Issue #171 ● Summer 2016
Ecovillages around the World: Theme Articles
Overcoming Apartheid—the Global Ecovillage Network By Kosha Anja Joubert
Communities worldwide are exploring how to heal our separation from each other and the natural world.
● What Are Ecovillages?
The Global Ecovillage Network: Focal Point for a Global Movement By Ross and Hildur Jackson
Two pioneers of the ecovillage movement tell their story.
● Of Learning and Immortality
Ecovillages Worldwide—Local Solutions for Global Problems By Leila Dregger
A wide array of ecovillages throughout the Global North and South address our shared challenges.
Ecovillage Strategies in Areas of Crisis By Leila Dregger and Sarah Queblatin
Emergency situations around the world have brought together activists, experts, and teachers to offer ecovillage-inspired solutions.
Creating Carbon-Negative Communities: Ecovillages and the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals By Rob Wheeler
Diverse ecovillages are modeling how to create more just, equitable, and sustainable human societies.
Collective Healing By Kosha Anja Joubert and Stephen Busby—Interview by Robin Alfred
Communities become powerful microcosms for trauma—and its potential healing—in the wider society.
Learning in Ecovillages AND Getting a College Degree By Karen Stupski and Giovanni Ciarlo
Pursuing holistic education through ecovillage immersion experiences can be both challenging and rewarding.
An Inspiring Journey in Ecovillages By Nébesna Fortin
From La Cité Écologique to NextGEN, a young ecovillage activist completes the circle.
The Bridge to a Greener World By John Ahern
This Australian community’s bridge is a lot more than just a bridge.
● The Ecovillage@Currumbin
Yarrow Ecovillage: Cohousing as a Building Block to the Ecovillage By Charles Durrett and Katie McCamant
A Canadian community pioneers ecovillage zoning while incorporating both intergenerational and senior cohousing.
Want an Ecovillage? Stay Put! By Abeja Hummel
How can we care for a place if we’re not there, day after day, year after year, paying attention?
Land and Culture Collaboration By Tom Shaver
Emerald Earth Sanctuary explores how to engage constructively with its northern California ecosystem.
Cloughjordan Ecovillage: Modeling the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society By Peadar Kirby
Irish ecovillagers achieve the smallest ecological footprints recorded in their country.
True Sustainability: Indigenous Pathways By Dan Schultz
At Maitreya Mountain Village, mainstream pragmatism meets radical idealism.
Building an Ecovillage in the Friendly Islands By Philip Mirkin
Fiji Organic Village embodies the challenges and joys of cross-cultural community.
Argentina: 13-Day Wavespells at Velatropa By Henny Freitas
Self-managed by students and travelers, an innovative ecovillage nestles in a corner of Buenos Aires.
The First Ecovillage in Palestine By Frederick Weihe
A West Bank town of about 1500, Farkha predated the term ecovillage, and is now recognized as one.
Publisher’s Note: Ecovillages and the FIC By Sky Blue
The Foundation for Intentional Community and the Global Ecovillage Network partner in support of empowered citizens and communities designing for a sustainable future.
● More on the FIC-GEN Collaboration By Christopher Kindig
Notes from the Editor: Around the World in 80 Pages By Chris Roth
Review: Ecovillage: 1000 Ways to Heal the Planet By Diana Leafe Christian