The Four Types of ClimateSafe Villages

Last updated 3.29.23 

Welcome to the original CSV master model for everything you ever would want to know about ClimateSafe Villages (CSV), the climate-resilient eco-communities of the future. Of course, the ongoing discussion forums at CSV will continue to add to the factors found in our 6-page CSV master model. 

Review this page only if you are seriously interested and are near to making a final decision about creating a local version of your own or if you want to join one of our four ClimateSafe Village models. If you are browsing or want to get a beginning sense of who we are and what we are doing, we strongly recommend you explore the new ClimateSafe Villages website to more easily introduce you to the many benefits of these unique and now necessary communities.

Please click here to go to our newfar less complex ClimateSafe Village CSV website to start exploring the many positive possibilities.

Welcome to Page 3 of the ClimateSafe Village Guide Overview

If you know which resilient eco-community model you are most interested in, you can skip directly to it and return to the other section titles below later.

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 understand why at this particular time, you should seriously consider joining one of our four ClimateSafe Village models or creating a climate-safer eco-community of your own.

This page has the following sections:

1. Introduction to Our Four ClimateSafe Villages (CSV) Models


2. Urgency Factors for Choosing and Getting Started in One or More of the Four model Variations


3. The Four ClimateSafe Village Structure Variations and Options


4. CSV Variation 1: The "Stay Where You Are" Get Prepared and Resilient Urban, Suburban, or Rural Eco-Communities


5. CSV Variation 2: The Land-Based Rural Community Option  


6. CSV Variation 3: The Hybrid Community


7.  CSV Variation 4: The Worldwide Virtual Community


8. What Services Make Our Villages Worthy of Membership Fees They Will Collect?


9. Factors that Unite the Members of All Four Model Variations


10. Common Similarities Between the Four Variations


11. How Fast the New ClimateSafe Villages Will Come into Existence and Grow


12. Where the First Village is Being Launched, and What are the Best Village Locations


13. Our Projected Timeframes for When the Four Types of ClimateSafe Villages Will Come into Existence,


14. Regarding Joining or Helping to Build Any of Our New ClimateSafe Village


15. How to Get Started or Join Any One of Our Four ClimateSafe Village Models


17.  Links to the Other ClimateSafe Village Description Pages.


Introduction to Our Four ClimateSafe Village Models

Our four eco-community model variations (the urban variation 1, the rural variation 2, the hybrid variation 3, and the virtual variation 4) can do many things. In slightly different ways, the four model variations are designed to prepare for and survive large-scale regional or global emergencies beyond just the climate change emergency.



The four eco-community modes of emergency preparedness and adaptation strategies for various emergencies include dealing with the following:

a. large-scale resource depletion, 

b. distribution breakdowns of critical food and other supplies, 

c. economic crashes, deep recessions or depressions,

d. new pandemics of greater or lesser scale may repeat as often as every 5-10 years, 

f. local and regional breakdowns of law and order, governments, etc. 

The four unique eco-community models allow people to step in all the way, halfway, or at any level they feel comfortable in any different eco-community model. The only eco-community that will firmly adhere to the full eco-community vision described in this six-page overview is the flagship Universe One eco-community in Bellingham, Washington. But, even in that eco-community model, as is true with all of the eco-community models, if you want to participate and contribute, you can still live outside or around the Bellingham area, commute to the eco-community, and participate in much of what this eco-community will be doing as well as share in its many advantages.

If you are reading about our four new eco-community models, you are likely a progressive person who has observed that things in the world are not going well right now. Maybe it is only your gut intuition quietly telling you that you and your loved ones need to make some reasonable changes and sacrifices to prepare for increasing climate change consequences and a world that looks like it is worsening and will be much different from today's world, at least temporarily. 

As we mentioned on the first page of our eco-community information, we are not survivalists or believers that the end of humanity, civilization, or the world (Armageddon) is even close to probable or inevitable. (Here is our well-researched- position on why we are not headed to complete collapse, extinction, or the end of civilization.) 

Our eco-community information and the other emergency preparation-related information on our website exist only to help you create a safer and more secure future and help reduce your anxiety about what is challenging and likely to occur in the future. Our information will help you experience the benefits of a sustainable and equitable lifestyle and livelihood urgently needed to survive the rising challenges of the following decades.

We are often asked what people will do in these different ClimateSafe Villages models

In the initial phases, they will work on climate change preparation, adaptation, and resilience building to prepare the community for climate change consequences that will increase in severity, frequency, and scale of the area covered. This is a considerable amount of work.

These specific activities are covered here in great detail in Part One and Part 2 of the Job One Plan B for Climate Resilience. In the later stages, community members will do all of the other necessary sustainability survive and thrive actions described in this guide.

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2. Urgency Factors for Choosing and Getting Started in One or More of the Four ClimateSafe Village Variations

Sometime between 2025-2031, climate change consequences will transfer from their linear growth curve into an exponential growth curve. Climate consequences intensify because we will cross more climate change tipping points and positive feedback loops at faster speeds. Because of this, prudence dictates that you, your family, your business, and your new eco-community are well prepared long before climate change consequences go exponential.

Building new net-zero homes in an eco-community can take one to three years. Establishing organic gardens and building permaculture soils is also a multi-year process. 

Unfortunately, another often overlooked factor demands a sense of urgency in creating these new eco-communities. It will not be long before many more people cannot deny what they see and their painful experiences with the growing climate and other predicted catastrophes. 

This increased climate catastrophe and other dangers awareness means more people will start buying all of the emergency preparation supplies they need causing prices to soar and many items to be unavailable at any cost because of product shortages. An expanded public climate and other dangers awareness also mean many more people and businesses will begin migrating to safer areas with fewer global warming consequences.

Because safer migration lands are limited and often in countries with strict immigration policies, land prices will soon start to soar in the global warming safest areas as well. So, if you wait too long to prepare and start adapting, you may find you can no longer afford the things you need, or they are no longer available at any cost.

Here is a link to why the threshold period of 2025-2031 will cause an exponential rise in climate change consequences. (Go to the first climate extinction tipping point.)

Click here for a quick summary of the many climate change-related and other consequences we will face over the next 30 years.

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3. The Four ClimateSafe Village Structure Variations and Options

Everyone volunteering for our ClimateSafe Village model variations will have open-source access to all of our evolving information on these communities' creation, maintenance, and expansion. You can join one of our eco-communities as an eco-community member in one of Job One's eco-communities or you can start a separate and independent new eco-community using our open-source community model and picking and choosing which parts of our model you want to use. 

If you create an independent eco-community, you may copy our open-source Creative Commons eco-community materials as long as you always include a link back to our original materials from which they were drawn in your copied materials. However, you can not use our names or logos or claim you are a legal agent or representative of our organization in any way. 

The four ClimateSafe Villages models below have plenty of room for adapting these eco-community models in multiple ways. For example, maybe your eco-community members want to work with a green-leaning developer or start a co-op "net-zero" housing cooperative as a first or final step. Perhaps you want to allow any size house (as long as it is net-zero. Maybe you want to base it on a particular set of beliefs or lifestyle, etc., as long as everyone follows a few fundamental mutually agreed-upon rules and understands that the purpose and challenge of these new eco-communities is to make it through the mass extinction and system collapses that many already see coming.
The key to the beginning of your eco-community is to select from or add to the eco-community information we have provided and develop a mutually shared vision among the co-founders of what your eco-community will be. After that, take it a step further and a little closer to what you have agreed upon and planned.

The following describes each of our four eco-community variations. Start with the one you are most interested in joining or creating.


4. Link to the full description of the CSV Urban model:

CSV Variation 1: The "Stay Where You Are" Get Prepared and Resilient Urban, Suburban, or Rural Eco-Communities


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5. Link to the full description of the CSV Rural model:

CSV Variation 2: The Land-Based Rural Community Option  


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6. Link to the full description of the CSV Hybrid model:

CSV Variation 3: The Hybrid Community



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7. Link to the full description of the CSV Virtual model:

 CSV Variation 4: The Worldwide Virtual Community


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8. What Services Make Our ClimateSafe Villages Legitimate and Worthy of the Membership Fees They Collect?

For a new eco-community to be truly legitimate and have the right to collect membership fees, it must do the following things both fairly and well. It obviously will not do all of these things initially, but each eco-community must strive to eventually do them all as the eco-community grows.

Our new eco-communities must:

promote the common life goals, vision, and worldview supported by its population. (Or, it must provide a new and better worldview.)

provide for the education of its population on common goals, values, worldview, and needed skills,

create and maintain public works infrastructure such as water, waste management, energy, communications, monuments,

provide for sanitation and basic health care for its population, particularly children,

provide for the delivery of food and other materials through highways, bridges, etc., and storage facilities,

provide for the creation, management, and distribution of adequate reserves of food and other critical items vital to the resilience of society should there be a catastrophe,

provide temporary emergency services and survival reserves to the portions of the population hit by natural or other emergencies,

provide for maintaining internal order in the form of law, police, courts, etc.,

provide for external defense, and,

promote the common culture and art.

In the step-by-step provision of the above services, our largest eco-communities will earn their full legitimacy and the right to require membership fees for their operational costs.

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9. Factors that Unite the Members of All Four ClimateSafe Village Model Variations:

1. They share many common eco-Community values and a sense of urgency to cooperate and work together.

2. They can depend on other eco-community members for mutual survival and support. This earned trust over time draws on the history of eco-community members supportive actions and the eco-community's shared values and evolutionary worldview. Eco-Community members also understand that an individual or family alone will not have all of the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to survive the later phases of what is coming.

3. Eco-Community members are strongly driven by a mutual "love of knowledge and truth." They understand the importance of having and using a compendium of knowledge based on reliable science-grounded facts for evaluation and decision-making.

The previous three items define important activities of the eco-community.

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10. Common Similarities Between the Four Model Variations

The core DNA woven into all four of our eco-community models is that we are directly preparing for the global climate change catastrophe in the core design of our net-zero homes and eco-communities. This preparation means getting ready for worsening wildfires, extended heat bombs, and heat domes, sea level flooding, rain bomb flooding of cities, farmlands, rivers and lakes, droughts, extreme record-breaking weather of all kinds like hurricanes, tornadoes, derechos, severe cold spells and unseasonal weather that will destroy a typical growing season.

We are also designing for water, energy, and sewage self-sufficiency. Then add our next layer of preparing for civil unrest as global food crops fail. And we also have to build something better in economics, effective democracy, social justice, and equity for the post-catastrophe survivors based on the excruciating lessons that will be learned! If you grasp the previous paragraphs, you now understand what unites all four eco-community models, even though not all four models can do it all.

Given the above specific differences for the four eco-community types, all four eco-communities also have the following similarities:

    1. A primary goal is bringing together, either physically or virtually, a very diverse group of individuals working peacefully toward completing the actions needed to realize the eco-community's purposes for existing and their goals. 
    2. After being secure and established in their eco-communities, individuals or groups would also begin to guide newer members.
    3. All members will be expected to be tolerant of other members' diverse "heritage cultures." This tolerance factor can be enhanced using the creative new approaches of Personalized Democracy.
    4. All members will be expected to accept and practice the member "Qualities" listed elsewhere in this overview (and linked in the Job One website materials.)
    5. Interactions within the eco-community and with others will be approached as mutual learning experiences based on our foundation of natural knowledge and scientific inquiry processes.
    6. Actions will be taken to prepare for long and even persistent social and material disruptions. These include establishing stockpiles of food and materials and manufacturing facilities for necessary items.
    7. Actions will be taken to establish "preferred" trade links and transportation systems to supply "necessities" that can not be produced in the local community.
    8. Actions will be taken to organize the community to overcome outdated or corrupt political processes causing or facilitating the world's current breakdowns. (Because of eventual and anticipated breakdowns in social structure and governance at many levels, we are working on a new form of democracy.)
    9. All established eco-communities will have to live and work among existing cultures at some level of harmony despite many differences from those of the eco-community. We will seek to maintain peaceful adherence to and interaction with local customs in the surrounding larger macro-community wherever possible. 



The above illustration is from our Club of Rome three-article series on the recently adjusted time frames for global collapse in crucial areas, including population loss (mass extinction.) By about 2025, various critical global systems will begin steep downward declines and move toward eventual collapse levels. This collapse process then gets much worse from 2030-2040. At some point, it is crucial to read our three collapse timeframe verification articles covering five different collapse and collapse verification studies. Click here to start article one.

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11. How Fast the New ClimateSafe Villages Will Come into Existence and Grow

Several factors will drive the creation and growth rates for establishing the four different models of eco-communities worldwide:

    1. When you step up, volunteer and help us build ClimateSafe Villages as a coordinator/leader for one of our advisory groups or a specific ClimateSafe Villages sub-project or location. You are the coordinator/leader you have been waiting for! We initially need primarily self-organizing get-it-done people to step forward for themselves, their families, and their community. 
    2. The dynamics of how fast things in the macro-culture and in the environment worsen and where they worsen will also be a decisive urgency and selection factor for eco-community growth speed and which eco-communities grow the fastest,
    3. How fast existing members recruit other new members, they know. We want to grow organically, which means primarily by word of mouth. There are several advantages to grow in this manner. Existing members will naturally want to recruit new members who they can rely upon and trust as things get worse and who already have many qualities discussed on the CSV online guide page here.
    4. At the beginning of any community's recruitment of new members, when it is still relatively small, it will proceed slower than in later larger stages because of the time and resources it takes to get each new member up-to-speed and familiar with the procedures and values of the CSV community model.
    5. ClimateSafe Villages, like the ClimateSafe Villages movement, will grow organically. Although local CSVs will use the master CSV model as a guide, local growth speed will be determined by differences in local conditions, member abilities and resources, and member individual and collective choices. No two CSVs will grow at the same speed or in the same sequence of actions because of the inherent organic nature of self-organizing evolutionary development.

We already have advanced website project management software called Basecamp to help these new CSV communities manage their growth. They can have their own CSV location's project management operating in our Basecamp project management software. Additionally, our current Nationbuilder website software package allows each location worldwide to have a traditional website with all the typical blog, discussion, and event calendar and event functions. These professional level software tools will assist  aligned communities can quickly share their experiments, successes, and failures. 

We are already growing very fast. We urgently need volunteer website administrators willing to learn the easy Nationbuilder website tools and manage the daily website operations as administrators or moderators. Our many NationBuilder tools for community building will be highly useful for individuals within our virtual VSV communities. (If you are curious about all the professional online tools available to us to build the virtual CSV communities and connect all of the worldwide eco-communities in an eco-community network, go to and review a near-endless list of features and plugins.)

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12. Where Are the First ClimateSafe Villages Being Launched, and What are the Best Locations

Almost all of the currently forming eco-communities listed below are close to the 45th parallel North in the US or Canada. The rural areas listed below are generally safer areas from climate change and other coming global emergencies. Urban areas in some locations are safer than others.

If you are seriously considering migration to a safer place anywhere worldwide, please first see our detailed migration relocation and preparation checklists here. They discuss the safest areas worldwide and contain highly detailed safer migration checklists. To view this information you must be logged into the Job One website and be a member. There are many special discounts and incentives to help you decide to become a new Job One for Humanity member and for you to help support our unpoliticized, uncensored, and 100% publicly funded non-profit climate think tank speak truth to power.

Each area listed below now has a community liaison living in that area or knowledgeable about it that can help with local migration information. Please also note that the B and C areas below still need to recruit more eco-community managers, coordinators, co-founders/co-creators, etc., to bring them into reality as established communities.

The locations of our first new eco-communities community "seed" areas are:

A. the Vancouver, Vancouver Islands rural area in British Columbia, Canada, and the Northwest Washington State area near the west coast and Canada. 

B. the rural upper Northeast of the US. And,

C. rural northeastern Upper Wisconsin/ northeastern Upper Michigan. 

As new eco-communities form in new areas, we will add them to the running list above. We are also currently looking for new eco-community project leaders for Northern England and Scotland, Northern France and Northern Germany, Southern Tasmania, the South Island of New Zealand, and the southernmost parts of Argentina and Chile.

If you are interested in being part of our eco-communities in any of these areas or other areas worldwide, please let us know by following the "how to join" information further below. Be sure to let us know which current location above most interests you.

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13. Timeframes for When the Four Types of Villages Will Come into Existence, Our Projected Timelines 

The four new eco-community types will be launched in the general phases and time frames described below. The roll-out time deadlines or sequences for the projects listed below will vary depending upon:

1. having enough skilled new members show up to help co-create and manage each particular phase and,

2. new information requiring adapting and evolving these time frames and deadlines accordingly. And most importantly,

3. the rising level of urgency as the consequences from the worsening of our 12 major global crises increase in severity, fluency, and scale.

For instance, stay-where-you-are hub variation communities are easier to build in existing locations than migration-dependent communities in safer global-warming locations. The stay-where-you-are communities may start sooner than the timelines below. An early start for these stay-where-you-are communities will be especially true if volunteers in existing cities let us know that they want to get started immediately with the Job One for Humanity emergency preparation and adaptation steps found on our six eco-community description pages and found in Part 1 and Part 2 of the Job One plan.

The most current projected climate change-related consequence timeframes for planning to either join or build a new eco-community or to enhance the future stability of our lives and businesses are found here. 

If you are interested in any eco-community variation, let us know, even if it is before the project officially launches. Please email us at [email protected] and put the Project number (1,2,3,4,5,6) in the subject line so your email is routed to the correct team member.


Project 1: August 2023-2024

Basic, person-to-person recruiting for all communities starts. In Phase 1, and as the first priority for the virtual and other types of eco-communities, we will need volunteers for the following areas:

A Community Project Director will be key to developing the four eco-community types.

Volunteer Community Member Manager who will help inspire, train, and manage the first community members/volunteers.

We need to have the above key volunteers in place before we can launch and/or expand any of the four kinds of new communities listed below. Having dedicated volunteers trained and ready to help others will ensure our success and a smooth launch. 


Project 2: Sept- November 2023

We have already begun recruiting for the first eco-community described here.

We have set up Zoom group video "question and answers" meeting for those accepted as soon as we have completed some critical administrative and volunteer staffing requirements for the Universe One project.

Project 3: Dates to be determined by new volunteers self-organizing this project

For the Virtual Community, we will be recruiting volunteers for the following areas:

Computer Science Specialist to help us find or create the best labor tracking software. We want to find or make the best barter/time tracking software so that volunteers and members without adequate finances can trade/barter their services with other better-financed community volunteers and members. They could also use this barter/trades software for community housing, health, and other community services.

Human Resource Manager to assist the sustainable community project director on all eco-community personnel issues

Discussion forum moderators 

Software programmers - online Forum development

Software programmers - large-scale database experience

Software programmers - project management software

Software programmers - new virtual work credit currencies

Individuals or organizations with topic interests that have temporary data storage resources

Many topic specialists willing to be topic managers or to contribute– to be announced in detail one the JobOne website

Complete software systems testing for new eco-community communication, coordination, contribution tracking, and new volunteer training 

We will set up an early-bird Zoom group video "question and answers" meeting for those most interested in getting started as soon as we have completed some critical volunteer staffing requirements for this particular project.


Project 4: Dates to be determined by new volunteers self-organizing this project

Recruiting for the ground-up Hybrid eco-communities starts

This will be primarily for community leaders or key implementers who will begin a hybrid eco-community in their chosen migration area.

If you want to join any of the above types of eco-communities, go to this joining and getting started page now.

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14. Regarding Joining or Helping to Build Any of Our Four New ClimateSafe Village Models

Our eco-communities need many kinds of new members and volunteers. We need community liaisons, coordinators, and leaders/co-creators:

1. Eco-Community liaisons already live in the area or are highly knowledgeable about it. They share that information with new or potentially new members.

2. Eco-Community coordinators are more involved in greeting and supporting new or potential new members and assisting them in coming up to speed on what the community is doing. Among other things, a coordinator might set up and oversee a local community buying cooperative.

3. Eco-Community co-founders/co-creators do everything necessary to create and guide these new eco-communities.

All active members and eco-community volunteers helping to create these new eco-communities will receive free annual membership and access to all members-only areas of our Job One website during their first 90 days of volunteering. (Please click here for the many other volunteer positions and projects currently available within our organization that will help make these new eco-communities possible.)

To get on our eco-community mailing list and to get more information on eco-communities worldwide, click on the image or link below.

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15. How to Join Any One of Our Four ClimateSafe Village Models

If you have read enough and see the value and need for our various eco-community models, please join and help with this worthy and meaningful work. We invite everyone interested to help us grow and enhance our eco-community models with your ideas, wisdom, and efforts.

If we cooperate and get started now, we can still be prepared for the critical 2025-2031 threshold. From 2025-2031, climate change consequences will go from their current linear progression into an exponential progression because of many climate change tipping points crossed and climate feedback loops triggered.

Here are the most critical initial areas where new members, volunteers, and especially project managers are needed. These areas are law, fund-raising, finance, eco-friendly architectural community design, online and offline education, sustainable general contracting, construction, plumbing, electrical, administrative management, recruiting and human resources, medical services, wellness services, therapeutic psychological services, internet security, software design, permaculture, organic gardening, animal husbandry, and public relations. 



There are just four simple steps to get started:


Step 1: Sign up for our eco-community information and alert mailing list by clicking here.

Step 2. Please email us at ([email protected]). Tell us which model of the four eco-community models you want to join.

Step 3. In that email, let us know any skill or experience you have that could be helpful to any needed skill or knowledge area mentioned on our six eco-community pages. 

Step 4. In that email, be sure to let us know which location you are in now or which location you plan to move to so we might connect you with others working in or near that location.

Once we receive your email, we will get back to you, let you know your next membership application steps, and as applicable, connect you with the eco-community project leader or lead member in the area closest to you.

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17. Other Pages in the ClimateSafe Village Guide

Page 1: Introduction, Overview, and Goals

Page 2: ClimateSafe Village Qualities, Processes, Income Sources, and Safeguards

Page 3: The Four ClimateSafe Village Models and Their Operations

Page 4: Our New Personal Democracy ClimateSafe Village Management Model

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

Page 6: Our ClimateSafe Villages Bellingham 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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