What is an ecovillage?

An eco-village is a community with a goal of becoming more socially, culturally, economically, and/or ecologically sustainable.  

So, how does an ecovillage accomplish this goal?

First, people involved in the ecovillage must establish a specific vision and mission that supports these goals. From there, the eco-village can impact a larger community.

It is important to note that this work is never done. Eco-villages are not an end—they are a process. Members of an eco-village must constantly strive to create healthy communities and social capital.

Members must be lifelong learners, seeking out challenges and new ways of thinking that align with the eco-village’s mission and values.

For more on how eco-villages function, the Foundation for Intentional Community is a great source of information. Check out these articles:

Enright Ridge Urban Eco-village

An Ecovillage Future

My Advice to Others Planning to Start an Ecovillage

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