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Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association

Last updated: February 16, 2016 (3 months ago)

Listing created on: March 23, 2011

Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association

(Lethbridge, Canada)

Mission Statement:

Presently we are focused on promoting our missions through various means; workshops, special events and our annual AppleFest!, held for the last 3 years in the city. Our sub-groups target local sustainable food production, ecovillage building and alternate economy. While we have undergone changes over time our central focus is still about creating local & sustainable community.

Community Description:

The Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association is a non-profit society whose missions are to assist and create local sustainable food production, promote transition to a fossil-free energy society, help create natural affordable housing and to eventually build an ecovillage in or around Lethbridge, Alberta.
Please contact the administrator for more details and to stay informed about our upcoming meetings. Contact Gilles Leclair: 403-593-2030

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Additional Comments: undecided

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Membership

  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 5
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Our community is in the forming stages. We have regular meetings, so visitors would be welcome to attend any of the monthly meetings and/or potlucks.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: $10 annual membership to the organization, Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association
  • Additional Comments: individual’s choice

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We have a few key people who keep things going. Because it is a legal entity we need to have a formal Board of Directors. We remain open to others who are interested in participating.

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $1
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: While we ‘lean’ towards a contributionist philosophy we understand the struggle in getting from here to there. In the end, it takes money to escape from money.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.

Lifestyle

  • Additional Diet Comments: undecided

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  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)

Additional Comments

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Keywords

Lethbridge ecovillage, Lethbridge eco-community, Lethbridge eco co-op

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.