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.
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 gmail.com
It's really helpful, insightful stuff we can use in our neighborhood now and in the future.
Below are the contacts for the Sustainable Clifton committee and action / learning subcommittees, which community members are enthusiastically invited to participate in:
Worldview: Rev. Todd Eklof at 502 895 3189 or email: office AT cliftonuu.org Ecology: Janie Estes 502 897 2088, and Whit Forrester, 502 592 7160 email: whit.forrester AT gmail.com Social: Jennifer Olidapo email: socialclifton AT gmail.com Economic: David Coyte 502 893 5172 or email: dcoyte AT juno.com Sustainable Clifton: John Baker 502 893 0477 or email: johnbaker AT bellsouth.net