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Growing Eco-communities free pdf In his first book "Ecovillages", Jan Bang explained at the principles and practice of setting up a sustainable community, including difficult decisions about management, design and architecture, farming and food, water, sewage, energy sources and economics. "Growing Eco-Communities" looks at what comes next. Groups aren't fixed by those earlier decisions and directions: they grow and develop, and not always in expected directions. Jan Bang here provides a comprehensive overview of the different changes that groups can undergo and offers experienced advice on how to handle particular situations. As in "Ecovillages", the book is anchored by numerous case studies of real-life communities and how they've dealt with change. There are sections on The Pioneering Phase (including 'everybody does everything' and 'decisions over dinner')- through the Maturity and Stability Phase (including 'Procedures for new members and the rule of law' and 'I want my own room')- to Old Age (including 'the professionals take over', 'the next generation' and 'dynasty!'). Throughout, the author addresses practical issues of flexibility, self-sufficiency, neighbours, technology, spirituality and money, among others. This is a candid, inspiring and practical book which should be essential reading for anyone involved in a community or non-residential group, club or association.

About Jan Martin Bang

Jan Martin Bang has spent a lifetime working in alternative communities, ranging from Kibbutz in Israel to his present home in the Camphill community of Solborg in Norway. He leads training and development for new Ecovillage projects around the world.

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Author : Jan Martin Bang
Publisher : Floris Books
Data Published : 22 March 2007
ISBN : 0863155979
EAN : 9780863155970
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 238 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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