Intentional communities, for many people, are the foundational building block for sustainable living. You take a bunch of like-minded people, put them on a big plot of land, divide it up, and pool their resources to establish a collective that protects, nourishes, and sustains itself.
It's bringing your grocery store to your backyard.
It's lowering your dependency on fossil fuels.
It's building relationships with people so that when times get tough, you're not alone, and someone's always looking out for you.
Ic.org is an organization dedicated to the education, support, and promotion of intentional communities all across North America. Their online resources are user-friendly, and make it easy to find a community that aligns with your values, no matter where you are.
Their continued work in this field has given people the education they need to make informed decisions about this kind of lifestyle, and produced valuable information sets to make collaborating with communities easier than ever.