|Journey to Find Sustainable Community|
|WHEN:||Friday April 26th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
30 Castro Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
|COST:||$10 Advance; $15 Door|
WITHIN REACH explores one couple's pedal-powered search for a place to call home. Mandy and Ryan gave up their jobs, cars and traditional houses to "bikepack" 6,500 miles for nearly 2 years around the USA seeking sustainable community.
Rather than looking in a traditional neighborhood, they begin to recognize that community is the secret ingredient to living sustainably on this planet. Along the way, they explored 100 Ecovillages, Cohousing Communities, Co-op Houses, Communes, Transition Towns and their own principles and commitment. In the end they return to the timeless truth that community is people; they are everywhere; and there is room for everyone.
Communities they explored include: The Establishment Co-op, Regen Coops, LA Ecovillage, Sonora Cohousing, Transition Alpine TX, The Farm, Earthaven Ecovillage, Cobb Hill Cohousing, Ecovillage at Ithaca, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Possibility Alliance, Joyful Path Meditation and Healing Center, Greensburg GreenTown and Hummingbird Community.
Both their journey and their ﬁlm have answered the question that they and many others are asking: How can we pass along a lush, beautiful, sustainable world to future generations? After circling the country and interviewing hundreds of Americans, they have found that by reaching within, sustainable community is Within Reach. In fact, it’s already here.
Mandy Creighton – Cyclist and Executive Producer
After bicycling 6,500 miles around the US to visit 100 sustainable communities over several years, Mandy now resides at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage where she is co-producing the Within Reach documentary.
In addition she supports communities and individuals making the transition toward more sustainable and joyful living, and she is cocreating a small hand-built home out of local and sustainable materials, growing a garden and continuing to cycle whenever possible.
Raines Cohen - Associate Producer and Cohousing Coach
Cohousing California regional organizer Raines Cohen joined the film team for some small parts of the journey, and connected them to the larger intentional communities movement, making key introductions and providing the "talking tandem" bicycar "cohousing coach" seen in the movie. He has visited over 100 US cohousing neighborhoods, lived in two, and advised many.
Cohousing California helps people find, build and grow intentional neighborhoods throughout the Golden State. With over 2000 members in the East Bay alone, we believe that everybody deserves a chance at living in a sustainable community. We love to host workshops, movies, classes, tours, study groups and conferences to show you the ways to get there, and provide personalized and group coaching and training in person and online. http://www.CalCoho.org/
Build Communities - Better! COREcommons is a curated online environment providing best practices and technology solutions for those seeking to advance their community intelligence... This hub showcases the range of practitioners who specialize in planning, building and engaging the communities of tomorrow. http://COREcommons.com/
Living Mandala designs, facilitates, and produces courses, workshops, and events that support personal, ecological and socially regenerative practices. The mission of Living Mandala is to serve, empower, and promote holistic educators and organizations in order to increase awareness of their work, to create educational programs, and to catalyze project activities that implement ecologically and socially regenerative practices of human beings living in greater harmony with each other and their environment. http://livingmandala.com/
The Venture Greenhouse of Dominican University is a pioneering, early-stage business incubator providing an intensive acceleration process for companies that have the potential for significant environmental and social benefits. The Venture Greenhouse is a growth accelerator for budding social and environmental entrepreneurs, a learning laboratory for the University’s business students, and a community resource for innovators, investors, sustainability advocates and new ventures. http://venturegreenhouse.org/
Within Reach is not available yet on individual DVD or for viewing online. The film is available for group screenings with kits designed to help you promote community. Come get yours at the showings listed here or order on the film's website. The flm will screen Thursday night in North Oakland/Berkeley as a fundraiser, Friday night in Marin, Sunday afternoon at the New Parkway in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood, and Sunday evening in Petaluma, with May screenings in the North Bay, Sacramento/Davis area, Grass Valley/Nevada City, and beyond. Tell your friends to go catch it, see the complete schedule at:
COREcommons and Living Mandala present…