Issue 156


Find Issue #156, (Fall 2012) – “Ecovillages” of Communities Magazine here!

My Advice to Others Planning to Start an Ecovillage

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An ecovillage founder offers 10 guidelines for success, including “Start with people.”


Vision and Reality in Ecotopia

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Innovative ecovillagers turn challenges into opportunities.


Living the Questions

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Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage grapples with obstacles to create a visionary housing project in rural Maine.


Dandelion Village

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Aspiring communitarians rally support and navigate the legal hoops to establish an ecovillage in Bloomington, Indiana.


Coming of Age

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In Ithaca, New York, a pioneering project continues to break new ground in ecological design, education, and community.


Creating eCohousing

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The Yarrow Ecovillage uses the cohousing model to create ecological buildings that meet their occupants’ needs.


Aspiring to the Working Class

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By learning necessary physical skills, these ecovillagers transcend the limitations of their middle-class educations.


Ecovillage Infrastructure

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Water supply, human waste treatment, zoning regulations, legal structure, homeownership models, and other core technical issues are essential in ecovillage planning.


An Ecovillage Future

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For the health of our species and the planet, we need ecovillages.