Sustainable culture is part of a complete definition of an ecovllage. In brief, we value and pay attention to the following:

Our relationships to one another. We strive to treat all people in a kind, gentle, honest, and fair manner, without violence or competition. We place a high value on resolving conflict. We work towards eliminating attitudes of sexism, racism, and ageism.

Economic cooperation. By pooling and sharing resources we are able to reduce our expenses and the subsequent impact on the earth. We provide a basic net of physical and emotional security for our members. Our labor-credit system serves as an alternative economy within our community, with an hour of work (instead of a dollar) serving as the basic unit of value.

Please see other parts of the Culture & Government category for much more info on this subject.