Ecovillage Design and Social Dimension Books Available for the Neighborhood

One of the main ways that the Sustainable Clifton Neighborhood 
Ecovillage in Louisville, KY, USA is getting organized is through the Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) curriculum. 

You can now download the basic EDE curriculum from this online group at 

The EDE curriculum is an accessible overview of what it takes to move 
as a community towards sustainability. EDE was developed by leading 
ecovillage educators based in the lived experience of existing 
sustainable communities world -  wide. 

In May, the first class of North American students graduated from the associated year long training program of the Albequerque based Ecovillage Design Southwest program in association with the University of New Mexico. 

In Louisville, community members and local and international students can study and take action for a more sustainable community through the Sustainable Clifton initiative ( ) 
and the Sustainability Studies program of the Adena Center at Webster University.  ( ) along with  the associated community based Sustainability Living and Learning network ( ). 

To download the basic EDE curriculum, go to: 

Social Clifton  
There are also more in-depth readings for any one of the aspects (social, economic, worldview, ecological) we're working on. The readings in the hefty Social book are actually several short essays talking about everything from integrating age groups to having more 
fulfilling meetings, and nearly all of it comes from people's firsthand experiences in ecovillages. I've been going through them, and anyone interested in reading/studying them together can e-mail 
socialclifton AT

It's really helpful, insightful stuff we can use in our neighborhood now and in the future. 

Download the Gaia Education 4 Keys book on Social Design- Beyond You and Me- Inspiration and Wisdom for Building Community

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