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Los Angeles Eco-Village aims for growth with new building




Southern Californians crowd in for a lesson on laundry-to-landscape graywater systems at the LA Eco-Village.
Southern Californians crowd in for a lesson on laundry-to-landscape graywater systems at the LA Eco-Village.
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There's a city block in Koreatown that's unlike any other part of Los Angeles.

The people who live there are dedicated to reinventing how Angelenos live in the city, and they do that by living cooperatively and ecologically.

The Los Angeles Eco-Village has been around since 1993, and it's about to grow. The group is in the process of buying another adjacent building—an auto shop—and transforming it into a mixed-use building with business on the street level and "permanently affordable" apartments on the floors above. The community is meant to be car-free and they practice other environmentally friendly ways of living, including organic gardening.

It's all part of their mission: to demonstrate how to live sustainably and affordably in Los Angeles. 

A Martinez spoke to Lois Arkin, one of the co-founders of the LA Eco-Village.

Click the blue audio interview to hear the full interview. 

 

 

Found an urban oasis at the LA Eco-Village!

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