Once land is purchased, the Forest Moon Ecovillage community will be incorporated as a nonprofit educational institution and will be run democratically by a Board of Directors. Any decisions that would affect the whole community would have to be approved by a majority of the members of the community. Each family would be responsible for building their own home, with the help of other community members and volunteers. Since the community is based on both sustainability and the arts, a set of guidelines would have to be put in place as to what would be allowed and what wouldn’t where building is concerned. The community as a whole would have the right to have final approval on any building to be constructed if the building falls outside of approved guidelines.
The charter members of Forest Moon would decide on what the community standards would be regarding sustainable living and green building practices. These standards could then only be changed by a 2/3 majority of any future residents. The only ‘set in stone’ principles for the ecovillage would be the following:
- Respect for diversity and the rights of all members of the community
- Reverence for nature and sustainable living
- Service to the community through volunteering to keep the community running in exchange for use of the common facilities
- Growth in mind, body, spirit and emotion through programs and institutions established by the community