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Best practices of Ekobius: End of the Road Ecovillage

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Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
David Wright is the lead organizer, he brings nearly 25 years of solid professional experience as an environmentalist and advocate of conservation issues. He is an experienced permaculturist, farmer, botanist and natural historian.
Conscious participation in project design: 
100%
Traditional and local wisdom: 
100%
We consider ourselves very advanced in this area and make every effort to understand and incorporate traditional wisdom of our indigenous neighbors who are involved with us daily in our cooperative.
Design methods: 
Currently the project has 4 designer/developers from the research level, theoretical aspect, implementation and finally practice. Our ideal method is to research good standards and best practices from around the world.
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
100%
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
100%

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
100%
Gender equality: 
100%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
100%
Diversity: 
100%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
100%
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
100%

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
100%
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
100%
Dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
100%
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
100%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
100%
Common vision: 
100%

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
100%
Sustainable transport: 
100%
Sustainable water management?: 
100%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
100%
Organical food: 
100%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
100%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
100%
Renewable energy: 
100%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
100%

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
100%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
100%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
100%
Strengthening local economy: 
100%
Economic justice: 
100%
Collective ownership: 
100%