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Sociocracy in Intentional Communities Conference

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 10:55

We are so excited to announce that registration is now open for Sociocracy for All’s second annual Sociocracy in Intentional Communities conference! This year’s conference is on November 19th. We’d love to see you there! This year’s conference will have presentations from several communitarians and sociocrats immersed in intentional community including Crystal Byrd Farmer, Diana Leafe Christian, John Schinnerer, and SoFA co-founders Jerry …

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Hildur Jackson Award Finalists 2022

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 16:04

Once again, we are delighted to honour the very special memory of Hildur Jackson, and to celebrate her legacy by featuring incredible projects around the world, and infusing some resources into some of them. This year’s most outstanding project is Kufunda Village in Zimbabwe! Kufunda was founded almost 20 years ago as a place of …

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Inspiring Futures: How Ecovillage Design Education Changes Lives

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 10:30

GEN Online Ecovillage Design Course Testimonial by Karen Wyeth  Without the knowledge I gained through the Ecovillage Design Education course, I would have never had the confidence to speak to people about something as complicated as forming an ecovillage. I receive GEN newsletters on occasion, and when I learned they were offering an online  Ecovillage Design …

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A year guided by Animal Spirit Cards

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 13:17

When I first heard about the Global Ecovillage Network I had no clue the headquarters of GEN International were in Scotland. I did not know at all about the Findhorn Ecovillage spiritual community and GEN’s roots in it. In a way, these two are still a mystery to me. After a year of living and …

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Ecovillage Transition in Action

Mon, 08/29/2022 - 04:47

Project Summary Now is the time for action. Climate change is a reality and young people tell us of the climate emergency with despair. Fires across the globe are causing a loss of biodiversity, with animals and plants disappearing each day. Systemic change is required to address the environmental problems and ensure that all people, …

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Global Impact: The 2022 Ecovillage Gathering

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 17:40

After three years, four days didn’t feel like nearly enough for this homecoming European Ecovillage Gathering which was hosted by Ananda Gaorii, LØS (the Danish network),GEN Europe and GEN Ukraine in Denmark this past July. Hundreds of ecovillagers and explorers from across the world joined this exploration and celebration of ecovillage life, many for the …

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Twinning Regenerative Educators

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 06:51

Since the project launched in January 2022, GEN has facilitated 20 educator collaborators to build a community among them, establish direct twin relationships, and created detailed outlines of three educational resources: a toolkit, teacher training, and ecovillage principles design cards for children. Spanning every region, collaborators bring experience from ecovillage schools, traditional schools, and community …

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Ecovillages: a new way of living with low environmental impact and high quality of life

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 00:12

Are you looking for a participatory learning experience about how to create a new way of living with low environmental impact and high quality of life, bringing together the four areas of regeneration: social, ecological, economic, and culture/worldview? Then this might just be for you. Originally combined into a one-month experience in an ecovillage, The …

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Our Annual Report 2021 is here!

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 21:43

The Global Ecovillage Network is a growing and evolving international network of regenerative communities and initiatives. This year’s Annual Report presents the activities, impact, vision and mission of GEN and the organisations that make up the key parts of our network – the GEN regions and GEN International. We first provide an overview of GEN …

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Ecovillage Transition in Action!

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 16:40

We are celebrating the first successful launch of the prototype of our freshly developed Ecovillage Transition in Action Training of Trainers in St. Andrews University and our first multiplier event of this 3-year long partnership project which took place in the Findhorn Ecovillage ! Ecovillage Transition in Action is an ERASMUS+ partnership between GEN international, …

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Filka Sekulova: On happiness, mountains, Academia and transformation. 

Sun, 04/24/2022 - 08:42

Filka Sekulova is an activist and a transdisciplinary scholar engaged with Degrowth and the study of meaningfulness, among many other things. In this interview, she reflects out loud on her personal story and early days, but also her last years in Academia. She touches deep topics such as coherence, meaningfulness, social change and connection to …

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Inspiring Women Healing the Earth: Berta Garriga, a woman with ‘flying roots’ creating community

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 11:22

Berta Garriga Garriga is an herbalist, an environmental educator and a young mother focused on creating community around sustainability, not only in the rural area where she lives but also beyond. In this interview, Berta talks about environmental education through nature but also about its very important role in cities or more urban areas. She …

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An interview with Taisa Mattos: How the Ecovillage Movement changed her path

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 14:56

Taisa Mattos is an Educator and Researcher of the Ecovillage Movement. She trains individuals and groups on sustainability, social innovation, and community life. My first contact with Taisa Mattos was online. As part of my ESC programme, I was starting my work with GEN International and I received an introduction to its Education area provided …

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Rewilding and decolonising go together. A conversation with Pupak Hagighi.

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 05:56

Pupak Hagighi defines herself as an artist, activist, writer, and earth healer, among others. In this interview, Pupak talks about her personal journey and its connection with making soil, rewilding, decolonising and healing on different levels. I met Pupak on a Saturday morning. I had attended a Working Party which takes place the last weekend …

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Inspiring Women Healing the Earth: Interview with Shilo Shiv Suleman

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 10:39

Shilo Suleman: “Reclaiming imagination as a prophecy of what we want” Shilo Shiv Suleman is an Indian visual artist & activist. Her work and practice encompasses art for social change, technology and magical realism through illustration and urban art. When I first knew I would have the chance to interview Shilo Suleman I was thrilled. …

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Ecovillages featured in IPCC report

Tue, 04/12/2022 - 09:57

Earlier this month the International Panel for Climate Change, IPCC, published the final part of their Sixth Assessment Report, Mitigation of Climate change – featuring the Findhorn Ecovillage Community on the cover. The picture shows the East Whins cohousing cluster, part of the Findhorn ecovillage, with superinsulated adjoining homes built with ecological materials. The buildings face …

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EcoGamer

Thu, 04/07/2022 - 11:25

Completing a 3 year long collaboration, we are excited to launch the two main outputs of the EcoGamer project. Ecovillage Impact Assessment The Ecovillage Impact Assessment details and measures the impact of key community-scale practices for fulfilling the UN SDGs and Paris Climate Agreements. Available online for anyone to use, it teaches and showcases the …

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BLAST – New Resources for Transformative Learning

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 10:51

Completing a 2 year collaboration, we are proud to launch a series of resources aiming to build capacity for blended and transformative learning for socio-ecological transition. These include: Guides to Blended Learning and Communities of Practice A competency framework for trainers and community catalysts A Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion methodology All of which you …

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APPLY AS SENEGAL COORDINATOR FOR ECOVILLAGE YOUTH EXCHANGE PROJECT

Sun, 02/13/2022 - 04:40

Apply for the Ecovillage Youth Exchange Project
For young people from Senegal and Germany working on Ecology, Social Justice, or community work
Deadline: 27 February 2022
Apply here: https://forms.gle/chUgPHcyVRMiXitg8

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Ecovillage Youth Exchange Project Opens for Applications

Thu, 02/10/2022 - 14:14

Apply for the Ecovillage Youth Exchange Project
For young people from Senegal and Germany working on Ecology, Social Justice, or community work
Deadline: 27 February 2022
Apply here: https://forms.gle/chUgPHcyVRMiXitg8

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