Small lifestyle changes like growing and eating healthy food, using renewable energy resources, recycling, gifting, sharing, or reaching out to a neighbor, can all be starting points. *Self-Governed:
These TOJ Villages will be self-governed, meaning residents use the democratic process to make decisions about how the community is operated and managed. A contract with the City of Dallas will regulate how the site may be used, and a Community Agreement and Village Manual outlines internal policies and procedures. TOJ Villages provides ongoing oversight and support. Each week residents will be expected to complete *10 volunteer hours* and attend the weekly village meeting.
During these meetings, residents discuss issues of common interest and vote on policies and procedures for operating and managing their Village, providing a sense of belonging.