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Eco-community Sekier

The Eco-community Sekier is a traditional farm house on a meadow above Zajezova, bought in 1994 by the NGO Community for Life in Harmony (PHŽ). It is looking for an alternative to a meaningless consumerist lifestyle, inspired by the modest and self-sufficient life of our ancestors, but also by modern trends like permaculture, natural building and the eco-village movement.

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Carnival 2014

Pictures of Sona Sadlonova from february 2014 describe atmosphere of small carnival celebration. The event was organized for local pre-school and school kids by international volunteers from Eco-community Sekier (EVS) and teachers.

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Separated waste collection and countryside cleaning

Active people from Zajezova (especially Igor Chyra) had been managing a project of the collection of separated waste in Pliesovce and its surrounding villages for almost 15 years. When in 2009 the project ceased the question what to do with the waste in Zajezova remained. Thanks to the initiative of the local inhabitant Rado Planicka and the civic association Community for Life in Harmony Zajezova received support for the establishment of collection units for separated waste. The project was financially supported by the Tesco Foundation and the municipality of Pliesovce.

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Community Centre (MNV)

In 1990, the building of the former village council in Zajezova remained unused after the abolishment of the municipality of Zajezova and its filing under the municipality of Pliešovce. For a certain time it was used as accommodation facility for people working at the recycling centre, however nowadays it has turned into a space for local communal activities.

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Community magazine Naozaj

The magazine NAOZAJ was initiated by a handful of people who try to present the life in Zajezova with words of the locals. It gives space for interviews with both newcomers and original inhabitants, reports, news, poetry and novels. The magazine’s content is created by volunteers, the profit from its retail are used entirely for costs connected with the layout and print. The magazine was issued twice a year and its editor-in-chief is Anka Valentyniova. After a two years‘ break we now prepare to publish new issues in colaboration with this website.

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Original inhabitants of Zaježová

Population of Zaježová was 600 people in 1950s. Currently it is 200, and many new inhabitants came just recently. Original inhabitants, newcomers, people in rented houses, weekend visitors - all of them are mixed geographically. There is big diversity between newcomers, but there is also big diversity between original inhabitants. But most of them are older people closely tied to this place and lifestyle of their ancestors. They keep livestock, fields, agricultural machinery and work till very high age. Cooperation between newcomers and original inhabitants is mutually beneficial.

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Preparation of firewood for Zajezka School

Common work of children and their parents while preparing firewood for school. This the way how to not only save some money, but also how to show children what is behind energy they use - how it is produced locally and how much work does it cost (not so much if we work together and have fun ;)  Pictures: Soňa Sadloňová - Sonasfoto

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Ecovillages: A Movement for lived sustainability

Ecovillages offer inspiring examples of how people and communities can live healthy, cooperative, genuinely happy and meaningful lifestyles --- More Information at http://ecovillage.org or http://www.gen-europe.org   Ecovillages are beacons of hope that help in the transition to a more sustainable future on Earth.

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Zaježka - new and old in harmony (in German)

TV report of Arte television about relations between ecovillagers and original inhabitants of Zajezova valley. It is in German only.

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This page was created and is maintained thanks to support from local NGOs and part of local inhabitants who belong to Zaježka Community. Zaježka Community is informal group of local active people, who cooperate and participate on social life in Zaježová.

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