundation is an NGO associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information, holder of UN Habitat Best Practice designation and is co-founder of the Global Ecovillage Network and Holistic Centres Network. The Foundation is at the heart of a community of more than 500 people who every day support and live the vision of creating a better world by starting with themselves.
Through more than 50 years of living and exploring together, three key themes have emerged as guiding principles for our work in the world.
Work Is Love In Action
Co-Creation with the Intelligence of Nature
These folks are issuing an invitation of a lifetime, an invitation that they want to initiate the greatest collective change ever on earth, the change everyone has longed for. See what you think… In their words: This is humanity’s chance to make a real difference, a collective and positive change to the world we live in. This invitation provides the framework for all of us to rise above our artificial divisions and take action to solve the World’s problems.
We send this out to people of every nation, of every religion, of every belief, of every political party, gender, social class and any other artificial social categorization who realize this truth: we are one species and we all want the same thing—a world that works for all of us. It is possible to create a better world based on cooperation a
Unifying the Unifiers
World Summit Free Café Network
We are creating a network of World Summit Cafés hosted in homes around the world where people can “be the change they want to see in the world” by getting involved in their local communities, participate in a true sharing and gift economy, and help create the transition to a unified humanity.
World Summit Free Café Network
We are also creating a network of World Summit Cafés hosted in homes around the world where people can “be the change they want to see in the world” by getting involved in their local communities, participate in a true sharing and gift economy, and help create the transition to a unified humanity.
“Uplift” is a conglomerate of things like articles, podcasts, films and so on which are of interest in the areas of consciousness, wellness, inspiration and yoga. There is a lot of inspiring and useful materials here and it is well worth check in with on a regular basis.
Well.org is a project of Pedram Shojai (an “Urban Monk” by his own telling) which started addressing the problems in our medical/health systems and has broadened into an amazing project addressing the economic systems of our times. His work addresses what I would call sacred economics. He addresses the possibility that there are ways we can behave right away in the way we use money, and make it reflect our values. We can make our money support the good works in the world, of which there are many, whether through the way we spend or the way we bank or invest.z
Pedram has created a new movie called “Prosperity” and it so very inspiring and stimulating to creativity to watch it. It got me all revved up, motivated and excited because it profiles a lot of GREAT projects that are happening in the world that I didn’t know anything about! Now I need to get busy and put them all up on this directory. There is so much good happening out there!
This particular movie is about how economics can be sacred… can be an expression of our highest consciousness. We can support with our earning, our spending and our investing, the good works in the world – the businesses, banks, projects that are creating the new earth right now in our midst. No longer do we have to give our money to those businesses that are harming our environment or putting profits over the well being of their employees. This is such good news.
Coeo – “The Geo-Social Network for Conscious Changemakers” is a huge directory and community building project by Matt Dowle. Matt is a software engineer who knows his stuff and is potentially building a very important platform for bringing together a MUCH wider range of builders of the new earth that this website would ever be capable of. If you join his community you can chat with other community members, medite with others, post projects to like minded people and scope out the wide range of good works that are happening all over the world.
Projects Matt is planning in the future:
Coeo Radio – The response to this proposal has been overwhelmingly positive and we are working to make Coeo Radio a reality. Over 20 members have expressed an interest in hosting a regular show. If you are one of these people we will be in touch with you soon.
The New Earth Directory – As part of the ongoing development of the Coeo Graph (along with the Coeo API), I have been developing a new website focused specifically on enabling the co-creation of the most comprehensive, open-source data repository of individuals, organizations and projects working for a better future. You will soon be invited to participate in the co-creation of this ground-breaking database.
Funding – An opportunity has been presented to me which I believe may provide a solution to the ongoing challenge of funding Coeo. This proposal would not only help to secure the future of Coeo, but could also present an opportunity for you, the members of Coeo, to benefit and potentially gain the financial freedom needed to follow your passions. I’m currently considering this opportunity carefully. If, on reflection, I feel it resonates ethically and morally, I will send out a specific email about this in due course.
Relationships – The development of our unique relationship software continues in collaboration with the behavioral experts Hillcroft House.
Collaborations and Cutting-Edge Technology – I have spent many hours over the past couple of months speaking with a growing number of organizations and individuals who have expressed an interest in collaborating with Coeo. Amongst them, groups working at the cutting edge of decentralized web technology (holochain), and others developing innovative legal approaches, to those exploring new economic and organisational models for society.
The Conscious Aging Alliance is a growing network of twelve ( at this time) diverse organizations, each using its own distinctive approaches to support those who are committed to an empowering vision for their later life chapters and are willing to devote themselves to making their potential a reality.
Throughout most of known human history, societies have had an honored role for their older members—a role that was recognized as critical to the wellbeing of the community. This was the role of elder. It was the elders who held the responsibility for mentoring the young; for telling the stories that communicated the history and most deeply held values of the culture; for seeing the bigger picture and from that perspective reminding the community of the importance in decision making of holding the wellbeing of the generations to come as a critical priority. It was the elders who were expected to have grown into a state of personal wholeness so they could serve their community as models for healthy human development.
Read more about Conscious Aging at http://consciousagingalliance.org/more-about-conscious-aging/
Alliance member organizations:
Center for Conscious Eldering
Fierce With Age
Gray Is Green
Institute of Noetic Sciences
Legacy of Wisdom
Life Planning Network
Recognition Rites for a New Vision of Aging
Spirituality & Practice