Bodhi Eco-Project, a charity and company limited by guarantee, presents a positive and creative response to the ecological and social challenges we face today. It is a dynamic hub of activities and resources that empower us to live sustainably and harmoniously with each other and with this precious, living planet.
One of our main projects, in partnership with SCI (Sustainable Communities Initiative), is the design and building of an ecovillage, incorporating low impact, affordable housing; eco-friendly buildings; renewable energy technology and land stewardship practices.
Our wide-ranging educational programme addresses the need for us all to transition from an oil-dependent society to a more resilient culture. We want to show that the necessary changes are viable, life enriching and available to us now. To this end Bodhi is offering an educational programme for sustainable living based on permaculture, non-violent communication (NVC), deep ecology, mindfulness and the creative arts. This cultivation of human creativity will provide enterprise and employment within the ecovillage and throughout Scotland, reflecting peoples' wide ranging skills in areas of the arts, people orientated work, permaculture and eco-technology.
We take inspiration from Buddhism, deep ecology and ecopsychology which have an awareness of our interconnectedness with the living universe. ‘Bodhi’ means ‘waking up’ and we see an urgent need for awakening to our responsibilities and creative human potential within the environmental crisis. Our principles of non-violence and mindful living apply as much in how we relate to ourselves and to each other, as they do to our relationship with the planet. We consider a social fabric based on compassion and skilful communication to be as important as sound infrastructure.
We are in the process of developing a sustainable living project in Burntisland, Fife. We will be holding educational events there from eco-building to creative cookery, and are proposing an organic café and eco-shop. We would really appreciate it if you could take 2 minutes to complete our online survey, at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G3GMQ67
The results of this survey will help to steer our project (so that we can make the project tailored to your needs), and we aim to use the results to demonstrate the need for this project when we are talking to the local council (e.g. planners and councilors), funders and the general public, so please ask everyone you know to fill it out! It really only takes 2 minutes! Thank you for taking the time to fill this out.
The Bodhi Eco-Project is a Scottish Registered Charity No. SCO37550.
Please contact us to get involved.
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