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Ecovillage Impact – Final ReGEN4All Colloquium

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 05:41

ReGEN4ALL Colloquium 6: Ecovillage Impact  Dec 14th at 11am UTC / 12pm CET Registrations: https://tinyurl.com/3a4dse45 Explore Ecovillage Impact with the ReGEN4All project team! The sixth and final colloquium will bring light to the impact of Ecovillages in different fields and scales. Steffen Emrich (gASTWERKe, GEN Europe); Rebeca Roysen (EVIST project – University of Basel) and …

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Regenerative Educators Cross Pollinate

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 06:12

This month’s Sprouts project opened the space to the wider Community of Practice and held a Regenerative Educators Cross Pollination session, a kind of reunion with our previous collaborators, with a vision to create more future collaborations. The updates from across the globe were incredibly inspiring. We learned from our partners that: In Colombia, the …

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Resilience Tracker Tool Release!

Tue, 11/07/2023 - 03:53

The Resilience Attribute Tracker is getting it’s final polish and will be released into 20 ecovillages this week! This survey tool for assessing social-ecological resilience and monitoring change over time was co-developed by all participants of this project from each of the five regions. Resilience attributes refer to the features of a system that contribute …

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ReGEN4ALL Upcoming Community Events!

Tue, 11/07/2023 - 03:06

November is generating lots of exciting community events and tools for the network! You can join the ReGEN4All team as they embark on their 5th Colloquium: Ecovillage Education & Research on November 15th at 19h UTC or tune in to learn more about the launching of the ReGEN4ALL E-Community Platform a space to promote your …

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GEN at COP28

Mon, 11/06/2023 - 13:31

The Global Ecovillage Network is excited to host four events at this year’s COP28. Bookmark this page and come back when we get closer to the date to register and get the weblinks for each event. For the first year, UNESCO & the UN are launching a Greening Education Hub. We are delighted to join …

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Youth in Action: Navigating Challenges

Fri, 11/03/2023 - 16:05

With last month’s launch of the local projects, this month the Community of Practice held space for navigating any challenges that arose. It was important for the education practitioners to first celebrate the momentum generated from all the planning and weaving in of the school communities. And then, we took a step back to face …

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ReGEN4All: Ecovillages and the Commons

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 06:16

Join GEN for the fourth Colloquium of the ReGEN4ALL project on October 26th at 19 CEST as we address the topic Ecovillages and the Commons. In recent years, people have been working around the world to develop sustainable and equitable ways of managing resources outside of the established paradigms of Market and State. This vibrant …

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Community Resilience Tools

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 05:16

This month the Ecovillage Resilience community of practice is starting to develop a new tool for all kinds of local communities to understand, track, and nurture their resilience. The tool will be a mix of what we’re learning about resilience from our network and the latest research into attributes of resilience in all kinds of …

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Youth in Action: Local Projects have Launched

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 01:45

Read on to learn how each Local Project is developing, and how you can get involved with GEN’s work with regenerative educators. 🍕 At the Self-Directed Learning Center at Kuthumba Ecovillage, South Africa, a ceremony was held to open the site for the new community space which received a lot of excitement and created momentum. …

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Kincentric Leadership October Updates

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 04:12

We are celebrating the completion of our third Kincentric Leadership retreat! We welcome you to join us in celebrating the Kincentric Leadership project welcoming 20 new people to the programme through the third Kincentric Leadership retreat in Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland. A powerful group of changemakers committed to leading from a deep sense of kinship with …

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Hildur Jackson Award Finalists 2023

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 03:06

It is that time of year to celebrate our dear Hildur Jackson’s birthday with a special celebration of some amazing ecovillage projects. Thanks to the continued generosity of the Gaia Trust, we are delighted to provide some financial celebration as well. Find out more about the award and apply for the next round (applications due …

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Meeting Mentors of the Sprouts Project

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 06:09

Meet the mentors of the transformative learning experiences created for pupils, educators, and school communities in the field of ecological regeneration through the Sprouts Project Youth in Action – Sprouts for the Future local project implementation has launched and little hands are busy digging in the soil, creating compost stations, and preparing cob. Along with …

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Join ReGEN4ALL’s 3rd Colloquium: Ecovillages & Climate Action

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 05:58

The ReGEN4ALL Colloquium Series continues to investigate the main topic “Ecovillages in Times of Crises’ exploring their learnings, challenges and possible contributions. The third Colloquium will focus on Ecovillages & Climate Action. We are honoured to have as guest speakers experienced community members: Albert Bates (the Farm) and Christoph Strünke (Sieben Linden) and an academic …

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Envisioning the Future with Ecovillage Resilience +2.5°

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 07:34

Envisioning an alternative future scenario requires a clear understanding of the past and present from both a data-driven perspective as well as within our social and emotional capacities. When developing strategic pathways forward, the Resilience Community of Practice used the Three Horizon’s Approach to write the story of our positive future, exploring the pathways needed …

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Deepen Your Kincentric Practice

Mon, 09/04/2023 - 07:16

Join us for an online or in-person event to learn with leading practitioners, facilitators, thinkers, and peers in Kincentric leadership and deepen your kincentric practice. While our weeklong retreats in 2023 require an application and are part of our pilot Kincentric leadership programme, we also regularly host open events online. You can find our upcoming …

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Ecovillage Cards for Kids NOW AVAILABLE!

Tue, 08/08/2023 - 05:58

We bring you an exciting update from our 2022 Twinning Regenerative Educators Project promoting sustainability education. To complement our versatile and well-utilised ecovillage design cards, we’ve added a new addition to our sustainability education collection, specifically developed for educators and youth. To celebrate launching this new resource, we are delighted to offer 50% off for …

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Kincentric Leadership August Updates

Mon, 08/07/2023 - 06:16

We are celebrating the completion of our second Kincentric leadership retreat! We welcome you to join us in sending the Kincentric Leadership team celebratory love showers after the completion of the second Kincentric Leadership retreat, in Devon, UK. A powerful group of changemakers committed to leading from a deep sense of kinship with all life …

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Our experience in the EDE 2023

Wed, 08/02/2023 - 14:35

In the current context of ecological emergency and huge social inequalities, it is more important than ever to support education for the design and promotion of sustainable communities that generate solutions integrating the 4 dimensions of regeneration. This year’s EDE offered exactly such an educational journey and was characterised by a diverse range of guest …

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GEN International Celebrates Global Connection

Fri, 07/21/2023 - 11:24

Our team GEN International is feeling ABUNDANT after a week of in-person meetings at the European Ecovillage Gathering! After many years of online cross-continental relationship building, we can not begin to describe the delight of meeting each other in person. The GEN International team was able to undergo transformative shadow and healing work, synchronize global …

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July Updates from REGEN4ALL

Thu, 07/06/2023 - 06:09

The ReGEN4All project works to make the knowledge gained within and through ecovillages more accessible both for research and policy decisions on sustainable lifestyles and living environments. The project partners are GEN Europe (represented by GEN Research), ISCTE-IUL (Center for International Studies / University Institute of Lisbon), ECOLISE and LOES, the Danish Ecovillage Network.  The past …

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