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Lanark Ecovillage

Time: February 12, 2011 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Old Ottawa East
Street: 166B Drummond St.
City/Town: Ottawa
Event Type: information, meeting
Organized By: Keith Shackleton
Latest Activity: Feb 12, 2011

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Event Description

The Lanark Eco-Village aspires to create ecologically 
founded communities in Eastern Ontario.

For more details, see:

If this interests you (or anyone you know) join us.

RSVP:  k.shackleton(at)

Location: a couple of streets toward the canal, in behind the Green Door restaurant on Main St.

Some topics to share around:

Visions of what an Eco-Village might be.
What might you offer to make it happen?
Steps we can take now in that direction.
How close are we to making such life choices?
Possible loans to secure the property.

Bring other topics with you.

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Comment by Caelan MacIntyre on February 12, 2011 at 11:45pm

I just got back from the meeting and was surprised with the turnout-- around maybe 40 or more people. Apparently, its advertising was not limited to T.O..

Some activities were organized, along, generously, with tasty cakes and tea.

Thanks to those who organized the event.

Next one is mid-March.

Comment by Caelan MacIntyre on February 5, 2011 at 9:32pm

I just read something from Jan Lundberg over at Culture Change that seems, and in light of the recent North African/Middle East turmoil, to lend some added support and rationale to the value of an ecovillage, whether in, or if only as, an investigative, pioneering and/or "bet-hedge", etc., capacity. This is also why I would urge those who may be "casually curious" to consider at least attending the information session.

Quote from the article:

"I don't believe the 'Transition Town' or less-known 'Stair-case slow collapse/catabolic' viewpoints take into account adequately the extreme vulnerability of and to the oil market. The Transition Town and Stair-case adherents' views, hopes, dreams and assumptions may actually refer to social change from civilization collapse, when they may think they are referring to the post-peak oil downslope, or vice versa. But this may make no difference as events may accelerate, and collapse and die-off throw theory and wishes out the window."

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