About This Newsletter
I’m publishing Ecovillages as a free, bimonthly newsletter in order to encourage and inspire ecovillage projects with news about what ecovillages are doing worldwide. People seem to love photos and stories about how others are succeeding in good work. Ecovillages will bring you stories about successful projects in every issue, and practical, how-to information, too.
From six to eight articles will appear in each issue, in a variety of topics. Here are the kinds of articles and ongoing columns you'll find:
- The ecovillage movement
- News about individual ecovillages worldwide
- Practical ecovillage tools:
- “Ecovillagers Write” (letters to the editor)
- “Book & Video Reviews”
I’m especially keen on stimulating more interest in ecovillages in North America, ideally with news of what people are doing elsewhere. You’ll find stories about ecovillage projects in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Russia, South America, Australia and New Zealand, southern Asia, China, and Japan. (We’re everywhere!)
Although Ecovillages is published in English, you can absolutely translate it into your language and send it out to friends and colleagues. If you do, please let me know; I’ll be honored.
I’ll be writing most stories; others will be written by ecovillage activists worldwide. If you’d like to contribute a story, please contact me for guidelines.
Funding for this newsletter will come from advertisers. At the moment it is funded with a two-year no-interest loan from CRSP (Cooperative Resources Service Project) in Los Angeles, the nonprofit that helps Los Angeles Eco-Village and other ecovillage projects.
If you would like to advertise in this newsletter, thank you very much, and please contact me.
If you’d like to give a tax-deductible donation to CRSP for this project, thank you very much, and please contact Lois Arkin, director of CRSP (see below).
I love the photos of engaged ecovillagers in the website banner. Here we are . . . doing our work worldwide. Photos are, left to right:
- Students cobbing at Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm, Tennessee. Photo, Albert Bates.
- Members of Findhorn Foundation in Scotland use an alternative currency, the Eko. Photo, Findhorn Foundation.
- Yamagishi Toyosato Community in Japan bases its sustainable community economy on raising well-cared-for chickens. Photo, Yamagishi Toyosato.
- Bicycling instead of driving is important at EcoVillage at Ithaca, New York. Photo, Jim Bosjolie.
- These members of Earthaven Ecovillage in North Carolina grow Biodynamic vegetables for their onsite CSA farm. Photo, Diana Leafe Christian.
- Learning natural building at Tlholego Development Project in South Africa. Photo, Joseph F. Kennedy.
- Cobbing at Ecocentro IPEC - Brazil (Instituto Permacultural y Ecovila do Cerrado), Brazil. Photo, IPEC.
Diana Leafe Christian
How to email me: diana AT ic DOT org
How to email Lois Arkin at the CRSP nonprofit: crsp AT igc DOT org