Stardust Center for Sustainability and Community

Florida, Landangui, Loja Province, Ecuador

  • Last updated: November 5, 2015 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: May 6, 2011

Mission Statement

create new eco-villages

Community Description

Stardust Center Mission Statement
To serve as a model of possibility. To educate, encourage and enable the pioneers of new Eco-Villages and Communities.
To live as sustainably and harmoniously as possible and practical with each other and the planet.

Currently in the planning stages for a crowdfunding campaign to buy land in Ecuador


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)


  • Area: 10 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments:

    We’re building from scratch


  • Adult Members: 10
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Please e-mail us at [email protected] and tell us what your specific interests in the center/community are. A quick biography including your skills. We are particularly looking for members with the following skills…

    Aquaculture (fish farming)
    Alternative Construction
    Health Care

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    This is completely up to the individual


  • Decision Making: By an individual community leader
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    That’s me right now but am working diligently to spread leadership around!

    Firm decision not yet made but will probably use something less than complete consensus


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Independent right now but am hoping for at least one community business

    Maybe depends on situation

    No set limit yet but we have a lot to do!

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Envision eating at least one meal a day communally

    The area in Ecuador we plan to live in has a year-round growing season. So, we hope to grow the majority of our own food.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Unitarian Universalist
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


Ecuador, South America, eco-village, sustainability, non-profit, community