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Thriving Communities in World Future Review

"What makes some neighborhoods better places to live in than other neighborhoods? Is it more jobs, less crime, wider varieties of recreation options, or higher property values? Those things are all great traits. But the real marks of distinction lie deeper. The best places to live are where residents trust each other, care about each other, and invest their time and effort to make their community a thriving one."

Read more of this wonderful interview with Jerry Millhon in the Summer 2013 issue of the World Future Review:
Communities Teaching Communities to Thrive: An Interview with Jerry Millhon of the Whidbey Institute

Video Montage by Lowell Downey

Thank you, Lowell, for this lovely homage to Thriving Communities!

Lowell Downey owns Art & Clarity with his wife Janna Waldinger in Napa, California.

Thriving Communities 2013

Thriving Communities 2013 took place March 21-23, 2013 at the Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island, WA. The theme of this year's conference was "local living economy." The conference featured awesome, replicable case studies from Bellingham, Portland, Port Townsend, and South Whidbey Island, and gathered the wisdom of 20+ communities, resulting in a rich harvest...

Conference Harvest

SEE VIDEOS, PHOTOS, ETC. ON THE CONFERENCE PAGE »

Featured Videos of Bellingham, Port Townsend, Portland, and Whidbey Island


Port Townsend, Washington
"You have to find your own Port Townsend."


South Whidbey Island, Washington
"A strong social safety net runs through everything we do. We work together."


Portland, Oregon
"The spirit of innovation and creativity is the glue that binds us."


Bellingham, Washington
"True collaboration doesn't happen without trust."

In the Blogosphere!

Shelly Randall, conference attendee from Port Townsend, posted these reflections on the exhortation to "Find your own Port Townsend" on her blog, Sustainable Together.

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Upcoming Thriving Communities Events

  • June 2013: Stay tuned...

Previous Thriving Communities Events

First Annual Thriving Communities Conference - Feb 2-4, 2012

The Whidbey Institute's first annual Thriving Communities Conference took place February 2-4, 2012. The conference focused on how local food systems help to create thriving community. Teams from around the Pacific Northwest and beyond came together to share wisdom and left deeply nourished and supported in their community building work. Among the many highlights were eight videos that tell the story of organizations on South Whidbey Island that are helping the community to thrive.

Second Annual Thriving Communities Conference - March 21-12, 2013

Thriving Communities 2013 took place March 21-23, 2013 at the Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island, WA. The theme of this year's conference was "local living economy." The conference featured awesome, replicable case studies from Bellingham, Portland, Port Townsend, and South Whidbey Island, and gathered the wisdom of 20+ communities, resulting in a rich harvest...

Thriving Organizational Ecosystem Summit - June 12-14, 2012

The first Thriving Organizational Ecosystem Summit (TOES) took place at the Whidbey Institute June 12-14, 2012. New Stories and the Compassionate Action Network International co-convened the event. Twenty-six people participated from a dozen organizations to explore opportunities for deep collaboration across organizational boundaries. One of the deep collaborations that emerged was the Compassion Games.

Thriving and Resilient Salish Sea Bioregion - March 23-24, 2013

Co-sponsored by New Stories and the Whidbey Institute, this “untensive” explored the power of our deep stories to unite cultures, to help us partner with the land and with one another, and to bring forth a thriving and resilient bioregion that can serve as a model in the Great Turning. Thirty-five people from around the bioregion participated in a rich cross-cultural experience that set the stage for ongoing gatherings in service of ecosystemic health in the bioregion.


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