The Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course is a programme of GEN partner, Gaia Education. This curriculum was developed over a number of years by a group of Ecovillage educators from around the world calling themselves GEESE (Global Ecovillage Educators for Sustainable Earth). Launched in Findhorn in 2005, the Ecovillage Design Curriculum is an official contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development - UNDESD 2005-2014.
The programme is a 4 week holistic introduction to designing sustainable settlements based on the GEN "living and learning" principle. In four weeks you get an overview of all you need to know to design sustainable settlements all over the world.
Ecobairro & Instituto Roerich - Salvador
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre - Brasil
Terra Una & Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
UMAPAZ - Brasil
Kibbutz Lotan - Israel
For up-to-date information on the Gaia Education project, have a look at the website at www.gaiaeducation.net