Green Equity Builders is in its early developmental stage, as its founders reach out to other like-minded cultural creatives to develop our vision & mission statements, formulate a plan for incorporation as a 401c3 not-for-profit organization, and strategize a way to reach our stated goals:
Green Equity is incremental stakeholder ownership in homes, buildings, farms, businesses and/or communities that are built on sustainability principles.
The so-called "American
Dream" is crumbling. Educated, responsible people like ourselves are
increasingly overstressed and stretched to their breaking points. Who, then, hasn't
posed the question: "There must be a better way."
A Way Forward to Sustainable Living
If we are willing to work with Nature and with each other, then we believe that there is a way forward to sustainable living and a better quality of life. Small, solar powered homes can free us from energy cartels, expensive home heating oil, and gigantic cash-guzzling mortgages. Less can be more when the setting is verdant temperate forests, clear running mountain streams, fish ponds stocked with trout, organic community gardens full of delicious food, and down-to-earth neighbors who share the same vision for sustainable living.
Some people have been living like this for years, and we hope to learn from them how they have managed to succeed where so many others have failed. Please note that we are not talking about hippie communes, religious cults, survival compounds or luxury gated communities. We will be looking at small thriving eco-villages of sensible people with solid lifestyle values who have made wise choices independent of our consumer culture and its social programming systems. We will then distill what we learn into an open source Guide to Affordable Sustainable Living in the 21st Century, publish the guide over the Internet, and then attempt to build a small sustainable community ourselves. A part of that community's mission statement will be a commitment to helping others to achieve the same goals.