Torri Superiore Ecovillage. Ventimiglia.
Daniele. Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Torri Superiore Ecovillage. Ventimiglia.
Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Stefano. Torri Superiore Ecovillage. Ventimiglia.
Corricelli Ecovillage. Cantagallo-Prato.
Anja. Corricelli Ecovillage. Cantagallo-Prato.
Corricelli Ecovillage. Cantagallo-Prato.
Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Ivan. Torri Superiore Ecovillage. Ventimiglia.
Eva and Germano. Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Daniel. Torri Superiore Ecovillage. Ventimiglia.
Anja. Corricelli Ecovillage. Cantagallo-Prato.
Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Nina. Ecovillage Torri Superiore. Ventimiglia.
Marilia and Marco. Corricelli Ecovillage. Cantagallo-Prato.
Camillo. Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Corricelli Ecovillage. Cantagallo-Prato.
Torri Superiore Ecovillage. Ventimiglia.
Anja. Corricelli Ecovillage. Cantagallo-Prato.
Torri Superiore Ecovillage..Ventimiglia.
Anja. Corricelli Ecovillage. Cantagallo-Prato.
Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Germano. Granara Ecovillage. Valmozzola-Parma.
Anja, Marilia and Marco. Corricelli Ecovillage. Cantagallo-Prato.
D - la Repubblica delle Donne, settembre 2008
D - la Repubblica delle Donne, settembre 2008

What is an ecologic village? It is an “intentional community” where different ways of living in harmony with nature are experimented. It is a settlement purposely made for mankind, rural or urban, longing to create models of sustainable lifestyles. It does not show defined dimensions but on the whole its population varies from 400 to 600 members in an area that at first was abandoned and inactive and where over time and thanks to the work of re-qualification and reclamation, one can live full or half time ,according to the structure of the community. The aim of the inhabitants of the ecologic villages is to become happily independent and such target is pursued starting from the sources of renewable energy and by transforming waste in resources. The insertion in the abandoned area takes place gradually, in order to integrate, within the territory and within the social structure and food, a micro-economy which gives advantages to both these aspects. These realities grow with great effort: different individuals, within a new and unpredictable context, face an effort of reconstruction, management, social charity without any kind of institutional help and with terrible bureaucratic lacks. In Italy there are more than 50 ecologic villages surveyed by the RIVE ( the Ecological Italian Villages Network).

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