Principles & Missions

Our 5 founding Principles are:

IMPERMANENCE as a spiritual concept and way of life, including living in temporary experimental buildings on a land allocated for 5 years,

COMMUNITY SPIRIT as a way of functioning in order to enhance a true sense of community and experiment the most collaborative and fulfilling ways of managing a community,

SELF-SUFFICIENCY as a way to sustain ourselves in terms of basic needs, by using what we can produce and benefit from the resources of Auroville while supporting and promoting them, as well as developing low-technologies to achieve this aim,

SUSTAINABILITY as an approach of reducing our impact on our environment by developing closed loop systems, waste management and conscious use of resources,

DO-IT-YOURSELF as a discipline to involve the members of the community in each development of the place and prefer the use of exchange and sharing, instead of money.

“5 Missions” within Auroville. 

PRESERVING THE LANDS OF AUROVILLE from any kind of damages or use which could prevent the project of Auroville to achieve its goal,

DEEPENING THE RELATIONS WITH THE LOCALS by establishing true contacts and exchanges with the villagers, and sharing the outcome of the experiments with them;

ENRICHING THE LANDS by bringing positive energy, life, nature plantations and activities to unused lands, and managing to keep water there,

STIMULATING CREATIVITY by using impermanence as a space for research and experiments with fast developments,

SHOWCASING TECHNOLOGIES, building techniques and research solutions from Auroville and around the World. Each development of the Community will be an opportunity for research and sharing with the broader community through workshops.