Ionia is sensitive to the reality of Earth’s limited resources and the critical needs of the human family. It is particularly important in these times of climactic, cultural and economic change that everyone work together. New technologies will be part of the solution; however new attitudes and new ways of thinking are needed on a daily basis as well. By living closely we naturally share resources. Economic hardships fall on a wider net, lessening their impact. We conserve energy by sharing space, major equipment, meals, supplies and tools. The fifty people at Ionia share only two vehicles. Errands and town trips are combined.