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The Ecovillage concept has really taken off since its introduction in the 80's. Mostly it has been driven by the need for community and a desire for a better, more sustainable way of living. Ecovillages have tended to be formed by affluent people, from developed countries, who are choosing to "return to the land". We feel that, in South Africa, the basic Ecovillage Values of Community and Sustainability, are not just a good idea for the affluent, but presents a valid solution to Rural Poverty and Land Reform.
ZCSD combines the skills of professionals, who are all experts in their respective fields, to ensure that the appropriate mix of skills and experience is made available to the client. ZCSD is an equal opportunities company, which aims to transfer real capacity to members of the previously disadvantaged communities.
Much of ZCSD's experience in the organic agriculture, tourism, conservation, small business, waste recycling and development has been hard earned at the “coal face” through ZCSD's implementation of and participation in actual projects, establishment of SMME’s, project management of and training for community driven projects.
In all our projects; a holistic environmentally friendly approach is key to developing sustainable solutions and successful implementation. Where appropriate our project planning provides for cutting edge solutions in respect of waste management, recycling and environmental rehabilitation through our established linkages with leading research and educational institutions. We are proud of the fact that our solutions are practical and implementation orientated and ZCSD is therefore frequently retained to manage the implementation of projects.