The farm where I was volunteering was in Stanciova, a delightfully tiny village outside Timişoara, near the Serbian border. Stanciova is the home of the Ecotopia Association, of which a few households in the village were a part of it. The members of the association have the goal of creating a model of a sustainable rural community, and they often hosted backpackers and visitors to their community. [If you spreche the deutsch, a German news show did a profile of Stanciova a few years ago.]
On my first day in the village, I was able to attend the grand unveiling of Stanciova’s very first solar panel. It had been installed at another house in the association.
Devendra Banhart – There Was Sun
Teo, my host, referred to the members of Ecotopia as “retired activists,” and it was at this house that I also discovered Carbusters magazine, a publication devoted to promoting more bicycle transportation. Check it out!
The Sugarcubes – Motorcrash