The foundation of Villages is a trust network that you help create by endorsing friends who have something to contribute to the community. Find friends-of-friends that have the skills you need, or interesting projects you can help with.
The current ecological, social and economic crisis requires a bold and strong vision and people who actively participate in developing a sustainable future. In that sense, the Economy for the Common Good (ECG) movement understands itself as an initiator and inspirational force for far-reaching change. In a democratic and participatory process, the ECG works towards an economic system which places the Common Good at the center of all economic activity. more »
2. The Economy for the Common Good is a Movement
Thousands of individuals, companies, cities and NGOs across the globe are actively involved in the ECG movement. There are many different areas to get involved such as local chapters, international cooperation, becoming a supporter, joining a working group and sponsoring. more »
From: Ecovillages: lessons for sustainable community (Litfin). A book in which a social scientist observes different villages. She divides sustainable living in 4 areas being: Ecology, economy, community and consciousness. Community stands for the ways people interact socially, how children are raised, how people come to desicions etc. Consciousness has to do with the worldviews that ecovillagers hold. Each subjet has a its chapter, below is a (somewhat chaotic) summary of the economy chapter.