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Help Build an Ecovillage Model in China
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We - a group of Ecovillage enthusiasts, want to start an exciting new project based on our precious experiences: Create a big international ecovillage in China. And build it to a sustainable living model and demonstrate to people around the ...

We, a group of Ecovillage enthusiasts, want to start an exciting new project based on our precious experiences: Create a big international ecovillage in China. We aim to build it to a sustainable living model and demonstrate to people around the world that living in a way caring nature and our fellow beings is eventually caring ourselves, and prove that we human beings can live harmoniously with each other, all other life beings, and Mother Nature; It is also possible to have a happy, sustainable, and abundant life without sacrificing natural environment.

 

We expect this ecovillage to be a successful model in social, ecological, economical and spiritual dimensions, as well as an ideal lifestyle complementary to the mainstream society.

 

The “ecovillage” idea in China is still pretty new. Polluted air, water, and food are endangering people's life every day. The desertification and destruction of ecological system are getting severe. Smog is no longer rare in big cities, and people are concerned about the quality of food. Although materially, people are getting richer, the quality of life is actually dropping. There is an urgent need to find real alternatives to the rapidly diminishing energy sources of earth and global ecological crisis. We believe that ecovillage could be a solution and will be the prototype of the community of the future.

 

We envision this ecovillage bring the following positive influences to people, the society, and natural environment:

 

  • It will help improve China’s ecological environment, increase the level of biodiversity, and restore its natural beauty. Permaculture principles will be applied.
  • We will aim to achieve high level of self-sufficiency and sustainability by cultivating the land, growing organic food and fruits, and selling our own products.
  • Local society will benefit from our healthy, safe, and organic food.
  • Public awareness of “care nature, care people” will be raised by our proactive reach to the society and spread the concept of “ecovillage”.
  • This ecovillage will become a big multinational family that embraces diverse cultures and background so that everyone can live and enjoy life together happily. It will also actively build relationship with other ecovillages around the world and participate in the activities of global ecovillage movement.
  • Making sure each member feel happy, free, and blessed is the social objective of this ecovillage. There will be a mutual service and support culture. And there will be no rules and regulations, but each one’s talent will have chance to be put into full play.
  • All resources including income will be shared among members; the birth, aging, and illness of each member will be taken care by the ecovillage.
  • All members live together like a big family; taking care of elders and children are the sole responsibility of the community.
  • Once this ecovillage becomes successful, we will consider copy it to other countries so that the new lifestyle will benefit more people and regions.

 

I am currently living in an ecovillage in China. I see tremendous benefits of this new lifestyle: people get much happier and healthier by connecting with Mother Nature, and can really have a quality life, not just live for survival. Seniors and children are taken good care of, and very much enjoy living in a collective environment. It is like a big harmonious and sweet family where people feel being loved and supported.

 

We need an initial capital USD 150,000 to get this project started: buy a land and some basic infrastructures first.

 

As a return, all donors are welcome to experience the ecovillage life (When it is established) for free if you travel to China, no matter how long you stay.

 

Thank you for your contribution, and thank you for helping us make this world a more peaceful and harmonious place for every life being to live.

 

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