A Grassroots Campaign to Build an Eco-Town
We're so glad you took time to visit.
Are you interested in seeing a vibrant, healthy, large-scale eco-village / eco-town on the Colorado Front Range? Come on in! We're building a critical mass of empowered future villagers to trigger the building of that eco-town. We believe everything is here and ready to easily build this project.
So what's holding it up? The "market" is not sure there's enough people who want green homes.
Well, we've talked to 1000s of nice folks and many tell us that they agree that there is. Our goal is to build an "actionable" database of 2000 to 3000 pioneering folks. And we're growing it everyday.
Getting the word out
were very inspired by the enthusiastic and supportive folks that stopped by at our booth at
the Boulder Creek Festival - May 29th - May 31th (300,000 attendees)! And a big thanks to
all the cool bikers we met at the Boulder 360 city bike ride - June 6th
at 3pm-7pm, Oil Disaster Rally, Cohousing
Conference, Green Drinks, Boulder Green Streets, Rocky Mountain Sustainability Fair (30,000 attendees), Bioneers, Jan 15 Q&A, Denver Q&A, Thank you!
At Bioneers, we joined Barrett Architects for a presentation at about large-scale eco-towns in Colorado.
We also are excited to announce that we have partnered with one of Colorado's leading green and community-living design firms - Bryan Bowen Architects - for the formal project design.
In August we won a spot in "Common Pitch" - a night of "social ventures" start-ups with judges Hunter Lovins, the CEO of Patagonia, and more. Wow, fun stuff. We got a spot on Fox News, met the Governor, got told to build it by the Mayor of Denver, and an article in the Boulder Weekly.
In May, we are putting plans together for an intimate, focused, and informative, open space "unconference" specifically on Eco Town. And there will be smaller events before then. See the facebook blog.
So how does it work? Our mission statement calls for us to gather a critical mass of villagers. So, while
you're here, we're going to ask you for 5 minutes of service toward a
greener future, our future, your future, by getting into the database and expressing yourself in the fun questions:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"300 homes wrapped around
a village center, with a food coop, community spaces, entertainment
spaces, two organic farms, community gardens, cars on the edge, a
30-car car-share program, share shed, shuttles to town, dance nights, bluegrass
Fridays, cafe, grills, outdoor spaces, three cohousing 'very green'
pods, a ring of smaller 'simple living' homes, and on the edge,
low-impact hand-built alternative building projects..." Is this do-able
in Colorado in 2012? Absolutely. Here is the vessel to make it happen.