The commune has existed for 40 years; it was founded by a group of dreamers who, in the wake of the period of 1968, wished to create a different world, based on community living, the absence of private property and a return to the land. Even if the word “ecology”was not known then.
The principle of self-sufficiency and a respect for the earth naturally pointed to the recognition of the commune as an ecovillage in 1996. From the very start LCD Bagnaia was present in the making of RIVE, and member of GEN. Outreach is a fundamental aspect of the group, which is active in local, national and international movements to defend the environment. Other numerous activities regarding the sphere of Peace and Social Justice are for example organizing, helping and hosting refugees, hosting representatives from the SEM terra movement in Brazil,conferences, lectures and ethnic festivals.
as recognition for a project involving Palestinian and Israelis in joint activities, in collaboration with the association Windows For Peace. Other numerous activities regarding the sphere of Peace and Social Justice are for example organizing, helping and hosting refugees,