Category Archives: Community

Can We Develop a Farm Ecovillage Model?

We’ve recently been investigating the idea of working with an existing farmer to build an eco-community on their farm — both to help operate the farm and to consume some part of its production. This is likely contrary to most … Continue reading

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Tamera Ecovillage Offers Unique Online Courses

Several months ago we hosted New Jerseyan Joshua Gottdenker on a Skype call about Tamera Ecovillage in Portugal. Tamera is a School and Research Station for Realistic Utopia The project was founded in Germany in 1978. In 1995 it moved … Continue reading

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Tobias Fox Special Guest at March 25 Meeting

We have a special guest joining us at the March 25 Ecovillage New Jersey Meeting in Hillsborough. Tobias A. Fox is the Managing Director of  Science and Sustainability Newark, a grass roots organization implements various initiatives to increase awareness of … Continue reading

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Ecovillage Meetup Saturday, March 25, 2017 — Creating a Functional Organization

Plug In to our New Organization Structure! We promised you that 2017 would be a year of action, and we’re delivering — through your commitment and involvement! This month we’ll flesh out our organization structure. We use “circles” as the … Continue reading

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Local Action Circles to Meet Next Week (March 6-7-8)

Do you want to live in an Ecovillage? Then you must help us build one. Where do you want to live? In a city, town, suburb. or in a rural setting? Join us next week as we plan for our new … Continue reading

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Action Packed Meetup this Sunday In Princeton

Have we got a Meetup for you! Sunday, February 19 — Noon to 4:00pm 794 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 After our traditional noon to 1 pm pot luck lunch, we will have Jack Carman, President of Design for Generations … Continue reading

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Join an Action Circle to Grow an Ecovillage Near You

Ecovillage NJ is forming Action Circles to actively plan and grow 1 to 4 cooperative communities in the Garden State in the next 2 years. We have 4 circles to choose from: urban, town, suburban, and rural. Our first meetings … Continue reading

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Creating an Ecovillage Co-op

As described elsewhere on this site, we have embraced a new approach to creating ecovillages in New Jersey, a cooperative proposal being led by a group of longtime activists and experts called the Ecovillagers Alliance. This post provides some of the key background … Continue reading

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The Story So Far… A Brief History of EcovillageNJ

It may be helpful to anyone interested in becoming a member of Ecovillage New Jersey to get a brief sense of the group’s history, current status, and intended future. Over the past few years, two key groups became interested in … Continue reading

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Taking a New Direction

Over the past several months we’ve been exploring a new approach to “ecovillaging,” founded on a sustainability-based cooperative model developed by Joel Rothschild and the Ecovillagers Alliance. Steve Welzer had reached out to Katie McCamant to find the closest “graduate” of the … Continue reading

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