An ecovillage is an intentional or traditional community using local participatory processes to holistically integrate ecological, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of sustainability in order to regenerate social and natural environments.

Ecovillage principles embodies as an integral part of its approach a care for the earth, care for people, and building capacity for a sustainable future. It includes ensuring sustainable and ecologically friendly land management and food production and permaculture, off-grid energy solutions for lighting and heating in communities, afforestation, sustainable income generating activities, peace building and conflict resolution that ensures that communities live more sustainable lifestyles to reduce their ecological footprint and enhance sustainable development.