A new tool for showcasing ecovillage contributions
This will soon be the home of the new Ecovillage Sustainability Assessment Tool – an online tool for mapping ecovillage practices, and showcasing GEN’s community-led way of contributing to carbon sequestration and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Earlier versions of sustainability assessment tools
GEN previously developed a Community Sustainability Assessment Tool, CSA, developing the concept of sustainability auditing suitable to ecovillages. The aim was to provide a way for individuals and existing villages and communities to see and compare their current status with common goals for ecological, social, cultural and economic sustainability. The CSA still exists, and consists of a questionnaire to help the project or individual assess their current situation and possible areas of growth and improvement. You can download the old CSA in one of the following formats:
There is also an even older version of the CSA. This version, while extensive, primarily targets intentional communities in the North American and European cultural contexts. It also does not include some of the latest developments in sustainability thinking. As an additional resource you may download the old version of the CSA as a PDF here.