The Los Angeles Eco-Village Intentional Community consists of approximately 40 folks who have moved to the neighborhood to live more ecologically and more cooperatively. Most of us are demonstrating the processes—ecologically, economically, and socially —that manifest an ecovillage. We are raising the quality of community life while lowering our environmental impacts, and expanding public awareness about more sustainable urban living.

The Los Angeles Eco-Village neighborhood, a place name, consists of the two blocks of Bimini and White House Place in the north end of the Wilshire Center/Koreatown area of Los Angeles.

This website is our virtual home and a gateway to our family of organizations working toward ever greater manifestation of the LAEV vision.

Photo: Outdoor classroom at old fourplex where LAEV started 1993 on NE corner of Bimini & White House Place. Photo circa 1995: Helen Hwang rides bike past fourplex.

Events

Earth Day Tea in the Street at L.A. Eco-Village: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2 to 5pm

As many of you know, LAEV has a long history of traffic calming activities. Tea in the intersection of Bimini and White House Place was a fairly frequent traffic calming activity back in the early to mid 1990s.  In those olden days, we did it just to meet neighbors who were always in their cars.  They would […]

*Explorations in Nature for kids 3 to 8 and parents with Artist in Residence Sylvette Frazier. 9 Sundays 2/25-4/29/2018 from 3 to 4pm at LA Eco-Village

Spring Schedule:  Sundays from 3 to 4pm at Los Angeles Eco-Village 117 Bimini Pl – Courtyard Los Angeles 90004 Week 1 – Feb. 25 Week 2 – Mar. 4 Week 3 – Mar. 11 Week 4 – Mar. 18 Week 5 – Mar. 25 Week 6 – Apr. 8 Week 7 – Apr 15 Week […]

Regional Cohousing Conference in Boulder CO April 20-22, 2018

The Regional Conference will feature full/half day intensives on affordability, telling your story, the development process and much, much more. Plus, with 16 sessions to choose from long-time community members and newbies alike will benefit from the mentorship of knowledgeable professionals, while meeting cohousers from across the country.  Get all the details here: https://cohousing.givezooks.com/events/2018-boulder-co-regional-cohousing-conference

California Co-op Conference – San Diego – April 29-30, 2018

Click here for the Conference Brochure PDF The conference will be held at theMarina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, which offers a beautiful view of the bay, and the convenience of a location near San Diego airport. Conference workshops reveal how cooperatives revitalize and fortify local economies by creating jobs, housing, and locally […]

Mushrooms and Oil Contamination Introductory Workshop #2: Sunday, May 6, 2018 at L.A. Eco-Village

Second in a series of Mushroom remediation events DATE AND TIME:  Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 10:30am to 1pm OTHER EVENT DETAILS: WHERE:  Songs at Los Angeles Eco-Village 3554 West First St. Los Angeles 90004 Enter thru chain link gate on Bimini Place just so. of W. First St. FEE: $10 to $25 (self selected sliding scale) […]

Sociocracy for Intentional Communities with Diana Leafe Christian – Sat-Sun-Mon 5/19, 5/20, 5/21/2018*

Sociocracy (sometimes also called “Dynamic Governance” in the US) is an effective governance and decision- making method Diana now highly recommends for intentional communities.  It means “governance by peers or colleagues,” and is a system for organizing work and making decisions to guide the work. Sociocracy is  based on the values of transparency, equivalency, and effectiveness. […]

Global Ecovillage Conference (GEN) Europe Conference – July 10 – 14, 2018 – Lilleoru, Estonia

Conference theme:  The Wisdom of Conscious Communities” Including July 10, 2018: Co-Creation Day: How can we make Estonia the first organic country in the world. The conference will bring together 500 sustainable experts, practitioners and visionaries from all over the world. Go here for conference details: http://gen2018.ee/?lang=en&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=genestonia100 For more information on the Global Ecovillage Network, go […]

The Soul of Soil and the Ecocity Future of Los Angeles – Sat & Sun July 14-15, 2018 at L.A. Eco-Village

In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Eco-Village Christian Arnsperger returns to LA Eco-Village for the third year.  And we welcome Kreigh Hampel and Richard Register to join him for a special two days of interacting with a few of the world’s most creative thinkers for healing and transforming  our Cities into  resilient eco-systems […]

A Crash Course in Urban Ecovillages at L.A. Eco-Village: What We’ve Learned & What We Know You Can Make Happen! An all day affair with us at L.A. Eco-Village. Watch for details.

Ever wonder how we put it all together?  What works?  What doesn’t?  What we’d do differently?    And how much further our vision reaches?  And how much faster you could make it happen in your own neighborhood? A hands-on all day affair with members of the Los Angeles Eco-Village and friends covering the following topics: – […]

Return to Your Senses – 4 sessions – L.A. Eco-Village – Watch for scheduling

Trainings for health care workers, activists, councilors* Any event that overwhelms a person’s ordinary capacity to cope: accidents, illness, birth…, may result in post traumatic symptoms that influence behaviors and  interactions. Return to Your Senses introduces you to therapeutic, engaging, un-intrusive approaches that can offer trauma-informed interactions to all clients  reduce potential re-traumatization for client with trauma histories […]

Lessons Learned from Living in Community

– Love not someone whom you see eye to eye, but is looking in the same direction. – Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse. – A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. Elbert Hubbard

Contact Information

117 Bimini Place #221
Los Angeles CA 90004
crsp@igc.org