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Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

June 8th, 2008 by Dave · No Comments

Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage set amid the hills and prairies of rural northeastern Missouri. Our goal is to live ecologically sustainable and socially rewarding lives, and to share the skills and ideas behind that lifestyle.”

I spent three weeks at Dancing Rabbit, and had an amazing time. Folks were very welcoming, and I learned a lot about both sustainable and communal living. Their website offers a ton of resources that could be used in class for activities to do with sustainability or environmental issues.

Their newsletter is full of short articles that discuss a wide array of issues in personal ways that I believe would be engaging for students. There are also videos which introduce some techniques for sustainable living and natural building. A section of the photo tour could be useful as a discussion or writing prompt.

When I resume teaching, I am planning to use some of this material for global issues activities. One article in the latest newsletter that caught my attention is Yoga Offsets. It could be used as part of a unit on climate change or in a health and fitness class.

Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · cultural issues · food and hunger · global issues resources · natural building

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