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  • Share, Borrow & Barter

    The Sleeping Naked is Green segment focused on sharing, borrowing and bartering before you buy, which led to a discussion and information on intentional living communities, community bartering systems and fun sharing ideas for books (other than libraries) and everything (freecycle.com). Hear just the fun 5-min segment by clicking here. More

  • Tour a Sustainable Community: Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Open House, Sept. 24

    Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a sustainable community? Or what life is like off-the-grid, using renewable energy? On September 24, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage will be hosting its annual Open House. The community will be open to the public for an afternoon of tours and behind the scenes information of living in a […] More

  • Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Seeking Loans for Solar Grid Project

    Editor’s note: As a long-time fan, and still relatively new board member, at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, I’ve always been impressed with their willingness to push just a bit further in terms of making the village both sustainable and comfortable. The grid project, which Zachary Shahan of Cleantechnica describes in more detail below, is pretty ambitious… […] More

  • Environmental Engineering Internships Available at Dancing Rabbit

    My friends up at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage (where — disclaimer — I’m now a board member) have a knack for creating educational opportunities based on their own efforts to build a sustainable community. Both work exchanges and internships have focused on skills and practices many of them have honed for years. This Summer, they’ll […] More

  • Catastrophic Snow Storm Has Positive Impact on Ecovillage

    Last week, a gigantic snow storm swept across the country, affecting many millions of people, with snow falling on a whopping 30 states, and record-setting snowfalls in many cities, countless stranded drivers and commuters with no way to make their way to work, and deadly cold blowing in and making recovery a difficult and sometimes […] More

  • Organic Gardening and Natural Building Internships at Dancing Rabbit

    Do you want to learn how to live more sustainably? Interested in getting some hands-on experience with organic gardening, building with natural materials, and living in an off-the-grid community? Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage of northeastern Missouri has several work exchange (or internship) opportunities for folks looking to learn some valuable skills growing food and building homes! […] More

  • Dancing Rabbit Cob House Featured in YES! Magazine

    Every dreamed of building your own house? By hand? With natural building materials and techniques? It’s a task many of us would shy away from, but our own ziggy did just that at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage… for a mere $3000. And, despite a lack of building experience, the finished product is not only functional, […] More

  • Living With The Seasons: What Are You Doing Right Now?

    What are you doing during this time of year? Are you in your office, sitting in front of a computer? Are you outside in a garden, harvesting lettuce and greens? When it gets brighter earlier, do you wake up earlier, too? Is the winter snow merely a deterrent to getting to work? Does your day-to-day […] More

  • More Observations on Ecovillage Living (PPB #21)

    I’ve worked with Zachary Shahan in various capacities for nearly two years, and knew he had some interesting life experiences, but it wasn’t until I read his guest post for the blogathon at Planetsave that I knew he had lived in an ecovillage: EcoVillage at Ithaca. More

  • Milkweed Mercantile Guests Join the Fun… (PPB #4)

    Joe and Beth Stilwell are guests at the Milkweed Mercantile eco bed & breakfast, and decided to join in the blogathon fun! Here are their impressions… We are currently at the Blogathon as guests, staying at the beautiful Milkweed Mercantile. Initially, we must mention that the Mercantile is a must stay for eco-enthusiasts! We have […] More

  • 5 Reasons to Make a Pledge to sustainablog's Pedal-a-Watt Powered Blogathon

    Still thinking about whether you’d like to pledge a donation to sustainablog’s Pedal-a-Watt Powered Blogathon to support residential outreach and education infrastructure at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage? Here are some good reasons to offer your support to this sustainable community. Your pledge will likely be doubled: We’ve got $5000 in matching funds available — we […] More

  • Does Tree House Building Sound Like a Good Time?

    How about wind-turbine construction?  And a big family-friendly party in the midst of all the building projects? Sound like your kind of thing? Then you may want to make your way to Tecumseh, Missouri-based ecovillage East Wind Community during the first week of June for the Villages in the Sky festival. Inspired by well-know events […] More

  • Green Community Models: the Ecovillage

    If you ever found yourself forced to define the term “community,” you might find yourself reverting to something akin to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s attempt to define pornography: “I know it when I see it.” While different communities have different purposes, goals, and activities, they’ve all got one thing in common: resource sharing. You […] More

  • First Ecovillage in the Netherlands

    The ‘Ecovillage’ movement is not new, but, along with many other green ideas, it is growing steadily these days. Ecovillages come in different varieties, but they hold a few basic characteristics in common. They try to combine great ecological sensibility and responsibility with innovative social environments that are supportive and fair. Different communities use or […] More