Fourteen of our Meetup members visited the EcoVillage at Ithaca (EVI) on May 9. We were given a tour by Dick Franke, a former Anthropology professor at Montclair State University.
There are three cohousing neighborhoods at EVI. We saw how the clustering of the units in each neighborhood minimizes the overall ecological footprint; and how the advanced practices for green building and energy use result in significant carbon reductions (as well as considerable monetary savings for homeowners).
In the evening we enjoyed a dinner together at the famous Moosewood Restaurant in downtown Ithaca.
(read a full report of our day under the tab “Meetings/Events” above)