After seeing this news, I decided this is the type of town I want to live in! You may feel the same, too. The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network has pioneered a new footprint for eco-villages that makes housing more affordable, and organic food more accessible for people in Malaysia.
Utilizing high-tech construction to create ecological ‘smart-villages,’ many rural families can expect to increase their monthly income 3-fold while living in an integrated, sustainable farm system that includes a communal farming operation of aquaponics, grain-fields watered from the fish tanks with ‘high-cost’ plants, trees, and special technology in ‘autopots’ that reduce the need for pesticides and fertilizers.
The land also includes 1000-square foot homes that are easy and inexpensive to build as well as compost sites and chicken coops that feed off the compost worms. The villages are also run on bio-mass and solar energy so they are almost entirely self-sufficient, reduce waste, and optimize nutrient absorption for plants on land that was previously considered non-arable.
As if all this sustainability wasn’t enough – the villages don’t go without modern creature comforts, such as 4G Internet service for ‘e-learning,’ playgrounds, and a community centers for meetings.
New planned communities like these are popping up all over the world in response to our global need to live differently and more sustainably.
- Vancouver, Canada plans to be a totally green city by 2020 with strict green building codes and the use of more electric vehicles.
- In Oslo, Norway, the land is almost two-thirds covered with protected forests, waterways, and sustainable farmland.
- Copenhagen, Denmark has over 43 miles of bike lanes to cut down car traffic and emissions, and off-shore wind farm is in planning stages.
As Jefferey Jaxen wrote for Natural Society in a piece outlining how important it is for our collective future for everyone to grow their own food:
“The answer for many of society’s problems can be found by walking in the opposite direction of the current push for further centralization being sold in many aspects of our life. Indeed, it is because of the centralization of the food system that we are now vulnerable to supply chain disruptions that can come from a variety of sources, instantly crippling unprepared communities.
In addition, a centralized food supply allows large corporations to monopolize the food sources while diminishing our rights and lessening the quality. As this has happened, answers began appearing like the seven acre Beacon Hill site in Seattle which made headlines in 2009 with plans for the first free open Food Forest within city limits. Simultaneously, the commonsense concept gained momentum through many cities across America.”
Changes are happening everywhere. Is your community making changes that reflect these values?
Featured image sourced from: Gizmag
5 thoughts on ““Smart” Villages Incorporate High-Tech and Sustainable Agriculture”
Wow; you’re kidding, riiiight? Sarcasm? If you’re serious, you are truly brainwashed bot of the Agenda 21 puppeteers. This is how ‘they’ get you–US; make everything sound so peachy-keen, good for the ‘collective’, and so, so ‘earth-friendly’. Too good to be true? Yes. What you have there is a wage-slave encampment specifically designed to limit extraneous upkeep and maintain a titan’s grip on everything that one does, says, or can do and say. Total prison–don’t you GET that?
Cmon. Electric cars are run off existing power production, which is carbon-based (oh Noes!) and hi % likely off fossil fuels. They are not ‘clean’, they are charged with existing grid, and then involve toxic batteries and more costly hazardous waste disposal problems. Wake up and smell the ozone, you drones. Wow.
Funny. I was just thinking ‘Agenda 21 anybody?’
Wind farms are NOT healthy.
Norway and Denmark are almost gone as western democratic countries as the muslims take over more and more. They will not progress much farther before degenerating back to the 7th century. UN Agenda 21 would have us all in small apartments with a communal living area much like dormitories after removing most people from their farms, ranches and other wilderness communities. The proposed population destruction of Agenda 21 will not require many of these communities to be built, but we see them more and more in the unbridled destruction of the once rural and wilderness areas of lower mainland British Columbia and Victoria. Wake up people.
Don’t forget that Muslims are taking over because of the west’s foreign policy is making many of them refugees. Also European’s don’t want to be bothered with children and the Muslims are more traditional people who understand children are a blessing. Muslims are just seeking a better life and the politicians are trying to get more tax payers because Europeans are not having children. That is not their fault. Maybe Europeans could afford more children if they didn’t spend all their money on booze drowning their sorrows.