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  • Accomplishments in 2016
    25.01.2017

    Cynthia Tina - GEN Trustee and GENNA International Coordinator reports.

    Collaboration continues to deepen among the partner organizations that comprise GENNA, which is currently...

  • Soil Restoration and Carbon Sequestration using Biochar
    04.11.2016

    The future starts with the dirt beneath our feet. Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. However, half of the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years. Soil...

  • "The Call of Salvia, 14th Council Held in Mexico Visions,...
    10.06.2016

    By Coyote Alberto Ruz, Ecoaldea Huehuecoyotl, Mexico House 

    From November 21-28, 2015 took place the 14th Vision Council, "Call of the Salvia," in Teopantli Kalpulli intentional community...

  • "Deepening Community - Deepening Love"
    07.01.2016

    Ina Meyer-Stoll and Achim Ecker are founding members of ZEGG and have lived in community for more than 30 years. For about 20 years they are deeply involved in teaching ZEGG Forum and other...

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IDEAL Society

IDEAL Society

Institute for the Development in Education, Arts, and Leisure

IDEAL Society is a collectivity composed of members of all ages hailing from various nationalities, cultures, religions and backgrounds. Uniting this group is a common ideal of fraternity among people. Since 1993 our shared collective life in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia forms an experimental framework and environment in which to grow in harmony with nature, while contributing to the well-being of the group and larger community in a spirit of sustainable development.

One Network

One Network

The Eco VIllage Engine

Our villages are built creating an open source to be shared to demonstrate how to build safely, affordably, and efficiently with maximal use of reclaimed/recycled materials. The design of the Recycled Materials Village is an earthship-inspired semi-subterranean design that will provide 47 individual lots with living units that also include a village shop and 14 common areas. The common areas will include dining and social space large enough to seat 150+ people, an art space, music room, dance room, yoga/meditation space, library, game room, gym, and relaxation and socialization room.

Kuyabeh

Kuyabeh

Kuyabeh Comunidad Ecológica Autosustentable

Kuyabeh Sutainable Ecological Community, is located at the 34 kilometer of the Tulum-Coba corridor and has 375 hectares of land. Within its 25 hectares of common areas we can enjoy an amphitheater, sustainability school, area for market and organic edible garden, restaurant, hotel, spa, lagoon, natural terraces, holistic and meditative area, sighting tower, observation platform and a collapsed cenote.

Crooked Tree Homeless Ecovillage

Crooked Tree Homeless Ecovillage

A Tiny home Campground & Village part of One Network that will be a Gaiaship EcoVillage that is built and fueled with 95% TRASH!

A Tiny home Campground & Village part of One Network that will be a Gaiaship EcoVillage that is built and fueled with 95% TRASH!

Natale

Natale

Living and Learning Retreat Space

After 14 years of patience and persistence, I am closer to being successful in my life vision project.
Thank you to two of my dearest friends, a couple of beloved soul mates that I am blessed to walk this planet with, I have received a donation of enough money to now go and buy a hectare or two in the Sierra of Oaxaca, where I always imagined the project to take place.

Kuishtak, para SER humano

Kuishtak, para SER humano

Lugar de salud, resguardo y salvamento. Proyecto de vida comprometido con el futuro del planeta.

Comunidad autosustentable que eleva la calidad de vida fomentando respeto al medio ambiente, desarrollo económico y social, contribuyendo a la creación de una nueva cultura de convivencia pacífica.

Buscamos crear una mejor forma de desarrollo social a través de la participación ciudadana en educación, producción orgánica, huertos familiares, uso racional del agua, preservación de la salud, entre otros.

Ecoaldea ahimsa

Ecoaldea ahimsa

Se pretende transformar un Área Privada de Conservación en una pequeña ecoaldea en Teocelo, Veracruz. Contamos con seis hectáreas de bosque mesófilo bien conservado y alguna infraestructura. Trabajamos en el contexto de una sociedad civil de investigación educativa y tenemos experiencia en ecoturismo. Además, tenemos experiencia en eco-construcción, cultivo, manejo de energía solar y reuso de materiales.

Cite Ecologique of New Hampshire

Cite Ecologique of New Hampshire

Ecovillage in Northern New Hampshire

“La Cite Ecologique of NH” Ecovillage was establishe in 2003. The community of 35-40 members is surrounded by 315 acres of beautiful land, forest and mountains. So far we have built one single family building, two large community residences where people live in a kind of condo arrangement, one community building which includes a community kitchen, a community hall, a laundry room and a nice fireplace for our long winters.

Middle Earth Biodynamic Village

Middle Earth Biodynamic Village

Unorganized Ontario Village

An ecovillage for people looking to change their lifestyle for cheap (fee is expected to be one time below $3,000 CAD, granting 5 acres of exploitable surface in the village).

Join https://discord.gg/sYZwwCQ to find out more

Note: approximate location on map

Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm

Under construction

Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center where we nourish connections—to ourselves, our neighbors, and the land. Inspired by Jewish wisdom and centuries-old agricultural traditions, we practice sustainable farming and share our harvest with communities that lack access to healthy food. Our goal is to become a model for community farming and creative Jewish expression, both at home in Encinitas, California, and around the world.

Revelstoke Eco-Living Centre

Revelstoke Eco-Living Centre

Canada's first environmentally responsible accommodation looks for investors to grow into eco-living innovation centre
Earth Connection

Earth Connection

Center for Eco-Education and Leadership

Earth Connection Center for Eco-Education and Leadership

The larger goal of the centre is to be an example of sustainable living and to create leaders that will create positive change in the world.

We are creating the center 20 minutes south of Merida Mexico.
The 101 acre site has a beautiful cenote, forest, good soil...
1/3 will be restored to jungle ecosystem with trails,
1/3 for permaculture - orchids, bamboo, coconut, fruit production for income,
1/3 for 10 residences and the eco-center.

El Rancho Zapote

El Rancho Zapote

College of Agroclimatic Studies - Phase One in Telchac Puerto, Yucatan

Our mission is to develop, demonstrate, and practice techniques that can by used to adapt to the challenges we face due to climate change. Permaculture offers a variety of tools that can be used to combat and mitigate the pressures of climate unpredictability and increased instances of extreme weather events.

Tierraluz Eco Community

Tierraluz Eco Community

Off Grid Eco Neighborhood in Sayulita, Mexico

In these times….It’s time to do it differently…
Stewarding a Refuge from the pace and patterns of business as usual…
Practicing and Inspiring lighter footprints on the earth

Earth Built * Sun Powered
www.tierraluz.org

We are committed to living closer to the natural world…
in harmony with nature and more lightly on the earth using sustainable technologies.

Tierraluz Eco Community

Tierraluz Eco Community

Off Grid Eco Community in Sayulita, Mexico

In these times….It’s time to do it differently…
Stewarding a Refuge from the pace and patterns of business as usual…
Practicing and Inspiring lighter footprints on the earth

Earth Built * Sun Powered

We are committed to living closer to the natural world…
in harmony with nature and more lightly on the earth using sustainable technologies.

Headwaters

Headwaters

Garden and Learning Center

Headwaters Garden and Learning Center is built around a shared ethic of land stewardship, reverence for nature, mutual support and respect, and a sustainable life. We strive to build a resilient web of relationships between our community, ourselves, nature, and spirit. We want to cultivate food, energy, and our human spirit to honor all our relations, and thereby eliminate impoverishment and exploitative relationships with Earth and humanity.

Pleasant Hill Ecovillage

Pleasant Hill Ecovillage

A group of friends would like to develop an ecovillage in central Iowa

A group of friends is researching how to develop an ecovillage on a 10 acre parcel outside of Pleasant Hill, IA. The land is currently mortgaged by one couple in the group. We are hoping to develop a multi-generational community that shares resources and responsibilities. In addition to energy efficient, sustainable co-housing, we would like to also grow much of our own food.

Santa Barbara Eco-Village

Santa Barbara Eco-Village

The Santa Barbara Eco-Village vision is to create a place to gather and care for the Earth, ourselves and each other. A place to pull our resources and talents to live a healthier and more fulfilling life that can be sustained for generation as we help people of all ages and backgrounds.

ECOville.To

ECOville.To

It's Here

Toronto’s Eco Village

Our Mission:
ECOville.TO will offer an affordable housing option with a sizeable land component, a low carbon footprint design incorporating elegant esthetics, as part of a community of high-tech, eco-friendly, globally-minded citizens.