The Waterside Co-op
Culture and Vision
The co-op plays host to many community meetings, potluck dinners, and events.
Music, art, and creativity are part of our culture.
For example, in October of 2009, we hosted a surreal Edward Gorey play. For three years, the house hosted the media lab, where 7th and 8th graders from Waters School came to make environmental videos as part of an after school program.
There is a culture that we strive towards, and some agreements we determined from the start, some of which we list here:
Health and Well-being Issues
The house is a drug-free environment. Alcohol is only present in moderation. This is a smoke-free home. In deference to people's allergies, we have no pets. The Waterside Co-op is a multi-generaltional, family friendly house.
The co-op is a healthy, respectful, and joyful place to live.We give energy to kindness, thoughfulness, and patience. We seek to prevent toxic and negative behaviors and attitudes from ruining our peaceful co-op and work to avoid inviting or allowing intolerance, racism, hate-speech, bigotry, sexism, and other disrespectful attitudes. The Waterside co-op is meant to be a space to support and nurture the best in us and a safe zone for good environmental, justice, and peace work.
We are interested in roommates who have a positive and respectful way of communication. This means:
We hope to continue to meet new people who share our commitment to these
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