Having fresh water and learning the importance of basic sanitation, such as: washing hands before cooking, eating, and after working. Growing a variety of vegetables in properly balanced/fertilized soil provides a larger spectrum of vitamins and minerals that will increase basic health.
Keeping the animals in a proper location away from the cooking and living facilities of the village, along with advanced techniques of raising domestic animals will cut down on diseases transmitted from animals to humans, increase productivity, and assist in creating a sustainable village.
The theories of an Ecovillage are numerous and can become a confusing topic. This particular Ecovillage is defined as a community striving for self sustainability through recycling and living in an environmentally friendly way of life. The restriction of size on the village and the zone structure limits pollution and encourages free trade with other villages. The village has a large center building containing shops, community center, sanitation, medical, light industrial and recycling. This allows for the village to produce export goods for other villages that do not specialize in the same products. Villagers learn about feeding themselves; living in peace; and learning the free trade system.
This is to help eliminate the grief in the world; combat global warming at the basic level; and encourage harmony with others outside their belief system.