BEYOND UVM PROGRAM: Summer Intensive – Grassroots Sustainable Community Development in Eugene, OR

3rd Annual

Community Transformations
Summer Intensive Program
Solutions from the Grassroots

June 24 to July 26
Eugene, Oregon

Are you ready to make positive, meaningful change in the world?

Community Transformations is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live a wholesome lifestyle, build community, enact genuine sustainability, develop a powerful social vision, vitalize body, mind and spirit, and have fun making the world a better place.

Come to Eugene, Oregon, this summer for a five-week intensive experience participating with engaged people who are transforming their own neighborhood into a more sustainable, resilient, livable place from the ground up, one seed at a time.

Community Transformations will challenge you to integrate body, mind, heart, and spirit in service to all living beings, and empower you with knowledge, skills, vision, and strategies for generating authentic, solution-oriented change from the grassroots.

View the Community Transformations slideshow
and see what is happening:

Details and Application

Because we are the ones we have been waiting for, and the time is now

I learned more in two weeks than I learned in four years of college.
– 2012 participant

To see a vital community in action was not only inspiring but a lesson in information exchange. With every week of participation, I was introduced to new community members, each with vital and intriguing knowledge to share. The information and skills shared through this network in this way, face-to-face, feet-to-earth, hands-to-tool, was exceptionally deep and enriching.

– 2011 participant

During the program, you will have the opportunity to work with leading practitioners, teachers, and mentors (many of whom live right in the neighborhood) in the following areas:

-Permaculture and organic gardening
-Whole foods preparation and preservation
-Eco-building and green architecture (strawbale, cob, passive solar and more)
-Grassroots neighborhood markets and barter exchange
-Yoga, qigong, and meditation
-Communication strategies and group processes
-Community service and outreach
-Liberation philosophy and social movements
-Systems thinking and resilient sustainability
-Spiritual philosophy and dharma
-Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT)
and more!

More information:

Inquiries and contact:, subject line: Community Transformations Inquiry

Community Transformations is a program of PROUT Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. PROUT Institute’s mission is to provide people and communities with empowering resources to envision and enact sustainable and equitable solutions to social, economic, and ecological challenges.

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