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Evergreen Land Trust

Last updated: March 12, 2016 (1 year ago)

Listing created on: January 18, 2012

Evergreen Land Trust

(Lopez Island, Washington, United States)

Mission Statement:

ELT serves to:

* Hold title to real property, and the development rights to real property, in order to protect affordable housing, resource lands, and conservation lands.
* Provide education and encourage the study of ecological systems, human development, resource conservation, and sustainable technologies.
* Develop organizational models for cooperative stewardship of land that benefit both present and future generations.

Community Description:

The Evergreen Land Trust Association (ELT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1974 in Washington State. The purpose of the Trust is to encourage the development of cooperative communities and sustainable land use practices through the preservation of land and housing. ELT serves to:

* Hold title to real property, and the development rights to real property, in order to protect affordable housing, resource lands, and conservation lands.
* Provide education and encourage the study of ecological systems, human development, resource conservation, and sustainable technologies.
* Develop organizational models for cooperative stewardship of land that benefit both present and future generations.

About

  • Type(s): Unspecified, or Other
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Land owned by: Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
  • Additional Comments: Land Trust run by Community Representatives in a Board of Directors

    There are 7 communities in the Evergreen Land Trust.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 80
  • Child Members: 20
  • Non-member Residents: 5
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: If someone would like more information about the Evergreen Land Trust and visiting any of the communities, they should contact Associate Board Member Thomas von Bahr, [email protected]
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: The Evergreen Land Trust Board of Directors is always seeking Associate Members who are not necessarily residents of any of the communities.

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Board of Directors

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: All members of communities of Evergreen Land Trust pay dues

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Clean Energy from the Grid

Lifestyle

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Northwest Intentional Communities Association

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