Upcoming Events and Presentations
2015 National Speaking Tour
Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig, the Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit, Inc, is going on a nationwide speaking tour in spring and fall of 2015, presenting her talk “Sustainable is Possible: Creating Low Carbon, High Quality Lives… Together” and offering workshops.
Visit the tour page for more information about Ma’ikwe’s schedule!
For details on one of our presentations see Making Sustainability a Reality.
Here is a look at a complete presentation on low-carbon living by Dancing Rabbit member Rae Machado in Town & Country, MO at their Green Speaker Series which occurred on April 17, 2014. For more information on our Presentations email us (dancingrabbiticorg) .
For more videos on Dancing Rabbit life, see our YouTube channel!
October 29, 2014 — Columbia, MO
Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig, Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit and the author of the book “Passion as Big as a Planet”, will be at the University of Missouri. She will discuss climate disruption, sustainability and the journey toward a post-carbon world at Middlebush Hall, Room 12 at 7:30 pm. More event details on Facebook or email rubinzmissouriedu (rubinzmissouriedu) for more information.
“Hands On” Intro to Natural Building workshop, with instructor and DR Member Hassan Hall, just after the Saturday DR Village Tour, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. This is the second in DR’s new monthly Sustainable Living Educational Series. The workshop will include planning for different phases of construction; a look at some of the building techniques used at Dancing Rabbit: straw bale, light-clay straw, cob, earthbags, earthen plasters; plus a hands-on experience with one of these techniques. Cost is $15 per person.
May 4, 2014 – San Luis Obispo, CA
A Free Talk on Low Carbon Living followed by Q & A and a Potluck! Presented by Dancing Rabbit member Rae Machado at Creekside Mobile Home, 3960 S. Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, California.
“Start Your Own Seeds” mini-workshop, with farmer and DR Member Dan Durica, just after the Saturday DR Village tour at 3:30 pm. This 45-minute workshop is the first in a new monthly Sustainable Living Educational Series at Dancing Rabbit. Dan will demonstrate how to start seeds using soil blocks, how to use various kinds of lighting for germinating seeds, and how to create a mini-greenhouse environment for young plants using a cold frame. Cost to attend the workshop is $8. Any additional donations will be gratefully accepted to support our expanding efforts to provide sustainability education to the public.
April 27, 2014 — St. Louis, MO
Rabbits will be participating in the St. Louis Earth Day Festival, taking place on the Muny grounds of Forest Park from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and will be happening rain or shine. DR will be having an educational booth– come get your hands on some natural building materials!
April 27, 2014 — Columbia, MO
Rabbits will also be at the 2014 Columbia Area Earth Day Festival. We’ll be part of Eco Avenue, the block of Elm St. between 7th and 8th, where booths of organizations working to promote a sustainable future are located. Come chat with long-time DR members Ted and Sara!
April 17, 2014 — Town & Country, MO
A free talk on low-carbon living by Dancing Rabbit member Rae Machado at Longview Farm Park, 13525 Clayton Road, Town & Country, MO. More information at their Green Speaker Series website.
February 7, 2014 – Boulder, CO
Tony Sirna will be giving a slideshow and discussion at Naropa University on Friday, February 7th, at 3pm on the Arapahoe Campus in the Student Lounge, Sycamore Hall (behind the Lincoln Bldg.).
February 7, 2014 – Boulder, CO
Tony Sirna will be giving a slideshow and discussion at the Nederland Community Library on Friday, February 7th, at 6pm at 200 Colorado 72 (West 2nd St.) in Nederland, CO.
February 6, 2014 – Boulder, CO
Making Sustainability a Reality: Join Tony Sirna for a slideshow and discussion on Thursday, February 6th, at 12 pm at The City Club, 885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO. Lunch will be served. Admission $25. Sign up for more event details on Facebook. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to rsvphighlandcityclubcom or (303) 443-4430.
February 6, 2014 – Boulder, CO
Tony Sirna will be giving a slideshow and discussion at the University of Colorado on Thursday, February 6th, at 6pm in the Hellems Arts & Science Building (just northwest of the UMC), Room 267. More info on Facebook.
January 30, 2014 – Berkeley, CA
Ecovillage Slideshow – Sustainable is Possible. Join Tony Sirna for a slideshow and discussion on Thursday, January 30th, at Berkeley Cohousing, 2220 Sacramento, Berkeley, CA. Dinner at 6:30pm. Presentation at 7:30pm. Register here or see more event details on Facebook
January 30, 2014 – Berkeley, CA
Tony Sirna will be holding a slideshow and brown-bag lunch discussion at the UC Berkeley Law School on Thursday, January 30th, from 12:45-2:00pm. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and Students for Economic and Environmental Justice. The talk will be in Boalt Hall Room 136 on the UC Berkeley campus, near Bancroft and Piedmont. Open to the public.
January 28, 2014 – Stanford, CA
To see what sustainability looks like, join Tony Sirna for a slideshow and discussion on Tuesday, January 28th, at 6 pm at Synergy Co-op, 550 San Juan St, Stanford, CA. More event details on Facebook.
January 27, 2014 – Sebastapol, CA
Join Tony Sirna for a slideshow and discussion on Monday, January 27th, at 7pm in the common house at Two Acre Wood Cohousing, 680 Robinson Rd., Sebastopol, California 95472. RSVP via the North Bay Intentional Communities Meet-up. or see more event details on Facebook.
January 24, 2014 – Oakland, CA
What sustains ecovillages? Stories from Pioneers and Researchers. Tony Sirna, founder/member of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, with Karen Litfin, professor at UW and author of Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community, and Amanda Creighton, co-star/producer of Within Reach Movie, voyager to 100 sustainable communities, now member of Dancing Rabbit. $20 donation includes dinner. Register here or see more event details on Facebook.
January 16, 2014 – Boulder, CO
To see what sustainability looks like, join Tony Sirna for a slideshow and discussion on Thursday, January 16th, at 6 pm at Nomad Cohousing, 1480 Quince Ave, Boulder, CO. Sign up for more event details on Facebook.
January 14, 2014 – St. Louis, MO
Alyson Ewald, a founder of Red Earth Farms, an intentional community adjacent to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, will give a talk about sustainable/cooperative lifestyles and offer concrete strategies on ecovillage models on Tuesday, January 14th, at 7 pm at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, MO. Sign up for more event details on Facebook.
January 13, 2014 – Boulder, CO
Join Tony Sirna for a slideshow and discussion, Monday, January 13th, at 6 pm at Alfalfa’s Community Room, 1651 Broadway (at Arapahoe) in Boulder, CO. You can sign up for more event details on Facebook.
November 18th, 2013 – Manhattan, New York, NY
Tony Sirna will be giving a slide show and talk at the Green House dorm at NYU, Monday 8:30 pm, November 18th. The Green House is at 40 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. All are welcome. You can sign up for this event on Facebook.
November 13th, 2013 – Brooklyn, New York, NY
Tony Sirna will be giving a slide show and talk at the Old Stone House of Brooklyn, Wednesday 7pm, November 13th.
November 9th, 2013 – Staten Island, New York, NY
Tony Sirna will be giving a slide show and talk at the Every Thing Goes Book Cafe, Saturday 3pm, November 9th. ETG Book Cafe is located on 208 Bay Street on Staten Island. You can sign up for this event on Facebook.
October 12, 2013 – TEDx at Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Ma’ikwe Ludwig Schaub of Dancing Rabbit will be giving a TED talk on Dancing Rabbit at Carleton College! You can attend in person or watch it online. More info.
September 26, 2013 – Within Reach Movie, 7pm at Schlafly Bottleworks, St Louis, MO
Dancing Rabbit’s Amanda Kay will be in St Louis for a showing of Within Reach, her movie about biking around the country visiting 100 intentional communities in search of sustainability, and a community to call home. More info on Facebook
September 21, 2013 – Dancing Rabbit Open House and Village Fair – Rutledge, MO
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage’s Open House is on Saturday, September 21, 2013 1-4pm! Come meet a group of people striving to model a way of life that can help sustain our planet for future generations. Learn about simple practices you can apply at home to live more lightly on the planet. We’d like to show you just how radical and realistic sustainable living can be! More Info.
September 14, 2013 – 2013 Sustainable Living Fair, Columbia, MO
Come see us at our booth at the Sustainable Living Fair! There will also be workshops, solar home tours, and the chance to network with sustainability-minded folk from throughout mid-Missouri!
September 10, 2013 – USGBC’s DIY Sustainability Pecha Kucha, St Louis, MO
Jennifer Martin of Dancing Rabbit will be part of the Missouri Green Building Council’s DIY Sustainability Pecha Kucha presentation. She will be joined by presenters talking about solar power, earthen plaster, bicycling, and urban poultry farming. More Info.
February 4, 2013 – Parker Street Co-op – Berkeley, CA
Tony Sirna will be speaking at the Spaghetti Night Potluck at Parker Street Co-op. Potluck dinner is at 7pm and presentation will start at 7:30. More info.
January 30, 2013 – Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA – Noon and 6pm
Tony Sirna will give two presentations at Stanford. The first will be from noon to 1pm at the Y2E2 building in room 155 (More info). The second will be at Synergy Co-op at 6pm and includes dinner (More info). Both are open to the public but please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance to tonyicorg so we know how many to expect.
January 27, 2013 – Hillegass Parker House, Berkeley, CA – 7pm
Tony Sirna will be speaking to a gathering of students from throughout the Berkeley Student Co-ops. (Space is limited, so BSC students only, please.) More info.
January 27, 2013 – Long Haul Info Shop, Berkeley, CA – 10:30am to 2:30pm
Ecovillage Living and Creation: In depth with Dancing Rabbit’s Tony Sirna. What will your future home in community look like? Learn from an expert: Our friend, Tony Sirna, one of several founders of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, will join us for an in-depth workshop giving a taste of both the pioneering spirit of creating community and the everyday reality of living in it. Join us by 10:30 for 4 hours of close-up and personal time with Tony, facilitated by Cohousing Coach Raines Cohen. Price: $40. Light lunch included. RSVP at http://www.ebcoho.org/events/100745332/
December 13, 2012 – Nomad Cohousing, Boulder, CO – 7:30pm
Sustainability Now – Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Makes Sustainable Living – Alyssa Martin and Anthony “Bear” Barrett will present a slideshow and discussion in the Nomad Cohousing great room. All Are welcome to attend. Nomad is at 15th and Quince, in Boulder. More Info.
December 5, 2012 – Home Eco Store, St Louis, MO – 7:00pm
On Wednesday, December 5th, Dancing Rabbit co-founder Tony Sirna will give a talk at Home Eco, about his community, sustainable living options, and what the future holds. If you want to see what sustainability looks like, come join us for a slideshow at 7:00 pm followed by discussion. Reservations are encouraged, so that seating may be arranged. Please RSVP to Terryhome-ecocom (Terryhome-ecocom) . More info.
November 27, 2012 – Brecht Forum, New York, NY – 7:30pm
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage: Making Sustainability a Reality – Our society is wrestling with questions of sustainability and climate change, with many groups working towards a sustainable future. At Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage that sustainable future is here now. More info.
November 7, 2012 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tony Sirna, cofounder of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, will speak on the successes and challenges of one of the world’s foremost experiments in real-world sustainability. More info…
November 5, 2012 – 7-8:30 pm – Royal Oak, Michigan
Speaking to a Renewable Energy class at Oakland Community College, Royal Oak Campus 739 S. Washington — Room A 206. This is part of an ongoing class, Introduction to Renewable Energy, which is open to the public for this special event.
November 5, 2012 – 4-5:30pm – Detroit, Michigan
Tony Sirna will be speaking about Dancing Rabbit at WARM Training Center 4835 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI.
November 2-4, 2012 – Ann Arbor, MI
NASCO Institute – Many DR members will be present and giving workshops including Tony Sirna, Mandy Creighton, and Ma’ikwe Ludwig-Schaub.
August 21, 2012 – Green Drinks, St Louis, MO
A panel of Dancing Rabbit members and board members present on the topic of intentional community and ecovillages.