If you've ever wanted to live a more sustainable life and are open to changing locations, you might have considered joining an ecovillage. Ecovillages have a lot of variables, depending on their size, location, and individual values. But one theme is central: living sustainably.
EcoVillage Ithaca is, without a doubt, a leading example of how people can live mainstream lives in an eco-friendly way. At EcoVillage Ithaca, a community of people care for the land, connect with nature, consume less, and live cooperatively. Their non-profit, Learn@EcoVillage, offers tours, immersion experiences, and educational opportunities.
Liz Walker, cofounder of EcoVillage Ithaca, sat down with Green Matters for an interview over email. She breaks down what, exactly, living in an ecovillage is like, corrects common misconceptions, and shares tips on what people should consider if they'd like to create their own.