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Etopia Presentations - How Can Eco-Villages Be a Solution to Global Warming?
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Blog item  Aug-28-2008 Click to play the linked video or audio in a new window       zpaiss   zpaiss

Earthaven: a North Carolina eco-villageThe following presentation, by Zev Paiss, was given at Etopia Eco-Village in the virtual world of Second Life, about solving real-world problems.

My talk will focus on how creating and living in modern-day eco-villages can be part of the solution to the challenges we all face around Global Warming.
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Sustainable Development and Authentic Community
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Blog item  Aug-17-2008 Click to play the linked video or audio in a new window       zpaiss   zpaiss

Sustainable development schematic by the United NationsGood morning everyone and thank you for this opportunity to speak with you about topics that are very close to my heart.

I would like to begin by welcoming all of you to Etopia Island, which has been created to show the residents of Second Life what a modern-day...  See entire blog item


Sustainable Development and Authentic Community
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Blog item  Aug-9-2008 Click to play the linked video or audio in a new window       zpaiss   zpaiss

Sample ecovillage layoutNote: this is taken from the opening words of a seminar run by Zev in 2007 in the virtual world of Second Life, where he has created and runs Etopia, a virtual eco-village demonstrating and exemplifying the principles of sustainable development and sustainable living.

Good morning everyone and thank you for this opportunity to speak with you about topics that are very close to my heart.

I would like to begin by welcoming all of you to Etopia Island, which has been created to show the residents of Second Life what a modern-day Eco-Village could look, and feel like.
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The Cohousing Neighborhood Concept
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Blog item  Aug-2-2008 Click to play the linked video or audio in a new window       zpaiss   zpaiss

Nubanusit Cohousing Neighborhood and FarmCohousing originated in Denmark in the early 1970's. This innovative neighborhood design philosophy came to the United States in 1988 where it is now one of the most promising solutions to many of today's most challenging social and environmental concerns.

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What is an Eco-Village?
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Blog item  Jul-22-2008 Click to play the linked video or audio in a new window       zpaiss   zpaiss

The 9' X 14' ceramic mural by Gregory Aliberti, entitled 'Strive for Harmony'. The mural hangs in the community room of the Rapid Station.Welcome to this introductory talk on eco-villages. So first off, what is an eco-village? According to the Global Eco-Village Network…

"An eco-village is a human scale, full-featured settlement which integrates human activities harmlessly into the natural environment, supports healthy human development, and can be continued into the indefinite future."
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