Feeling the frost melting after the pandemic winter in Boston, I took to the road in search of intentional communities across the Americas and Europe. I explored the eco-villages of Appalachia, ashrams of Sao Paulo, and Esoteric societies of Turin.
What I found is a keyhole view into the next evolution of human consciousness and a nurturing path towards climate action. The similarities among communities, regardless of location or belief, teach us what truly nourishes the human spirit and how that is fundamental to humankind’s survival on planet earth.
Above all, communities show us that climate action is an invitation to evolve our lifestyles. The communities I visited have shattered my basic assumptions about the pathway to a sustainable future. What if restoring balance with the planet was a byproduct of living with abundant beauty, deeper connections, purposeful work, and acting-out our wild imaginations?