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Best practices of Aldeia, family collective

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Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
We are collectively taking decisions by consensus.
Conscious participation in project design: 
100%
Traditional and local wisdom: 
100%
Design methods: 
We hosted an course GAIA - Education for Ecovillage Design, but our method is mostly organic and practical.
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
100%
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
100%
Educational courses and experiences: 
We believe in Unschooling, Free Schooling, Active Education and Life Learning. We hosted a Gaia-EDE course and we promote children gatherings.

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
100%
Gender equality: 
100%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
100%
Diversity: 
100%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
100%
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
100%
Integration of new members: 
We are open for new members. They are invited to stay for a week at first, then a month, and then finally to settle for a couple of months. After three months, we do an evaluation and the new members are confirmed after six months.

Best cultural practices

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

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
75%
Sustainable transport: 
75%
Sustainable water management?: 
100%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
75%
Organical food: 
20%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
75%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
100%
Renewable energy: 
100%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
100%

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
100%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
100%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
100%
Strengthening local economy: 
100%
Economic justice: 
75%
Collective ownership: 
100%