* solidarity * ecology * spirit *
This space will house information related to the sustainability aspects of EcoEcu House. This includes:
As a spirit-centred intentional community, we believe that Creation is sacred and must be protected from exploitation. One of the injustices of our corporate capitalist society is the daily crucifixion of our planet Earth.
Our community is certainly passionate about the environment. Many of us have been involved with groups working to preserve and protect what is left of the natural world: the old growth rainforests of the Walbran Valley, the Stoltmann Wilderness, areas affected by global warming, and educating about the impacts of globalization on the planet.
But while we recognize that much of the environmental destruction we see around us is the result of a poisonous economic and social order, we know that our individual lifestyle choices are also to blame.
We endeavour to reduce the impact of our community lifestyle on the environment.
During the formation of the community, we will discuss how we can achieve this. Living sustainably would include reducing greenhouse emissions (ie. using public transport and bikes), cutting energy and water use, recycling, and eating organic food (hopefully growing some of our own).
We will also advocate strongly for environmental protection, educating faith communities and peers about the need for strong action for the Earth.
For instance, we might lead workshops for faith and spiritual communities on pressing issues; write letters urging state and corporate leaders to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change; visit the Walbran Valley to learn about the need for protection; and support the human rights of environmentalists around the world.
The power to change is in our hands. And yours.