|Project title||Transition village Somogyvámos|
|Thematic area||Environment and sustainable development|
|Name of the organization||Green Karma Public Benefit Association|
|Postal address||8699 Somogyvámos, Csepregi út 7.|
|Project manager||Priksz Gábor|
|Project timeframe||September 16th, 2013 - May 15th, 2014|
|Amount of support||3,645 €|
The eco-community of Krishna-valley is located in the outskirt of Somogyvámos village. Though it has been interacting with the communities of the village in several ways in the last 20 years, the ecological and holistic approaches have not really spread in the village itself. Thus, the project aimed at the integratation of the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability into the local leadership by the means of trainings, community planning events and other community-based activities. That has been served by a community-based planning process that has resulted in the planning of 15 project plans, the development of the village's "transformation" strategy as well as a long-term strategy of a social cooperative; a six-step eco-lifestyle training; and the increased participation at the meetings of the village hall. In addition, links have been built with other communities of the transformation movement as well as many other sustainable initiatives in order to support the population of the village to get acquainted with current environmental and social innovations. Through regular meetings and programs (meetings, events) the project has also helped local people to proactively promote self-sustaining farming and have had a strong community-building aspect.