Ecovillage Start-up: Informational Sessions Available

Planning has begun for Pittsburgh’s first ecovillage—Rachel Carson Ecovillage, which will be built on Chatham University’s Eden Hall campus. 

It will be a sustainable, multi-generational community where neighbors know each other and live lightly on the planet.  In addition to living in homes that minimize energy consumption and carbon emission, ecovillagers will have opportunities to participate in campus activities and contribute to Chatham’s advancement of sustainability.

A growing group of prospective homeowners is starting to plan the community, which will have 30-35 private homes, ranging from studios to three bedrooms, clustered around a common green and common building.  Even in this time of virtual meetings, they’ve already set up their membership and legal structure.  During the next few months, they’ll be getting to know future neighbors by planning and having fun together.

Interested folks can join introductory videoconferences to learn more. The next opportunity will be on Saturday, May 30, at 10:30 am – noon. Email for a link to the session. 

For more information check out the Ecovillage facebook page at