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 basis for decision-making. We already have three location circles – urban, town/suburban, and rural. Each has begun to research potential sites for an Ecovillage. Where do you dream of living? Join that circle!

This month we’re creating three functional circles: People, Place and Prosperity. These three high-level circles will be further divided into circles (teams) to study and make recommendations that will lead to multiple NJ Ecovillages (e.g., Site Selection, Membership/Fundraising, Marketing/Outreach, Education, Budgeting/Finance, etc.).

Last month we introduced a membership framework, asking for a commitment of time and money each month from those who have a real desire to grow an Ecovillage.  Members will be asked to participate in one or more circles, particularly in leadership roles.  New folks can try us on for size before making a commitment.  We think you’ll want to join quickly!

Come and see what suits or challenges you best and roll up your sleeves. Summer is coming!

On March 25, we will get reports from the three location circles, including possible real estate deals, and a demo of new tech that will make remote meeting attendance possible.

PEOPLE: Membership, outreach, communication, culture, education, etc.

PLACE: Location, site selection, building design, etc.

PROSPERITY: Economy, donations, financing, budgeting, etc.

Come and see what suits or challenges you best and roll up your sleeves. Summer is coming!

We will  get reports on possible real estate deals, and  some new tech that will make remote attendance to meetings possible.

We will also have special guest Tobias Fox joining up at 3 p.m. for a discussion of urban ecovillage possibilities— see next post for more details.

We will be meeting at the home of  Lise Thompson:

626 Montgomery Rd, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
(the house numbers aren’t in sequence, so look for the Ecovillage sign)

We will gather in the barn adjacent to the house. Larry White writes:

At our last Meetup there, I had to wait for horses on the road on the way in! It’s quite beautiful.

If you’re interested in car pooling, text 917 968-8462 with your name and town. We’ll try to coordinate.

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

  1. Larry White says:

    The correct address for the 3/25 Meetup is:
    626 Montgomery Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844
    Look for the EVNJ sign(s). It’s a bit tricky, but well
    worth it!

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