"New Ways of Living, as Old as the World" Best Practices and Sustainability in the Example of the Italian Ecovillage Network
"Novi načini življenja, stari kao i svijet" Dobra praksa i održivost na primjeru Talijanske mreže ekosela

Martina Losardo
2016 Studia Ethnologica Croatica  
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. The ecovillage movement is an international network of intentional communities with a focus on social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Unlike other environmental movements, their struggle for achieving a more sustainable lifestyle includes efforts to enhance their living environment, based on the idea that humans are part of nature as any other living being. In pursuing
more » ... his goal, they often recover traditional knowledge and practices rooted in a precapitalistic rural past, when, as they believe, the relations with the Other (community and nature as well) were more satisfactory than in contemporary industrialized society.
doi:10.17234/sec.28.3 fatcat:dkdgj2rw3zhcvcyx2fwcjbblla