Category Archives: Video and TV

French Documentary “Tomorrow” Explores Transition Projects All Over the World

French Documentary “Tomorrow” Explores Transition Projects All Over the World

A new documentary made by a French filmmaking duo takes a look at transition projects in Europe and all over the world. Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent set out to find practical solutions to the problems facing our planet. The result, called Tomorrow, tells the story of “pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education” in 10More…

MTV Features Intentional Community on “True Life: I’m Joining A Commune”

MTV Features Intentional Community on “True Life: I’m Joining A Commune”

A recent episode of MTV’s “True Life” features two stories about community living. In one, 23-year-old Took Edalow attempts to start a commune with several friends on Staten Island. Another follows Emet, 26, as he leaves home and moves into a community called the Garden of Eden in Arlington, Texas. Edalow is an artist with yearsMore…

Watch Visions of Utopia – Now Digital or DVD!

Watch Visions of Utopia – Now Digital or DVD!

Community Bookstore New! Visions Of Utopia Video, Parts One & Two Now in Digital, to Rent or Buy  by Erica, Community Bookstore Manager Visions Of Utopia Video, Parts One & Two Experiments In Sustainable Culture Now in both Digital and DVD Formats Take a community journey from your favorite couch! This Two-Part Video is an excellentMore…

Which stage is your tribe?

Which stage is your tribe?

Which stage is your tribe? It turns out that by listening to the way people speak to each other in working and social groups one can tell a great deal about their stage cultural of development. David Logan, a researcher and professor of management and leadership at USC, and co-founder and senior partner of consultingMore…

the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

Alyson Ewald Interview

Alyson Ewald, from FIC’s Board, participates in an interview addressing the question “Is Community Important?” More details here:  

Within Reach Screenings

Follow Amanda’s incredible bicycle trip around the US to explore ways people are creating community and sustainability. Find a screening near you, or order a screening kit to inspire people where you live!

Within Reach Movie in Your Town

See the film: Earth Day Screening of Within Reach Movie In Your Town!  

Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Putting the non-profit sector, and what it takes to raise money for worthwhile causes, in a new light! …What do you think?

Within Reach is Ready!

It’s Ready for the World! The One-of-a-kind Film that Redefines Community. #withinreachmovie

LA Ecovillage Video on Yes! Magazine Website

Yes! Magazine has a video of Los Angeles Ecovillage on their website. Los Angeles’ Eco-Village from Streetfilms on Vimeo. “Urban ecovillages work with surrounding neighborhoods and the city at large to bring a whole systems perspective to urban planning and community development activities. The L.A. Eco-Village Demonstration is part of an international network of sustainableMore…

BBC Mundo on L.A. Ecovillage (Spanish)

East Wind Community on TV!

Here is a recent video bringing attention to East Wind Nut Butters, produced by KOLR news in Springfield, Missouri.

BBC News Looks at Co-housing

In this video, the BBC‘s David Sillito checks out the co-housing movement, talking to members of a community in Dorset, England. Watch the video here.

Twin Oaks on CNN!

In this video produced by CNN, members of the Twin Oaks community in Louisa VA describe their goals and daily experiences, and demonstrate their shared commitment to sustainability. Check out the video here: Twin Oaks on CNN

Preparing for UN conference on climate change, international bloggers are focused on community

Short videos of Dyssekilde Ecovillage were created by participants in THINK2 Climate Change, a 3-month international blogging competition organized by the European Journalism Centre, focused on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. To launch the competition, bloggers were brought to Denmark and toured the 25 year old ecovillage, a pioneering example ofMore…

Cohousing and Peak Oil Video on Peak Moment TV

Peak Moment TV has a 30 minute video on cohousing featuring Bellingham Cohousing in Bellingham, WA.

Preserving Farmland in Pennsylvania

The CBS News television affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, WHP-TV, reports on the green features of Hundredfold Farm, a new co-housing development in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  The television spot is more in-depth, mentioning the farmland preservation, energy efficiency, and on-site waste water treatment achieved by the community. Hundredfold Farm is a co-housing community in Adams County. ItMore…

Russian Religious Commune on ABC News

ABC News’ Nightline did a 10 minute spot on a 5,000 person Russian commune of followers of Vissarion, a spiritual leader who claims to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. Deep in the heart of Siberia’s birch forests lies one of the largest and most remote religious communes of the planet. More than 5,000More…

Cohousing and Bikes Help Make Davis, CA a ‘Friendly City’

The NBC Today show did a feature on the top 5 friendliest cities in the country and Davis, California made the list in part due to being the home of cohousing and the first city with a city-wide network of bike paths. The article doesn’t say much about cohousing but the video does. Davis isMore…

Community News Round Up

A lot of news about communities comes my way and its hard to pick and choose what to highlight on Community Buzz. Today, nothing stood out so I figured I’d do a round up of some news thats been languishing on my list but didn’t seem quite enough for its own story. Ithaca has aMore…

Raid on Texas Fundamentalist Mormon Community

By now, most have heard about the raid by Texas Rangers on the Fundamentalist Mormon community in west Texas. During the raid, 437 children were removed from the community compound based on concerns of child abuse and neglect, primarily based on the concern that underage girls were being forced to marry older men against theirMore…

Community, Economy, and Utopia at has a special feature section on Utopia which has a great article on intentional communities. The article gives an overview on the US movement with a focus on communities in New York and specifically the Ithaca area. The article includes Photo slideshow of communities around the world including Ecovillage at Ithaca, The Farm, Zegg,More…

First Official UK Ecovillage Seeks Permits

Lammas Ecovillage in Wales is seeking approval for their ecovillage under new UK government rules to allow a new form of rural mixed use development. Theirs would be the first ecovillage approved under these new rules which allow a mix a residential, agricultural, and commercial enterprises on much more affordable rural land. Lammas has beenMore…

Ecovillage Bed and Breakfast

The Wild Goose Bed and Breakfast got some publicity for ecovillages on the Ithaca, NY local news. The bed and breakfast is located in the Ecovillage at Ithaca community just outside of town and draws customers interested in a green lifestyle. “I don’t have to turn on the heat once the sun’s shining in ’tillMore…

Cross between a Commune and a Golf Community?

ABC News in DC did a short video spot on Catoctin Creek Village out in Loudon County, VA and compared the rural cohousing community to both a 60s commune and a golf community. Not the most flattering or accurate description of community but I guess there is no such thing as bad publicity. The communeMore…

Cohousing – Community Means Healthier Living

Your Health Connection has created a series of three videos on cohousing and how it can help enhance people’s health. The site generaly focuses on health care and and medical issues but did a special report on cohousing as a healthier lifestyle. Videos include interviews with folks from Frog Song Cohousing in Cotati, CA andMore…

Energy Conservation Techniques Make Green Home Building Affordable at Abundance Ecovillage

Abundance Ecovillage in Fairfield, IA made the local news with a wonderful piece on their growing ecologically focused community. The piece focused primarily on the ecological aspects: solar and wind power, energy conservation, rain water catchment, waste water treatment, food production, etc. Co-founder Lonnie Gamble started the project after several people approached him about howMore…

Ecovillage Training Center Video

We’ve been wanting to have more video pieces on Community Buzz but video on community is just not as easy to find. We hope to start posting at least one video a week but to do so will need to include not just the latest and greatest videos. If you have a favorite online videoMore…

Commune woman loses child custody case

A woman from The Family community near San Diego, CA lost custody of her 5 year old son after she was accused of being part of a “notorious sex cult”. Read the article and watch the video.

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network