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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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Dynamic Governance: Best Practices for Co-Housing and Not-for-Profit Organizations, November 6-8, 2015

This engaging and practical 2 to 3-day training (last day optional), sponsored by Learn@Ecovillage, will cover the principles and practices of Dynamic Governance (D G, aka Sociocracy) through verbal, visual, and hands-on demonstrations and exercises. Jerry Koch Gonzalez will guide participants through simulated DG Circles, decision-making by consent, and many other aspects of this method. […]

ZEGG Forum Helps People Communicate!

A  process of communication developed by the ZEGG intentional Community in Germany migrated to the United States and has recently been introduced to EcoVillage at Ithaca (EVI).  Using trained facilitators, ‘The Forum’  as it is known, helps group members who feel stuck in their meetings to discover underlying currents, emotions, and tensions and to make […]

Fall Training: Net-Zero Energy Building Design

Want to learn what it takes to achieve net-zero? Back by popular demand, this two-day training at EcoVillage Ithaca on September 28th and 29th will focus on design and construction details to achieve net-zero energy use in new buildings – both residential and commercial. Co-sponsored by the US Green Building Council NY Upstate Chapter, Taitem […]