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