Want to Feel Better About the World?

Want to Feel Better About the World?

With so much happening in the world around us, have you been thinking this might be the year you take an even bigger step towards sustainable living? If so, it might be just the right time for you to join us at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage for one of our six Sustainable Living Visitor Program sessions this spring, summer or fall! With almost twenty years as a thriving ecovillage, we have lots to share about virtually every aspect of sustainable living. Natural building? We’ve done it! Green building? That too! Grow food organically? We’ve done it! Use solar and wind power?…read more >
New 2017 Workshop Schedule!

New 2017 Workshop Schedule!

Will you join us for a workshop or visitor program at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in 2017? We took your feedback from last fall’s program survey, and designed this year’s program menu with YOU in mind! Here are ways you can learn with us this year: •  Natural Building Workshop - Come experience the exhilaration of learning how to build with natural materials! This 3-day workshop will cover a variety of wall infill techniques, including cob, cordwood, wattle & daub, and light clay straw. You’ll tour many of DR’s natural buildings, learn from seasoned Dancing Rabbit builders, and come away knowing…read more >
What a Year! CSCC Looks Back at 2016

What a Year! CSCC Looks Back at 2016

Editor’s Note: Not too long ago we shared on our blog a “State of the Village, 2016” piece from Thomas, who serves the village on the Oversight Team. Now we offer a similar retrospective from the Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit’s non-profit branch. Enjoy! First things first: Thank you, thank you, thank you! The Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture (CSCC) at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage wants to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who supported our work in 2016. You helped us exceed our fundraising goal for the year, with a final total of over $32,000! Your contributions allow us…read more >
There’s still time!

There’s still time!

Your help is still needed! By supporting our work, you’ll combat environmental destruction in a very real way by sharing with the world our proven results, like how we’ve reduced consumption of unsustainable grid power and damaging daily commuting miles by an amazing 90% compared to the average American. When you give today, you offer crucial resources to some of the most revolutionary training on sustainable lifestyles available in the western world. We need $27,000 this year to meet our fundraising goal, so we can continue slashing carbon footprints across the country.  Will you chip in today to help plant…read more >
Stand With Us Against Big Oil

Stand With Us Against Big Oil

Are you feeling heartbroken about the cultural and environmental destruction caused by big oil? Do you dream of a world where the atrocities witnessed at Standing Rock are truly a thing of the past? Now is the time to use your power to push back against these kinds of unbelievable acts. If you’re fed up, you can create a better way! You can support vibrant, sustainable communities that are fueled by renewable energy, built around sustainable transportation, and focused on meeting the needs of everyone, not just the rich and powerful. Seems hard to believe, right? But as the premier…read more >

Holiday consumerism sucks! Want a better option?

Dear friends and supporters, Would you like to live in a world that focuses more on the meaning of the season than on all the products and sales? Do you think holiday consumerism is a poor substitute for real human connection? Yet does it sometimes seem easier to focus on the “stuff” than to deal with difficult, politically-charged conversations with relatives? You don’t have to settle for a world where we try to bury our conflicts in piles of presents. There is an alternative: you can help us create a better world, one that empowers people to connect—in spite of…read more >
Want to keep hope alive?

Want to keep hope alive?

Dear friends, The climate we all depend on continues to change at an unprecedented rate. Given the recent election results, it’s clear we can’t count on our elected officials to create the change our planet needs. No matter how we all might feel right now, it seems wise to remember that together we can make a difference, and keep hope alive for a more sustainable future. Will you help us move toward that future?  With your support we can continue to reach new audiences, like the young people from Ferguson and Florissant, MO who attended our first Ecovillage Immersion Study…read more >

The Lowdown on New ED Danielle

Greetings! My name is Danielle Williams, and I am the new Executive Director (ED) for the Center for Sustainable & Cooperative Culture, the nonprofit here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. I wanted to tell you a bit more about me, and give you an update on the nonprofit. I moved to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in 2012, after living at three other intentional communities in three different countries. My passion for community and sustainability is rooted in my understanding of the potential for what the planet could look and feel like if humans were living in accord with nature, in harmony with…read more >