We envision a world in which people thrive, in harmony with each other and with a restored Planet Earth.
PACE, DREEM, and NICCE — financing for renewable energy, conservation, and resiliency projects. Innovative financing methods for major improvements to commercial, industrial, institutional, and multifamily buildings.
Let’s start building the world we know is possible, rather than trying to fix the one we’ve inherited.
What will it look like when we’ve succeeded? Ecological resources will be replenished faster than we’re depleting them.
And our ultimate mission may be: “Providing a vehicle for each individual to fulfill their greatest potential in working with others for the benefit of all.“
Since early 2014, we have collaborated with Dr. Delton Chen—an Australian Ph.D. Civil Engineer—in the development of the “Global 4C Risk Mitigation Policy”, where 4C stands for “Complementary Currencies for Climate Change” ( — not4°C, but which could also be read as trying to avoid a catastrophic 4°C rise in global temperature). The essence of the Global 4C proposal is to use the monetary-policy role of global financial institutions and national central banks to incentivize verified carbon-reduction and sequestration projects through a kind of “green quantitative easing” strategy, which pumps more money into carbon drawdown projects in a currency that can be readily exchanged with the national currency wherever the projects are being done. Read more…
Ecovillage New Jersey
There’s a better way to live . . .
– Participate in community
– Relate to the land
– Interact with your neighbors
– Simplify your life
Ecovillages are communities that strive to integrate a supportive social environment with a low-impact way of life. To achieve this, they incorporate various aspects of ecological design, cohousing, permaculture, green building, alternative energy, and much more. There are over a hundred such communities in the United States and thousands all around the world.
By creating the context for lifestyles which are “successfully continuable into the indefinite future,” ecovillages are living models of sustainability and examples of how action can be taken immediately toward resolving some of the most pressing problems of our times. Since 1998 ecovillages have been included on the United Nations’ Top 100 Listing of Best Practices.
What if your neighborhood were an equity-sharing democracy?
What if it redefined ownership, and co-created itself like a living ecosystem?
This story begins with our collective power, and cooperative ownership of the places where we live, work, and grow. Ecovillagers Cooperative, or “EVC” for short, is a real estate investment co-op. Imagine a club that manages property, or a real estate business that’s fully democratic. EVC empowers its member-owners to cooperatively plan, develop, finance, and sustain mixed-use ecovillage neighborhoods.
Each neighborhood will be owned and governed by a community land cooperative (or “CLC”). In our CLCs, owners will be renters and renters will be owners, because we are all in it together. Every household and community business can own equity, because we all depend on each other. Even non-residents can join in the investment, because the most abundant network will thrive.
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Along with others we intend to change the course of human history. Audacious? Yes. Impossible? No. Together we can change the world.
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