What are ecological villages? Below we have selected 7 Brazilian ecovillages that provide knowledge and learning about sustainable ways
ecovillages are communities and settlements that are intended for a life integrated with nature in a sustainable, adopting daily practices that do not harm nature, or the ecosystem, in order to preserve it, and from there, provide a responsible community experience.
There are several ecological villages around the world in urban and rural spaces welcoming visitors, students and volunteers. and not Brazil is no different. We list below some brazilian ecovillages for you to know and visit.
Eco Village Flecha da Mata
Located in the municipality of Aracati, in the state of Ceará, 5km from Canoa Quebrada, Eco Village Flecha da Mata is a permacultural station. Permaculture is understood as an agricultural organization that follows the design patterns of the observed ecosystem. The proposal of the Flecha da Mata eco village is to practice a community experience based on permaculture, sustainability and self-knowledge. Interested audiences can participate in a series of experiences such as holistic therapies, shamanism, music, dance and yoga, in addition to learning about attitudes aimed at preserving the natural environment. Composting, management of agroforestry gardens, treatment and reuse of water from ecological cesspools, among others, are some examples of what can be learned in these visits.
Centro-Ecovila Inkiri is connected to 25 other projects that meet the principles of transformation and education in the areas of self-knowledge, nature, arts and food. That Brazilian ecological village is located in Maraú, Bahia, surrounded by the river and the sea, that is, immersed in an enchanting nature. There people gather their gifts, talents and wills to propagate a collective and positive experience. The Inkira ecovillage community adopts attitudes towards the environment, in order to preserve, care for and raise awareness of its visitors.
Green Arca Institute
Instituto Arca Verde is made up of residents, visitors and partners, all with a real interest in integrating with nature in a respectful way. Each resident plays a role within the ecovillage, and decisions are all made together, strengthening the community bond.
The Arca Verde ecovillage is located in São Francisco de Paulo in Rio Grande do Sul and receives visits, as well as volunteers, in addition to specific events where one can learn about the daily practice of the institute.
Ecovila Bambu is located at the beginning of Serra Gaúcha, approximately 65 km from Porto Alegre, between Nova Hamburgo and Nova Petrópolis, and its values are the traditional practices of rural people: organic agriculture, bio-construction, permaculture, alternative energy, etc. Those who wish to visit can also enjoy the numerous services offered by the ecovillage. School trips, technical courses, spiritual retreat and even help with school work, these are some of the proposed activities.
El Nagual Ecovillage
Periodically, the Ecovillage El Nagual offers courses in permaculinry, agroforestry, bioconstruction, mosaic and vitrofusion, among many others. There you can also organize a reservation for festive dates or holidays, being able to be in direct contact with nature, taking the opportunity to learn a little more about conscious practices. That ecological village is located in Santo Aleixo, Magé in Rio de Janeiro.
Ecovila Clareando is a large rural condominium that brings together people with the same social purpose: to live in harmony with nature using its resources consciously. Surrounded by valleys and mountains, in addition to the Atlantic Forest, the ecological village Clareando is between the cities of Piracaia and Joanópolis, about an hour and a half from the city of São Paulo. There are about 23 hectares, two of which are native and preserved forest. In its surroundings there are four springs and many araucaria, in addition to the local fauna and flora that coexist peacefully with visitors and residents.
IPEC (Instituto de Permacultura e Ecovilas do Cerrado) was founded in 1998 with the aim of developing solutions related to the environment, as well as valuing and enabling a sustainable culture. It is a non-profit organization whose office is located in Pirenópolis, Goiás. Ecocentro is a reference in permaculture and bioconstruction in Brazil, and is currently implementing a School of Sustainable Studies, in addition to developing technologies and research aimed at current problems.
In addition to enjoying the tranquility of nature, you can learn and learn more about how to establish a harmonious and sustainable relationship with the environment. Certainly, these activities and experiences offered by these ecovillages will change the way of seeing and living the world.
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