“Let’s Talk: Creating Virtual Communities in the UP” presents:

Intentional Communities: Living Sustainably with a Shared Purpose

The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition Livestream Series “Let’s Talk: Creating Virtual Communities in the UP” presents “Intentional Communities: Living Sustainably with a Shared Purpose” with Professor Chelsea Schelly, Michigan Technological University on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. via livestream on Facebook and Zoom (links below)

Join the next Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) “Let’s Talk” livestream interactive conversation on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. Eastern, when we are proud to present Professor Chelsea Schelly of Michigan Technological University, who will discuss intentional communities — planned residential living communities designed to have a high degree of social cohesion and collaboration through shared technologies, economies, and activities of daily life. Several intentional communities are offered as examples of the diversity of forms they can take. We invite you to join us to find out how people can choose to live in different ways tied to their beliefs. How does this type of social organization fit in with our concerns about sustainability?

Our guest

Professor Chelsea Schelly is an associate professor of sociology in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University, receiving her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. from Colorado State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research areas include alternative technology adoption, sustainable communities, energy policy, energy conservation practices, and socio-technological system transitions. She is the author or co-author of two books, two edited volumes, and a growing list of articles. She lives in Boston Location (near Hancock) with her husband, her 6-year-old daughter Avery, her stepdaughter Aili when parenting time allows it, and her current collection of 83 farm animals including chickens, ducks, goats, horses, three dogs, and a cat.





Meeting ID: 839 9404 0441

Passcode: upec2020


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