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What is an Eco-village?

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A human-scale, full-featured settlement, in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development and can be successfully continued into the indefinite future. Eco-village members tend to live as sustainably as they can, which often includes (depending on their setting) growing much of their own organic food, living in passive-solar homes, made of natural materials such as Stawbale or Cob, generating their own renewable energy, car-pooling and/or using biodiesel fuels and so on. 

 

 

Sources: Ecovillages and Sustainable CommunitiesFinding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community

Contributors:  Diana Leafe Christian, Diane Gilman, Robert Gilman

Recommended Reading: Ecovillages and Sustainable Communities, Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community