A model community of 500 residents has been created on 176 acres of land to exemplify sustainable systems of living. The EcoVillage at Ithaca combines densely clustered, energy conserving housing with the preservation of open space, organic agriculture and the conservation of natural resources. The village promotes an integrated approach, which is both socially and environmentally sound, to living and working: the agricultural and farming process is being run as a business where consumers buy shares in the seasons harvests before the seeds have been planted. There is great emphasis on education, and employment is provided for 18 per cent of the residents of the village.



NGO, private sector, academic/research, local community