Last updated: November 17, 2013 (9 months ago)
Listing created on: May 6, 2011

Stardust Center for Sustainability and Community

(Loja Province, Ecuador, Florida, Landangui, United States)

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

Population

  • Adult Members: -10
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: This is completely up to the individual

Social Factors

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

Government

  • Decision Making: By a 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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 10 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: We’re building from scratch

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • 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!

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • 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 occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional 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.

Keywords

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

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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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