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  1. 2. What is an Ecovillage? <ul><li>Urban or rural communities </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a supportive social environment with a low impact way of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate various aspects of ecological design, permaculture, ecological building, green production, alternative energy, community building practices, and much more. </li></ul>
  2. 3. VILLAGE MISSION STATEMENT 1999
  3. 4. The Cloughjordan Ecovillage <ul><li>Many kinds of ecovillage worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Common theme – living within the planet's capacity to support us </li></ul><ul><li>Themes of our Ecovillage: </li></ul><ul><li>A model development – educational </li></ul><ul><li>Modern levels of comfort etc </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to live – for all ages </li></ul><ul><li>A place where it's easier to live sustainably </li></ul>
  4. 5. Community Buildings <ul><li>3 Community spaces -potentially! </li></ul><ul><li>Coach House </li></ul><ul><li>Education Building </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural/Artistic Space </li></ul>
  5. 6. Economic Sustainability -earning a living <ul><li>Economic sustainability is a key objective </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-Enterprise Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of new business opportunities, co-ops, partnerships, synergies </li></ul><ul><li>16 live/work units </li></ul><ul><li>Education and training </li></ul>
  6. 8. Education <ul><li>Green Building </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological Design </li></ul><ul><li>Permaculture </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Production </li></ul><ul><li>Woodland Crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Silviculture </li></ul><ul><li>Transition Training </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Training </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Development </li></ul><ul><li>Resilience Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Third Age Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Training </li></ul>
  7. 9. Links and Partnerships <ul><li>Carnegie UK Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Appropriate Technology </li></ul><ul><li>The EDEN Foundation </li></ul>image by Solearth <ul><li>Irish Rural Link </li></ul><ul><li>NUI Maynooth </li></ul><ul><li>University of Limerick </li></ul><ul><li>Tipperary Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Transition Network </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>The Falkland Centre for Stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Human Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>SERVE </li></ul>
  8. 11. ECO-ENTERPRISE CENTRE <ul><li>Construction starts Summer 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>750 sq m eco-enterprise centre </li></ul><ul><li>shared use offices </li></ul><ul><li>creative workshops </li></ul><ul><li>eco-innovation engineering spaces </li></ul><ul><li>food production unit. </li></ul><ul><li>€ 450,000 grant from Enterprise Ireland </li></ul>
  9. 12. POTENTIAL FOR..... <ul><li>Production of: </li></ul><ul><li>food </li></ul><ul><li>biofuel </li></ul><ul><li>building materials </li></ul><ul><li>Use of local materials: eg myscanthus </li></ul>
  10. 13. 16 LIVE-WORK UNITS <ul><li>Ground floor space (30-70 sq m) for: </li></ul><ul><li>retail/ office use </li></ul><ul><li>demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>therapeutic clinic </li></ul><ul><li>First floor: living space </li></ul>
  11. 14. BUSINESSES EXPECTED..... <ul><li>Space already booked for: </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural practice </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Organic bakery </li></ul><ul><li>How about you? </li></ul>
  12. 15. I.T. INFRASTRUCTURE <ul><li>Each home / workplace will be connected to: </li></ul><ul><li>a village Campus Area Network (CAN) </li></ul><ul><li>via a 100Mbps Multimode Fibre </li></ul><ul><li>a layer 3 ethernet network. </li></ul>
  13. 16. NETWORK FUNCTIONS (1) <ul><li>1. Monitoring and Management of the District </li></ul><ul><li>Heating System. 2. Phone system: </li></ul><ul><li>- Asterix (Free PBX) system in Comms Centre. </li></ul><ul><li>- IP phone in each home/workplace </li></ul><ul><li>- office-type functionality for each unit </li></ul><ul><li>- free internal calls </li></ul><ul><li>- external calls at VoIP rates </li></ul><ul><li>3. High Speed broadband...... </li></ul>
  14. 17. NETWORK FUNCTIONS (2) <ul><li>3. High Speed broadband: </li></ul><ul><li>- This link will initially be provisioned at a 10Mbps symmetric, uncontended bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>- Capable of providing 100Mbps. </li></ul>
  15. 18. FUTURE I.T. USES (1) <ul><li>1. IPTV for: </li></ul><ul><li>standard TV channels in all homes etc </li></ul><ul><li>WebEx or Video-conferencing facilities </li></ul><ul><li>2. Smart Electricity Metering: </li></ul><ul><li>economies of scale and more efficient use of power when we generate our own power </li></ul>
  16. 19. FUTURE I.T. USES (2) <ul><li>3. Servers: </li></ul><ul><li>Business-standard access speeds will be available, allowing high bandwidth server- based applications </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>- File Sharing, </li></ul><ul><li>- Bulk and/or high quality printing </li></ul><ul><li>- Local Currency Exchange bank. </li></ul>

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