Vision: To build an ecovillage where our members work joyfully together to help create a world where all of life thrives.
Mission: To demonstrate the power of healthy community (body, mind, and spirit) in order to support the vegan movement in having a solid foundation upon which to grow exponentially
The main goal in order to get all the other goals accomplished:
Reach out and find at least one person to live here to co-found the ecovillage and find a core group of people who can work together harmoniously to get the ecovillage off the ground and sell the Farm Animal Sanctuary Site.
These goals are always in the process of being refined and added to. Those who join us later will add to and enrich these goals according to their life experiences, talents, resources and passions.
Have the description and marketing plan completed so we can find a buyer who wants to have a farm animal sanctuary and vegan retreat center. Sell by Oct. 15th, 2018
Live in alignment with and continue refining our values
Have all organizational community structures in place.
Have the website finished in that it clearly explains where we are so people can make a decision to join us.
Complete the building of living structures and food production at the site of the future Vegan Utopia Ecovillage.
Develop ways to support ourselves so that residents can make money doing things that are in alignment with our values and goals by 2018.
Increase Social Media Participation:
Find people living here or elsewhere who want to adopt all or some of our social media so we can maximize our influence and blessing: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Wordpress Blog.
Local and bio-regional events in NWA: Continue to attend and support other vegan-friendly activities in Fayetteville, NW Arkansas and all of the Ozarks.
Create Collaboration: Increase the influence of Animal Lovers of the Ozarks (co-founded by Trish) to create a directory and a place to collaborate with vegan-friendly organizations in Ozarks and Arkansas.
Anonymous for the Voiceless: Continue to work with and help build a sense of community within AV Fayetteville chapter.
Help get the Springdale Save chapter off the ground.
Veganism: Serve local community by helping people adopt a plant-based diet and grow food.
Find ways to meditate together, dialogue, pray and do other things that increase our spiritual awareness, interconnectedness and oneness.
Develop a model of our Ecovillage which can be duplicated in any neighborhood--rural and urban so that we can help people start their own communities.
Train vegan community facilitators to support the creation of the community projects and who can inspire people to go vegan through example and excellent teaching.
Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution: Help our neighbors and friends who have issues that divide them to resolve their differences.
Create a Timebank system so that we social change agents especially can live as much as possible without depending on money by March 2018
Non-resident involvement: Create avenues so that people who are not living on the property can interact and be blessed by our work, and be in some way part of our community. "Friends of Vegan Utopia Ecovillage."
Helping the needy people: Find ways to minister to the "least of these" including mentally ill, hungry, widows, orphans, homeless, poor, and suffering.
Think Tank: Create a think tank of residents and friends online and in person to discern and help this growing movement develop the very best practices to promote healthy community living in the vegan movement by June 2018
Support Selected Vegan Efforts: Support vegan leaders like Will Tuttle (author of the World Peace Diet), Earthling Ed, and groups like Save Movement, Anonymous for the Voiceless,
Pro-life Outreach: Inspire pro-life leaders to go vegan and inspire others to do the same. Some key people are the very influential millennials: Rose Josh Braham of Equal Rights Institute, Abby Johnson, Kristen Hawkins of Students for Life and David Daleiden of Center for Medical Progress
Podcast: Start a podcast that goes viral. We can interview people all over the world asking the question: how can we help the vegan movement grow to a critical mass by 2020? Make it a strategic planning podcast as well as training. Specialize in how to create healthy communities and ecovillages.
Interspiritual fellowship gathering: Have a place where the spiritually homeless can find encouragement and where veganism can be promoted through vegan meals and various spiritual teachings.