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When adding a link, please format it like one of the existing ones, write a brief review, and put it in alphabetical order. Please also add your signature and time stamp, via --~~~~ (two dashes and four tildes), which will automatically expand to your name and timestamp. Contact Jan Steinman for help if needed.

Agraria 
is intended to be an innovative low-energy use, small, sustainable community. Low-energy use implies a goal of using one-fourth of the current average energy used per capita. Sustainable implies a community that can operate, to the extent possible, without inputs (particularly of fossil fuels) and outputs (such as trash and sewage), but also of other materials. Small implies that smallness itself is a value for positive social organization. Community implies a cooperative way of life is preferable to current competitive ways of living. --Jan Steinman 20:20, 13 May 2005 (PDT)
CEEDS South Cariboo, British Columbia 
is a communal group active in the "back to the land" movement since the early 1970s. The group believes the #1 contradiction facing humanity is our alienation from nature. CEEDS chooses to simplify its lifestyle by communally providing for its basic needs - food, fuel and shelter - and thus a deeper and more respectful relationship with the earth is forged. It is ten resident members who manage four farms in close proximity to one another. Some members are First Nations people from the local Shuswap and Chilcotin Nations.
Cobb Hill, Vermont 
It is a functioning agricultural community (former home of environmentalist the late Donnella Meadows) with an excellent informative website.
Damanhur, Italy 
Amazing creative spiritual community that built a secret underground temple. Wow!
Eco Village Profiles 
"A focal point for those interested in eco villages, Green Issues self sustainable communities, permaculture and Eco products." Jan Steinman 00:47, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
THE EIGHT STAGES OF ECOVILLAGE BUILDING 
Create the Intention: Research, travel, reading, talking, meeting people. Attend a training through the Global EcoVillages Network. Establish a Vision --Added on: 26-Mar-2004
Gaviotas Village, Colombia 
Starting with tree-planting in a devastated area, a model village for 200 has grown up in 30 years.
Kakwa Ecovillage, BC 
a forming community on over 500 acres in the Rocky Mountains of BC. You can take the train to visit.
Linnaea Farm 
This Cortez Island ecovillage is perhaps the most successful in Canada. Some residents have been there for over ten years. It's a beautiful, information-rich website. --Jan Steinman 17:15, 6 Mar 2005 (PST)
O.U.R. Ecovillage 
O.U.R. Ecovillage is a forming intentional community. We are dedicated to researching and modelling sustainable ways of living which are rooted in social, economic, and ecological well being. O.U.R. Ecovillage offers a healthy and supportive learning environment for people of all walks of life wishing to share information and inspiration around living in community and living lightly on the land. --Added on: 23-Dec-2003
Steward Community Woodland 
Steward Community integrates conservation woodland management with organic growing, traditional skills, and crafts and low-impact sustainable living. --Jan Steinman 13:25, 25 Apr 2005 (PDT)
Tinkers' Bubble 
This ecovillage in Somerset, UK, is run entirely without internal combustion engines, and has been hobbled by land use planning regulatory agencies. --Jan Steinman 13:25, 25 Apr 2005 (PDT)
The Village 
Village members are a diverse group of people of all ages and walks of life. Initial members came together in 1999 with a common vision of creating Ireland's first ecological village. Since then membership has grown to almost 40 households which vary from single people to families with both young children and teenagers. Members bring a huge variety of skills, experience and interests on which the project is built. --Added on: 24-Jan-2004
Yarrow Ecovillage Society (YES) 
YES is a co-op of about 30 members who have purchased an old dairy farm in Yarrow, BC, near Chiliwack. They have a farm manager living on-site full-time, and are planning townhouse-style co-housing for the other members. --Jan Steinman 15:20, 16 Apr 2005 (PDT)

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