A group called Sawah Bali is boosting economic activity in rural areas, and protecting farmland and traditional lifestyles in Bali. Their economic stimulus program revolves around saving agriculture by promoting organic farming, permaculture and improved business practices.
“Now more than ever before people all over the planet are seeking new sustainable models for living. EcoVillages and ecological communities have been emerging as a viable alternative where people can live together in cooperation and harmony with the natural world. ‘A New We’ explores 10 such communities in Europe and opens doors to further exploration and discovery on the new ‘Global EcoVillage & Sustainable Community Network’! Please join the conversation and participate in the ‘A New We’ initiative which aims towards evolving the EcoVillage model into the 21st century! “
“People should be free. Meet Billy, the cabin and what drove him to walk a different path.”
SteamaCo – International Gold Award and Ashden Award for Business Innovation
“Lake Victoria’s fishing villages and other rural communities in Kenya are benefiting from clean light and power for the first time, thanks to renewable energy micro-grids. Using the natural energy of the sun, they work like mini power stations for each village, supplying enough energy to run small businesses, as well as power TVs, radios and bright lights in the home.
Atulya Bingham, author of Mud Ball – How i Dug Myself Out of the Daily Grind, shares her opinions on the future of cities versus rural living.