Emerging Ecology, along with volunteers and various organizational partners is, creating a network of self-consciously Eco-futuric Neighborhoods within Guilford County. Of the six initial neighborhoods chosen to demonstrate this comprehensive and creative approach to 21st Century living, one neighborhood will be located in each of the five City Council districts, the final neighborhood will be located in Guilford County -- outside of incorporated limits.
To enable this project, Emerging Ecology is creating a 12-person Neighborhood Guide Team. Details of the roles and responsibilities of this team are outlined in this downloadable document. Interested people may sign-up or inquire using the form below.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS THE UNIT OF CHANGE
The next stage of community building is understanding that you have to fix the neighborhood as a whole. It's not sufficient to focus on individuals one by one. ..... Rebuilding community involves seeing that the neighborhood, not the individual is the essential unit of change. If you're trying to improve lives, you have to think about changing many elements of a single neighborhood all at once.
The Second Mountain -- The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks, 2019
This column contains background information about the groups working on this project. Each of the various participating groups have their own perspectives to share.
Five Foundational Principles for Community Development were outlined by the ICA in 1968 -- these have been adapted for this project by Emerging Ecology.
One aspect of the ICA's history in grassroots development was detailed in Maliwada's Grandchildren. This document traces the ICA history through the lens of on of the successful village project in Maliwada, India.
People participating in this project will find information here to help them in implementing ecologically responsible programs in their neighborhoods.
The current draft of the project entitled "Guilford Going Green" (updated August 13, 2019) provides an overview of the entire project.
Neighborhood Guide Team Interest
Indicate your interest in being a part of the Neighborhood Guide Team