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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Cleaning Up Junked Cars

While walking much of the 175 acres of EVI land a few years ago, a young EcoVillage teenager , Ray Vanek, noticed much litter left from the previous owners, especially two cars abandoned in the woods. He thought this was not pleasant to look at as well as it not being healthy for the environment.  […]

Net-Zero Energy Building Design Workshop

Monday, October 31, 2016 and Tuesday, November 1, 2016 This two-day training will focus on design and construction details to achieve net-zero energy use in new buildings. Join Ian Shapiro, founder of Taitem Engineering and co-author of the book Green Building Illustrated (Wiley, 2014) and author of the recently released Energy Audits and Improvements for […]

DROUGHT and the Farmer

Climate change impacts us all, but the erratic weather it brings is especially hard on farmers, all over the world. Here in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY, we are known for abundant water. So the recent dry spell with just 12% of the usual rain for the first two months of the growing […]