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Author: Coleen O'Connell


Coleen O’Connell, a member of the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage community, has served on the leadership team for the project. Coleen is the Director/Faculty of the Ecological Teaching and Learning MS Program for educators at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her professional and personal passion has been to explore ecological literacy and sustainability in the context of our personal lifestyle choices. She has traveled internationally with students living in and studying the ecovillage movement. She cofounded a small ecovillage, Ravenwood, in the midcoast region of Maine which has been a teaching laboratory for Lesley University and the Audubon Expedition Institute (now the Expedition Education Institute). She can be reached at oconnell AT lesley.edu and welcomes your comments or questions.

Articles by Coleen O'Connell include:

  • Living the Questions (Issue # 156)

The Balancing Act of Farming in Community

Posted on July 24, 2015 by
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Is Cobb Hill a model of how to do community and farming cooperatively, or a case study in their challenges?


Living the Questions

Posted on September 7, 2012 by

Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage grapples with obstacles to create a visionary housing project in rural Maine.


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