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The residents of Wind Spirit live on 16 acres surrounded by citrus and olive trees, stony hills and played-out mines.
Outdoor sinks have s requesting visitors use tree-friendly soap. All the bathrooms have compost toilets. Wind Spirit is one of many alternative communities throughout Arizona, often called intentional communities. Although their goals range from spiritual to musical, many focus on ecology and sustainability.
Edelman is used to such challenges. She moved a year ago from another ecovillage outside Tucson called TerraSante Village. Communal living has a long history, but many ecovillages have increased their networking with a sense of urgency.
Online resources, such as the Fellowship for Intentional Community and the Global Ecovillage Network, help with that effort. Sky Blue is executive director of the year-old Fellowship for Intentional Community, which provides informational materials and a global directory of communities, ranging from monasteries to neighborhoods that share tools and have monthly potlucks.
Blue lives in a secular, income-sharing community in Virginia. He thinks many outsiders cling to outdated stereotypes of hippie communes, even if the motivations are accessible. Permanent and nonpermanent residents include business professionals, self-styled inventors, native-seed vendors, seasonal campers and, once, a group of traveling hippies interested solely in repairing bicycles. When we first started living in the community, I was way overweight, way unhealthy, still dealing with military experiences.
Reana attends high school nearby, which requires a drive to the bus stop and an hour-long bus ride. Plastic tubs are cut and repurposed for funnel gardening. Metal pipes are tuned for experimental music, or windmill development.
One resident collects and sells native seeds from the surrounding desert. In Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico, the Fellowship for Intentional Community lists 68 ecovillages, with even more across the country and internationally. Some only have one or two members as they begin to form. One in Paonia, Colorado, is meant for the elderly. The Community for Mindful Living, based in Berkeley, California, coordinates projects nationally and internationally. The ecovillage label often gets paired with other descriptions, such as cohousing, communes, spiritual community or coliving.
Beth Ann Morrison is a Ph. At the Happiness and Sustainability Lab, she and her colleagues examine how urban neighborhoods and people in general can increase quality of life through sustainability. Morrison sees problems with land ownership, indigenous cultural appropriation, lack of diversity and the attitude that many equate sustainability with sacrifice.
Some Arizona ecovillages experiment with sustainable practices, but Morrison said living differently does not always mean making a difference. For Morrison, unsustainability stems from inequality. She prioritizes collaborative des, community building and resource sharing in neighborhoods as a more impactful way to address the problems that inspired TerraSante, Wind Spirit and others.
Even with the limitations and challenges of a rural ecovillage, however, Scher and Clark believe their sustainability models are doable. TerraSante and Wind Spirit develop innovative food systems. Many residents of TerraSante and Wind Spirit worry that mainstream living habits will not last, and their sustainable practices will become essential.
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