Welcome to Ecovillage

EcoVillage at Ithaca is part of a global movement of people seeking to create positive solutions to the social, environmental and economic crises our planet faces. Since 1991 we have developed an award-winning ecovillage that invites you to live, learn and grow. Our mission is to promote experiential learning about ways of meeting human needs for shelter, food, energy, livelihood and social connectedness that are aligned with the long-term health and viability of Earth and all its inhabitants.

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Match Charter High School visits EcoVillage Ithaca from Boston MA

30 friendly, hardworking, and ultimately inspired,  students from Match Charter High School visited EcoVillage at Ithaca. The sophomores from this Boston urban public school spent time helping on the Kestrel Perch Berry Farm, learning about the Groundswell Incubator farm, and touring the neighborhoods of EcoVillage. Experiencing a college town and rural lifestyle, and exploring students’ […]

Contest Announcement: Community that Works

Are you a NYS property owner or developer inspired by the EcoVillage Ithaca vision, and interested in applying best practices for sustainable resource use and high quality of neighborhood life? Are you seeking to create a Community that Works on a site outside Tompkins County? If so, you could win a $5,000 package of Technical Assistance Services. Climate Showcase Communities Contest applications are due by May 8, 2014. Download Contest Guidelines here.

Landscape Architecture Foundation selects TREE neighborhood

Rick Manning  (Ithaca) and Michele Palmer (Cornell University) have been selected by the Landscape Architecture Foundation to complete a case study of the EcoVillage TREE neighborhood focused on sustainable landscape measures. The landscape design for TREE features plantings of native trees, shrubs and perennials, many selected to attract pollinators and provide edible harvests. A total of 21 […]