Accommodating the environmentally sensitive in intentional community living
With the publication of “Beyond Sustainability: Building for Health” in the summer issue of Communities magazine, re|shelter co-founder Julie Genser begins a new conversation with an existing global network of over 2,000 intentional communities and ecovillages.
Because many of these communities are chemical free in order to keep gray water systems pure for organic gardening, they might be part of an ideal solution for those who are homeless or struggling in unsafe housing situations due to environmental intolerances.
However there are several roadblocks, beginning with a lack of true understanding about the condition. Genser outlines the potential obstacles and lays groundwork for future collaborations, establishing her and Julie Laffin’s newly forming non-profit organization re|shelter as a focal point for beginning this important dialogue, of how to better accommodate those with environmental sensitivities in intentional community living.
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