How you can help:
1. OUR Sustainers – Core Supporter Program
This aspect of the Protect O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE Forever Campaign has been created in order to show ‘good faith’ to the incredible circle of investors who are pledging direct investment and self-directed RRSP investment in the Ethical Investment Mortgage. The need is to secure $6,000 per month for the basic operating costs that will ensure O.U.R. Ecovillage continues educating and inspiring thousands of people each year and shows these investors that there is 100s of others who also are willing to step forward in demonstration of how valued this Canadian showcase of sustainability is.
We have created three levels of Participation:
1- $25 annual (Sand)
2- $10/month (Clay)
3- $20/month (Straw)
To sign up as one of OUR Sustainers and to find out what the privileges for each of these involvements are, please CLICK HERE
One of the key functions of OUR Ecovillage is to act as an education facility for sustainable living and food production, natural building, and permaculture. Each year over 10,000 people, many of them children and youth, interface with our community, taking knowledge and skills back to their communities, and along with it, the power to be part of OUR wider-reaching ‘sustainable community…for change!’
The cost for one child to spend an entire day in OUR’s immersed learning environment, discovering edible plants during a walk on the wild side, learning to build with cob and clay, discovering how to mitigate waste streams, and perhaps even help prepare a healthy, delicious, local-foods inspired meal is just $25 including lunch.
Help us to support children and youth to experience OUR immersive education programs, as well as find out more about our education programs overall, by visiting this link.
4. Green Burial Program
The Green Burial Programme is a Commemorative Legacy Project that encompasses preparations, placement, memorial services/celebrations, and other ways to remember and rejoice in lives lived.
Other ways to contribute:
Participation in a Multi-stakeholder Ownership Co-operative
As we manage to raise the interim investment and ownership of OUR Ecovillage, we will complete this transition phase allowing for full registration of OUR Ecovillage Cooperative as land title holder. This is an excellent way for community minded folks, educators, green businesses, government and universities/colleges to contribute – see the fall 2011 Coop Corner, or fall 2013 update for more information, or contact us.
This is a call to action to protect a Canadian showcase and internationally known Permaculture / Sustainable Living Demonstration Site and Education Center. As part of the wider community of O.U.R. Ecovillage we request that you urgently take action and truly own this one-of-a-kind living example of sustainability through your gifts, donations, ownership purchases, Green Burial offering and investments.
O.U.R. Sustainers contribute $10–$20 per month to the daily running costs of the non-profit and receive 10–20% of all programming – including: Events, Workshops and Courses – for themselves and their families. To Learn more about O.U.R. Sustainers click here
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