ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham: Our First Rural Village and New CSV Headquarters

Last Updated 9.29.23 Most recent updates in blue.

Welcome to page 5 of our ClimateSave Villages online guide.

This page is designed for those who are seriously interested in or want to learn more about:

a. joining the Bellingham, Washington rural community and the new ClimateSafe Villages (CSV) headquarters, 

b. creating a local rural ClimateSafe Villages version of your own. (There will be information here, not found on other pages.)

If you are just browsing or want to get a beginning sense of who we are and what we are doing, we strongly recommend you explore our new ClimateSafe Villages website here to more easily and simply introduce you to the many benefits of these unique and necessary climate change resilient communities. Please click here to go to our newfar less complex ClimateSafe Village website to start exploring the many positive possibilities.

If you have not yet read this summary of the ten current climate change condition facts, please do so before reading this page. You will then better understand why you should seriously consider joining one of our four ClimateSafe Village models or creating a climate-safer eco-community of your own.

ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham (CSV): Our First Rural Village and New Headquarters

Please feel free to skip directly to any linked section title below that most interests you. You can return to the other section titles later.

The section headings on this page are:

1. Important introduction to the unique ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham our new headquarters


2. Launch Phases


3. Launch Steps


4. Membership Process


5. At ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham, there is a New Worldview


6. At ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham, We See Ourselves as Evolutioneers, Global Citizens, and Universe Citizens


7. The Spiritual and Related Qualities at ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham


8. The Universe Institute located at ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham


9. Additional Reading on Progressive Evolution Theory


10. Universe College Online at ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham


11.ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham Eco-Community Contributors


12. Other Pages in Our Eco-community Materials


1. Introduction to ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham: Our First Rural ClimateSafe Village and New Headquarters

Please do not think about ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham as highly similar to the other four CSV models described elsewhere. While it embraces the climate change resilience-building and many different values and goals found on our 6-page ClimateSafe Villages overview, it also has many activities, values, and goals that will not typically be found in the other ClimateSafe Villages models or independent eco-community variations.

Part of what makes ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham unique as a rural community is that, unlike any other ClimateSafe Villages communities, it also will be the new headquarters for the ClimateSafe Villages Movement, the Job One for Humanity climate change think tank, the Universe Institute, Universe College, and at a later date, the Universe Spirit organization, and the Universe Day organizations. 

After years of searching and researching at Job One, we decided on the global warming-safer and academically-friendly Bellingham, Washington area for these organizations' new headquarters. When this rural village is fully established, the Bellingham area location holds the promise of surviving and thriving for many decades into an uncertain future.

(Please note that if we do not find adequate land in the Bellingham area that meets all our requirements, we have several other climate-safer locations as backups.)

Quick Overview of What Bellingham CSV Headquarters Is and Does

The Bellingham headquarters will strive to embody the highest possible level of the complete CSV vision. It will strive to be the most: 

1. survivable, 

2. sustainable and eco-friendly, and

3. healthy (physically, emotionally, and spiritually if you are also of a spiritual nature.)

It will be where the models for the CSV models (urban, rural, hybrid, and virtual) will be continually refined and advanced.

Like other CSVs, the CSV Bellingham headquarters will strive to be a necessary sanctuary and refuge from the world's escalating dangers and troubles during its rapid transition toward widespread ecological, economic, political, and social collapse. It will become a sanctuary and refuge to preserve the necessary peace and stability for a healthy body, mind, and spirit. It also will strive to preserve the best of our art, science, and civilization, not unlike the monasteries of the Dark Ages did to seed the Renaissance and Enlightenment eras. 

While doing all this, it will also be the place for creating, testing, refining, and proving new and better economic, social, political, and even religious models for the post-collapse world that will finally forward true justice, sustainability, and equality for ALL of humanity.  

Other CSVs may adopt all or only a few of the above sanctuary, refuge, or other Bellingham CSV goals. It is essential to think of all CSVs as having a critical sanctuary and refuge function for its members, along with the many other functions CSVs perform.

Why Bellingham, Washington?

The ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham community is intentionally located in a predominantly progressive area where many climate safety and security factors converge. The area is also still reasonably affordable to middle-class and lower-middle-class individuals. It has a climate with colder winters and some snowfall alternating with warmer summers. It also has distinct rainy and growing seasons.  

It is off the significant earthquake faults common to Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands, and the Seattle and Portland areas. While it is not perfect, its negative climate consequences, such as heat domes, rain bombs, and fires, can be managed by climate-resilient building design, drainage design, and fire mitigation design that will be constructed from the ground up in this rural village. 

Additionally, we intend to purchase land within 2 to 3 miles of the Pacific Ocean and at a level at least 25 feet above sea level or any flood plain. This land selection will allow village temperatures to be 10 to 15° warmer in the winter and 10 to 15° cooler in the summer and not be flooded by sea level rise or intense storms coming off the ocean.

Bellingham future security and emergency bug-our location concerns

Our Bellingham rural location will also be far enough away from the major highways that will transport climate migrants. These mass migrations are predicted to intensify hugely from about 2030 to 2050. Luckily, Bellingham is so far north that it will be difficult for many migrants to make it that far north. 

The rural Bellingham community will also be well integrated with the Bellingham urban and greater Bellingham local communities. Over time, it will become heavily involved in helping the greater local community build all necessary levels of climate resilience, including managing climate refugees and building surpluses. (Click here to see what building greater local community climate change resilience-building process looks like.)

The Bellingham rural CSV will also provide a carefully planned number of secure emergency storage facilities and possibly even additional vacant housing facilities for members of the Bellingham urban community who have chosen to create bug-out emergency backups within the rural Bellingham community.

If all goes really bad and beyond the local Bellingham government's capacity to manage the masses of desperate and starving climate migrants that make it that far north, the Bellingham, Washington rural CSV will also create multiple backup locations fully stocked for a rural member escape if and when needed. These locations will most likely be in other isolated and massive acreage CSVs, with which Bellingham rural has built a long-term relationship, and has pre-stocked with everything needed or required.

No individual isolated CSV could take in ALL the members of another CSV. Therefore, any additional bug-out backup rural location for an existing rural CSV must be carefully planned with multiple very isolated rural CSVs. This will ensure the more isolated CSV will remain sustainable in an emergency if a group of members from another CSV relocates there. This advance planing and stocking must insure the relocating CSV members do not create internal population overshoot-related problems for the more isolated back-up CSVs.

CSVs are not trying to create a utopia, but we are doing something urgently needed.

While we do not see ourselves working to create a rigid utopia-like structure, nor do we use utopia language, many of us do see ourselves as experimenting visionaries, aka Evolutioneers.

In addition to our goals of building climate resilience through preparation and adaptation and ending the climate emergency through promoting immediate government climate action, CSVs have other potential goals besides promoting their members' long-term safety, security, and overall well-being.  

Some CSVs, like the new CSV Bellingham headquarters, will, by member choice, also be working on discovering and testing new possibilities for better models for our social, economic, political, and religious systems and interactions. They will be engaged in designing, testing, and proving new evolutionary iterations for those systems. 

They will do this so that after the widespread global collapse driven by the primary and secondary consequences of climate change, there will be better solutions and proven examples available for future generations. We believe that because of the horrendous shared post global collapse trauma, new generations will be more open to new solutions for sustainably living together.

The preceding means that individuals participating in CSVs are far more than survivalists or progressive preppers with a detailed knowledge of climate change consequence timeframes. They also can be by choice, future activists and Evolutioneers working to create a more sustainable, just, and equitable future for ALL of humanity despite, the worsening global crises we all now face.


The Bellingham CSV is an evolving climate change-resilient, ecological, social, economic, and democratic new model created to be shared.

A key ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham community goal is to strive to reflect the highest application of the ideas, values, and principles described on the other CSV community design pages. Beyond that, another goal of ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham is to become the model for preparing the future survivors of the chain of climate change and other related coming global catastrophes for a more sustainable, just, and equitable post-catastrophe world for ALL of surviving humanity. 

Preparing for the post-catastrophe world means experimenting and innovating new solutions now for today's most prominent ecological, social, economic, and political problems, then refining, testing, and adapting those new solutions until our ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham community becomes the model and living successful example, and a "beacon of light" for the future we must create. 

"Only a crisis—actual or perceived—produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable." Surprisingly, a quote from Milton Friedman, the economist.

At ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham, we will create better ideas and proven new success models and, more importantly, keep them alive, available, and "lying around" until the post-catastrophe politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.

At ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham, we also will use an evolutionary new form of Personal Democracy (PD). It will play a significant role in managing the ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham community. Derived from Personal Democracy principles, ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham will not have traditional leaders. 

Instead, it will have a group of coordinators knowledgeable in different crucial areas the eco-community needs. These knowledgeable coordinators will direct essential activities based on current science and the continual input of every member who could be affected by those decisions or actions. (Click here for a quick overview of the new Personal Democracy and its many benefits. Also, see the expanded Personal Democracy White Pape here.) 


Here are some of the qualities and types of individuals we are seeking to join us at the rural ClimateSafe Village Bellingham 

The ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham community members must be a good fit for our community values and goals. CSV Bellingham is also a place for futurist thinkers, activists, artists, and educators who agree with most of our "we need to build the master models for a better future society now" ideas and new science-grounded evolutionary worldview expressed further down this page.

CSV Bellingham is a near-ideal place to flourish for those who already see themselves as active and creative global citizens or universe citizens. (More about global (planetary) and universe citizens is found in the links further down this page.)

If you choose to be a part of the Bellingham CSV headquarters, you will also be a co-creative part of the ongoing evolutionary search for the ecological, social, economic, political, and even religious optimal models needed for the post-collapse future.

Initial Bellingham members must be emotionally and psychologically strong and stable. They will face many challenges in creating and maintaining this community as the outside environment worsens because of the climate emergency and our 11 other major global crises.

The most critical initial members we are looking for are in the areas of fund-raising, finance, eco-friendly architectural and community design, online and offline education, sustainable and energy-efficient general contracting, construction, plumbing, electrical, administrative management, recruiting, and human resources, medical services, wellness services, therapeutic psychological services, internet security, software design, permaculture, aquaponics, vertical hydroponics, organic gardening, animal husbandry, interpersonal conflict resolution, and peace facilitation, think tank analysts, and public relations.

If you are one of the above individuals, please fill in the following survey by clicking here. Next please email [email protected] let us know:

a. you want to join either the Bellingham rural or urban community,

b. you want access to the private CSV group and Bellingham rural/urban discussion forums, and

c. let us know about about your skills and experience. (More about the Bellingham formal application process is found further down this page.)

d. If you are already living in the Bellingham area and interested in getting involved in the Bellingham Urban CSV model before we begin the rural model, please also email Lawrence directly at [email protected] with your skills and experience.


Who will be the lead coordinator helping to launch CSV Bellingham?

The ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham community project will initially be coordinated and facilitated by Lawrence Wollersheim, a board member of the organizations listed above. Lawrence's move to the Bellingham area will take place soon after Lawrence sells his home in Northern California. Lawrence's wife will join him and, hopefully, his adult children and their families someday once ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham is fully operational. 

The Job One for Humanity San Francisco office will move to the Bellingham area when Lawrence Wollersheim moves to Bellingham or as soon as essential volunteer staff members complete the sale of their SF Bay area homes. ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham will also likely become the relocated home of other willing ClimateSafe Villages members, Job One for Humanity members, Universe Institute, Universe College, and Universe Spirit members, volunteers, and website subscribers, some of whom have been following our climate education and social advocacy work for decades.


The Bellingham headquarters will continue exploring, refining, and testing the CSV master model and template that is being used with all other ClimateSafe Villages and other individuals starting independent communities.

Currently, our primary focus is building the Bellingham ClimateSafe Village while we also help support others in creating ClimateSafe Villages in other locations. The Bellingham, Washington, USA, location is also designed to do many things besides being tbe master model for other ClimatesSafe Villages locations like CSV Upper Peninsula Michigan, CSV British Columbia, Canada, CSV Inverness Scotland, ClimatesSafe Villages Berlin, etc.

In an open-access manner, we will continue sharing the Bellingham community's climate-resilient architectural layout, net-zero home and building designs, legal structure, land leasing contracts, and member contracts, as well as all other design information we have gathered over the years to create a thriving long-term climate-resilient community. Other ClimateSafe Village locations may choose to use as much of the Bellingham master model or as little as they like.

Accordingly, ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham will continuously gather additional information to create and demonstrate the best master model that can be rapidly duplicated worldwide. Having almost every piece of the master model together, done, and easily transferable to other locations will significantly expedite other locations' building and growth process and prevent costly and time-consuming delays or mistakes.

At some point, while reading about the Bellingham CSV, we believe you will come to realize that Bellingham has also been designed to do what our politicians, governments, and other environmental leaders are either denying or not doing regarding the climate change emergency and its escalating consequence interactions with our 11 other global crises. 

Our politicians, governments, and nearly all environmental leaders are doing essentially nothing to directly prepare and adapt humanity and the world to the cataclysmic climate change and other consequences we can no longer avoid. 

Because of this gross and negligent inaction by our politicians, governments, and environmental leaders, ClimateSafe Villages, particularly the new Bellingham village, are bypassing the inactive (or incompetent) and addressing the many dangers and solutions ourselves. 

This critical bypassing inaction or incompetence action is no different than many other nonprofit organizations often do when their local politicians, governments, and related organizations fail to act or are incompetent in the face of real danger.

If you feel that you are well-aligned with ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham's ideas, values, and principles and are interested in joining the ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham community, please continue reading the rest of this page and then begin the application instructions found on this page. The requirements for joining this unique CSV community will be considerably more demanding than other CSV communities due to its additional focus on CSV model building, experimentation, model testing, and education to create a better future. 

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2. ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham Launch Phases as of 9.4.23

Here are the four major phases for developing the ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham rural community in the Bellingham, Washington, area. (The four phases described below will eventually be incorporated in the detailed launch steps in the next section below.)

Phase 1: Get the urban model of CSV going in the Bellingham area with people already living in the area. Lawrence Wollersheim has already begun working with individuals already living in the Bellingham area to help start the Urban version of ClimateSafe Villages before the rural version. When the time comes, Urban Bellingham CSV members can also help physically build the needed infrastructure for the new rural version. If you are in the Bellingham area already and interested in getting involved in the Bellingham urban CSV model before we begin the rural model, please email Lawrence directly at ([email protected]) and fill out this survey.

The Bellingham Urban ClimateSafe Village will be an essential resource, creating cooperation and collaboration in the area promoting CSV's climate change resilience-building mission.

Phase 2: Lawrence Wollersheim moves the current Job One and CSV headquarters from San Francisco to Bellingham, Washington. Some Job One and ClimateSafe Villages volunteers or members will probably join us either at the same time or shortly afterward. Together we will get the new CSV rural village going and continue to expand the urban Bellingham village model. Until we have made the rural land purchase and have started infrastructure construction, everyone joining us will temporarily buy or rent homes in the area, start local organic gardens and other emergency-related preparations, etc. 

The earliest Lawrence Wollersheim estimates his home in Northern California will be sold, and he can move up to the Bellingham area to search for and help purchase the needed land in January or February 2024 (if his home sells quickly.) His first activity will be to help finalize a rural land purchase of the proper size, soil quality, and other required factors on the land purchase checklist in the Job One members area here. 

Phase 3: We will complete rural CSV infrastructure, buildings, and critical equipment funding. We will use the best possible designs to complete our climate-resilient infrastructure construction for the required community spaces, homes, dorms, gardens, four-season greenhouses, business, art, and online educational production and classroom areas.

Phase 4: After the rural Bellingham CSV is near fully operational, we will invite others to join us. Our first invitations will go to Job One, CSV, Universe Institute, and Universe Spirit members to join us in the Bellingham rural or urban communities. They can temporarily buy or rent homes in the Bellingham area or join the rural CSV version when the home is ready for occupancy. 

Special 9.29.23 Update for Bellingham CSV

We are now using a project collaboration online software tool called Basecamp to launch the Bellingham Urban CSV. This urban CSV will be the seed that will help establish the Bellingham Rural CSV. If you want to be involved in this Bellingham Urban online collaboration and launch, email Leonora at ([email protected]) and tell her you want to join the Bellingham Urban CSV project.


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3. ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham Rural Version Launch Steps

Each step below will likely become a separate sub-project with a project manager coordinator and a volunteer team. As more competent, climate crisis-aware individuals show up to help; the rural ClimateSafe Village Bellingham community will accelerate into existence.

Step 1. 

Continue initial funding through donations, grant funding, government loan guarantee acquisition, large-scale "angel" fundraising, and CSV member land lease and personal building financial commitments or deposits to raise adequate Bellingham rural launch finances for:

a. the salary for the full-time community coordinator/manager who will oversee all CSV Bellingham and international CSV growth activities. (This is a large-scale and time-consuming project. We can no longer rely exclusively on volunteers.)

b. the Bellingham headquarters rural land purchase of 20-200 acres or more, depending on costs.

c. infrastructure costs, including the overall climate change-resilient architectural design for the community and all buildings. This infrastructure also includes roads, a net-zero community center, a community event kitchen, staff family homes, dorms for singles, independently owned homes of members on leased community land, gardening areas, greenhouses, agricultural and animal areas, open areas, educational, business, and art buildings, and integrated water, septic, green power systems (solar/wind/hydro) and community integrated high-speed internet.

d. costs for all net-zero climate change-resilient community buildings, dorms, sheds, greenhouses, etc.

Here is the new cost estimator we are continuing to develop for the Bellingham Rural CSV. This cost estimator can be easily adapted to other CSVs.

Step 2.

There is much to be done until the needed phased funding is in place. Individuals in various advisory groups must complete the many planning and research tasks listed below using the following principles of successful project execution.

1. Determine your in-house resources and determine obtainable out-of-house resources such as net-zero open-source architectural designs, volunteer knowledge contributions, etc.
2. Select the first most crucial sequential project that matches those resources.
3. Choose the project managers.
4. Draft a preliminary proposal and goals for a specific area, such as land acquisition quality, needed infrastructure, etc. (Proposal here means a substantial project PLAN - i.e., VILLAGE PLAN.)
5. Find a preliminary sponsor if funding is already not in place.
6. Begin critical development efforts.
7. Specify performance, time, and cost to achieve the goal.
8. Obtain additional funding commitments to complete.
9. Organize for the implementation long haul.


While the above phased fundraising is being completed and the CSV Urban Bellingham Villages is being launched special CSV online advisory committees would do the following:

a. Complete the best legal structure for the new community's land preservation (possibly a non-profit corporation, a social benefit corporation, a conservation land trust, etc.). Having a legal structure that wisely maintains the community's contagious land purchase integrity from all contingencies is critical and foundational. (Most past communities fail when their land is broken up or lost from various causes, like members failing to pay taxes on their individually owned and leased homes, inter-community disputes, lawsuits, etc.) 

b. Complete all legal contracts for member involvement, including equitable contracts for leasing homes or business spaces on community land. This contracts area will also include any other contracts or community exit procedures so that all required community agreements are clear and fair to all parties. Community-related contracts will have an equitable but mandatory binding arbitration clause to prevent costly, time-consuming, or frivolous litigation that could harm the community. 

c. Completing community rural land acquisition evaluation using our existing comprehensive soil, environmental, and water testing and quality standards checklists.

d. Complete all local zoning and building checks and approvals needed for a small educational climate change-resilient farm (an agrihood), a school, a community center for the school and staff, classrooms, dorms, private net-zero private homes, or tiny homes, greenhouses and related service and storage buildings, etc. This process will also include local zoning approval for temporary or permanent RV pads for construction workers, having educational retreats at the community using available housing and classroom and other spaces, septic systems, off-grid power systems, community roads, and drainage systems, and many other zoning and related checks as described in our six-page land purchase, home buying, and migration checklist found in the Members-only section of our website. We must also check to see if local zoning regulations will allow us to eventually build a sanctuary-like structure which would serve the community for interfaith services and individual or group meditations, reflections, etc. (To see this checklist, log into our website and join.)

e. Complete researching community-wide climate-resilience and safety design standards for individually-owned net-zero homes that would be on community land and leased to the owners who paid for their construction on something like a 99-year lease. This lease would specify that the owners or their heirs would be required comply with common community regulations and standards and keep all related local tax assessments paid. These 99 year lease agreements would have equitable buy-back agreements for the community and homeowner/lessors if the owner/lessor had to leave the community for some reason.

f. Complete the initial community four-season food production organic garden, greenhouse, aquaponics, vertical hydroponics, and agricultural plan.

g. Complete the Bellingham community member screening criteria (found here) and begin new member screenings.

h. Complete the all-community new Personal Democracy vision.

i. Complete potential ongoing income sources and plans for both the community and community members. (Please note that some community members already have income sources to sustain themselves that are eco-community compatible and can be continued within the eco-community.)

j. Recruit first volunteer educator teachers to help design and begin creating member educational materials and teach online courses.

k. complete all funding requirements for the next phase.

l. Begin eco-community infrastructure construction. Our newly purchased land site will be prepared for several RV or tiny home sites to be used for the community infrastructure building team's housing during construction. These RV and tiny home sites can later be used by visiting members for retreats or new members wanting to experience the community before joining and building their own net-zero homes. (As we raise enough funding, as a community, we may pre-build all net-zero homes and long-term lease them to members or exchange their leasing fees for services rendered to the eco-community.)

m. Select which new or offline barter system might work best within the eco-community between members and the community and with other Universe model eco-communities.

n. While the macro-culture is still relatively stable, once the community infrastructure (community kitchen, meeting rooms, etc.) has been installed, those ready members could begin building their net-zero homes on our new land.

o. Recruit other key member positions needed at the rural village.

p. Help launch introductory online or offline community member education and training courses in the new fully online Universe College software.

Once the Bellingham rural community has become fully operational raise additional funds to:

a. Establish community food, water, and energy reserves and back up parts and systems. 

b. Enhance community community defensibility to protect against coming emergencies.

c. Initiate outreach to help other new CSV communities form using our community model, tools, forms, contracts, architectural plans, etc. 

d. Initiate outreach to help the greater Bellingham community build stronger climate change-resilience as described in part on this page.

e. Initiate outreach to more isolated CSV communities to create an emergency backup and bug-out capacity for those members who have negotiated and established a special mutually beneficial prior relationship with those more isolated CSVs for shelter in a temporary or extended emergency that is facing their current CSV.

f. As needed, recruit and expand CSV, Universe Institute, Universe Spirit, and Universe Day team members. (Universe Institute, Universe Spirit, and Universe Day are described further down this page.)  



Step 3. 

Once we have successfully established ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham and it has reached its growth limit by buying adjacent lands (of about 150-500 people), we will ask qualified members to help establish a network of other ClimateSafe Villages-like eco-communities in other safer locations worldwide. (These closely affiliated new eco-communities could be known as ClimateSafe Villages Berlin, ClimateSafe Villages Tokyo, etc., to distinguish them from the founding flagship ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham community.

Step 4. To be determined.

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Please Note: The rest of this page covers advanced levels of information and the longer-term future actions and goals of the Bellingham CSV headquarters.

It can be read later. 

4. ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham Membership Process

At this time, ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham is connecting to potential new members primarily through the following:

a.) peer-to-peer word-of-mouth connections.
b.) individuals who are finding us and using our application process below.

If you are applying for membership in our Bellingham Washington eco-community variation, initial members should be able to fully self-fund their own net-zero homes and personal startup living expenses. However, if you have the skills urgently needed by the eco-community, we may waive all or part of the self-funding requirement in a work exchange arrangement.

In general, initial founding members will need additional funding to contribute a fair share of the startup eco-community legal costs, community-level land purchase, community center building, and other necessary shared community infrastructure. In addition, once the community is functioning, there will be a reasonable monthly membership fee for group health and additional insurance and ongoing services that we must initially purchase from outside the community. 

The ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham eco-community is seeking new members and is accepting applications. The application process is here.

Here are the exceptions to the above self-funding requirements:

1. If you have a critical skill level needed to physically build, manage, or maintain the community, such as a skilled teacher, professional carpenter, plumber, electrician, master gardener, human resource administrator, emergency preparation expert, etc., you may be able to exchange your professional skills and time for almost everything you will need to live in the community, and you need not be fully self-funding.

2. If you are applying for membership to one of the other three eco-community models that do not require self-funding for their startup phase.

The volunteer staff and management team at Job One for Humanity and Universe Spirit currently manages the ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham eco-community project. The ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham eco-community model is the farthest along in its creation. It also has several seed liaisons/organizers willing to help others in vital areas.

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5. At ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham, We Hold a New Worldview and Vision for a More Sustainable and Equitable Future 



As evolved apes and maybe something more, humanity has evolved many different worldviews. Humanity must now embrace a new, more inclusive, and transcending worldview to make all of the many systemic and structural improvements that it must make to survive the coming nightmare of all its bad collective decisions. (Please click here if you do not understand the powerful world-changing implications and the power that an invisible worldview has on the population that holds it.)

In a twist of the famous Albert Einstein quote that "The consciousness that created the problem is not the consciousness that will solve the problem." the same can be said for worldviews. This means that "the current worldview that has created our 12 major global crises will not be the worldview that can and will solve our 12 major global crises."



This quote requires the ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham eco-community (and its think tank, the also see the world from and with a new worldview to be effective in helping to solve the world's 12 major crises and survive what is coming. 

Accordingly, we are building our first ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham eco-community to incorporate the many highly adaptive elements and principles from what is called the New Universe Evolutionary Worldview

Not every eco-community model variation or location will adopt and use the New Universe Evolutionary Worldview or the ideas in the other links below, which is their choice. However, ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham team members will use and teach it because they believe this new transcending worldview has the powerful potential to:

a. better solve many of the world's biggest crises,

b. bring the world together in many unique ways,

c. set the foundation of the needed solutions in the post-mass extinction and collapse world and 

d. offer many other practical advantages for building strong eco-communities with the best possibility of surviving what is coming. 

We are at a terrifying point and opportunity in humanity's collective evolution. Either we evolve a new worldview that will help to evolve our global systems intentionally and create a great transition to a more equitable, just, and sustainable world for All, or we evolve the hard way through widespread to near-total system collapse and mass extinction. This does not even include the painful, slow rebuilding process using the immense collective trauma of the extinction and collapse to motivate and compel us to make the required changes so it never happens again.

Here are advanced links related to the Universe Evolutionary Worldview and its useful evolutionary aspects of it for our eco-community models:

Click here to read about the many advantages to communities that incorporate New Universe Evolutionary Worldview ideas and principles.

What is the great news and great evolutionary hope provided by the Universe Evolutionary Worldview?

What are the practical benefits of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview?

What are the evolutionary and practical art-of-living skills taught within the Universe Evolutionary Worldview essential for a meaningful, successful, and sustainable life?

How Does Progressive Evolution create a New Worldview: The Universe Worldview?

What is the summary overview of the Universe Worldview?

Why is the Universe Worldview so Important to Our Future?

What is the Evolutionary Impulse and Evolution's Prime Directive? 

In What Ways is the Universe Worldview growing into a Second Enlightenment for Humanity?

What is the Highest Evolutionary Life Purpose of the Individual and Humanity?

Click here to see how the Universe Evolutionary Worldview can become a set of universal guiding principles for individual, community, and national day-to-day activities and right action.

Click here to see how the Universe Evolutionary Worldview can become a set of universal guiding principles for individual, community, and national day-to-day activities and right attitude.


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6. At ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham, We See Ourselves as Evolutioneers, Global Citizens, and Universe Citizens

Individuals who are a part of co-founding ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham not only see themselves as Evolutioneers and global citizens, but they often also see themselves as universe citizens.

What is a Universe Citizen, and what does universe citizenship entail?

What is the Universe Declaration of Responsibilities for Universe Citizens, Evolutioneers, Planetary Citizens, and Universe Community Members? 

What is the Universe Declaration of Rights for Universe Citizens, Planetary Evolutioneers, Evolutionaries, Planetary Citizens, and Universe Community Members?  

What is the Universe Charter for Universe Citizens, Planetary Evolutioneers, Evolutionaries, Planetary Citizens, and Universe Community Members?  

What are Evolutioneers?

What are the Four Basic Attitudes/Actions of Evolutioneers

What do individuals do that call themselves Evolutioneers?

How does an Evolutioneer and Universe Citizen see the creation of a global government for the Benefit of ALL of Earth's People?

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7. The Spiritual and Related Qualities at ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham

ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham follows the religious and spiritual advice and warnings discussed previously on this principles of spatial beliefs and practices within the ClimatSafe villages page in a similarly titled section. In all forms of spirituality potentially present at ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham rationality and the facts of science will always override individual beliefs and opinions. In other words, healthy and balanced spiritual beliefs should always naturally align with the realities of science and rationality. In some ways, one could say we support the principles of Scientism as our base philosophy for acceptable spiritual beliefs and practices within the community.



Scientism, is the position that science and the scientific method are the best or only way to render truth about the world and reality and must also be the basis of any form of personal spiritual inquiry and development. Scientism and rationality, when applied to a spiritual or religious setting, help to prevent the group from being harmed by dangerous or irrational beliefs, faith revelations, and practices.

Some members of ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham have also adopted the Evolution Spirituality philosophy, a new form of Scientism grounded in the new Universe Evolutionary WorldviewWithin the Evolution Spirituality philosophy, you will also find many secular, traditional, modern, and evolutionary spiritual values. ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham also allows for the principles and practices of Eco-Spirituality because of its applicability to our rapidly deteriorating environment. 

No one will be excluded from the ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham eco-community for not holding either the Evolution Spirituality philosophy or the principles of Eco-Spirituality. But, if your current religious or spiritual behaviors and actions strongly conflict with the liberal and progressive values of the ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham eco-community model and our principles of healthy spiritual practices described here and on this page in a similarly titled section, the ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham eco-community model will not be for you.

Furthermore, while the ClimateSafe Village models will protect an individual's right to have opinions and beliefs about anything, spiritual or otherwise and without interference, behaviors springing from those opinions or beliefs are entirely subject to community examination and limitation.

Click here for a detailed explanation of the Evolution Spirituality philosophy. (Please note that Universe Spirit is moving to an improved new website here. The old Universe Spirit website is here. Universe Spirt may also change its name in the near future to either Universe Community or something else.)

Click here for what is meant by Eco-Spirituality.


The Biggest Problem CSVs Have to Resolve to Be Fully Successful

In the later stages of the widespread global collapse (2035-2050), conditions will become unbearable for billions of people who have not prepared for the endless stream of accelerating severe climate and other related consequences. This means billions of desperate, hungry individuals will migrate to survive. 

How will CSVs and their members react to these worsening conditions while remaining rational kind and still maintaining their human dignity? This ongoing discussion must be resolved long before CSV communities face this new challenge. 


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(Please note: Once the following non-profit organizations have been relocated to Bellingham, individuals can join them and work remotely with the Bellingham headquarters of Universe Institute, Universe College, Job One for Humanity, or ClimateSafe Villages. They do not need to be on-site in the Bellingham rural community.)

8. The Universe Institute located at ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham

ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham is focused on education because lifelong education is one of our most essential values, along with honoring the critical role of teachers. Ongoing education for all will be vital to creating safe and sustainable villages and a safe and sustainable future once climate change and other 11 major global crises have been resolved.

At the center of CSV Bellingham will be two educational organizations. One is the Universe Institute think tank, and the other is the online school we call Universe College, described further below.

These two research and educational organizations exist for the following purposes:

1. to discover and educate individuals and groups on how to become more climate change-resilient so that more people will survive the worsening climate change emergency multiplying and amplifying humanity's 11 other global crises.
(This climate change resilience-building education includes every area that needs to be managed, particularly climate change-resilient small farm organic and sustainable food production necessary to counteract the coming food crises.)

2. To discover and educate about the reasons for how and way our economic, social, religious, and political systems have created the worsening climate change emergency, multiplying and amplifying humanity's 11 other global crises.

3. To discover and educate about the new economic, social, religious, and political models that will be needed for the future survivors of the climate change emergency and humanity's 11 other global crises to prevent these 12 global crises from ever happening again. (We will share these new or upgraded models with all other ClimateSafe Villages and other outside groups and organizations that need and want them in an open access and Creative Commons manner.)

We actively engage in climate change resilience-building and the other actions described in 1, 2, and 3 above because they will reduce unnecessary suffering and death and save more lives. They also will support the evolution of our economic, social, religious, and political models based on painful lessons learned, which will help us to create a more sustainable, equitable, and just future for ALL.

The Universe Institute  information below is only for ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham advanced members, advanced evaluator training, Universe Institute training, or individuals starting independent new eco-communities that wish to align closely with ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham. 

We will teach advanced students joining our Universe Institute think tank logic, scientific method, systems theory, and dialectical meta-systemic theory. We will also teach advanced students the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview, (which also incorporates many of the best elements from the Integral Philosophy Movement without this movement's less desirable qualities.



At ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham, we may also sell our climate change think tank consulting services to large corporations and expand the think tank into researching new models of economics, global governance, and other solutions needed in the post-mass-extinction and post-collapse world.              Return to Section Index


9. Additional Reading on Progressive Evolution Theory

The links below contain materials for ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham advanced members, leadership training, Universe Institute think tank training, or individuals starting independent new eco-communities that wish to align with ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham closely. 

John Stewart is an Australian-based evolutionary scientist and member of the Evolution, Complexity, and Cognition (ECCO) Research Group of the Free University of Brussels. Much of his work on the directionality of evolution and its implications for humanity has been published in peer-reviewed papers in international science journals.

Several of his recent papers have focused on psychological development, including the future evolution of consciousness.

He is the author of the internationally acclaimed book 'Evolution's Arrow: the Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity.' More recently, he has finalized The Evolutionary Manifesto, which outlines an evolutionary worldview and explores its relevance to humanity. It demonstrates the potential of a new evolutionary worldview to provide meaning and purpose for human existence.

His recent work also focuses on the evolutionary imperative for humanity to organize itself into a cooperative and evolvable planetary society that is underpinned by appropriate global governance.

His latest paper on these issues is The Self-Organizing Society: A Grower’s Guide, which is freely available at

More about his work is at

Click here for the most updated and current evolutionary theory for organizing billionaires (and the 1%) to save us from the climate extinction emergency and other global existential threats. (This link also discusses the pros and cons of getting billionaires to work together from an evolutionary perspective. We do not hide the many negatives that can be anticipated when you try to get billionaires working together on a worthwhile project.)

If you want to see the original evolutionary theory behind the principles of How ‘The One Percent’ of Billionaires can be Organized to Fix Climate Change, click this link.<nbsp;                       Return to Section Index


(Please note: Once the following non-profit organizations have been relocated to Bellingham, individuals can join them and work remotely with the Bellingham headquarters of Universe Institute, Universe College, Job One for Humanity, or ClimateSafe Villages. They do not need to be on-site in the Bellingham rural community.)

10. Universe College Online at ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham

We will restart our Universe College ( to do much of the preceding. It was online for almost eight years before we closed it planning to reopen it with new far more effective online educational software. Here is the link to the original Universe College information.

The online educational courses and services provided by Universe College will be invaluable to effective educational efforts and processes going on within other ClimateSafe Villages.

The new Universe College, when it reopens, will educate about many things online relevant to ClimateSafe Village life. Using the Information from the Universe Institute and other sources Universe College will exist for the following purposes:

1. to educate individuals and groups on how to become more climate change-resilient so that more people will survive the worsening change emergency, multiplying and amplifying humanity's 11 other global crises. (This climate change resilience-building education includes every area that needs to be managed, particularly climate change-resilient small farm organic and sustainable food production necessary to counteract the coming food crises.)

2. To educate about the reasons for how and way our economic, social, religious, and political systems have created the worsening climate change emergency, multiplying and amplifying humanity's 11 other global crises.

3. To educate about the new economic, social, religious, and political models that will be needed for the future survivors of the climate change emergency and humanity's 11 other global crises to prevent these 12 global crises from ever happening again.  (We will share these new or upgraded models with all other ClimateSafe Villages and other outside groups and organizations that need and want them in an open access and Creative Commons manner.)

We actively engage in climate change resilience-building and the other actions described in 1, 2, and 3 above because they will reduce unnecessary suffering and death and save more lives. They also will support the evolution of our economic, social, religious, and political models based on painful lessons learned, which will help us to create a more sustainable, equitable, and just future for ALL.





In addition to the above, it will also teach the critical needed dialectical meta-systemic thinking and analysis, described in detail here. Dialectical meta-systemic thinking and analysis is currently the most advanced analysis system, far beyond systems thinking and logic alone. But, unfortunately, worldwide, only a minimal number of people have mastered it, and that needs to be remedied.

We believe the time is ripe for teaching the 28 forms of dialectical thinking. Here is just a tiny part of the reason why.

Organization's are fixated on current applied capability (performance) alone and neglect or deny the existence of the current potential and the emergent potential capabilities of human agents and since recent ‘breakthroughs’ such as chatbots are used mainly to strengthen instrumentalist thinking and de-agentify work, the teaching the new dialectical meta-systemic thinking and analysis processes could bring together what people COULD DO if given the right advanced dialectical thinking tools to address what is obviously a slow or fast system breakdown our our current economic, ecological, and political systems.

Teaching of these new thinking skills could help remedy what Zachary Stein called the “cognitive fallacy” – the assumption that everybody operates at a peak level of cognitive maturity and had nothing more to learn about thinking except to be ‘critical’ -- has become a fallacy that is about to engulf us. It is time to teach those who are at least 25-27 years olds the advanced new dialectical thinking systems that will help save the world.

When the teachers, staff, and funding are in place, we will reopen the Universe College to teach and share everything we have learned or offer at ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham.

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11. ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham Contributors

The Job One for Humanity and to a significantly smaller part the Universe Spirit organizations focus on educating individuals and businesses about what is avoidable and what is unavoidable in the face of many rapidly unfolding environmental and social global collapse processes. Its primary mission is to help individuals, as a society, prepare for and optimally adapt to survive the coming levels of extinction and collapse.

These nonprofit organizations will help individuals form groups and communities to evolve and create sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods in global warming-safer locations. Job One for Humanity will also continue to educate governments and support government-driven migration, infrastructure transfer, and emergency backup programs to deal with the accelerating global warming extinction emergency. 

Universe Spirit provides a broad science-based knowledge base, focusing on biological evolution, to explain what is developing in society and the physical world. This "fact-based" foundation is then used to create remedial "survive and thrive" strategies. 

(Please note that at the Universe Institute, individuals will work on better solutions to many of the world's biggest problems. Universe College operated online for about eight years and will reopen at the new ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham site. Universe Spirit is moving to an improved new website here and may even change its name to possibly the Universe Community or Universe Scientism. The old Universe Spirit website is here. Many pages on the Universe Spirit website are decades old and a bit outdated in some areas. They are slowly being upgraded as they are transferred to the new Universe Spirit website.)

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12. Other Pages in the ClimateSafe Village Guide

Page 1: Introduction, Overview, and Goals

Page 2: Climate Safe Village Qualities, Processes, Income Sources, and Safeguards

Page 3: The Four ClimateSafe Village Models and Their Operations

Page 4: Our New Personal Democracy ClimateSafer Village Management Model

Page 5: About ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham, a Unique Rural ClimateSafe Village

Page 6: Our The ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham ClimateSafe Village Application Process

Appendix Materials

The ClimateSafe Village Social Contract Page

Online Rules for Our Virtual ClimateSafe Village

Procedures and Policies for Exiting Our ClimateSafe Villages or Applying for Membership 

Personal Democracy White Paper

The ClimateSafe Villages Issues FAQ of frequently asked questions for only issues directly relating to ClimateSafe Villages issues

The ClimateSafe Villages Climate FAQ of frequently asked questions for every question you have about climate change

Click here for our ClimateSafe Village online guide master table of contents


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