Last updated: March 5, 2012 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: September 7, 2011

The Village Project

(Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

Mission Statement:

arts, eco-education

Community Description:

VISION STATEMENT

We are an aspiring village-scale eco-community prospectively located within 30 minutes of Victoria, BC. We are committed to developing, living and sharing an ecologically conscientious lifestyle while fostering a space where multidisciplinary art forms are nourished and encouraged as an essential part of cultural development. By connecting people with nature and encouraging creative expression, we nourish ourselves, our relationships and our planet.

Inspired by the growing global momentum of the ecovillage movement, our intention is to reinvent our lifestyle to reflect our intuitive inclination for community, accountability, cooperation, and respect.

We are currently communicating with people of similar values who share our goal to actively begin living the kind of culture that nourishes Mother Earth, neighbours, ourselves and future generations.

The Village Project is still in its sprouting stage, so individuals seeking to join need initiative, abundant energy and a willingness to learn. We are currently seeking core group members. The core group is the driving energy behind the creation of the community; from brainstorming initial ideas, organizing functional processes, purchasing and developing property and actualizing the community vision to achieve goals.

The direction of The Village Project is three-fold. The combined energies of an eco-conscious residential setting, a centre for artistic creation and ecologically focused learning program compose a unique and thriving community. Potential members are not expected to have a skill set that would serve the realization of all three directions. However, members need to be invested in supporting the growth of the trinity that comprises this unique community.

Please feel free to contact us at thevillageproject@live.ca

Population

  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

Government

  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No, we are a different type of community.
  • Location: Small Town, Small Town

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses

Diet

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Keywords

Victoria, Vancouver, ecovillage, sustainable, community, Vancouver Island, art, arts, performace, th

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.