Welcome to the website of the Global Ecovillage Network!

GEN offers inspiring examples of how people and communities can live healthy, cooperative, genuinely happy and meaningful lifestyles --- beacons of hope that help in the transition to a more sustainable future on Earth. We foster a culture of mutual respect, sharing, inclusiveness, positive intent, and fair energy exchange.

GEN Regions

GEN-International works trough three broad regional organisations: GEN Oceania and Asia (GENOA), the Ecovillage Network of the Americas (ENA), and GEN-Europe/Africa/Middle East. GEN-International is currently supporting the emergence of GEN-Africa and CASA (El Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de las Américas) as independent networks in order to make more visible the dynamic and impressive work already being done in Africa and South America.

Gaia Education: - Registration for the transformative Gaia Education Design for Sustainability 2014/2015 on-line is now open!

The programme draws on the experience and expertise developed in a network of some of the most successful ecovillages and community projects across the Earth.

Students of all ages learn the appropriate skills and analytic abilities to design a society which uses energy and materials with great efficiency, distributes wealth fairly within and between generations and eliminates the concept of waste.

A Voice from Kenya - Join the Real Food Revolution!

Come together locally,
cultivate abundance,
grow your own food without chemicals,
share and exchange with your neighbors,
generate income with the surplus,
save the seeds,
recycle your waste and make compost,
learn to treat water as a living being,
cook with solar energy (or biogas),
plant trees,
build sustainable models,
and join the global food revolution.

Philip Munyasia – Kitale, Kenya

USA: Radical Governance Changes - in Two North American Ecovillages

Two North American ecovillages — Earthaven in North Carolina and Dancing Rabbit in Missouri — have recently implemented new governance and decision-making methods. "As an admitted community governance nerd“, Diana Leafe Christian says, “I am fascinated by how communities govern themselves and make decisions, and how they innovate new methods when things don’t seem to be working right.