ARC Principles

To foster a community in which we can all find self expression, empowerment, spirituality, purpose, responsibility, and understanding. We strive to live in a simplistic and sustainable manner by implementing social ideas and resourceful projects. Ever moving toward a peaceful coexistence of natural biodiversity and human society. Key components of this deep Consideration have been a meditation for us who dwell in this particular coincidence:

Biodiversity
is a noun describing an environment containing a myriad of organisms that are different from one another, though resilient these environments are also highly sensitive and responsive to change. Our community is one of biodiversity in life forms, life styles and life well lived. Through our goals and values we cultivate and allow for a wide variety of organisms and cultures to share habitat and enrich our environment, uplifting one another and all things sentient.

Community
is very important to us. We wish to create community by facilitating places where people are able to collaborate, share thoughts, feelings, space and resources to help promote personal and mutual growth, stability and overall well being.

Productivity
for us means the active and efficient motions of contributing thoughts and actions toward the betterment of our circumstances, of our own selves, of the Arc 38 community, of the greater community and of humanity as a whole.

Stewardship
refers to responsible planning, tending to our environment (natural and domestic) and managing resources mindfully. Striving to consciously improve everything we interact with for the greatest good.

Sustainability
encompasses all things and means that something is able to continue on without running into scarcity, the ability to sustain it’s running without tiring out or to sustain it’s way of life without need for more. Conducting ourselves and our projects in manners which eliminate waste, produce and provide abundance without destruction and hold mindfulness of our finite resources. Implementing practices that are mindful to the environment and working with nature to responsibly use the resources it provides.

Appreciation
is being truly present to ourselves and our perceptions, the ability to be more mindful of one another, realizing the gift of each presence we share space with. Giving awareness to see without judgement and nourish the value in all those we meet.

Self-awareness
entails aiming to know one’s self for how we really are, to truly know, without judgement, our flaws and attributes. To be conscious of how we share ourselves, for in self-expression there is freedom. Acknowledging and embracing our true selves helps us progress, providing the individual with deeper internal understanding, making it easier for the external world to better understand each individual.

Transparency
is being clear with your intentions, actions and motivations by communication and positive examples to the community. To be transparent is to be unhindered by fear of rejection, it is honesty and how we gain trust and form meaningful relationships with one another.

Forethought
means considering impact and reception, forming clear thought before speaking, studying before trying new things, planning before taking action. Ensuring we stay true to our goals, create clear instructions and complete supplies lists and task lists before moving forward. Such as proposing new projects coherently in a worded structure and submitting it for a majority community approval.

Compassion
is having the presence of mind to develop an awareness and understanding of differences. This includes fully listening with the intent of understanding and being gracious in our expressions and interactions.

Accountability
is taking ownership and responsibility for our actions and neglections. This includes acknowledging and making preparations for falling short of commitments and intentions.