As those of you who have visited Ati Ling / PPI know, the property is located in the midst of very dense forest on rolling hills. With the increase in huge wildfires on the West Coast, clearing the land around our buildings has become increasingly vital. In late 2019 we decided to focus on land […]
September 2020 update — the center remains closed for large group events, due to COVID. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. For households/pods of up to 8 people wishing to rent a single house at the center, please see www.blackmountaincenter.com, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
Since 2018, PPI has high-speed internet via radio link to our local ISP (internet service provider). This new connectivity offers a massive increase over our old speeds and allows PPI to more efficiently update and maintain its computers and network, and offer increased connectivity to guests (including rental groups). The local emergency services working out […]
When local activists around the world find effective ways to make peace, minimize conflict and protect human rights, it is crucial that their approaches be shared more widely, since some strategies may also transcend local issues to be universally applicable.
Since 2016, there are panels stretching out along most of the south of east-facing roof of one large building, and for many months these panels generate enough power to run everything, plus earn enough credits with PG&E to carry us through the darker winter months. We feel very fortunate that conditions came together to make […]