Because it’s good for the environment.
As the effects of climate change become more obvious, we humans begin to develop a heightened respect for Nature and a deeper awareness of how the activities of human beings are destroying the balance of the biosphere.
It has been shown that, as a result of the relatively high concentration of people who share resources, the ecological footprint of an intentional community can be well below that of a conventional lifestyle. The ‘intentional’ in the term ‘intentional community’ covers, among other things, the goal to create human scale settlements that are socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.
Maybe it’s already too late and maybe not enough people are going to be doing this to make a difference – but that’s no reason not to try. It all goes back to living a lifestyle that is in tune with your values.
The #7 Reason to Live Together
For many reasons intentional communities, with their commitment to living lightly, their access to land and resources and the accumulated wisdom of shared knowledge and skills, are ideal settings in which to trial and showcase innovative green technologies and practices.