Re: Ecovillage Develoment in Ecuador
From: John Faust (wjfaustgmail.com)
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 08:07:14 -0700 (PDT)
Charles,

Would be surprised if you weren't already familiar with
Gaviotas<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaviotas>,
an ecovillage in Columbia. I would assume they might be a wonderful
resource.

John

On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 7:24 AM, <balaji [at] ouraynet.com> wrote:

>
> This is Charles Nuckolls, coordinator of the Utah Valley Commons
> (www.utahvalleycommons.com), and, at the moment, advisor to a study abroad
> program in the Amazonian jungle of eastern Ecuador.
>
> The study abroad program is directed by an Arizona State professor, who
> owns 1200 acres on the shores of the Napo River -- a beautiful area of
> protected rainforest with abundant natural resources.  Every summer around
> 50 students from around the United States join the program for eight weeks
> of language study and research.  Todd, the director, is thinking of
> developing a sustainability program, possibily with a focus on ecovillage
> development.  To me, as an anthropologist, it represents an exciting
> possibility, and I am posting to the list to solicit advice.
>
> We seek a Spanish-speaking individual with sustainability training, who
> would be willing to act as a consultant (or perhaps more) over the course
> of several months or years.  Compensation is negotiatable, but would,
> eventually, be tied to student fees and participation.  There is abundant
> land for horticulture and/or organic farming; abundant water resources
> (the site is right on the fast-flowing Napo River, a tributary of the
> Amazon); and abundant solar possibililties.  The already established
> nature of the study abroad program, and its affiliation with Arizona State
> University, make us think the sustainbility initiatie would be a great
> success.
>
> Anyway, please do let me know if you, or someon you know, might be
> interested.
>
> I am in eastern Ecuador now, and return to Utah next week.  Please use
> this email address for contact.
>
> Thanks very much!
>
> Charles W. Nuckolls
> Professor
> Department of Anthropology
> Brigham Young University
>
>
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