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Wayne Newton
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Ecovillage was discussed briefly after Helen Atthowe's class yesterday at UM. A young woman brought up the question, if anyone was developing something in this area. If there is, I would like to join. If there isn't, I would like to explore the possibilities. The reason I say "Campus Community" is because I believe the most important product of such a community would be education. This nation is dying for lack of it, in my opinion. Being close to the University could possibly bring many young interns during the summer with energetic hands and quick minds.

Anyone interested? Can we work together?
 
Joy Day
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Are you familiar with the Sundog Ecovillage outside of town?

http://www.sundogecovillage.org/sundogecovillage.org/home.html

might be a great place to get ideas and network.
 
Wayne Newton
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Thanks Joy, I had viewed Sundog's website some months ago, but did not realize they are only 35 minutes away from Missoula. I'm wondering how interactive they are with the University.

It seems that many ecovillages are more into the mother earth, spiritual aspect, and that's ok, it's just not what I'm into.

I'm interested in the sustainability and permaculture aspect, and teaching others how to live a practical, balanced lifestyle, while having fun of course. I also believe technology can be incorporated into the experience.

I have a business that I started specifically for providing an income for an ecovillage type project. We package and sell activated charcoal, soil detox and biochar.

I'm looking forward to Dr. Watson's class next Tuesday where Steve with Green Power House will be speaking on biochar and algae production...

http://www.cas.umt.edu/evst/whats_new/calendars/calendar.cfm
 
Rory Page
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Wayne- Is that talk open to the public? Maybe you should make an even thread on the Missoula Eco Forum so that folks who might be interested can know about it. I am interested in learning and talking about biochar, but this does not seem like the right thread for it. What is your busisness called?
 
Wayne Newton
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Rory... yes, on the UM link, it says All Welcome. Here's the link with time and place...

http://www.cas.umt.edu/evst/whats_new/calendars/calendar.cfm

Our company is Multavita.com and Biogize.com

 
Chris MacCarlson
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Not exactly an ecovillage, but a live in cooperative in a UM owned building, with lots of cool projects swirling around it is the UM FLAT (Forum for living with appropriate technology). http://www.umt.edu/umflat/


 
Wayne Newton
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Chris, FLAT is a great project on Campus! I did attend a meeting in their "Studio" last week about the economics of climate change. Great bunch of students! They do have an ecovillage somewhat in the planning stages...

http://www.umt.edu/umflat/UM%20FLAT%20Ecovillage.aspx

If you know of any projects taking place in western Montana / Missoula, I'd love to participate if possible.
 
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