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Any check is better than no check. But people are very good at selling themselves. They can say one thing and have intentions you do not suspect. For instance, they may agree to rules about dogs, loud music, working bees, but in the back of their mind know that once they're in, they will do whatever they like—build a meth lab, perhaps. This happened to a ...


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The big issue I see with such a "sustainable ecovillage" is what I call the long term impedance mismatch between the village and the external environment. So while I am pessimistic (and I think you are right to be "worried"), lots of people are trying it. Many are in the US. In what way could we seek to establish a sustainable ecovillage? Ecological ...


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This is an interesting question. The way I read your question is, "how can we create a sustainable economy in an ecovilage?" Obviously the modern economy which is based on excessive consumption is not sustainable. However I think one can look to the past (and other places today) for insight in what to do differently. I don't expect also that EnergyNumbers ...


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As EnergyNumbers pointed out as a comment, it is a bit unclear what you are actually asking. My understanding is that you are trying to understand what needs to be done in order to develop a 'sustainable' community. I can provide you with a few examples of successful sustainable solution examples: two through sustainable water system designs and one through ...


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Your question is slightly vague so I'm sorry of my answer is. Since corporate and capitalistic models don't work for you, I tend to agree, look into WSDEs or worker self directed enterprises. You might find a model that works for you. http://www.rdwolff.com/content/who-needs-boss http://www.democracyatwork.info/learn/?topic=form Worker self directed ...


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