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Link The Farm Community remote url Link 2003-09-19 2003-09-19
  The real web site for the farm. Not "www.thefarm.org," which is only for the Ecovillage Training Center. There is one carfree couple here with a 3(?) year old daughter- Allison and Schmuel, who know Randy Ghent of carbusters from their time working for EarthFirst! journal in Missoula, Montana, USA. I hope to write more later.
Link breezer bikes remote url Link 2003-09-14 2004-05-21
  from an article in sept 2003 _bicycling_, "Joe Breeze Wants to Change the World. Again." Joe Breeze is trying to get more people biking, by offering a bike that can be used for commuting, and also lobbying for the bike trail infrastructure (on which the bikes will be ridden) to be built. This focus on trails (according to the article) makes him a 'facilities' activist as opposed to a 'vehicular' activist. See http://johnforester.com/ for a vehicular activist.
Link Skate Mount Kilimanjaro remote url Link 2003-09-04 2003-09-04
  I found out about this craziness back when researching ways of travelling besides the bicycle. The about.com page has nice presentation but http://www.xtreme-xperience.com/Main/MtKil.html loads faster. At Earthaven I've also had the privilege of meeting Gaspar who has put large rollerblade wheels on his roller skates and gone on long skating / hitching trips.
Link Deep Fun remote url Link 2003-09-03 2003-09-03
  I found out about deep fun when researching/ looking for online info about Stewart Brand, the New Games Book (and tournament) and Earth Ball. There's some neat stuff on Bernie DeKoven's site. "Bernie DeKoven, aka Major FUN, writes a daily column called the 'FunDay Times.' He also publishes Major FUN's Daily Briefing and The Well-Played Game. a book that helped to revolutionize physical education worldwide. Through this website and discussion group he helps people from all over the world learn how to enrich their lives through cooperative, open-ended, spontaneous games. He teaches his Lessons from The Well-Played Game to government and charitable organizations, businesses and individuals in recovery."
Link Peace Pilgrim remote url Link 2003-09-01 2003-09-01
  From 1953 to 1981 a silver haired woman calling herself only "Peace Pilgrim" walked more than 25,000 miles on a personal pilgrimage for peace. She vowed to "remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." In the course of her 28 year pilgrimage she touched the hearts, minds, and lives of thousands of individuals all across North America. Her message was both simple and profound. It continues to inspire people all over the world: "This is the way of peace: overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love." This site is devoted to information about Peace Pilgrim. Included is the entire text of a little booklet and spiritual classic called Steps Toward Inner Peace which outlines her pilgrimage and, more importantly, her peace message that covered the entire peace picture: peace among nations, groups, individuals, and the very important inner peace - because that is where peace begins.
Link PlanetWalk John Francis remote url Link 2003-09-01 2005-06-05
  I'm using the link to the article on Matt Griffith's Tour Tales site because "Planetwalk.org":http://www.planetwalk.org/ was down. "Meet the man who spent 17 years in silence and eschewed cars for 22" 2005-06-04 update: I found an excellent "interview with John Francis":http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2005/05/10/hertsgaard-francis/index.html. Here are some excerpts I liked the most:<blockquote>The environmental pilgrim says he took his vow of silence as a gift to his community "because, man, I just argued all the time." But it may have been Francis who benefited most of all. For the first time, he found he was able to truly listen to other people and the larger world around him, transforming his approach to both personal communication and environmental activism. ... "Most of my adult life I have not been listening fully. I only listened long enough to determine whether the speaker's ideas matched my own. If they didn't, I would stop listening, and my mind would race ahead to compose an argument against what I believed the speaker's idea or position to be." ... That was one of the tearful lessons for me. Because when I realized that I hadn't been listening, it was as if I had locked away half of my life. I just hadn't been living half of my life. Silence is not just not talking. It's a void. It's a place where all things come from. All voices, all creation comes out of this silence. So when you're standing on the edge of silence, you hear things you've never heard before, and you hear things in ways you've never heard them before. And what I would disagree with one time, I might now agree with in another way, with another understanding. ... How we relate to one another is essential to environmentalism. If you're not talking about human rights, economic equity, mutual respect, you're not really dealing with the environment. Trees are wonderful. Birds and flowers are wonderful. They're all part of the environment. But we're part of the environment too and how we treat each other is fundamental. ... Finally one of the women said, "Why are you afraid of riding in cars? Is it a religious thing?" And I said, "No, it's not religious." "Is it a spiritual practice or something?" I said, "No." She says, "Well, it's principles, huh?" And I grab onto that: "Principles! Yes, it's principles!" And she tells me, "Honey, if you can suspend your principles for five minutes, we can drive your butt to the hospital." And I think about it and all I come up with is, "I don't think principles work that way. You can't just suspend them for five minutes." Eventually, they let me walk. ... In 1994, after 22 years, you decided to ride in vehicles again. Why? Walking had become a prison for me. While it was appropriate to stop walking when I did, over the years it had calcified, because I never revisited my decision not to ride in cars. [One day,] as I was walking, I thought about the fact that I had worked at the Coast Guard, I had worked on the Exxon oil spill. And if they had said to me, "John, we could hire you, but you have to ride in a car and fly a plane," I would have said, "I'm sorry, I guess I can't work for you then." And that would have been the wrong answer. So I decided I needed to break out of the prison.</blockquote>
Link Coast to Coast for Camp Courageous remote url Link 2003-08-31 2003-08-31
  "My bicycle tour across the country to benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa" I met Dusty after coming down a near-vertical four miles at Vesuvius off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.... He was planning to do a double century the next day. He made it across the country in 37 days (on a triangle frame!!)!! not something I'd recommend. I was reminded of his site after doing a search for "carfreeuniverse" and it does appear he is an uber athlete of sorts. Congratulations Dusty! Camphill.org and Sally Fallon come to mind... (you've got to eat right to keep riding like that)
Link In an unpredictable way remote url Link 2003-08-30 2003-08-30
  Michele (male) from this project visited Earthaven and was memorable. I don't expect CFU visitors to benefit a lot from their site- but I do wish to make a note of it. I hope to bicycle or walk my way there, eventually! The following URL gives a better description of the craziness that occurs there: http://www.newhorizons.org/trans/international/carter.htm
Link Nick's Long Walk remote url Link 2003-08-23 2005-10-24
  A site about Nick's walk of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2001: I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for Bay Area Wilderness Training, a project of the Earth Island Institute in San Francisco, which seeks to improve access to the wilderness for urban youth.
Link Santa Barbara Car Free remote url Link 2003-08-19 2003-08-19
  Santa Barbara Car Free is a cooperative initiative led by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, with many other partners. This project was originally called Take a Vacation from Your Car. Our goal is to encourage car free, carefree transportation to, and around, Santa Barbara, to promote cleaner air. The program has received a grant of federal transportation monies, and is currently using existing promotional tools and developing new ones to help tourists and residents "take a vacation from their cars."
Link ACCESS- Eurocities for a new mobility culture remote url Link 2003-08-19 2003-08-19
  Launched in 1994 in the context of the Fifth Environmental Action Programme "Towards Sustainability", ACCESS is a joint initiative of the European Commission and Eurocities. ACCESS - Eurocities for a New Mobility Culture is a local authority network aiming to promote a new mobility culture throughout Europe, in order to combat congestion, improve air quality, as well as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and noise The Annual General Meeting in Strasbourg on 18 May 2001 decided the merge between the former Car Free Cities Network and the Transport Committee of Eurocities. The resulting ACCESS - Eurocities for a New Mobility Culture is now the common initiative dealing with transport related issues within Eurocities.
Link eRideShare remote url Link 2003-08-19 2003-08-19
  eRideShare.com is a FREE service for connecting commuters, or travelers going the same way. We hope that you'll find this service a good way to commute or travel inexpensively, and maybe even make a few friends. Thanks for making eRideShare.com the top carpool and cross-country rideshare site in the US and Canada!
Link Healing Wise: healing simple remote url Link 2003-08-11 2003-08-11
  Kimchi at Earthaven let me borrow this book (_Healing Wise_)... A good introduction to herbalism in the wise woman tradition, using a simple approach and readily available plants. She also lent me _Plant Spirit Medicine_ by Eliot Cowan. An earlier related book I read was _Sastun : One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their Efforts to Save the Vani_, as well as Tom Brown's Herbal book (but did not have time to finish). Soon I hope to go on a walk with herbalist Frank Cook, who has been here at Earthaven for the permaculture gathering.
Link Weston A Price Foundation remote url Link 2003-08-11 2003-08-11
  Be sure to check out 15 myths of vegetarianism. Be sure to read Sally Fallon's book "Nourishing Traditions"!
Link Wild Fermentation remote url Link 2003-08-11 2003-08-11
  I found out about this at the permaculture gathering at Earthaven in a workshop on making herbal elixirs (incl. making beer and wine) led by Frank Cook.
Link School for Designing a Society remote url Link 2003-08-11 2003-08-11
  Found out about this from Christian at the permaculture gathering at earthaven... the New web site should be: http://designingasociety.org but that does not appear to be operational yet.
Link The ManKind Project remote url Link 2003-08-11 2004-04-16
  This is a big thing at Earthaven and was discussed at the recent permaculture gathering... I have no experience with it though!
Link Village of Cheshire (New Urbanism) remote url Link 2003-08-11 2005-04-24
  Found this while biking to earthaven from asheville-- driveways and garages are hidden or nonexistent... streets are narrow... nice PR... from the web site: "The Village of Cheshire, a new community in Black Mountain, North Carolina, is becoming a reality. This classically inspired and health oriented vibrant community integrates homes within walking distance of a traditional town center of shops, cafes, offices, parks, walking trails, an outdoor amphitheater and "green" areas. It's a welcome trend back to the past, a place we all remember from childhood but can rarely find in today's world."
Link World Carfree Network remote url Link 2003-08-11 2003-08-11
  This is the future website of the World Carfree Network. It is presently being used for the development of this network.
Link Radburn: a city for the motor age remote url Link 2003-08-11 2003-08-11
  Radburn is a place where community involvement can take place; where the emphasis is on a program to meet the needs of children of all ages, as well as adults; where there is open space (parks); where the main thoroughfares are separated from the pedestrian walks; where the property is small , but the common parks make up for the lack of yard space. It is a planned community which still meets the needs of the people just as it has for the last fifty years. Times change, but the concept of Stein, Wright and Ascher is still as valid today as it was in 1929.
Link Tour-Tales remote url Link 2003-08-04 2003-12-11
  Bicycle touring stories and information. The goal is to encourage non-motorized transport by sharing adventure stories-- Matt Griffiths is also the web designer for carfreecity.us!
Link School of Living remote url Link 2003-08-04 2003-08-04
  This appears to be a support/educational organization for communities. Some people who work for it showed up at Earthaven, and I thought I'd add their link here, though I'm not clear how useful it will be. Here's their mission statement: The School of Living is an educational organization dedicated to learning and teaching the philosophy, practices and principles of living that are self-empowering for individuals within the general aim of establishing decentralized, ecologically-sound, self-governed and humane communities. All its resources, but most specifically the land it holds in trust, are held in responsible stewardship for present and future generations.
Link Earthaven ecovillage remote url Link 2003-07-28 2003-07-28
  Many at Earthaven aspire for it to eventually be a carfree ecovillage. The question is how do we get there from here? Their greatest need is more villagers! This is a (possibly 'the') nexus of the ecovillage/permaculture movement in the US-- _permaculture activist_ and _communities magazine_ are both published out of Earthaven. I'm currently at Earthaven (2003-07-28).
Link Ecovillages road tour 2003 remote url Link 2003-07-28 2003-07-28
  these folks have toured ecovillages in North America and (eventually) Europe and written about their impressions.
Link Yoism - the world's first opensource religion remote url Link 2003-07-07 2003-07-07
  "Yo is the world's first opensource religion . We believe that people's beliefs must be consistent with their own experience and sense of what's right. This is the only viable path toward Truth. Yoan beliefs are not based on some received wisdom from some long-dead, special authority. Rather, they are based on the consensus of the Yoan community. This consensus is the foundation upon which we build our communities, and upon which we strive to improve our world. We are united in our goals: world wide justice, environmental sanity, and healthier communities. In short, a sustainable humanity." Yoism is notable also because it sprang from an awareness that successful cooperative endeavors are often spiritually motivated (the twelve tribes are an example). Note that their projects include an urban ecovillage in Boston.

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