Resources and Links

Following are what I think are a small basic selction of useful resources and links, largely to documents, books, websites, videos, audios etc., which I came across recently and find useful for my journey and hope you find them useful too. I will slowly and gradually add to this as I get to it. Most resources can be easily found through a simple internet search, if a link is not provided 😉


My own creations (see files below and also my blogs) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License) So you can use the content for non-commercial purposes with attribution. But I do not take responsibility or liability for any third party content which falls under Fair Use.

  • My Regenerative Learning Journey (May to December 2016) to visit a number of intentional communities, co-housing and ecovillages in North America, Europe and India
  • A copy of My Vision Story called “A Vision for Olinda Commons” which shows my view how to create a future world which is socially just, culturally rich, thriving and enriching, spiritually fulfilling, and ecologically sustainable and a restorative and regenerative human presence on this planet and wellbeing for all sentinel beings indefinitely.
  • From the above I have recently (May 2016) made a submission to Parks Victoria (and Yarra Ranges Shire Council) on the re-delevlopment of the former Olinda Golf Course in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges (at the eastern fringes of the Greater Melbourne Area) into a Olinda Commons Community Environment Park (also including a Permaculture Farm and Ecovillage and much more).



Follow the Rainbow to Findhorn: From humble beginnings to one of the world’s first eco-villages, the Findhorn Foundation and Community in the North of Scotland is home to over 400 people of all ages and backgrounds. This documentary follows some of them as they share their personal experiences of daily living and working together, their passion for community, their visions and dreams for the future.

A New We – EcoVillages and Ecological Communities in Europe: Is  is a two hour long documentary portrait film about ecovillages and ecological communities in Europe from visits two 10 different communities across the continent.

Within Reach – A Journey to find Sustainable Community: Within Reach is a documentary film that follows one couple’s pedal-powered adventure across the United States in search of sustainable community, visiting around 100 intentional communities of great diversity along their journey.

Tomrrow The Movie – Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through.

Inhabit – A Permaculture Perspective – Inhabit explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called “Permaculture

Deep Listening – The Secrets of Living in Community – How do we make deep connections with land, with ourselves and with each other? How do we resolve conflict and make difficult decisions? Inspired by Aboriginal wisdom and with a beautiful backdrop of Australian landscape, Deep Listening learns what makes communities work and shows the path to a more harmonious way of being.

Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World. A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change

BOOKS (much more recent comes through my FB posts)

Designing Regenerative Cultures by Daniel Christian Wahl (2016): This is a ‘Whole Earth Catalog’ for the 21st century: an impressive and wide-ranging analysis of what’s wrong with our societies, organizations, ideologies, worldviews and cultures – and how to put them right. The book covers the finance system, agriculture, design, ecology, economy, sustainability, organizations and society at large. – See a review at Book of the Day P2P Foundation

Ecovillage – 1001 ways to heal the planet by Global Ecovillage Network (edited by Kosha Jourbert and Leila Dregger. A beautiful portrait and story of dozens of ecovillages around the world, showing their diversity, beauty and stengths of what they have achieved and what deep learnings they hold for creating and regenerative world for all of us.

Eurotopia – Living in Community. A directory of Communities and Ecovilllages in Europe.

Alexander, S., 2015a, Prosperous Descent, Crisis as Opportunity in an Age of Limits. Simplicity Institute, Melbourne.

Alexander, S., 2015b, Sufficiency Economy: Enough, For Everyone, Forever. Simplicity Institute, Melbourne.

Capra, F., & P. L., Luisi, 2014, The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision. Cambridge University Press, pp510.

D’Alisa, G.; F., Demaria, G., Kallis, 2015, Degrowth, A vocabulary for a new era. Routledge, Milton Park, UK.

Bollier, D., 2015, Think Like A Commoner – A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons. New Society Publishers, BC, Canada.

DeKay, M., 2012. Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives, Routledge.

Eisenstein, C., (2011). Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition. Evolver Editions, Berkley, CA, USA, pp496.

Eisenstein, C., 2013, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible. North Atlantic Books, CA, USA, pp273.

Esbjorn-Horgens, S. & Zimmermann, M.E., 2011. Integral Ecology : Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World, Boston & London: Integral Books.

Floyd, J., & R., Slaughter, 2014, Descent pathways. Foresight, 18, 8, 485-495.

Greer, J.M., 2009, The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada, pp288.

Heinberg, R., 2015, Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada, pp255.

Heinberg, R., 2011, The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality. New Society Publishers, BC, Canada.

Heinberg, R., 2010, Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Age of Declines. New Society Publishers, BC, Canada, pp240.

Hes, D., & C., du Plessis, 2014, Designing for Hope: Pathways to Regenerative Sustainability. Routledge, pp292.

Hinton, J. & D. Maclurcan, 2016. How on Earth – Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit World by 2050.

Hochacha, G., 2006. Developing Sustainability, Developing Self: An Integral Approach to International and Community Development. Polis Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria & Drishti Center for Integral Action, Victoria, BC.

Holmgren, D., 2002, Permaculture: Principles and pathways beyond sustainability. Holmgren Design Services, Hepburn, Vic.

Hopkins, R., 2013, The Transition Companion, Making your community more resilient in uncertain times. Green Books, Totnes, Devon, UK, pp320.

Jackson, T., 2009, Prosperity Without Growth, Economics for a Finite Planet. Earthscan, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, UK, pp276.

International Living Future Institute, 2014a. Living Building Challenge 3.0, A Visionary Path to a Regenerative Future. Seattle, Washington.

International Living Future Institute, 2014b. Living Community Challenge 1.0, A Visionary Path to a Regenerative Future. Seattle, Washington.

International Living Future Institute, 2015. Living Product Challenge 1.0, A Visionary Path to a Regenerative Future. Seattle, Washington.

Joubert, K. A., & R. Alfred (Eds.), 2007. Beyond You and Me, Inspirations for Building Community. 4 Keys to Sustainable Communities across the Planet, Gaia Education, Permanent Publications.

Klein, N., 2014, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate. Simon & Schuster, New York, USA, pp576.

Klein, N., 2008, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Picador, A Metropolitan Book, Henry Hold and Company, New York, pp720.

Korten, D., 2006, The Great Turning, From Empire to Earth Community. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, CA, USA, pp402.

Kosoy, N. et al., 2012. Pillars for a flourishing Earth: Planetary boundaries, economic growth delusion and green economy. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4(1), pp.74–79.

Kunstler, J. H., 2007, The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century. Grove Press, pp336.

Macy, J. & C. Johnstone, 2013, Active Hope – How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy, New World Library, Novato, California

Mare, C. E., & C. Lindegger (Eds.), 2011. Designing Ecological Habitats, creating a sense of place. 4 Keys to Sustainable Communities across the Planet, Gaia Education, Permanent Publications.

McDonough, W., & M. Braungart, 2013, The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability – Designing for Abundance. North Point Press, New York, pp227.

Meadows, D. H., 2008. Thinking in Systems, A Primer. Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, Vermont, pp218.

Meadows, D. H.; J. Randers, D. L., Meadows, 2004, The Limits to Growth. The 30 Year Update. Chelsea Green Publishing, New York, 211pp.

Meadows, D., 1999, Leverage Points, Places to Intervene in a System. The Sustainability Institute, Hatland, VT, pp21.

Meadows, D. H.; D. L., Meadows, J. Randers, W. W. Behrens III, 1972, The Limits to Growth. A Report on the Club of Rome’s project on the predicament of mankind. A Potomac Associates Book, New York, 211pp.

Owen, D., 2012, The Conundrum, How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse. Riverhead Books, New York, USA.

Perkins, J., 2005, Confessions of an Economic Hitman. Plume Publishing.

Piketty, T., 2014, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Belknap Press, 696pp.

Pollan, M., 2007. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Penguin.

Public Interest Research Center (PIRC), 2012. The Common Cause Handbook, A Guide to Values and Frames for Campaigners, Community Organisers, Civil Servants, Fundraisers, Educators, Social Entrepreneurs, Activists, Funders, Politicians, and everyone in between. published by Public Interest Research Center.

Rosenberg, M. B. & A. Gandhi, 2003. Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life. Puddledancer Press.

Randers, J., 2052: A Global Forecast for the next Forty Years. Chelsea Green Publishing, 412pp.

Rockström, J. et al., 2009. Planetary boundaries: Exploring the safe operating space for humanity. Ecology and Society, 14(2).

Scharmer, C.O., 2009. Theory U: Learning from the Future as It Emerges, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Scharmer, C.O. & Kaufer, K., 2013. Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Senge, P.; B., Smith, N., Kruschwitz, J., Laur, S. Schley, 2010, The Necessary Revolution, Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. Broadway Books, New York, pp406.

Senge, P.M. et al., 2008. Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, Doubleday.

Senge, P. M., 2006, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization. Doubleday, pp445.

Steffen, W. et al., 2015. Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet. Science, 347(6223), p.1259855–.

Steffen, W. et al., 2015. The trajectory of the Anthropocene : The Great Acceleration. The Anthropocene Review.

Trainer, T., 2015, The Case for Simplicity. Simplicity Institute Report 15c.

Trainer, T., 2014, A Limits to Growth Critique of the Radical Left. Simplicity Institute Report 14b.

Trainer, T., 2012, Can Australia run on Renewable Energy? The Negative Case. Energy Policy, 50, 306-314.

Trainer, T., 2010. The Transition to a Sustainable and Just World. Ideas in Progress, Envirobook, 330pp.

Turner, G., 2014, Is Global Collapse Imminent?. MSSI Research Paper No. 4, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, The University of Melbourne.

Turner, G., 2008, A Comparison of the Limits to Growth with Thirty Years of Reality. Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion, CSIRO Working Paper Series 2008-2009, Canberra.

Walljasper, J., 2010. All That We Share, A Field Guide To The Commons. The New Press, New York.

Walljasper, J. & J. Conrad, nd. How to Design our World for Happiness, The commons guide to placemaking, public space, and enjoying a convival life.

Walker, S., 2014. Designing Sustainability, Making radical changes in a material world – Google Play, Routledge.

Watkins, A., & I. Stratenus, 2016. Crowdocracy: The Future of Government and Governance. Urbane Publications.

Wilber, K., 2000. A Brief History of Everything. Shambhala, Boston & London.

Wilber, K. 2001. A Theory of Everything – An Integral vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality. Shambhala, Boston & London.

Wilber, K., 2007. The Intergal Vision – A Very Short Introduction to the Revolutionary Integral Approach to Life, God, the Universe, and Everything. Shambala & London.

Wilber, K. & A. Watkins, 2015, Wicked & Wise: How to Solve the World’s Toughest Problems. Urbane Publications.

Zehner, O., 2012, Green Illusions, The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NB, USA.



Communities – Life in Cooperative Culture: Communities magazine is the primary resource for information, stories, and ideas about intentional communities —including urban co-ops, cohousing groups, ecovillages, and rural communes. Communities also focuses on creating and enhancing community in the workplace, in nonprofit or activist organizations, and in neighborhoods.


  • Mag.ª Marion Gringinger – Sprachtrainings, interkulturelle Kommunikation & Ãœbersetzungen (Portugiesisch • Brasilianisch • Französisch • Spanisch) Logo Marion

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