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Best practices of Arca Verde

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Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
There is no leader. We decide by consensus.
Conscious participation in project design: 
100%
Design methods: 
permaculture
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
80%
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
80%
Educational courses and experiences: 
We offer workshops and couses about permaculture, bioconstruction, agroforestry, efficient stoven technology, communication, sustainability, dragon dreaming, Forum, conscious consumption, alternative economy sistems, circular dances, percussion, women and men circles, deep ecology and spirituality.

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
79%
Gender equality: 
100%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
90%
Diversity: 
90%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
100%
Integration of new members: 
After a experience period of 3 months, visitors or volunteers can start the integration process of more 3 months, with vision questionnaire, meetings, economic project and payment of a membership fee. After that the community can accept the new member.

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
70%
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
100%
Dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
90%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
90%
Common vision: 
100%

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
100%
Sustainable transport: 
60%
We have a community shared car. The means of transport within is by bycicle and by foot
Sustainable water management?: 
100%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
90%
Organical food: 
90%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
95%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
100%
Renewable energy: 
80%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
100%

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
100%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
90%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
90%
Strengthening local economy: 
90%
Economic justice: 
90%
Collective ownership: 
100%