Conferences, Projects, Networks, Sustainable Ecovillage,
Eco Villages and Communities
Ecovillage holidays may
be described as socially, economically and ecologically
sustainable intentional communities. Most would
aim for a population of 50-150 individuals because
this size is considered to be the maximum social
network according to findings from sociology
and anthropology (Hill & Dunbar, 2002).
Larger ecovillages of up to 2,000 individuals
may, however, exist as networks of smaller "ecomunicipalities"
or subcommunities to create an ecovillage model
that allows for social networks within a broader
foundation of support.
holidays members are united by shared ecological,
social or spiritual values. An ecovillage is often
composed of people who have chosen an alternative
to centralized power, water and sewage systems.
Many see the breakdown of traditional forms of
community, wasteful consumerist lifestyles, the
destruction of natural habitat, urban sprawl,
factory farming, and over-reliance on fossil fuels,
as trends that must be changed to avert ecological
disaster. They see small-scale communities with
minimal ecological impact as an alternative. It
is a very different kind of community to one you
may be used to such as in cities where people
were likely to spend their free time playing
free poker games
or watching TV. There is a different
focus living in an ecovillage, and one that you
can learn more about below.
Global Ecovillage holidays network
sustainable settlements linking together a highly
diverse worldwide movement of autonomous ecovillages
(environmentally and socially sustainable settlements)
and related projects.
The Ecovillage holidays
the Americas sets out to engage the peoples
of the Americas in a common effort to join the
global transformation towards an ecologically,
economically and culturally sustainable future.
ENA serves as the Western Hemisphere representative
of the Global Ecovillage Network.
ENA works to unite cultures from North, Central
and South Americas and the Caribbean to become
a unified force in ecovillages and sustainability
There is much
to read and understand about Ecovillage holidays,
tribal ecovillages, first nations ecovillages,
sustainability and community development. There
are opportunities to attend eco village conferences
and discover your own position in the Ecovillage