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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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Want to Save Energy? Eat Together.

By Liz Walker (photo by Jim Bosjolie) Adriane Wolfe is an action-oriented entrepreneur. When she has a good idea, she pursues it with enthusiasm. For her master’s degree in energy systems engineering, she researched electricity usage in EcoVillage’s first neighborhood. By analyzing neighborhood-wide data as well as individual household usage, she noticed something interesting: on nights […]

New EVI Plant Nursery

By Jim Grant (photos by Jim Bosjolie) Since EcoVillage Ithaca (EVI) was established 25 years ago on our 175-acre property, one of our constant concerns has been the proper stewardship of our land.  Our desire to live in closely connected neighborhoods enabled us to plan the construction of our dwellings so that 100 homes could be […]

Addressing Food Justice: A Visit to Soul Fire Farm.

By Jay Smith (photos by Dawn Montanye) “Justice” is a word—like “love,” “health,” “intelligence,” “happiness,” and “sustainability”—that bears close scrutiny when used.  Combined with the noun “food” into the phrase “food justice,” it invites a scrutiny that is complex. One could argue that global and American injustices in food production, distribution, and consumption are related to […]