February 27, 2009

Do you want to move to South America? You can pioneer sustainable living!

I just met Leonardo Jara, an enthusiastic and mindful property owner from Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

I have moved to the city to study spanish and politics for the semester. In my first few days of wandering the city, I stumbled upon the enormous community of Buenos Aires Couch Surfers. BA has the third most active network in the world, and Leonardo is using it for good purpose. 

Have you heard of Eco-village?  The aim of this group is to create sustainable settlements across the world.  Leonardo, with his  plot of land in Tigre has begun the initiative an hour north of the polluted, bustling city center. 

Cambiamos el futuro
Here is a link to Leonardo’s Eco-blog.  

This video describes the dream of creating an eco-village by a group of friends who networked with people from all over the world via couchsurfing.com. They want to document the creation of this eco-village as it is built by hand. 

Keep in tune for more updates. If you are interested in getting involved with the project, contact Leonardo at [email protected]

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