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Ecovillages. Co-housing. Intentional Communities.

Ecovillage Networks

Global Ecovillage Network  Directory devoted to sustainable living and settlements.  Search for communities worldwide.

Ecovillage Network of the Americas  Western Hemisphere representative of the Global Ecovillage Network.

Fellowship of Intentional Communities

Network for a New Culture


 

Ecovillages

Here are a few examples. See these links pages for more.

Earthaven  Black Mountain, NC. "a growing neo-tribal ecovillage, is dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning, living and demonstrating holistic, sustainable culture. Culture's Edge, our non-profit education center, offers hands-on workshops and programs throughout the year which are integral to the overall vision of Earthaven as a living demonstration ecovillage.

TwinOaks  "...an intentional community in rural central Virginia, made up of around 85 adult members and 15 children. Since the community's beginning in 1967, our way of life has reflected our values of cooperation, sharing, nonviolence, equality, and ecology. We welcome you to schedule a visit."  News page with lots of photos gives you an idea of life at TwinOaks.

ZEGG is a German intentional community. "After many years of preparation in a forerunner community, ZEGG was founded in 1991on a 15-hectare site some 80km southwest of Berlin. ZEGG's aim is to establish an international conference and research centre working on draft models for socially and ecologically sustainable ways of living. In addition, ZEGG has become a diverse cultural centre, a meeting place for the region and a networking hub for communities and activists searching for new solutions within the fields of politics, ecology and communal living."

Ecovillages and Eco-Friendly Resources

FIC's List of Intentional Communities is an ongoing project of the Fellowship of Intentional Communities, and is probably the largest list in existence.  Welcomes additions.

EcoVillage at Findhorn maintains a juicy list featuring the many facets of Eco-friendly community living.

EcoBusiness Links  

 

How EcoVillagers Earn Their Livelihood

Earthaven's members are involved in a variety of independent enterprises which sustain body, mind and soul... including healing, wildcrafting herbs, magazine publishing, book publishing, building eco-friendly homes...and more.

 


The Farm is one of the earliest intentional communities.  Located in rural Tennessee, they have an extensive and diverse means of livelihood: mushroom culture (indoor morels), book publishing, soy products, mail order catalog, inn, midwifery classes and more.

Twin Oaks earns their income with a variety of sustainable and eco-friendly endeavors.

Twin Oaks Indexing is a collective of experienced indexers offering high quality back-of-the-book indexing promptly, dependably, and at reasonable rates.

Twin Oaks members earn a sizeable portion of their income via a mail order catalog of hammocks and hammock furniture which they manufacture.

They also make and sell tofu, raise and sell herbs (and do workshops teaching herb culture), and write and publish books.  Is it Utopia Yet is in its 3 printing.

Foundations and Organizations

Findhorn Foundation features the Ecovillage at Findhorn.  A founding member of the Global Ecovillage Network.

The Earth Charter is "the product of a decade long, worldwide, cross-cultural conversation about common goals and shared values. The drafting of the Earth Charter has involved the most open and participatory consultation process ever conducted in connection with an international document. Thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations from all regions of the world, different cultures, and diverse sectors of society have participated. The Charter has been shaped by both experts and representatives of grassroots communities. It is a people's treaty that sets forth an important expression of the hopes and aspirations of the emerging global civil society."

Co-housing Association of the United States

Grants for Ecovillages

Gaia Trust Danish-based charitable association founded in 1987 on the initiative of Ross and Hildur Jackson, with the intention of supporting the transition to a sustainable and more spiritual future society through grants and proactive initiatives. No longer accepts applications due to low funds, but provides a wealth of information and support nonetheless.

Articles About Ecovillages and Intentional Communities

What's True About Intentional Communities: Dispelling the Myths

 


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