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 extensive list of possible catch phrases. We then ranked them into four groups, with favorites in the first group. We invite you to consider using these phrases in your discussions and publicity. We’d love your reactions to them, and to know how other people respond. You can let us know using the contact form on our (new!) website: https://nwcommunities.org/contact/
Don’t have a big footprint, have a regenerative one
Build soil and community
One heart, one mind, one vacuum cleaner
Wanna change the world? Throw a better party!
Protect the commons–grow together
It takes a village
Live simply so that others may simply live
Grow common roots–for social transformation
Share the love, share the toaster [or the bathroom]
Catalyze social/cultural transformation
Sing together [in tune], live in harmony
Realize your full potential–in community
Enjoy yourselves–Join enjoyment!
Choose connection, not separation
Balance community and privacy
Syd Fredrickson has been living in intentional communities since 1983. She trained to be a facilitator in the context of living in an egalitarian, income-sharing community (Twin Oaks), learning consensus facilitation from Caroline Estes, and exploring Sociocracy more recently with Diana Leafe Christian. She is a former board member and staff of the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC), the most recent past President of the Northwest Intentional Communities Association (NICA), and for two years was a coordinator of West Coast Communities Conference. In 2019, Syd founded the service, Under 1 Roof – https://under1roof.info/, a resource for cooperative households, intentional communities, and homeowners contemplating the addition of one or more housemates to their homes.