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villageAs we wrote recently, because of some circumstances we have been forced to elaborate alternative plan for Sunland location and development. And now our new Resurrection Plan originated as a result of this elaboration. What is it? What we can to offer our supporters and sympathizers around the world?

It's not a secret - in all cities in all countries there are large communities of anarchists, radical artists, ecologists, representatives of subcultures, and all those people who don't fit in with the normative rules of modern society. Searching the way out from stifling atmosphere of this tainted world they try to find some free spaces at least small and poor. So, if they achieve this they often resort to the practice of squatting. But their new Home is often threatened in the cases if some greedy rustlers have an eye on that place. Given this we modified the idea of squatting (though this modification occasioned by the actual situation in Russia).

As a result of so called "democratic reforms" the terrible mass depopulation befell Russia. More of all it concerns Russian countryside. And now many villages in Russia stand absolutely deserted. For eg. 2.500 from 8.000 villages in Pskov region (N.-W. Russia) are uninhabited. For the outside observer, it seems like some kind of genocide and more over - destroying traditional forms of living.

Also, our Resurrection Plan means that: 1) we must to find suitable empty villages, 2) go there to the reconnoiter, 3) select the most convenient place, 4) organize the first group settlers and volunteers, 5) legalize our eco-village with local authorities.

Certainly, first of all we figure on the Russian anarchists, libertarians, radical ecologists, artists and all those Russian young people who eager to the spiritual renovation. But our foreign friends have to watch the cause. This horrible monster - THE STATE (damn it forever and ever, amen!) - is the same everywhere. Far and wide where the state stretches its paws the life becoming intolerable (note this case). Because Freedom is indivisible, our foreign friends have to ready to come to the aid of Sunland in case of troubles.

Sunland Commune.

N.-W. Russia.

Wednesday XVII Virt, I Year S.E.

The Sunland project team.

Hoist the colours high! Sunland flag has been solemnly hoisted!This significant event took place on June, 20, 2010, 14.30 p.m. in Sunland eco-village (N.W. Russia). The activists of the Sunland idea have constructed one big and convenient shelter of branches and started building a big shed for the livestock. The pictures bellow show how it was and what a beautiful places that Sunland owns now and that this one is surrounded.

So, welcome to Russia! Everyone who take part in Sunland has a chance to proudly say to his/her descendants - "I assisted at the birth of the Freedom!"


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27 May 2010 @ 07:41 pm

This summer in Sunland commune!So, Sunland project revives after a while. Many people advised us in due time that we had to buy some plot of land on the mainland to arrange experimental settlement, Sunland commune in testing regime. And now we can proudly say to all who are interested in Sunland project - Yes, we've done it! 

We became owners of 2 hectares (about 5 acres) in one of the most beautiful places of Nothern-West Russia - in the Luga's lakes area (it is about 130 km or 80 miles from Saint-Petersburg). We can set to work right now. Currently we already have the plan of development of the settlement. We plan to go in for farming. We plan to go in for farming to provide our commune total self-sufficiency. Some Russian Activist of the Sunland idea will go there in the next few days in order that start the practical work. Certainly, we are heartily inviting all our foreign supporters to participate in the cause. You might come to us for few days or few months or for the rest of the life... So, you can request more details via email



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30 March 2010 @ 01:47 pm
I see there's an "Ecovillage Wiki" link at the top of this community, to the Wikipedia page. I'd like to point out the Appropedia wiki which documents ecovillages and similar efforts, and shares ideas, designs and projects around all the kind of technologies and community issues that an ecovillage might face.

(If you're confused about the wiki terminology: wiki is a type of site where you can share and collaborate easily. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, while Appropedia is a wiki for broader kinds of content like how-tos, analysis, designs, calls to action, project documentation and more...).

The Appropedia community has been working on eco-village and permaculture info resources for a while - and it's an open edit wiki, so it would be great to have the input of all of you here. It's a completely free site, and a platform for sharing.

Note also the appropedia community on LJ - there'll be lots of permaculture and ecovillage related posts, so please join, comment and share!
29 January 2010 @ 07:49 pm
Overwhelmed by the huge list of vegetarian and vegan communities on livejournal? Interested in trying something different but not sure where to start? Sara's friendly favourites:

addmeveg An add me community aimed at vegetarians, vegans and interested omnviores. I love my omnivore friends, but sometimes its nice to have a fellow veg*n on one's friends list, much like a fellow environmentalist? ;)

lacto_ovo_only If you find veganism too big a step, or are frightened of encountering hostile militants, this might be your first friendly port of call.

vegpromo For keeping up to date with any new communities and developments in the veggie world at livejournal.

vegetariancooks and veggie_recipes are both excellent sources of recipes and meal ideas. Ideal if one wants to try something different.

For those outside of the USA, there are countless regional communities. Two of my favourites are listed below, but if you wish to find anywhere else (there are literally 100s) it should be easy to find with a simple search.

Of course, these are just a taster and you are always welcome to stalk my profile to find other related communities that might be of interest.

Hope this was useful and in the spirit of Ecovillage.

20 January 2010 @ 03:36 pm
My Dream is to change the world for the better. I currently think that our society is very selfish, materialistic and disconnected. This world is lacking so much love, unity, art, creation and faith. I feel as though people have forgotten the meaning of unconditional love, true happiness, true beauty, nature & so much more. Im here to remind the world. All it takes is one. This year, Im dedicating an entire year to the world. Im dedicating 365 of my life with acts of goodness for humanity. Everyday I will blog about my expierence of that day in the hopes of inspiring the world to do better & be on the pursuit of changing peoples lives!I know all it takes is passion, drive, a warm heart, one HUGE Dream, & I will never STOP!

08 January 2010 @ 12:08 pm
Dear friends, it is most delightful to see more and more people interested in the subjects described in the Ringing Cedars series. In this new era we are entering the world of consciousness and awareness of the our nature. We've been told that we are evil, sick and dangerous creatures and this is simply not true.

Many families already started proving that Man is a creation of beauty and is a true child of nature. We are now becoming co-creators and the way we communicate, the way we think changes.

I think we are at the beginning of an era of collaboration. We have designed a win-win project that would benefit us all. Tell us about your company, your media resource, your green initiative and become part of the Action Club. if you think you are open to collaboration all you need to do is to fill out and send me this form:

Action Club Application Form:

Please answer as many of the questions below as possible and send the information to info at greengardenearth.com.

Please send you logo along with your application if you have it available. You can also send photos of yourself or of the business owner/project leaders.

* Project name:
* Members:
* Type and area of business:
* Business description:
* Websites:
* If available, any other media of this project: newsletter, newspaper, RSS feed, podcasts, mailing list:
* Contact info and locations information:
* Date of business establishment:

Also let me know if you have any ideas on how we can collaborate, the future is in our hands.

Love and light!

SunlandSunland project has been implementing for almost two months. There is not 100 days (the time that taken in politics for consideration of preliminary results) but something can be said right now. Our rule is never to hide the truth. We don’t inspire anyone with illusions. We don’t want to become victims of illusions. So, we can say that Sunland became interesting for many people and it has not been ignored. But those people who are really willing to actively participate in the project - such people are few and far between. Among the public which is debating Sunland online dominates skeptical, sometimes openly hostile, but more often mocking attitude. Why is it so? May be we’re doing something wrong? Maybe, but first of all, nobody hinders constructive criticism, conversely, we always greet it. Second, if you want to prevent yourself from any mistakes – just do nothing. Or, maybe, the very idea is bad? But, first, there are hundreds of communes around the world now which successfully operate base on the ideological and philosophical, moral, ethical or even religious grounds (from the anarchist communes to the mennonite communities). And secondly ... well, it is wiser to devote a special article concerning the reasons for such skepticism and consider this matter in broader context of Sunland’s philosophical and ethical foundations.

At the first place at Sunland are ideas, principles and people. If it is so, then the material side of the life also will be. Sunland is a light, which is giving to people the hope and joy. “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not…” (John 1:5).

We are continuing working at the implementing of Sunrise Plan. As it already has been reported, the Sunland project activists decided that before establishing a colony on a desert island, it could be possible to make a colony on the mainland. This decision brings significant changes in the architecture of the project.
22 July 2009 @ 04:18 pm
SunlandExactly a month ago we published a detailed plan of arrangement of free settlement on a desert island - the Sunrise plan. Although at the moment we have not yet received a response from the authorities of Pitcairn Island, anyway we are still going to press for their formal response to our proposals. As for Venezuela and Honduras - the work in progress, it's early to wait their response because suggestions just sent.

Many people express their doubts that the authorities of any State would give us an Island to settlement arrangements for free. Many people say, "While you are waiting for government decisions Sunland project would completely fizzle out". Really, it's possible. In this regard there are some ideas about corrections of the Sunrise Plan.

We could make an interim stage. To convince people that it works, we might arrange a kind of experimental ground. Namely, we might to acquire land in some country and arrange there the first Sunland commune.

Certainly, there's a question of cost. At the moment, we have data on prices of land only regarding Russia. The lowest prices for land can be found in the Yaroslavl region: it starts from $ 15-25 per are (i.e. $ 600-1000 per acre). Thus, the minimum suitable for our purposes area in 10 hectares (about 25 acres) runs up to $ 25 000.

We are ready to arrange the first Sunland commune in any part of the world and in any country. Therefore, if any of the Sunland supporters or sympathizers has information about lower land prices than the above ones - we would be very grateful for this.

The Sunland project team.
Many people are constantly asking us: “How are you going to arrange proper living conditions and other facilities for the sunlanders? How are you going to organize Sunland’s economy?” Some people even express doubts in our fairness, while quite the contrary others reproach us in unrealism and keenness on empty fantasies. In this short article I shall try to prove that the Sunland project is a genuine project and more over its significance goes beyond the framework of an ordinary settlement in some obscure location.

What we want to create on Sunland? If people think that we want to create some kind of village with customary middle-class conditions like in any American town, they are wrong. We want to demonstrate an alternative living style.