Forming Established: 2010
This page last updated:5/6/2011
Stardust Center for Sustainability and Community
Gainesville Area, Florida,
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We are in the process of creating a non-profit learning/teaching center. Our current mission statement is "Learning & teaching old & new ways of living to save our planet & ourselves" We will host workshops on things like alternative energy, organic gardening, water catchment, composting, etc. We will also have a relatively small eco-village (10-15 people) and will teach non-violent conflict resolution, decision making, how to start a community, etc.
We currently have a couple of options as far as land is concerned. One friend of community has 75 acres (on a flood plain though) another is considering donating 10 acres to form a land trust. We are currently looking for allies, volunteers, and donors. The first step is to create a non-profit so we're looking for someone who can make that happen. A web site is another critical piece. So someone who is computer savvy and knows about facebook, twitter, etc would be much appreciated. Then of course we'll be looking for people to clear and build our Stardust Center!
If you're a philanthropist looking for a worthy project I'd love to chat!!!!
If you're like me with more sweat equity than cash equity I'd love to chat as well!
This page last updated:5/6/2011
Visitor Process: Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what your specific interests in the center/community are. A quick biography including your skills.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
By majority rule
(That's me right now but am working diligently to spread leadership around!)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Independent right now but am hoping for at least one community busines)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Maybe depends on situation)
(No set limit yet but we have a lot to do!)
Land and Buildings
10 acres (4.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Community-controlled land trust
Number of Residences:
(We're building from scratch)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
(Envision eating at least one meal a day communally)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(This is completely up to the individual)
Private school at the community
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