Saving the planet through the strength of community
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It's the first episode and Bonnie is interviewing her co-host and sister, Madeleine, about her vision for the future. One word: Community. Find out how getting back to community living can benefit our health, our families, and the future of our planet.


  • Utopic community living in Georgia -
  • Connection between disconnection/loneliness and mental health -
  • Simon Sinek on why communities/groups of 150 or less are ideal for humans (from Leaders Eat Last) - "The earliest groups of Homo sapiens lived in hunter/gatherer tribes that maxed out between 100 and 150 people. Amish and Hutterite communities are about 150 in size. The Bushmen of South Africa and Native Americans also live in groups that cap out at 150. Even the size of a company of Marines is about 150 people. That magic number is the number of close relationships we are naturally designed to manage...The reasons groups function best when they do not get bigger than about 150 people make perfect sense when you look closely. The first is time. Time is a constant --there are only twenty-four hours in a day. If we gave only two minutes to everyone we knew, we wouldn't get to know people very well and deep bonds of trust would likely never form. The other is brain capacity. We simply can't remember everyone. Which is why Dunbar's Number is about 150; some can remember more and some Dunbar has noteiced in his research, when groups get bigger than about 150, the people are less likely to work hard and less likely to help each other out."
  • Ethical online shopping - DoneGood (online shop and plugin)
  • Educational resources:
    1. Books by Michael Pollan
    2. The Biggest Little Farm movie
    3. Food Fix by Dr. Mark Hyman

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