The Sustainability Institute (SI) was established in Lynedoch Ecovillage in 1999 to provide a space for people to explore an approach to creating a more equitable society. At the core of the SI’s work has been finding ways of living that sustain rather than destroy the eco-system within which all society is embedded. Our focus on children led to the founding of the Creche, now called the Lynedoch Childrens House, and AfterCare programmes. Our partnership with the School of Public Leadership at the University of Stellenbosch
built up our Masters and PhD programmes in Sustainable Development.
Lynedoch is pioneering approaches to creating socially diverse ecological communities. An emerging ecologically designed, socially mixed community built around a learning precinct, this unique experience has generated insights into what it means to build up from below the foundations of a
more sustainable world.
Tours: Our focus is on food systems, social innovation, optimal resource flows and transformative learning from birth. The Lynedoch Eco-village is pioneering approaches to creating socially diverse ecological communities. It is an emerging ecologically designed, socially mixed community from diverse racial and social economic groups
built around a learning precinct, and this unique experience has generated insights into what it means to build up from below the foundations for a more sustainable world. The village is a financially and economically viable community requiring no external funding to sustain itself. It is a working example of a liveable ecologically
designed urban system that challenges the notion that sustainable development and ecological building is too expensive.
Various types of tours can be done for school groups, students, workshops, conferences or as a unique learning experience. Please contact us for price packages and options