Greene Family Camp Builds Eco-Village
This summer, campers in Greene Family Camp’s Kibbutz unit will get to experience communal living with an emphasis on high-tech environmentalism and hands-on sustainability. The camp constructed four “dome-itory” cabins which were inspired by the famous EcoCampus dome-itories of Kibbutz Lotan’s Center for Creative Ecology in Israel. Jessi Swann, the eco-village program director, spent four months in Israel this past year studying sustainability and environmentalism and the concept of permaculture on Kibbutz Lotan. The eco-village also has a solar panels to supply clean electricity to power the cabins. Eco-Kibbutz campers, who are entering 10th grade, will learn about living responsibly with nature, caring for the environment, and harvest vegetables from their organic garden together with younger campers for the camp’s dining hall.
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