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Best practices of Ecovillage Self-Sufficient Community

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Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
We will build a non-hierarchical collective community that guide the ecological ethics fruit of constant observation of nature, of which we are an inherent part.
Conscious participation in project design: 
80%
Now we are a group of, more or less, 15 active members in divulgations, meetings, etc.
Traditional and local wisdom: 
50%
Design methods: 
We want to follow the permaculture, biodinamics agriculture and other related.
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
60%
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
100%
Each one can contribute with their knowledge helping to build our Community. We don't want measure the skills between people.

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
100%
The members will have to and will be encouraged to drop theirs ego and seek for solutions in benefits of all.
Gender equality: 
50%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
100%
A self-sustaining community is a collective project where, always the major goal should be the all above the individual, so those who are involved should consider releases from the ego and individual desires that arise every moment, especially when the collective can be damaged.
Diversity: 
50%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
70%
The decisions are very important especially in communal living.
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
70%
Integration of new members: 
The new members are welcome to help. Everyone REALLY INTERESTED and that share our concepts can help.

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
50%
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
70%
Dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
50%
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
50%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
90%
Common vision: 
100%
Very important a common vision of what really is a community.
Cultural Expertise: 
respect
mindfulness

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
80%
We will take care about our waste, ways to recycle like compost and give back for nature without damage.
Sustainable transport: 
70%
Sustainable water management?: 
100%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
90%
We will learn how to use what nature provides for health of Community and to support everybody in need.
Organical food: 
100%
One of the main goals of our Community is growth Organic Food and always trying to approach how Nature do.
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
70%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
100%
Renewable energy: 
80%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
100%
Our project is mainly focused in this topic. We will seek for a completely integration with the Nature and its methods.
Ecological expertise: 
Agroforest
Biodynamic
Organic
Sustainable

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
70%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
80%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
70%
Strengthening local economy: 
50%
Economic justice: 
100%
All the resources from community will be used for community.
Collective ownership: 
100%
The land to build the physical community will be acquired in collective way, not in individual pieces or lots.