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Last updated: August 31, 2009 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: January 20, 2008

EcoLetu

(Beijing, China)

  • Status: Forming
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://blog.sina.com.cn/neweco
  • Contact Name: Danie Liu @ NewEco Club
  • Phone: Skype:Netlogy
  • Address:
    Olympic Aquatics Ave 101#
    ShunYi District
    Beijing, 101300 China
    Beijing, 101300
    China
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact us online!

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Ecoletu, an ecofuture!

Community Description:

EcoLetu (in Chinese Pinyin: sheng tai le tu). The phrase “Le tu” is from a classical Chinese poem from about 1000 B.C., meaning nature land with happiness and freedom. There is a very rich ecological and poetic tradition in China. The first EcoLetu will be located near a lake in a suburb of Beijing, China.

Ecoletu is organised by NewEco Club and technically supported by NewEco Labs.

NewEco Labs designs hybrid PV, wind turbine, and biodiesel power systems, specially optimized and localized for ecovillages with populations of about 200 and above.

NewEco Labs creates high-speed wireless internet connection with mobile IP phone support for ecovillagers. You can enjoy your home, office, or wild IM anytime for free or at a sustainable low price.

Welcome to our pioneering EcoLetu and join our NewEco Club if you are eco-friendly, eco-creative, and eco-international!

Population

  • Adult Members: 14
  • Child Members: 4
  • Non-member Residents: 50
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Suburban, Suburban
  • Area: 11 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses

Diet

  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.

Community Affiliations

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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.
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