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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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Getting from Here to There: Strategic Planning for EcoVillage Education

by Liz Walker Vision: We envision a world in which people actively care for each other and the planet. Mission: We provide transformative learning experiences for growing healthy, just and sustainable communities both locally and globally. We support and draw from a variety of practical and visionary resources, especially the living, learning community of EcoVillage […]

Projects in Sustainability – from the archives: 2006

by Liz Walker.   (Originally published in the 2006 Eco-Village newsletter) * “This was my favorite, most challenging,and most valuable class.” * “Working in groups was fabulous.Learning through doing was great.” * “I loved the opportunity to get involved in the larger community.” * “This was not just a class, it was a commitment and involvement […]

The Buzz about Bees

A local bee keeper, Gill Menda, has a number of bee hives at Kestrel Perch berries on EcoVillage land. Jim Bosjolie of Learn@EcoVillage recently spoke to Gill about his business. LEARN: First of all, what is your background and when did you get started in this business? GILL: Beekeeping goes way back to my grandfather […]