What is an EcoVillage

ecovillage LAThe Global Ecovillage Network defines an ecovillage as “an intentional or traditional community using local, participatory processes to holistically integrate ecological, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of sustainability in order to regenerate social and natural environments.” Ecovillages exist in many different forms around the world

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According to Findhorn, an ecovillage in Scotland, “Ecovillage principles can be applied equally to urban and to rural settings and to industrialized and non-industrialised countries. They address the need for participation in human-scale communities while nurturing and protecting the natural environment. Ecovillages are communities with strong and vibrant social structures, united by common ecological, economic, social and spiritual values. Working with the simple principle of not taking more away from the Earth than one gives back, ecovillages consciously work towards progressively reducing their ecological footprint.”