This is NuMundo's humble beginning of a knowledgebase, grouping some of the FAQs and most wanted terms and definitions. Get in touch if you have suggestions.
An ecovillage is an intentional or traditional community using local participatory processes to holistically integrate ecological, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of sustainability in order to regenerate social and natural environments. - The Global Ecovillage Network
A travel experience where you discover new holistic living or sustainability practices, expand your world-view, dive deeper into a connection with yourself, step out of your comfort zone and build community.
An impact center is a land based project that offers individual transformation, regenerative living education and strives to leave a positive local impact. An impact center could be an ecovillage, organic farm, yoga retreat center, or even a hostel, as long as they have an emphasis on sustainability, education and can accommodate guests.
A community designed to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. Intentional community members typically hold a common social, environmental, political, religious, or spiritual vision and often follow an alternative lifestyle.
Permaculture is a lense for designing systems that mimic the patterns of nature. These systems follow the ethics of people care, earth care, and fair share and can be applied to social structures, personal life planning but is typically applied to farming.
A core network center is an impact center at the core of our network, a place that embodies the values and vision of NuMundo. These centers have been thoroughly vetted for quality. Our founders have spent significant amounts of time on the ground at each of NuMundo’s core network centers, and have developed strong personal relationships with them. We’ve had life-transforming experiences at these places, we recommend them to our friends, and we believe strongly in the value and quality of the experiences they offer.
If you are interested in becoming a part of NuMundo’s core network, the best way to start is by dropping us a line and inviting an ambassador to visit. Becoming a part of our core network is not something that happens overnight - it starts with the human connection, and is built on trust!
This is a global movement of people who are going back to the land and starting educational demonstration centers to show that living in balance with nature and each other is possible.