We're a sub-group of the "Ecovillage New Jersey" project. We'll be holding meetings and looking for parcels of land in the southern part of the state.
Ecovillages are communities that strive to integrate a supportive social environment with a low-impact way of life. To achieve this, they incorporate various aspects of ecological design, cohousing, permaculture, green building, alternative energy, and much more. There are over a hundred such communities in the United States and thousands all around the world.
By creating the context for lifestyles which are "successfully continuable into the indefinite future," ecovillages are living models of sustainability and examples of how action can be taken immediately toward resolving some of the most pressing problems of our times. Since 1998 ecovillages have been included on the United Nations’ Top 100 Listing of Best Practices. The goal of this Meetup will be to try to create the first ecovillage in South Jersey.