A living laboratory for a sustainable human future.

Mission & Goals

Mission and Vision

To create a village which is a living laboratory and educational seed bank for a sustainable human future. In the midst of planetary change the Earthaven experiment helps inform and inspire a global flowering of bio-regionally appropriate cultures.

Goals:

Goal 1: To catalyze local and global change through learning, teaching, and networking.

Goal 2: To shift from wasteful to regenerative use of resources.

Goal 3: To develop and support a thriving local economy.

Goal 4: To grow, raise, trade, and use our own food, fiber, medicines, and forestry products in an ecologically regenerative, bioregional culture and network.

Goal 5: To tend the land in a way that optimizes for diverse ecosystem health, food and resource production, and soil and water quality.

Goal 6: To practice fair, participatory, and effective self-governance.

Goal 7: To encourage diverse spiritual practices and awareness of our interconnection with all beings. 

Goal 8: To work towards partnership culture, towards racial and gender equity, and against oppression in all its forms. [See our Statement of Transparency]

Goal 9: To nurture personal growth, interpersonal understanding, and mutual trust, as the foundation for a deeply connected human community.

Goal 10: To practice healthy, holistic lifestyles that balance self-care with care for others.

Goal 11: To create a culture of celebration, beauty, and pleasure. 

Goal 12: To attract, cultivate, and inspire residents and members whose presence contributes to vitality and functionality in our community.

Goal 13: We recognize elders as the trunk and children as the fruit of our village tree, and collectively prioritize what all parts of our “tree” need to thrive.

  

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Earthaven Tour

Saturday, September 10 @ 2 – 4 pm EST

There’s nothing like experiencing ecovillage life first hand, but taking a virtual tour of Earthaven is a close second! 

The tour highlights ways in which Earthaven is striving to be a holistic, sustainable culture. The introductory overview tour examines the concept of sustainability at Earthaven through social, ecological, and economic lenses. Not only will you get a glimpse of what has worked through time, but also hear about what has been challenging. And you will have a chance to ask questions!

Moving firewood at Earthaven Ecovillage

Ecovillage Action Week

May 30 - June 3, 2022

Be an active participant in the everyday rhythm of life and work at Earthaven Ecovillage. In this hands-on, service-based program, you’ll work side-by-side with residents, making meaningful contributions while exploring Earthaven’s neighborhoods, and expanding your ideas of alternative living.

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Week

July 31 - August 6, 2022

Join the homesteads, farms, and businesses of Earthaven Ecovillage for a hands-on, skill-building immersion in sustainable and climate-resilient community life. A residential service learning immersion in our unique community laboratory.

Compassion Camp

August 18-22, 2022

Our annual event focused on Nonviolent Communication, featuring classes and experiential learning. An experience designed to foster compassion and connection in our hearts, communities and world, and to spread the seeds of justice and love.