August 15, 2009

LA’s Urban Eco-Village a Merry Model of Sustainability

Eco-Village is proof that sustainability can survive even in the concrete jungle.  Eco-Village encompasses a two-block radius near Koreatown in Los Angeles, where the nonprofit organization is host to 35 residents and growing. 

Efficiency and togetherness are more than just ideals in this community. Eco-village inhabitants work (and play) together to shrink their collective carbon footprint, including growing their own organic food, composting, weekly pot-lucks, soil-building chickens, and using solar power to supplement electricity. Executive Director Lois Arkin says the village’s mission is to achieve a higher quality of life, along with a lower environmental impact. 

Our fingers are crossed that this little village’s example goes a long way. Learn more about Eco-Village on their Website.

~Lindsey Kesel

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