A film by Louca Mee and Elise London. More at PassitOn Films.

The Atamai permaculture community was set up on the principle that it takes a village to live sustainably - it is too difficult to do it on your own. Members of this community have come together to deal with the impacts of climate change, energy shortages and the social and economic challenges that are likely to follow these changes. "You don't want to wait until the signs are so obvious because then it is too late."

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  • Sandy Johnston

    Having suggested this video to KarmaTube myself, I feel obligated to respond to John Steed's comment. I live in Canada and am in no way affiliated with Atamai Village other than the fact that Jeff is an old friend. I visited Jeff at the village in New Zealand last fall and can assure you that it does in fact exist in physical terms and "disturbing" is the last word I would use to describe my experience there. It was in fact one of the most inspiring and beautiful places I've ever been to and this video provides an accurate depiction of what is happening there.

  • John Steed

    Actually I found this video deeply disturbing, I suggest that it was put up by those that have actually done very little permaculture. Having found out that in actuality there is no physical community (Atamai Village in physical terms doesnt exist) I think that this is merely a sales promotion for a failing property development

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  • Find out more about Atamai Village, whose vision is: "Living well, sustainably, together."
  • Professor Karen Litfin has conducted a study of ecovillages around the world. This video summarizes her findings on the successes and failures of 14 such communities.
  • What changes do you anticipate in the near future? What one action can you take to mitigate the effects of that change?

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