Ecovillage project vision and mission statements
A world where human lifeways are transitioning toward the revitalization of local community life.
We have a “micro-level” goal and a “macro-level” goal:
(a) to establish an ecovillage that residents can feel to be Home in the deepest and broadest sense (conducive to social support and ecological responsibility);
(b) to foster and provide a model for the transformational project expressed in our vision statement.
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A key part of the solution to the modern crisis will be to transition human lifeways away from the trajectories that have led to social dysfunction and ecological disruption. The latter invariably result when a society becomes unmoored from a basic grounding in sensibilities of limits and balances.
Cultivating health and satisfactory quality of life will require more than technological panaceas, corporate constraints, or governmental regime change. We’ll need to restore the human scale in all aspects of life. We’ll need to reconstitute real communities and locally-oriented lifeways characterized by familiarity, stability, interdependence, and relation-to-place. Such is the basis for respect, love, and care for each other and for the earth.
Cohousing and ecovillage communities can serve as models and base camps for the broad global movement working to green our civilization and set it on a path toward sustainability.