Is an Ecovillage world possible? Some new articles on carfreeuniverse
- (My apologies to Carfree and carfreeecovillages list-- this
is a bit of a duplicate.)
The most relevant to these lists is the first article
The point I'd encourage others to consider is that
carfreeness within existing cities is likely to come from
people in ecovillages (or other similar neighborhood
associations) working with the bureacracy.
What prompted this thinking was the article in
That small intentional community has been instrumental in
getting street closings in Palo Alto.
Some related resources are:
Vocal communities will be able to maintain the activism and
energy needed to make parts of cities car-free. Isolated
individuals are less likely to do so. The problem needs to
be tackled from the bottom and the top, and at the bottom
will most likely be urban ecovillages!
Also visit this post on converting suburbs to ecovillages:
*Is an ecovillage world possible?*
*Carfree living scenarios* in the eastern US. (living
where there are no cars)
*Research on Amish, Conservative Mennonites*
*Is an Ecovillage world possible?*
This is an excerpt from page 132 of _Ecovillage Living_ by
Hildur Jackson and Karen Svensson, presenting the case for
why ecovillages need to be made within the mega-cities as
well as out in the countryside.
*Carfree living scenarios*
Some thoughts on living where there are no cars using
primitive skills and a nomadic lifestyle in the Eastern
United States. In particular, the C&O canal (180 miles of
beautiful carfreeness), the Appalachian Trail (Maine to
Georgia, & intersects with the canal), and the intercoastal
waterway (Norfolk, VA to Florida).
*Research into Amish / Conservative Mennonites*
Many of you know the Amish do not drive cars. Recently I
found the same is true of conservative Mennonites in various
places, including Belize! What can be learned from these
existing, successful, and growing communities of carfree
people? What follows are some notes and links for