Peacebird Animal Liberation Cooperative

Nipissing, Ontario, Canada

  • Last updated: March 14, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: March 14, 2018

Mission Statement

VISION: To provide and participate in a vegan interspecies community where all beings are equal. With sanctuary at our heart, we aim to be a steadfast presence of peace and justice for all, while living close to the Earth.

MISSION: To be a loving sanctuary to animal-persons and to advocate for all by being a place of education, service, and self-sustaining growth through positive action and affirmation. With learning and sharing via workshops, broader community engagement and personal example, the community uplifts and inspires.

Community Description

We’re an established farm sanctuary and vegan agri-tourism destination in Ontario (established 2005) currently taking this project to the next step and converting the land and sanctuary into an intentional interspecies community as a vegan ecovillage. http://peacebird.org/

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Farm Sanctuary & Vegan Ecovillage
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 28 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Planned number of residences: 6
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Tiny house, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership
  • Additional Comments:

    The land (28 acres on a river) is made up of five different adjoining land titles, perfect for a small community. There is currently 2 houses for humans, and five houses for animal-persons.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Child Members: 0
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    The sanctuary is currently a vegan farmstay, operating as a vegan agri-tourism destination, so the best way to visit may be to book a stay: http://www.piebird.org/stay

    We also have a residency experience here at the sanctuary for longer-term volunteering: http://piebird.org/sanctuary/

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Persons interested in adding to this vision are encouraged to read more about the project here: http://peacebird.org — We’re currently looking for more founding members who want to contribute to the shared vision. Interested persons are invited to share more about themselves and plan a visit to the sanctuary.

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments:

    In decision making, we always ask ourselves first, “Does this respect the personhood of the sanctuary residents?” and “Does this foster positive attitude changes towards collective liberation?”

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Clean Energy from the Grid, Micro-hydro for 2018
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 26-49%
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Food produced locally: 100%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Large Scale Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Fire pit, Waterfront access, Internet, Funky sauna
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan.
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    As the heart of the community is sanctuary, ethical veganism is the gathering point.

  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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Keywords

vegan, sanctuary, interspecies, ecovillage, farm sanctuary,