Stardust Center Mission Statement
To serve as a model of possibility. To educate, encourage and enable the pioneers of new Eco-Villages and Communities.
To live as sustainably and harmoniously as possible and practical with each other and the planet.
Currently in the planning stages for a crowdfunding campaign to buy land in Ecuador
- To help create as many eco-villages and sustainable communities as possible
- To have 5-10 permanent members
- To create a land trust of at least 10 acres initially
- To have a continuous flow of volunteers
- To have a central community building to accommodate a kitchen, dining and meeting area, and recreational space. 3-5 small houses or cabins for members and a dormitory for visitors and volunteers.
- To grow organically as much of our own food as possible
- To become energy independent as soon as possible
- To reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible while maintaining a reasonably comfortable lifestyle
- To create deep, lasting, and loving relationships with one another
- To educate and encourage as many people as possible how to live sustainably and in harmony with each other and the planet
The Stardust Center will be…..
- A relatively small organic farming community and teaching center.
- A non-violent community.
- An omnivorous community where vegans and vegetarians are welcome and everyone’s dietary choices respected. Any meat will be grown on the farm or organically, locally and humanely grown.
- A place to experiment and learn how to lessen our impact on the environment.
- A place that improves and replenishes the land we are entrusted with.
- A reasonably hard working farm.
- A place to have fun and feel safe.
- A place where a certain amount of community work is expected of everyone but also allows for ample time to pursue personal interests, businesses, and opportunities.
- A place where community businesses offer opportunities to make personal income.
- A place that encourages art, music, discussion, and personal growth.
- A place that promotes alternative building and energy, sustainability, open communication, and acceptance of differing lifestyles.
The Stardust Center won´t be….
- Led by a Guru or central leader.
- A religious community. An individual’s religion and spirituality are to be respected by all members, visitors, and volunteers but it is strictly a personal matter.
- A lazy hippie commune.
- A Utopian community.
- A non-smoking and drinking community.
What I see is a group of relatively like-minded people living together, developing lifelong bonds and relationships, having fun, enjoying life, and supporting one another while reducing our impact on the planet and helping as many people as possible do the same.