Cloughjordan’s Ecovillage, or ‘eco-neighbourhood’, won First Prize at the International Awards for Liveable Communities in China on the 1st December 2013.
The prestigious LivCom International Awards are devoted to championing and rewarding sustainable development, quality of life and environmental best practice in communities around the world.
After three intensive days evaluating more than 60 finalists from around 30 countries, the judges reported that the standards being achieved by communities around the world were higher than ever.
The Ecovillage was entered in the category ‘Socio-Economic Projects’, which saw them compete against 21 international projects. The Project Awards recognise innovative projects which demonstrate sustainability and environmental awareness, and have a positive impact on the local community and environment.
The Ecovillage was nominated by North Tipperary County Council to take part in this competition in recognition of their outstanding efforts in the IPB National ‘Pride of Place’ All Island Competition, which is organised by Co-operation Ireland in conjunction with Local Authorities across the country
A video on the eco-neighbourhood, which was made with Nicholas Ryan-Purcell was included in the presentation. This has been watched over 1500 times on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn-ZVZY4SHs