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Eco-Village
Olya Bezvushko

It is obvious that eco-villages look completely different than college classrooms. Instead of only blackboards and books, there might be windmills, a waste management system, or an organic farm to study.

You can participate in a 50-year water plan which also includes bird migration patterns and an entire zone of reforestation. Or, you can be guided to a personal cave where they engage in a 40-hour process of self-introspection. Yoga, meditation and dance are practiced regularly there. Decisions are made by consensus, and daily tasks of living are carried out in community. Although eco-villages make unconventional classrooms, it is considered by some specials that they are the best ones in which to learn about sustainability. It is obvious that eco-villages look completely different than college classrooms. Instead of only blackboards and books, there might be windmills, a waste management system, or an organic farm to study.

You can participate in a 50-year water plan which also includes bird migration patterns and an entire zone of reforestation. Or, you can be guided to a personal cave where they engage in a 40-hour process of self-introspection. Yoga, meditation and dance are practiced regularly there. Decisions are made by consensus, and daily tasks of living are carried out in community. Although eco-villages make unconventional classrooms, it is considered by some specials that they are the best ones in which to learn about sustainability.

Such programs use the motto - You talk about sustainability, you live sustainability. Students get it on a very core leve.

Studying abroad in eco-villages is still a relatively new concept, but so are eco-villages themselves. The word “eco-village” only became prominent in 1991.Relative programs appeared in 1999; now they have collected some alumni and are sending a larger number of students abroad every year. Participants in such programs earn credits from universities (e.g. the University of Massachusetts) by taking classes related to sustainability.

Eco-villages are differed as a human-scale, full-featured settlements in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development and can be successfully continued into the indefinite future.  

Either way, an eco-village’s efforts in sustainability involve more than recycling and using compact fluorescent light bulbs. Self-discovery, spirituality, and community are just as important in the eco-village curriculum as environmental practices.

One of the companies which deal with eco-villages is called “Living Routes”. So, if you are interested in studying next to the windmills and springs, find this company via Net and explore what programs are available now.

Such programs use the motto - You talk about sustainability, you live sustainability. Students get it on a very core leve.

Studying abroad in eco-villages is still a relatively new concept, but so are eco-villages themselves. The word “eco-village” only became prominent in 1991.Relative programs appeared in 1999; now they have collected some alumni and are sending a larger number of students abroad every year. Participants in such programs earn credits from universities (e.g. the University of Massachusetts) by taking classes related to sustainability.

Eco-villages are differed as a human-scale, full-featured settlements in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development and can be successfully continued into the indefinite future.  

Either way, an eco-village’s efforts in sustainability involve more than recycling and using compact fluorescent light bulbs. Self-discovery, spirituality, and community are just as important in the eco-village curriculum as environmental practices.

Some students agreed that there were non-environmental aspects that impacted their lives after the program.

One of the companies which deal with eco-villages is called “Living Routes”. So, if you are interested in studying next to the windmills and springs, find this company via Net and explore what programs are available now.


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