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Ecovillage - ESWB
Transcript of Ecovillage - ESWB
- Global Ecovillage Network
What is an Ecovillage?
Care for the Earth
Care for Others
Return the Surplus
What can we do to be Regenerative?
Is Sustainability Enough?
Sustainability: the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance
Sustainability has become a buzz word.
Sustainability and exponential growth don't mix.
We humans have already done a lot of damage that we need to repair.
"How are you today"..."Sustainable"
We need some new words
that say a little bit more:
Learn from ecological systems
Design with nature, not against
Davis Village Homes
South Facing Slope
Nearby Bus Stop
Nearby Walking Trails
Close to downtown
Planning & Construction: Biking Trails
Net Zero or better, Passive Solar
Accessible to all abilities
Integrated with the natural surroundings
Small footprint to preserve the forest ecosystem
Balance public interaction and privacy
Connect property to large network of existing trails in the area
Get to know & work with the City, County, and Rivanna trail planners
Connect the trails on either side of the meadow creek to provide bicycle access all the way downtown.
Investigate alternatives to the personal automobile for the ecovillage and surrounding residential areas
Promote the existing bus system
Promote and improve bikeability in Charlottesville
Reduce the need for parking spaces
480 Rio Rd:
Home of Ecovillage Charlottesville