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  • Earthen Architecture and Green Building Techniques 
    06.11.2016

    A solution provided by Auroville, India

    Construction is responsible for the huge consumption of energy, electricity, water and materials. On the other hand the building sector has a great...

  • December 4th 2016 to January 8th 2017 in Auroville, India
    17.08.2016

    The focus of the course:

    • Discover the cultural heritage and richness of the Indian subcontinent.
    • Experience one of the world’s largest & oldest...
  • India: Vision and Plans for 2016
    13.07.2016

    By Nikethana Venkatesan and Kavitha Urvasie Selvaraj
    Photographer: Vinay Elumalai

    Following the GEN+20 Conference in Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland in July 2015, the...

  • "10th Earth Summit: Creating the Earth for a New Era,...
    13.07.2016

    “Creating the Earth (Kuni-Tsukuri) for a New Era”

    Dawn of the Era

    Hundreds of years ago, the universal wisdom came down to a monkey which is said to be our human ancestor, and...

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Gecko VIlla

Gecko VIlla

Unusual, sustainable holidays in rural Thailand

At Gecko Villa among th rice paddies of Thailand's northeasten plateau, we have for over a decade now been offering one of a kind holidays to visitors wishing to see an authentic side of Thailand, entirely off the beaten path, where sustainable travle and resonsible tourism are key. Enjoy a private pool villa holiday, savour delicious, fresh Thai meals that are prepared for you at no xtra  cost, and discover a whole range of unusual activities.

Hua Tao ecovillage

Hua Tao ecovillage

Hua Tao ecovillage is in Chongzhou, Chengdu, the land of abundance. And there are several interesting places around us, such as Anren ancient town, Confucius International School and a agricultural base. In the ecovillage, living area with green buildings is about 9 acres, and it is surrounded by 40 acres of farmland. The density of buildings here is 39.6%, and the green coverage is 45.9%.

bioloos - sustainable sanitation

bioloos - sustainable sanitation

Banka BioLoo’s solutions address the following needs/pain points of the end-user:
• Meet the need for basic, easy-to-install and hygienic human waste disposal mechanism in areas with no infrastructural facilities currently.
• Address the need for a cheaper and easy-to-operate alternative to the traditional waste disposal system.

lunu ela retreat

lunu ela retreat

living in nature

Lunu ela retreat

new horizon

new horizon

living and learning community

new horizon

Qingema Ecovillage

Qingema Ecovillage

Peacock River Resort

Qingema ecovillage is located in northwestern Xinjiang Province, a wide and barren area in the Gobi Desert. It has saline-alkali soil everywhere, with long and hot days but a large temperature difference between day and night. The crops we grow here are quite rich, with “hami melon” and “korla fragrant pear” being two of the most popular.

Research Working Group GEN-INT

Research Working Group GEN-INT

Are you an academic searching for an ecovillage as a case study for your survey? Are you a student intending to write an academic paper on an ecovillage? Are you a journalist interested in reporting on an ecovillage? Or are you an ecovillage community or member receiving requests from students or researchers asking to study your ecovillage?
AZ Eco-village

AZ Eco-village

The first biosphere settlement in Altai mountains

In just a few years of creation "AZ" come a long way. We understand and marked guidelines for the further promotion and development. Formed such basic concepts: IMAGE OF SETTLEMENTS: The community of free beings living in harmony with themselves and the world around them, in abundance, wealth and love. MISSION OF SETTLEMENTS: through the creation of sustainable, self-sufficient, independent of the Community system to show the world an alternative way of life. Under the alternative method we understand a life, in which:

Auroville

Auroville

Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in India. Inspired by the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo, Auroville was founded in 1968 by the Mother (Mira Alfassa) in accordance with her dream of a universal township living in harmony with itself and the wider world.

Maia Earth Village

Maia Earth Village

Maia Earth Village is an intuitive healing and spiritual community that has interests in raw food, permaculture and what is called innerdance process. The Village was founded initially by Pi Villaraza and members of the innerdance communities around the world and is now independently run by like-minded residents that act as caretakers of this sacred 7-hectare land. The community hosts the emergence convergence gatherings, which is a collaboration of various networks, primarily the Global Ecovillage Network Oceania and Asia.

as one community

as one community

In 2001, some volunteers gathered in Suzuka, Japan, aiming to realize a happy society free from fighting and opposition, in harmony with nature. A border-less community named “AS-ONE COMMUNITY” has been created in an ordinary neighborhood of Suzuka, a typical middle-size city and also well known as a city of the Honda company.

EDE, Myanmar

EDE, Myanmar

Eco Village Design Education and Eco-Farming training

This short introductory course about eco village design, education and Eco-Farming was intended to raise awareness about Eco village and sustainable ways of Living for trainers and alumni of the Inle Lake Watershed Project under the Kalyana Mitta Development Foundation in Myanmar.