Rachel Carson EcoVillage
Explorer Membership Policy & Application

What’s the benefit of becoming an RCE Explorer member?

Explorer membership gives you a low-risk opportunity to see whether the ecovillage is the right “fit” for you and a chance to get to know your potential new neighbors.  Explorer members are active members, who are involved in a planning group and full group meetings.  It also entitles you to take part in our social communication platform, social events, and one-on-one meetings with members.  

How do I become an Explorer member?

You complete an online Explorer membership form and pay a non-refundable fee.  Here is the link to the online form:
Membership Application

What is the initial fee to become an Explorer member?

It’s $150 per individual, for multi-adult households interested in exploring, it’s strongly recommended that each adult obtain an explorer membership so as to ensure the full range of benefits of membership for each adult. This is a four month membership. Financial investment for this project via membership is available for individuals that may need to invest less than the advertised rates, thusly we have a $75 membership level for those who are only able to invest a smaller amount. The application for that is here: Membership Application

Is it possible to renew my Explorer membership?

Yes.  If you are not ready to become an Equity member, you may continue as an Explorer as long as you renew it at $75/quarter, payable by the 5th of each quarter.

How do I pay the fee?

Credit/debit card payments are accepted through the membership application form. We can accept payments via PayPal to our email address rachelcarsonecovillage@gmail.com as well.

What if I have other questions?

Please send any questions to rachelcarsonecovillage@gmail.com.