Marketing your ecovillage or cohousing community
Saving money on utilities is appealing. Community gardening is nice.
Want to triple the applications for residence in your projected ecovillage? Issue certificates guaranteeing an extra dozen years of active life . . .
“Places with residents who stick together more on a community or social level appear to do a better of job of helping people in general live longer . . . The team’s findings have important policy implications, as they suggest that certain aspects of the built environment can be changed to enhance life expectancy. For example, public places that promote social interaction could increase a community’s social capital levels, which in turn promote longer lifespans.”
“People who are more socially connected are happier, healthier, and live longer,” says Dr. Waldinger.