Rainbow Homestead Sustainability Co

Project

Organization

Contact

Websites: 
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/RainbowSustainabilityCentre
Emails: 
Contact: 
[email protected]
Contact address: 
Howick 3290
Kwa-Zulu Natal
Howick
P.O. Box 265
South Africa
Telephone: 
Cell phone: 
+27835994792

Team

Members: 
2
Colaboradores: 
4
Additional information about joining the project: 
Workshop-visitors welcome, Work Exchange welcome,

Rainbow Homestead Sustainability Commons

The Rainbow Homestead & Sustainability Commons is a living and learning centre registered as a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to environmental sustainability, cooperation, local economic development, and "small is beautiful" principles.

Mission:To be a positive response to the destruction which the planet and its population are suffering due to unsustainable agriculture, industry, consumerism, and non-renewable energy lifestyles.

The organisation has an off-grid permaculture homestead where we are "living the change we wish to see in the world." It serves as a learning centre where individuals and groups can come to live and learn about sustainable lifestyle practices.

The organisation has a few community outreach projects in Impendle: current projects include Impendle Eco-Schools (environmental education) and Impendle Eco-Tourism (homestay and cultural activities).

Settlement

People

Inhabitants: 
2
Children: 
2
Visitors per year: 
100
Type of visitors: 
Participants in workshops and courses
Work exchange

Living with the land

Total amount of land: 
405 ha

Best practices

Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
Samantha and Shine started the homestead a few years back and have developed it into a living & learning centre. They run all the projects with volunteer help from time to time.
Conscious participation in project design: 
94%
Traditional and local wisdom: 
71%
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
90%
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
69%

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
72%
Gender equality: 
100%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
89%
Diversity: 
90%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
86%
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
75%

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
63%
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
89%
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
96%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
100%
Common vision: 
90%

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
95%
Sustainable transport: 
52%
Sustainable water management?: 
96%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
100%
Organical food: 
100%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
100%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
100%
Renewable energy: 
99%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
97%

Best economical practices

Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
88%
Collective ownership: 
12%