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Green Burial at O.U.R Ecovillage

Everyone at O.U.R. Ecovillage strives to achieve sustainability in all aspects of the lifestyle we have chosen to live.  On personal levels, we are working for sustainable relationships with each other, with work and with play.  As a village we are constantly trying new ways of planting, growing, cultivating and harvesting food, building our infrastructure…
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December 20, 2010 0

The roof… the roof…

A beautiful red roof on a blustery day at the ecovillage

December 9, 2010 0

Television killed the…

Shaw TV comes to O.U.R. Ecovillage – come on in and meet the crew.

December 7, 2010 0

A walk down memory lane

Brandy + Lisa + popcorn + a bag of wet photos + a wood stove + a photo scanner = many future blog posts.

December 3, 2010 0

2009 A year in review

I am constantly blown away by the amount of stuff that gets done around here.  Everyone who lives here, who goes off site for a day or more, says the same thing “I always feel like I miss out on so much”.  And it’s true.  Over the weekend, the builders, namely Alexis and Jay nearly…
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December 1, 2010 0

Stepping up to Zero-waste

Even before moving to the Ecovillage, the intention of zero waste was always at the forefront of our purchasing decisions. A far cry from No Impact Man, my husband and I decided to do our part by monitoring and then intentionally shrinking down the amount of waste that came out of our Vancouver apartment. We…
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November 30, 2010 0

Lunchtime conversation…

The lunchtime topic of conversation moves toward the impact of petro polymers – namely plastic. All because we wondered what it would be like to knit a paintball…

November 27, 2010 0

O.U.R newest addition…

Today we introduce O.U.R. newest addition, Lisa Tilson who moved on site a couple of weeks ago and received the YMCA Youth Eco Internship here at OUR Ecovillage.

November 26, 2010 0

New Monthly Newsletter

Good morning everyone… er afternoon?! I am happy to say that the first issue of our new monthly newsletter is now live! Its all beautiful and shiny – full of great ideas for eco-holiday gifts, employment opportunities, past event updates and new goings on here at O.U.R. Ecovillage.  But I’m sure you know that… unless,…
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November 23, 2010 0

Thomas the Turkey

Meet Tom, our flashy boy-turkey. He was lucky enough this holiday season to be too skinny for harvesting, so he ended up getting a years grace here at the farm, looking after the lady-turkeys. That being said, we will have free range chicken and turkeys for sale starting at the beginning of May for 4$…
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November 19, 2010 0