December 2011

Why URBAN Cohousing Makes Sense: Public Transportation & Health Benefits!

by cohousingworks 26 December 2011

. Did you know that using public transportation is not only good for your wallet, but also good for your health?  This article highlights a survey of recent research pointing to numerous health benefits of leaving the car behind.  (And this one estimates giving up that car saves you more than $9,000 / year anyway!) […]

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Best Cohousing Holiday Dessert (or Dessert Story) Contest!

by cohousingworks 24 December 2011

Don’t forget to enter the contest – http://cohousingblog.com/2011/12/16/best-holiday-dessert-contest/ $25 Amazon gift card to the winner!!

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Need a Guide… for your Green Home? Visit their new website!

by cohousingworks 24 December 2011

The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched a new, user friendly website:  www.greenhomeguide.com.   Check it out – it has a wealth of resources and information for building and maintaining greener homes! I particularly like this page, which lists the various programs and certifications available for green residences.   Posted by:  Rebecca Disbrow Blog Editor, […]

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Wolf Creek Lodge: Senior Cohousing Community Wins Governor’s Environmental Award

by cohousingworks 23 December 2011

m4s0n501 Our congratulations to Wolf Creek Lodge in Grass Valley, CA!   Wolf Creek Lodge has been selected as one of the winners of the prestigious California State 2011 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Sustainable Communities. Established in 1993, the GEELA program is the state’s highest honor in recognizing individuals, companies and organizations that […]

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Inter-Faith Celebrations in Cohousing… Where Community & Religion Meet

by cohousingworks 22 December 2011

Cohousing can be a wonderful mixing pot of all sorts.  It is rare to find a community united solely by the desire to be a community, one which allows for differences in religion, race, education, geographic origin, etc.  I think this is one of the most celebration-worthy aspects of cohousing! Today, the third day of […]

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Best Holiday Dessert Contest!

by cohousingworks 16 December 2011

I think we can all agree that of the wonderful things the holiday season brings to our lives (friends, family, sparkling lights, annoying music…) the best include healthy doses of sugar. Yes, I am talking about the desserts we look forward to all year long, the ones we won’t quite admit just how many servings […]

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5 Week EcoVillage Education Course Offered at Dancing Rabbit

by Rebecca Disbrow 16 December 2011

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Rutledge, Missouri is offering a 5-week Ecovillage Education course.  This course is intensive and imersive, providing an in depth look at what exactly an ecovillage is and how it functions – and training you in such a way of life.  Their next course will be this coming summer, from June 29th […]

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Foreclosed Homes into Neighborhood Parks… Led by the City of LA??

by cohousingworks 5 December 2011

Some lighter news than usually circulating out there in the world:  The city of Pacoima, CA (outside of LA) has made provisions for the conversion of foreclosed homes into neighborhood parks, stopping to ASK COMMUNITY RESIDENTS what they would like to see there in the way of amenities. Community input… what a novel idea!  From […]

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Baltimore – City Council Nixes Tax Break Bill for Urban Farmers

by cohousingworks 5 December 2011

Last week Baltimore City Council killed efforts to provide tax breaks to urban farmers – in their words setting a precedent of stopping tax breaks to developers, which can be costly to the city in a number of ways.  But does this also set another precendent, one of limiting government support for urban farming?  Do […]

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Rancho La Salud: Mexican Cohousing. Interview with founder…

by cohousingworks 3 December 2011

If you didn’t get a chance to explore the website of this cool project in Mexico, here is their website again:  http://rancholasaludvillage.com/ Today, as promised, we are featuring an interview with Rick Colishaw, one of the founders of this Rancho La Salud Village.  This new community is currently in the forming stages and located right […]

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