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Christie Walk

Last updated: February 1, 2016 (7 months ago)

Listing created on: March 15, 2011

Christie Walk

(Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 1991
  • Start Living Together: 2001
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address: http://www.urbanecology.org.au
  • Contact Name: Jane Thomas
  • Phone: +61 8 82126760
  • Community Address:
    105 Sturt St
    Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
    Australia

Mission Statement:

liveable cities

Community Description:

Urban Ecology Australia (UEA)is a non-profit, community-based organisation, promoting people-and-nature-friendly urban settlements.
Ecological Cities. The eco-village associated with UEA is known as Christie Walk

An eco-city is a city in balance with nature. We can make eco-cities here and now by incorporating energy and water conservation features in buildings, industry and transport, and by cultivating natural ecosystems and human communities in urban public spaces.

Christie Walk is a medium density housing development located in downtown Adelaide which combines many ecologically sustainable and community enhancing features. It was initiated by UEA and serves as a demonstration site to show how cities could be built.

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: 2000 sq metres

Membership

  • Adult Members: 30
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: book a tour by email, email us for information, ring us, contact us

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: but it is voluntary

    we do charge a fee but it is not required

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.

Keywords

sustainable communities

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.