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The Village : Sustainable Projects Ireland Charity Profile
Ireland's first ecovillage is being created by a community of people committed to ecological, social and economic sustainability.
Our 67 acre development in Cloughjordan will include an extensive area for woodland and wildlife, allotments, three community buildings and a commercial area on Market Square focusing on ecological services, education and training.
The Village attracts a diverse mix of people of various ages and backgrounds. The membership includes teachers, builders, architects, farmers, therapists, homemakers, students and retirees. There scope of the project means that it attracts attracts people for a wide variety of reasons. A common theme amongst the membership however, is the desire to work towards a more sustainable and community based lifestyle.
The Village aims come under the following headings:
Human Scale:- A place that can down-size the institutions that provide housing, food, waste disposal, transportation, health care, education, social interaction and democracy, and contain these systems in a community where direct human involvement in the institutions is promoted.
Human activities that are harmlessly integrated into the natural world
A place supportive to healthy human development
A community that can be successfully continued into the indefinite future