Sustainable Communities are human settlements that achieve a high standard of living with a low impact on the environment. They integrate green building design, renewable energy, on-site food production, community-based businesses, and family-friendly environments within a context of radically reduced environmental impact. They can be rural, urban or suburban in location, and have appeared throughout the world, including several in neighboring Massachusetts. They offer opportunities for conservation development, smart growth, senior and affordable housing and social action. In an era of uncertainty caused by sky-rocketing energy prices, suburban sprawl, dwindling open space, and housing shortages, ecovillages provide a key solution to building healthier, more secure places to live and raise our families.

To learn more, visit:
Global Ecovillage Network
Fellowship for Intentional Community
Living Routes

Bradley Grove Hyson, Founder and Director of the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living has done extensive traveling to ecovillages in 4 countries and 7 U.S. states. Brad has lectured throughout Southern New England and presented the results of this travels to hundreds of people. If you are interested in having Brad present at your conference or event please contact or 401-397-3430.

Rhode Island Ecovillage
The Apeiron Institute is interested in facilitating the creation of Rhode Island’s first Sustainable Community for education and research purposes. While in its formative stages, Apeiron is also in dialogue with a number of organizations and state agencies looking for suitable sites and partners for such a project. If you are a landowner or developer with a site or a project in Southeastern New England, and are interested in exploring the possibilities of an ecovillage development project, please contact us.

Sustainable Community Updates
If you are working on an sustainable community development project in this region, this site is available to post project updates and inform our community. If you interested in receiving e-mail updates about such initiatives in this region please contact us.
For more information please contact us directly at or 401-228-7930.