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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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Influencing Green Building Policy, Locally and Nationally
By Liz Walker Even as our nation pulls out of the Paris Climate Accord, the local response to mitigating climate change has moved into high gear. It’s a fascinating time to be part of the energy transition to renewable energy. Here in Tompkins County, the agreed upon goal for the entire county is to cut […]
By Liz Walker There is a pleasant din as dozens of people converse across the long folding tables at the Southside Community Center gym. A woman walks by with a baby on her hip, her plate filled with Cajun shrimp, grits and salad. I ask the people sitting at my table, “Why did you decide […]
A Pathway into the Heart of the Natural World
By Jim Grant One of the most critical features of our human march towards oblivion is our lack of connection with the natural world. We call it “the environment,” a term which points to ‘where it is’ (i.e., surrounding us) rather than our relationship as part of the whole. If we are to correct our […]