C.A.S.A. Ecovillage Network Born in Latin America!

By Diana Leafe Christian (February 2012)

In early January in Colombia, in a long sunlit room filled with people in bright colors speaking rapid Spanish, a brand new ecovillage network was born — C.A.S.A.! An acronym in Spanish for Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de las Américas (Council of Sustainable Eco-Settlements of the Americas), C.A.S.A. is a network of ecovillages and other eco-projects in South America, Central America, and México. (C.A.S.A. includes Brazil, and the letters create the same acronym in Portuguese too.)

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About 15 of us met at Atlantida Ecovillage, which is located in a beautiful mountain valley in southern Colombia about two and a half hours south of Cali. It was a meeting of Ecovillage Network of the Americas (ENA), one of the three GEN regions, on January 5-7. This was just before the eight-day Llamado de la Montaña (Call of the Mountain) — the sixth annual ecovillage celebration and Vision Council hosted by the Colombian Ecovillage Network at Atlantida Ecovillage, and this year extended to people from all over South America.