Ecovillages as Models for Sustainable Living
Bluestockings (172 Allen St., Manhattan)
Ecovillages are communities striving to live well and lightly together. From appropriate technologies to holistic health; from sustainable agriculture to group facilitation, ecovillages are integrating solutions within human-scale communities and creating new cultures and “stories” in which we can live well – and lightly. While not utopias, they are developing real-world models of sustainable development that make ideal “campuses” where students can learn about sustainability while striving to live it. This talk will provide an introduction to the growing ecovillage movement worldwide, the possibilities and challenges of using these communities as contexts for education and social change. Daniel Greenberg, is the founding director of Living Routes, a non-profit that runs study abroad programs based in “ecovillages”.