Submitted by: Freundeskreis Ökodorf eV
Implemented country: Germany
Title: Ecovillage Sieben Linden
In Siebenlinden new village is built in which all areas of life are organized as sustainable. Currently there are about 130 people. Construction / housing: straw bale houses, regional lumber, wood heating, solar heating systems, compost toilets, photovoltaic systems. Lifestyle: car sharing, shared kitchen 100% organic vegetarian, vegan and raw food high proportion of offers. Economies: a cooperative property, Community Supported Agriculture, Food Coop, manageable business cycles. Horticulture and forestry: self-sufficiency in vegetables, timber and firewood, use of horses in horticulture and forestry. Social integration: coexistence of all generations, home care need of care and integration of a mentally disabled roommate, activities for children. Community life: conscious maintenance of communication and culture of constructive conflict resolution methods. Education for sustainability: seminar operation, forest nursery, partnership with networks for rural development in Africa and India.