NICA Board Retreat Highlights

Intentional Community Slogans! Intentional Communities present powerful opportunities for people to improve their lives, but could you express all the benefits in a slogan? In our society with less time and more content, could you introduce a phrase to hook someone’s interest in community?  At our winter retreat in February, the NICA board generated an …

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Revitalizing NICA

A few weeks ago, a handful of former and newer NICA board members gathered to discern the direction of Northwest Intentional Communities Association (NICA) in the Pacific Northwest. During our time together, we honored Rob Sandelin for his contribution to NICA and the Communities movement. Rob was one of the founding members of the organization …

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Summary Notes from Diana Leaf Christian's August 2013 Presentation at East West Bookshop

Thanks to the 25 folks who joined members of the NICA Board at East West Bookshop on August 21  for a presentation and discussion with Diana Leaf Christian on “Three Aspects of a Healthy, Thriving Community.” The three aspects are: Community Glue: taking time to do shared enjoyable activities that tend to generate feelings of …

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Videos available from Hope for a Better World Panel Discussion

Video segments from the Hope for a Better World panel discussion, hosted by NICA at East West Bookshop, October 13, 2010, are now available on the nwcommunities Youtube site. Communities represented on this panel included Bright Morning Star, Ananda Community Lynnwood, Jackson Park Co-housing, and Sherwood Co-op. Each community provided an introduction as well as …

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Five communities and sustainable living: Video selections from recent panel discussion

Here are the community introductions by panel members at the recent “Intentional Communities: Models of Sustainable Living” event, hosted by East West Bookshop, March 10, 2010.  Additional selections, as well as a the complete video of the entire event, will be released soon. Visit the Ravenna Kibbutz Web site. Visit the Songaia Web site. Visit …

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