Provide a place on the Internet for ecovillages to post documents, pictures and other resources.
Enable people in different locations to collaborate on projects.
Create an interactive forum for sharing information about ecovillages.
This is a web-based forum for working together and discussing ecovillage matters. The social form that wikis and ecovillages share is consensus.
At the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) North American Conference in the fall of 2004, people from several ecovillages talked about collaborating in various ways. Since then, others in GEN have joined this collaboration:
A Consensus model is essentially a framework for consensus decision-making that is antithetical to majority rule. The trend in most consensus models involves egalitarianism versus authoritarianism providing a voice to even the so-called "little guy" who is spurned and shunned in typical authoritarian models within the corporate mainstream. ...more
Sustainable living: Ever walked into a store wanting to buy the least harmful goods and been bewildered by the trade offs? Should one buy local… naturally grown… organic… fair trade… union made..? Apparently each of these has a claim to sustainability. An item that was all of the above would be rare (in fact, in some cases impossible). So if we value sustainability, is there some guide to which of the above strategies is best, and when? ...more