Steve Gaarder

Ecovillage at Ithaca
130 Rachel Carson Way
Ithaca, NY USA 14850
+1 607 277 4264

For the past 20+ years I have played a major role in the development of Ecovillage at Ithaca, a world-class sustainable community located in Ithaca, New York, USA.

Early in my adult life, I decided that I wanted to live in community. After being part of several groups that never got anywhere, I learned about the Ecovillage project, and got on board as soon as they started to plan the housing. I helped develop the first neighborhood there, an extremely complex process that taught me a lot, not least about myself.

Now I enjoy living there, and keep working to make the place even better. I also feel inspired to share what I have learned, and have visited groups and communities around the world, talking with people about how we can live more lightly on the planet and have a better life as well.

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