Eco Village Discussion with Dancing Rabbit

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.

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  • Jessica W.

    I want to send out a call to everyone in the area who has dreamed about living in an ecovillage or cohousing community : my husband and I are in the process of starting one locally, and we would love to meet you! We just moved from an ecovillage in Oakland, CA and have the skills, enthusiasm and resources to make this happen. Send me a message if you'd like to be involved in shaping the vision for this new community. We've already met with some great folks!

    December 6, 2012

  • Martha

    Where is Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage?

    December 8, 2012

    • Scott S.

      1 Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Rutledge, MO 63563

      December 8, 2012

  • Martha

    Can someone post Dancing Rabbit's slides from the presentation?

    December 8, 2012

  • Patrick J

    I missed half the discussion because I couldn't find the place (thank you Google Maps)... but glad I made it eventually. Great presentation, and cleared up a lot that's not on the website. Going to have to visit that village for a closer look...

    December 6, 2012

  • Brent J.

    A great introduction to the Dancing Rabbit Eco Village

    December 6, 2012

  • Bob

    fascinating presentation. Thanks.

    December 6, 2012

  • Amy H.

    Good discussion - great crowd - good networking.

    December 5, 2012

  • Wendy

    I believe I did reserve a seat but won't be making it afterall. Enjoy!

    December 5, 2012

  • Denise D.

    I will take Ryan Barrett's seat. Thanks for posting Ryan!

    December 5, 2012

  • Ryan B.

    Had some work come up, I won't be able to make it tonight.
    If anyone needs a seat, Take mine, I had one reserved...

    December 5, 2012

  • Julie W.

    I won't be able to make it after all, sorry

    December 5, 2012

  • Terry W.

    Reserved Seating RSVP is closed for tonight's event. If you haven't emailed me, you haven't RSVP'd for seats. But you are welcome to bring your own chairs or sit on the floor (or stand). We are at full capacity, and we are a little store, after all. We look forward to seeing you tonight!

    December 5, 2012

  • Stephanie

    I have wanted to meet you guys so much. However, most of these meetups are on Wed evenings and I have cubscouts on that night every week. :(

    December 5, 2012

  • Scott S.

    Can I bring my own chair?

    1 · December 5, 2012

  • Terry W.

    Just a reminder, seating is limited at Home Eco. We only have so many chairs, literally! So, while we look forward to seeing everyone, if you want to reserve a seat, you have to email me, Terry, at home-eco.com

    November 23, 2012

    • Andrew O.

      Save me a seat! Thanks

      November 23, 2012

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