NewVistas implements policies and structures that encourage individuals and families to conform their behavior to principles of a sustainable society. Property is leased to NewVistas participants based on stewardship principles. All able-bodied and able-minded NewVistas participants are required to work. Rights within the community are accompanied by correlative responsibilities. Targets: 1. Every able-bodied and able-minded person works 2. Participants have secure rights to assets, including the ability to use specific assets to produce income 3. Ultimate control of productive assets stays with the community 4. Returns to capital go to the community 5. Returns to labor go to individuals 6. Encouragement of good ecological stewardship 7. Freedom to enter and exit without forfeiture of property
PowerPoint (NVF, Belliston 2015) describes systems and structures that establish a stewardship approach in a NewVistas community. Participants accept stewardships under voluntary lease agreements.
Paper (NVF, Belliston 2012) describes individual stewardships in NewVistas, centering on live-work units and a participant's right to live in the community.
Article (The Atlantic, 2014, Derek Thompson) argues that Americans could have extra income to spend if they would refrain from buying cars and houses.
Video TED talk (Rachel Botsman, 2010) discusses the concept of collaborative consumption, which engenders trust. The NewVistas approach to property and stewardship encourages collaborative consumption.