Video 1: Introduction to the course and the instructor.
Video 2: Context of economics, including the three-legged stool of sustainability metaphor and related models, impact of the mainstream focus of profit, other ways that people are exploring.
Video 3: Introduction to the thinkers that influenced the instructor in regenerative and sustainable economics, including Charles Eisenstein, David Korten, and Robin Wall Kimmerer.
Video 4: Earthaven village context, including native lands, regional economic geography, and Earthaven demographics.
Video 5: Community structure (economic parts), including different types and economic models of intentional communities, Earthaven’s legal entities and what each governs, an introduction of Earthaven’s internal governance structure and currency, and fees and labor requirements for residents.
Video 6: Neighborhood structure, including the relative sizes and costs of housing at Earthaven and in our region, and the finances involved with building and living in the Village Terraces Housing Coop at Earthaven.
Video 7: Making a living, including the concepts of energy slaves, the Happiness Index, the gig economy, and examples of how Earthaven residents make a living.
Video 8: Businesses, including businesses at or near Earthaven, businesses that were at Earthaven in the past, and examples of businesses in other communities.
Video 9: Celebrations and challenges of village economics at Earthaven Ecovillage.
Lee Warren is reclaiming wisdom through conscious relating with self, land, and other. She has 25 years of experience envisioning, designing, and living innovative solutions to mutually empowered relationships, land-based and community living, regenerative systems, interpersonal communication, and sustainability education. She’s been living in rural intentional community since 1995 and at Earthaven Ecovillage since 2000. She is a co-founder, co-owner, and builder of the Village Terraces Cohousing Neighborhood, the co-founder and manager of Imani Farm, and the co-founder of SOIL, School of Integrated Living, whole-life skills for a radically different future. She is the principal and founder of Reclaiming Wisdom and a writer, teacher, and activist, with a passion for embodiment practices, rural wisdom, sustainable economics, conscious dying, and community of all kinds.
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“After 25 years of coaching leaders and teams, I have found Lee’s Relational Leadership workshop to be a unique and powerful combination of both practical tools and effective leadership principles. Her proven experience leading different causes makes for an approach that balances both head and heart.”
"Lee is an experienced and truly competent guide in the vast landscapes of end of life plans. Her thoughtful pacing helps us navigate the territory of decisions to make, who to involve, emotions and choices. Being supported in preparing for this rite of passage by creating our death care team settles a lot in me. I highly recommend. Everyone involved will benefit."
"This course covers the vital social-emotional aspects of community that just isn't talked about openly enough. I so appreciated Lee's candid sharing of her own experience and warm encouragement of our own self-reflection. I truly believe that if more folks did the kind of personal and interpersonal work Lee outlines in this course, more communities would thrive!"
"When I heard Lee say, "functional teams demonstrate communication, transparency, and trust," in her Relational Leadership workshop, it changed everything for me. I'm being that change in my workplace and finding others who resonate with that change. It is having impact with everyone in the entire organization, including the CEO. Employees who felt powerless in the past are now starting to light up. Our work ecology is changing and the transformation is beyond powerful."