This community proposes to become as a field site for cultural redesign. Based on the Ecological Footprint, One Planet Valley members will focus on living a one planet lifestyle that may be evaluated for research. Graduates of the Rancho Margot Eco Lodge in Costa Rica program, and other self-motivated individuals will bring what they learn and know on sustainable living. A strategic start number will be twelve members. Learning and individual research is encouraged. An organized members list will be drawn up to become a social media community prior to swarm date. A tentative target date to swarm / congregate in the valley is the spring of 2022. The Creston Valley location has been strategically selected based on local food production, local and provincial politics, a low climate change risk and distance from major urban areas. The town of Creston has a population of about 5000 and the surrounding valley another 10,000. The location also falls within the Cascadia bioregion and speculated political region which may have future potential.
Membership & Visitors
- Open to new members
- Rarely open to visitors
You will or will plan to relocate to the Creston Valley, consider attending the Rancho Margot Eco Village training program in Costa Rica and target a one planet lifestyle. You will socialize with and/or otherwise engage with other community members, and/or a social media connection with other like minded persons globally (ie. the facebook group). There will be regular person to person meetings eventually, but also remote digital online communications via social media as it develops. At this time, you are a self-motivated idealist who believes in developing an alternate cultural model. You will figure a lot of things out on your own, and bring what you figure out to the attention of others and the community. If you have an academic interest, you may research, record and publish data to share back with the Rancho Margot facility in Costa Rica.