The words sustainable community may seem strange to you. However, they are starting to creep into everyday language. Mindsets are starting change, and people are starting to understand the idea behind sustainable living. Communities that emphasize shared resources and eating organic products are starting to develop. Sustainable living means a lifestyle change. It is embracing new perceptions and way of life. What are the features of these communities? Do they have benefits?
Many probably won't have heard of Auroville in Pondicherry, India, but it currently houses over 10,000 people from all over the world. It is the world’s largest spiritual utopia. Auroville means “the City of Dawn”. The promise of a money-free existence, surrounded by people who believe in the energy, who wouldn’t want to live there. It was founded in 1968 by a French woman called Mirra Alfassa, who was
Few educators can match the expertise of the Pueblo Indians. Pueblo Indian writer Leslie Harmon recounts her years growing up in the Leguna Pueblo Reservation in the book "Yellow Woman and the Beauty of the Spirit." She recalled that everyone was a teacher and all activities had the potential to teach children. The book makes it unequivocally clear that people should not introduce children to the lessons and trappings of
The Amish people are associated with the notions of simplicity and convention. The community is synonymous with the unwillingness to conform to mainstream society. You may believe their insular policy compromises their health. Get ready for a surprise because the Amish community is one of the healthiest around. A look at some facts and figures shows that illness is rare among Amish folk. Learn some of their best practices,
This Satellite Shelter Provides a Really Good Solution for the Homeless of the World. The world is a frightening place, wouldn’t you agree? But have hope, there could possibly be a bit of humanity left. One of the areas where we still see that spark of goodness is on the streets. Yep, you heard it right. In the same places where heinous crimes frequent, we see the seeds of
Starting a family life is a big event for those who decide to do so. It makes sense then, that young people looking to settle down and live the American Dream would want only the best for themselves and their families. Taking this into consideration, a list of the top 10 American suburbs to live in has been compiled. The list factors in population, distance from the nearest urban area,