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Allano commented on Workshop Ecovillage

Hi, sorry I've been quite busy with the project. What does that mean?


Allano commented on Workshop Ecovillage

Hi Shane!
Many of refugees we are currently communicating with have been here for several months, some over a year. They are interested in inhabiting what they have built, as well as many Swedes who have expressed interest. But the challenges to achieving this project, in my opinion, are greater than doing it in a lower income country. However, to achieve this in a rich nation, especially one as involved in development as Sweden, can potentially have strong impact internationally. The basic principles of an ecovillage are replicable across all climates and cultures. Simple living and quality living standards can both be achieved step by step if those involved possess the required knowledge. That is why we are working with the refugees to develope skills and democratic attitudes under their current conditions. I can give a long list of foreseeable obstacles from social and cultural to economic and bureaucratic. Right now we are at very early stages. Feel free to ask more questions. There is definitely a lot more to be said about scalability. 你会说中文吗?