Eco Village

WMAN’s Climate Justice committee is currently exploring the idea of eco-villages and how W. Mt. Airy might evolve into a more environmentally conscious community. 

What is an eco-village?

An eco-village is a community that is consciously designed through locally owned participatory processes in all four dimensions of sustainability (social, culture, ecology, and economy) to regenerate social and natural environments.

Elements of an eco-village:

Local, participatory processes

Systems (including social, cultural, economic, and ecological) that are designed to focus on sustainability

Restoring and regenerating social and natural environments

Essentially, these communities are intentional, communal, and sustainable. No eco-village is identical, but they often include community gardens, off-the-grid energy, etc. The ultimate goal is to make less-waste and support eco-minded living.