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Ecoaldea Gratitud

Last updated: August 13, 2012 (3 years ago)

Listing created on: August 13, 2012

Ecoaldea Gratitud

(Solferino, Quintana Roo, México, )

Mission Statement:

Develop sustainable Indigenous

Community Description:

in Solferino jungle, 2 kms from a Mayan Town, in the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, We are looking forward developing a model for self sustainable living for indigenous and vulnerable people called ECOALDEA GRATITUD.
We work in the Mayan Town and in our land;15 hectars of virgin jungle with more than 800 endemic medicinals and animals such as jaguars, monkeys, ant eaters and dears..
We Teach Permaculture and Human Development, walk with kids,adults and elders from local community and surroundings in their process of transition to a more sustainable way of living.
We have been Developing a social movement called YO SOY DE CORAZON VALIENTE to fund our project in which We try to rescue human values and heal the living beings heart in order to heal our planet.
We are certified Permaculture Designers and professional Healers, We love life and all its manifestations, We work as a bridge between the cities and the indigenous communities, looking forward develop our Ecovillage model and gather new member for our community.

About

Housing

  • Area: 37.1 acres
  • Additional Comments: The director of the project

    We are looking for building it, for now we rent our ecocenter and house in the mayan town

    we are open to base it in the best model for all the members

Membership

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 800
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Contact us and introduce themselves
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: we have developed a methodology of education based in Permaculture and human development, so that will be the one we use the most and combine it with other alternative methodologies

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution:
  • Additional Comments: a daily fee for their hosting and food if volunteering, if being part as a member, it will depend in the way they want to have their house in our land

    depends

Sustainability Practices

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments: we are only two so we eat almost everyday together
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Keywords

Ecovillage, Quintana Roo, Mayan Culture

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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge