September 17 Meetup: “What is Cohousing?”

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Zelin / Cloud Home (8 Revere Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ)

Let’s get straight on all the buzzwords of the movement!

We’re part of a worldwide movement.

The movement is based on a recognition of how modern lifeways are stressing people and stressing the planet. It promotes remedies that are all about rejuvenating local community life while “living lightly on the earth.”

Within the movement there are a variety of models, methods, and concepts, like:

* intentional community
* egalitarian community
* cohousing
* commune
* ecovillage
* pocket neighborhood
* community land trust
* community land cooperative
* consensus
* sociocracy

For our September Meetup we’ll be exploring what these concepts mean and how they relate to each other. The starting point for our discussion will be a short slide-show called “What Is Cohousing?” It raises issues that will enable us to touch on all the concepts listed above.

So: if you’ve heard the “buzzwords” and you’ve wondered what they mean . . . join us on September 17! Bring along your list of questions. And a friend or two. Also a dish to share! As usual, we’ll start with a potluck luncheon/social hour at Noon. Our discussion will begin at 1:00.

And in the meantime, check out this 8 min PBS story on cohousing, very powerful — and addressing the heart of the matter in dealing with social isolation and aging. ​

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