Within Reach: a Couple’s Journey to Find Sustainable Community in the U.S.


Experience and discuss the future of sustainable community with the movie Within Reach, followed by conversation with Associate Producer Raines Cohen, at a near-Metro cohousing community. Warm up after the #ForwardOnClimate 350.org rally at the White House (and maybe park there beforehand and Metro in to avoid downtown traffic/parking challenges) and meet cohousers and cohousing professionals visiting from all over. Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Cohousing, the regional group providing education about community in the greater DC area.

Raines Cohen is a Cohousing Coach and Cohousing California / East Bay Cohousing regional organizer in Berkeley, California. Raines’ friends Amanda and Ryan set out to make a documentary of a trip seeking sustainable community, visiting 100 Ecovillages, cohousing neighborhoods, co-ops, group houses, and more, all across the country…6500 miles by bicycle! Watch the trailer:

The movie is now available for community screenings, after several years in development. It focuses on ten key communities, including cohousing and spiritual communities, and includes animations about sustainable community.

… one man in the Berkeley Fundraiser Preview Premiere audience stood up and said:
“I fell in love with this country again.”

… Betsy Morris of East Bay Cohousing writes:
“A fabulous and inspiring movie. A new take on the great American road trip.”

… Josh Harper of New Hope Community in Oakland, California said:
“I was so inspired by your film tonight. The world is longing to know the truth you reveal in your journey. May it be seen by many.”

Learn more about the film (and get your own screening kit for your community) at www.WithinReachMovie.com.

Doors open at 6:30PM, film rolls at 7PM, with conversation to follow.

Suggested Donation $15, or $10 for members of Mid-Atlantic Cohousing member groups.

RSVP via the DC cohousing MeetUp to get sent the address and directions:

Didn’t Make it to Oakland for the 2012 National Cohousing Conference?

Interested in forming a cohousing group? Building a cohousing community? Living in cohousing?

We heard that the 2012 National Cohousing Conference in Oakland, CA this past June was a smashing success! For those not able to attend, Mid-Atlantic Cohousing is sponsoring a follow-up to the conference. Those who attended the conference will share what they learned. Those who didn’t attend can learn more about forming, building and living in cohousing communities.

Join Mid-Atlantic Cohousing Sunday, 22 July, 2 – 4 p.m. at Takoma Village Cohousing in NW Washington, DC.

Let them know you’re coming by registering here: http://www.meetup.com/Washington-DC-Area-Cohousing