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Best practices of EarthArt Village

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Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
EarthArt Village is organized as a Cooperative Association; all members take part in organizing this project.
Conscious participation in project design: 
80%
All members are included in project design; some participate more than others.
Traditional and local wisdom: 
80%
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
60%
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
40%
While learning and living sustainable practices is part of the mission and membership, EarthArt is not offering educational courses, at this time.

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
50%
Gender equality: 
60%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
80%
Diversity: 
30%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
100%
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
80%

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: 
20%
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
90%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
70%
Common vision: 
60%

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
70%
Sustainable transport: 
20%
EarthArt is in a sparsely populated frontier rural area, with long distances to local goods and services.
Sustainable water management?: 
90%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
50%
Organical food: 
80%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
70%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
80%
Renewable energy: 
100%
EarthArt is off-grid, relying primarily on Solar (home scale wind generation at one home)..
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
100%

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
100%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
70%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
Strengthening local economy: 
70%
Economic justice: 
Collective ownership: 
100%