More intentional communities…


Richard Moore

From: "Kevin Carson"
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Subject: RE: Weds dialog > Intentional communities & The Movement
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 05:27:47 +0000
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You might also check out Anarchist Communitarian Network, which promotes 
federalism, cooperation and information exchange between intentional 

From: "Milt and Barb Wallace" 
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Subject: Ecovillages
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 15:22:37 -0500
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Hi Richard,

The Global Ecovillage Network is a network of more than 250 communities
throughout the world committed to sustainability. Some of them are more than
30 years old.  You can check out the GEN website at , or contact the regional offices:

Ecovillage Network of the Americas at •••@••.•••
GEN Europe at •••@••.•••
GEN Oceania and Asia at •••@••.•••

Ecovillages are urban or rural communities of people, who strive to
integrate a supportive social environment with a low-impact way of life. To
achieve this, they integrate various aspects of ecological design,
permaculture, ecological building, green production, alternative energy,
community building practices, and much more.

The motivation for ecovillages is the choice and commitment to reverse the
gradual disintegration of supportive social/cultural structures and the
upsurge of destructive environmental practices on our planet.

For millenia, people have lived in communities close to nature, and with
supportive social structures. Many of these communities, or "ecovillages",
exist to this day and are struggling for survival.

Ecovillages are now being created intentionally, so people can once more
live in communities that are connected to the Earth in a way that ensures
the well-being of all life-forms into the indefinite future.

In 1998, ecovillages were first officially named among the United Nations'
top 100 listing of Best Practices, as excellent models of sustainable

Milt Wallace

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 22:13:16 -0400
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From: earthsea <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: Weds dialog > Intentional communities & The Movement

Richard, David Cameron of EarthSea Shamanic Ecovillage here. The
Intentional Community thread seems to have touched a nerve! You had more
response than the Ecovillage dedicated listserve. Be that as it may here is
a conference call notice that might interest those who jumped on the IC

Hello everyone!
On Sept. 20-25, 2004 the Global Ecovillage Network will host what is likely to be a watershed
event at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, B.C., Canada

The theme of the Conference, Ecovillage: Translation to the
Mainstream, is expected to attract a cross-section of green
builders, planners, and architects, intentional community activists,
co-housing enthusiasts, alternative energy OEM manufacturers,
gov't agencies, financial institutions, foundations, NGOS, academics
and philanthropists committed to social change.

The Conference itself will provide an intimate environment to
network and interact with experts in the exciting emerging field of
sustainable development known as "Ecovillages". Max Lindegger
recent recipient of Australia's prestigious Centenary Medal for
Sustainable Community Development and co-developer/designer of the
UN Habitat award winning Ecovillage "Crystal Waters" will be among
the notable presenters.

To learn more or register visit:

Hope to see you there!

                          EarthSea Shamanic Ecovillage
                                    Home of
             Nancy Dancing Light, Bluefeather, Shamanic Pathways
                          Shaman's Helper Trading Post
                          and the Ecovillage Members.
     Box 95 Riverport NS Canada  BOJ 2WO   <> 902 766-4129