For the health of our species and the planet, we need ecovillages.
By learning necessary physical skills, these ecovillagers transcend the limitations of their middle-class educations.
An ecovillage founder offers 10 guidelines for success, including “Start with people.”
Water supply, human waste treatment, zoning regulations, legal structure, homeownership models, and other core technical issues are essential in ecovillage planning.
The Yarrow Ecovillage uses the cohousing model to create ecological buildings that meet their occupants’ needs.
In Ithaca, New York, a pioneering project continues to break new ground in ecological design, education, and community.
Aspiring communitarians rally support and navigate the legal hoops to establish an ecovillage in Bloomington, Indiana.
Innovative ecovillagers turn challenges into opportunities.
Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage grapples with obstacles to create a visionary housing project in rural Maine.
Also in This Issue (Print Version Only)
· OFF THE GRID AND OUT OF THE TRASH CAN
Earthaven members derive sustenance, energy, interconnection, and inspiration from Earth, Wind, Sun, Water, and Fire.
· FROM CAMP TO VILLAGE
The ecovillage movement can assist organized tent villages to address homelessness and sustainability together.
· GOOD NEIGHBORS: Top 10 Reasons to Live Next to an Ecovillage
A communitarian discovers the best place on Earth to live.
· TOP THREE CHALLENGES OF LIVING NEXT TO AN ECOVILLAGE (BUT NOT IN IT)
· GETTING ECOVILLAGES NOTICED
Minor cultural shifts, including overcoming fear of specialists and regulations, could help ecovillages increase their public influence in major ways.
· GROWING UP IN ECOVILLAGE AT ITHACA
A homeschooler appreciates her ecovillage childhood and the love of exploration it has nurtured in her.
· FIFTY YEARS ON: Living Now in the Findhorn Foundation Community
This influential Scottish ecovillage pursues sustainability that is not just environmental, but also spiritual, social, and economic.
· EARTHSONG ECO-NEIGHBOURHOOD: Rebuilding Community within the City
In a neighborhood outside Auckland, Australia, community and eco-living prove mutually reinforcing.
· GOING FROM VISION TO CULTURE
Dandelion Village’s cofounder traces his journey from initiator to “regular community member.”
· NASHIRA: An Ecovillage from the Grassroots
Founded and run by low-income women heads of households, an urban ecovillage in Colombia shows the promise of cooperative local self-empowerment.
· ECOVILLAGE RADIO
An internet radio show spreads ecovillage news and views internationally.
· WOULD AN ECOVILLAGE BY ANY OTHER NAME SMELL AS SWEET?
E. Christopher Mare, M.A.
Ecovillages may not yet be actual “villages,” but their role is still crucial.
· PUBLISHER'S NOTE: ECHOVILLAGE LIVING
· BUSTING THE MYTH THAT CONSENSUS-WITH-UNANIMITY IS GOOD FOR COMMUNITIES, PART II
· A FEW BASIC PROCESS POINTS FOR HAPPY COMMUNITY LIFE: Response to “Busting the Myth, Part II”
· “BUSTING THE MYTH, PART II”: MORE THOUGHTS
· CREATING COOPERATIVE CULTURE (REVIEW): GROUP WORKS: A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings