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Best practices of Cite Ecologique de Ham-Nord

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Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
At an early age, Michael Deunov was already dreaming of creating a new type of school. In 1984, he started a school in Ham-Nord, Quebec as an integrated educational project. To support the school, Michael broth together a group of parents to great an organic farm and several eco-businesses.La Cité Écologique was then born. Now the second generation is leading the project.
Conscious participation in project design: 
50%
Traditional and local wisdom: 
50%
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
50%
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
50%

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
50%
Gender equality: 
50%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
50%
Diversity: 
50%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
50%
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
50%

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
50%
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
50%
Dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
50%
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
50%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
50%
Common vision: 
50%

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
50%
Sustainable transport: 
50%
Sustainable water management?: 
50%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
50%
Organical food: 
50%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
50%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
50%
Renewable energy: 
50%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
50%

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
50%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
50%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
50%
We buy Organic fair trade coffee, cacao, bananas and support as possible local food.
Strengthening local economy: 
80%
Every adult member is working for/or owning an eco-business on site of the ecovillage
Economic justice: 
50%
Collective ownership: 
50%