Our vision is to create and nurture a community dedicated to environmental sustainability, compassionate relationships, and living meaningful lives. We encourage shared celebrations and creative activities, and we schedule potlucks every month or so. We are a self-governing community so we each contribute what time and skills we can to keep Champlain Valley Cohousing running, with help hired for some onerous tasks like mowing and plowing. We practice compassionate communication (also called nonviolent communication) and have adopted Sociocracy (also called dynamic governance) as our governing philosophy. We welcome people of any age or background interested in our shared goals and vision to join our community.