Our society is wrestling with questions of sustainability and climate change, with many groups working towards a sustainable future. Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Northern Missouri has been at the fore since 1997 and its members are living one vision of a sustainable future right now.
On Wednesday, December 5th, Dancing Rabbit co-founder Tony Sirna will give a talk at Home Eco, about his community, sustainable living options, and what the future holds.
If you want to see what sustainability looks like, come join us for a slideshow at 7:00 pm followed by discussion. Reservations are encouraged, so that seating may be arranged. Please RSVP to [masked]
Over the last 15 years Dancing Rabbit has built over 25 energy-efficient homes using reclaimed lumber and natural building methods such as strawbale and cob. By reducing electricity use to less than 10% of the American norm, the village is now a net exporter of renewable energy. Three vehicles are shared among the 75 residents, who drive only 7% of the US average. Food production is integrated into the design of the pedestrian-scale village. Cooperation, a strong gift economy, and a vibrant alternative currency support the economic stability of the community. Natural ecosystems are preserved and restored on the community's 280-acre land trust. Sustainability is not just a dream. The residents of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage are living it right now.