OUR In the News

Cob construction makes a comeback By Megan Cole, The Canadian Press November 30, 2013 A volunteer walks by the healing centre at O.U.R. Ecovillage in Shawnigan Lake, B.C. Living in a cob house isn’t something homeowners do to blend with the neighborhood and Patrick Hennebery knows this firsthand. He lived in a cob house on…
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December 6, 2013 0

OUR Builders Report December 2013

Wow! It’s December already. At mealtime were down to eight or so. We have been pushing to get our “Zero Mile Eatery” ready for the Advent Feast December 7th. The ceiling and the stage has been drywalled, insulated, mudded and clay painted. There was also another coat of lime wash on all the cob walls.…
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December 5, 2013 0

OUR Welcomes Scott Kelly and Gentle Earth

A big welcome from everyone at OUR is in order to Scott Kelly, who moved on site just a few weeks ago. It was quite the parking challenge as his portable home was nestled in to a great space beside OUR Healing Sanctuary, but it’s been smooth sailing ever since. We’re so happy to have…
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December 5, 2013 0

OUR Sustainers: Silvia DiBlasio

OUR Sustainers work to support the day-to-day activities of the Village, making monthly contributions to ensure that we can continue our work around education, sustainable food production, and community. Because we think they are pretty great and want to share their stories with OUR community, we’ll be profiling them in our newsletter and on the…
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November 30, 2013 0

Living the New Economy

The Healing Cities Institute and EcoDesign Resource Society are hosting a week of events in Victoria, Nov 29–Dec 5, 2013, designed to energize, accelerate and celebrate the people, institutions and collaborations that are bringing a new economic movement to life. These events will inspire new collaborations, facilitate new project partnerships, accelerate the work of social…
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November 28, 2013 0

An update from OUR Ecovillage Cooperative – Fall 2013

While the last two years have seen continued infrastructure development and increase in the program and event hosting capacity of OUR Ecovillage, OUR Coop has been challenged to maintain momentum and make progress toward fulfilling its mandate. Since March 2009 O.U.R. Coop has been trying to obtain a conventional mortgage through any bank, credit union,…
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November 15, 2013 0

2014 Calendars Now Available for Pre-Sale

OUR 2014 ‘Year at the Village’ calendars are now in production and will be ready in plenty of time for both the holidays and New Year. Current OUR Sustainers who have registered by the end of 2013 (click here to sign up) automatically receive one copy as OUR gift. All other copies can be purchased…
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November 14, 2013 0

Give The Gift of Sustainability!

IN RECOGNITION OF THE SEASON OF GIVING…..OUR Ecovillage is offering a ‘green gifting’  for community members to surprise their loved ones with a contribution in their honor. Donors are welcome to select from a wide range of giving options, with a minimum donation for tax receipt $25. For example, gift givers may chose to make…
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November 6, 2013 0

OUR Office Report – November 2013

Wow, where did the time go?!  Summer has left us and the office is getting all snuggly for the winter months where we can prepare to get ready for the next years 2014 season of wonder here at the village! OUR staff in the office has gone from 8 people down to four for the…
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November 5, 2013 0

Executive Directors Report – November 2013

Suddenly an amazing year seems to be coming to a close!!  This might be termed for me the year of going out on a limb in the biggest way possible – as OUR team swelled to an incredible amount of folks..almost all of whom were new to the site!!!  Having only a few of us…
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November 4, 2013 0