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Joshua Bare

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I'd like to build the first fully sustainable, large living community with a ZERO carbon footprint.

I'd like to build a fully sustainable community for like minded individuals and their children, which would have a neutral carbon footprint.

Everyone in the community would work for the same company - the parent company of the community. I am thinking solar panels since they are, and will always be, in demand.

We would have an education system that's geared towards "life sciences" where the children would learn to grow their own vegetables and help out in the farm, all while learning the staples - geared towards a college education.

We would have a farm. We'd grow all of our own food, and keep free-range livestock for meat. We'll brew our own beer and make our own wine.

The community would be profitable, successful in every way imaginable, and could be easily copied around the globe. Thus reducing greenhouse gases and helping to maintain the world's food supply.

I could also see this on tv, like the Science Channel, taping us and our progress. They could even try two communities and make it competitive.

I would need an investor with deep pockets to make this idea a reality. Here's to hoping for a better tomorrow!

Thanks for reading,

Josh B.


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  • Apr 4 2011: Dear Joshua Bare,

    That’s a great idea, maybe you should explore for some examples already out in this world. Maybe this can give you more detailed ideas; there is this commune in the north of Italy, Damanhur, that is striving to do something similar. They started in the seventies as a social experiment and they are quite successful. They engage in scientific research, have their own educational system, all kinds of crafts and arts, they have multiple farms in the region, they build an underground temple by hand and are politically active. They received an award from the united nations as an example society for a sustainable future. I believe they are going a bit far in their doctrine, giving it too much of a hippie like image and too much sect related vibes for my taste, but they got the right ideals. Anyone who’s interested should check it out and see for themselves; http://www.damanhur.org/

    Let me know what you think,

    • Apr 11 2011: this! Also I think there's a community in Scotland as well that do this, I'm sorry I can't provide more details but I read about it years ago. I do remember though that people/families could only move into the community after a trial basis of living there and contributing to make sure the family weren't going through a fad of "oh my god that sounds awesome let's do that now!" and were actually committed to that type of lifestyle.

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