“NEW WAYS OF LIVING, AS OLD AS THE WORLD” Best Practices and Sustainability in ihe Example of the Italian Ecovillage Network

Martina Losardo

Sažetak


The ecovillage movement is an international network of intentional communities with a focus on social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Unlike other environmental movements, their struggle for achieving a more sustainable lifestyle includes efforts to enhance their living environment, based on the idea that humans are part of nature as any other living being. In pursuing this goal, they often recover traditional knowledge and practices rooted in a pre-capitalistic rural past, when, as they believe, the relations with the Other (community and nature as well) were more satisfactory than in contemporary industrialized society.


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