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NEXTSTEP - Ecovillages, Evoke, and Trepid First Steps

Since I first started browsing this site and its users, one person has inspired me right from the get-go. That person would be Reid Falconer. Its only been a few days, but in that short a time I've begun the transition from being a do-nothing lamer to truly being interested in solving the world's problems. I know little to nothing about alternative energy or ecovillages. I am possibly the most politically and socially inactive person I know. All that is changing.

I was struck by Reid's ambitious goals to found an ecovillage near his home town, and then by his instant involvement when he found out there already was one right on his doorstep. For me, personally, I've never known where to start with truly getting involved in things and I have a history of not following through with that sort of expedience and passion.

Being a full-time college student, I do have a lot on my plate at the moment, but now I am interested in learning all I can about ecovillages and how it might be possible to gain support here in the USA (Georgia, to be precise). One day, I hope to travel to Africa and apply all I've learned to help the people there. It seems a big daunting, to be honest. Where does one start? How does one shake themselves out of ten years of mental comatose? I'm starting to open my eyes a bit now, and I'm fast become aware of what needs to be done. I'll let you guys know where this new path takes me.

I am not a religious man, at all, but God bless Evoke.

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Comment by John Evans on March 9, 2010 at 3:23am
I think I'm in a position much like yours. I say, don't worry so much about where you are or what you haven't yet learned; just take one step...and then another...and another...
Comment by Robert Hawkins on March 9, 2010 at 3:37am
Engage. Learn. Grow. Act. Become.
Comment by Ayala Sherbow on March 9, 2010 at 4:10am
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 9, 2010 at 4:26am
Sounds like you have the right mindset, Ayala just gave you quite a few tools to accomplishing your goals... Good luck!
Comment by Vaare Valentino on March 9, 2010 at 5:01pm
Thanks, Ayala. I have been looking at the Enota village. Its hours away from me, though, but I'm going to try to pay them a visit some time.
Comment by Ayala Sherbow on March 9, 2010 at 5:24pm
Vaare -
I think you'll find that these kinds of communities usually welcome interested and helpful visitors. So if you ever find yourself traveling for any reason, you should check the directory of communities to see if there is one where you will be. If you contact them in advance, I am sure you would be able to visit. Good luck!
Comment by Alchemy on March 9, 2010 at 10:41pm
Agent Valentino, your new-found purpose is inspiring. I have awarded you +10 Courage, and +10 Vision. Agent Falconer will also receive +20 Spark for his inspiration. Good luck on your new path.

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