Last updated: September 17, 2012 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: May 29, 2006
NW NJ Ecovillage
(Sussex County, New Jersey, United States)
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 2005
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Community/212437492131747
- Contact Name: Abram Karl-Gruswitz
- Phone: 973-786-5396
Sussex County, New Jersey,
ecological, cooperative living
We are a family of friends creating a community dedicated to caring for the Earth and its inhabitants by learning, practicing, and demonstrating the skills for ecological sustainability and a nurturing society.
Mission Statement (4/3/10):
Our community is cultivating a close relationship with the Earth through low-energy living, permaculture, natural building, and continual waste reduction.
We create community by valuing close, respectful relationships, using consensus decision making and resource sharing.
We support each other’s well-being and are creating a self-supportive, local economy, where we live and work cooperatively.
List of General Agreements (5/28/06):
– House clustering
– Natural building and retrofitting of existing structures
– We respect children, families, and parents
– Energy needs must follow a set of core principles
– We will have some community-shared buildings
– There will be no dietary restrictions (except no humans)
– Respecting of all spiritual and secular beliefs
– CSA on property
– Prefer to be five miles from a town
– Sustainable horticulture and agriculture
– Cooperative ownership of land and housing with oversight from the community on sustainability practices
– Shared meals
– Community composting
– A learning center in the ecovillage
– Resource sharing
– Ecological water use (grey water recycling, and no septic or sewer systems)
– Continual waste reduction
– Pedestrian walkway with a parking lot on the outskirts of the community
– Car cooperative of biodiesel and grease vehicles
– Composting toilets
– Members will contribute the minimum number of community labor hours
– We will evolve into a network of local ecological communities