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Best practices of Earth Connection

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Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
Paul Morris and Sophia Ortiz
Conscious participation in project design: 
100%
Traditional and local wisdom: 
100%
We are working with local communities and local shamen.
Design methods: 
Working with the land we will be building to the resources that are available locally and and the local landscape. Eco-design
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
100%
All people are innovative and we explore the full potential of all to find the best practices with the lowest ecological footprint.
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
100%
Educational courses and experiences: 
Everyone who joins us will work towards creating a self sustaining organism of the village and offer whatever we learn out into the larger community.

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
90%
Gender equality: 
100%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
90%
Diversity: 
100%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
100%
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
100%
Integration of new members: 
Anyone wanting to join the community will need to volunteer in the center for a period of time to get to know us and us to get to know them and see if it is a good fit for all involved.
Empowerment to step into leadership: 
Please be!

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
50%
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
100%
Dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
80%
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
80%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
50%
Common vision: 
100%
Cultural Expertise: 
being a bridge to next culture
permaculture
mindfulness

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
100%
Sustainable transport: 
50%
Sustainable water management?: 
100%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
70%
Organical food: 
90%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
100%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
100%
Renewable energy: 
100%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
100%
Ecological expertise: 
Agroforest
biodiversity
ecological construction
Sustainable
Organic
PERMACULTURE
resourcefulness

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
90%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
90%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
90%
Strengthening local economy: 
90%
Economic justice: 
90%
Collective ownership: 
70%
Economic expertise: 
local currency