[THIS IS A LINK TO AN ESSAY BY DON BECK, THE CO-CREATOR OF SPIRAL DYNAMICS, ABOUT THE QUALITIES OF SUSTAINABLE CULTURE. THE EXCERPT PROVIDED BELOW ARE THE ASSUMPTIONS (REALLY QUALITIES) OF SUSTAINABLE CULTURE. SPIRAL DYNAMICS IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL MODELS OR FRAMEWORKS FOR WORKING ON THE EMERGENCE OF SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES.
This is a link to a Community Permaculture Project website in Fairfield, Iowa. One of the main organizers, Sascha Kyssa, is a Permaculture Student at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield. Here is a little excerpt from their homepage:
Community Permaculture is committed to establishing local, organic, and renewable closed-loop systems that benefit humanity and the surrounding environment.
This is a link to an interview with John McKnight posted on Philantrophy.com. You may have to register for free to access the material. http://philanthropy.com/article/Building-Grass-Roots-Movements/125654/