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  • Siebenlinden: Sport is Fun!

    Fitness and Games for a Healthy and Happy Lifestyle in Ecovillages.

    In this article, Arturs Polis is interviewing Nadine Koch, in order to explore the importance of a physically active lifestyle in the ecovillage context, drawing from the experience of Sieben Linden and her experience with community living.

  • Editorial

    GEN International Newsletter January 2015

     

    Ecovillage Transition Strategies for Whole Systems Change - Can Countries and Regions Shift to Sustainability through Community-based Approaches?

    Dear GEN-Network, dear friends of ecovillages in the world,

  • EDE in 2015

    Ecovillage Design Education Programme

    Ecovillage Design Education programmes, commonly referred to as 'EDEs', are a 125 hour courses which have been carried out over 190 times in more than 34 countries on six continents since 2006. More than 5,000 people have participated in these sustainable design programmes worldwide!

  • Cross the Bridge!

    My Friend, My Brother! Ecovillage Approach Salaayel in Mauretania

    Severe droughts in recent years have had negative consequences, including impacts on the socio-economic life of our people. One of the most serious consequences was the exodus, which forced village communities to lose some of their socio-cultural values: in hospitality, pride, solidarity, and the cultural space of the village. The initiative, Salaayel, rebuilds original values to establish regional sustainability, in order to re-establish the bonds and bridges between villages, cultures and nations that had been there previously. Aly Ly, participant of the GEN Summit in Dakar, reports and shares the anthem of the initiative.

  • Ecovillages and Climate:

    COP20, Climate Injustice and the GEN World Summit

    During the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP20) in Lima, Peru, the governments of the world gathered in December, 2014 to discuss their contributions to the reduction of carbon emissions. The aim of the meeting in Lima was to prepare a much-need, far-reaching agreement in Paris in 2015. But the negotiations were stuck in the old paradigm, unable to think outside our present system to find solutions to the grave challenges facing mankind. We all know it is our disrespect for human life and of nature which has brought us to the rand. A new set of values where respect for human life and co-existence with other species needs to be the foundation of the global solution. By Robert Hall, Managing Director of Global Ecovillage Network - Europe.

  • EcoVillage at Ithaca:

    National and International Recognition for TREE Neighborhood

    Over the past year, ecovillagers moved into 25 completed townhouse-style homes in TREE, the long-anticipated and award-winning third neighborhood at EcoVillage at Ithaca, the largest, and perhaps most well-known ecovillage in North America. In November, 2014 TREE was awarded a coveted Zero-Energy Ready Home certification by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Diana Leafe Christian, GEN-NA – Eastern US, reports.

  • Inaugural GEN Israel Conference

    The Network of Eco-Villages and Eclogical Projects in Israel Gives Birth to GEN-Israel

    The first public event of GEN-Israel, an all-day conference, was held on November 23 at Kibbutz Gezer.

  • "Blueprint" Meeting in Tamera -

    For Sustainable Aid in Areas of Crisis

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    In September, a group of specialists, entrepreneurs and representatives of aid organizations came together in Tamera to discuss the possibility of creating a "Blueprint" for coordinated aid measures in crisis and disaster areas. They were invited by Ruth Andrade who called on the friends and cooperation partners of her late husband, Paulo Mellett, to form a team that would continue his work. Leila Dregger reports.

  • EDE in 2015

    Ecovillage Design Education Programme

    Project: 

    Ecovillage Design Education programmes, commonly referred to as 'EDEs', are a 125 hour courses which have been carried out over 190 times in more than 34 countries on six continents since 2006. More than 5,000 people have participated in these sustainable design programmes worldwide!

  • Middle East: GEN Palestine

    Building the Foundations of GEN Palestine

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    Hakoritna Farm, one of the winners of the GEN Excellency Award 2014, co-hosted a meeting of GEN and Global Campus Palestine with the Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie, in order to meet the many challenges for peace and sustainability in an occupied country and to prepare the creation of

  • Cross the Bridge!

    My Friend, My Brother! The Salaayel Ecovillage Approach in Mauretania

    Severe droughts in recent years have had negative consequences, including impacts on the socio-economic life of our people. One of the most serious consequences was the exodus, which forced village communities to lose some of their socio-cultural values: in hospitality, pride, solidarity, and the cultural space of the village. The initiative, Salaayel, rebuilds original values to establish regional sustainability, in order to re-establish the bonds and bridges between villages, cultures and nations that had been there previously. Aly Ly, participant of the GEN Summit in Dakar, reports and shares the anthem of the initiative.

  • Refugee Aid by Ecovillages -

    The Journey of a Refugee from Syria

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    Wars, climate change, economic and social injustices, have made millions of people refugees, with thousands dying, stranded on the borders of Europe, or the United States.

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January Newsletter 2015

Ecovillage Transition Strategies for Whole Systems Change - Can countries and regions shift to sustainability through community - based approaches?

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