Solution Library

We face many challenges in our time. At the same time, there are so many solutions out there and so many people eager to implement them! The Solution Library connects these two. It creates a simple access interface, with clear routes leading users to the information they are searching for. The aim is to make solutions for the transition to sustainability universally accessible.

Community Sustainability Assessment

The Global Ecovillage Network is developing the concept of sustainability auditing. The aim being to provide measuring rods for individuals and for existing villages and communities to compare their current status with ideal goals for ecological, social, cultural and economic sustainability. In addition, acting as learning instruments - pointing out actions aspiring individuals and communities can take to become more sustainable. In this context the Global Ecovillage Network has created the Community Sustainability Assessment tool CSA.

GEN Sites

GEN Sites is the online networking platform of the Global Ecovillage Network. A multitude of features support dynamic interaction and collaborative project development. It includes events, news and projects as well as a forum and marketplace.

GEN Database

The GEN Database gives a clean interface to view and manage Projects and Events in our online community platform. It provides access to the same data that can be accesses through GEN Sites, however without the social features. It focuses on providing a clean and structured experience.


Here follows a list of publications that are especially concerned with the ecovillage movement. This list is by no means exclusive.

Ecovillages - New Frontiers for Sustainability

Ecovillage Living

"Living and Learning Centres" brochure



  • How Permaculture Can Restore Ecosystems & Communities

    Maddy Harland, publisher of the Permaculture Magazine (UK) tells the story of the Shona African community who healed their damaged ecosystems. They restored their springs, rebuilt their soil...

  • Bafut Ecovillage Receives Gaia Trust Award 2015

    On the occasion of the GEN+20 Summit held in Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland from July 5-11th, 2015 the Bafut Ecovillage won the Gaia Trust Award as the most inspiring Ecovillage project in...

  • Responding to a World in Crises the Whole Systems Way

    "How are we responding to crises using a whole systems and regenerative approach?” This was the question that a group of ecovillagers, consultants, volunteers, and other interested...

  • 5 Minutes a Day - A New Practice for World Citizens

    Do you often feel overwhelmed by daily news?

    Do you find yourself shying away from stark information, either by assimilating it on a purely rational level, or by...

  • Multiple occupancy zonings being ‘abolished by stealth’

    The NSW Government is set to abolish a successful planning policy that has seen more than 120 intentional communities established across the state over almost 30 years, most of them in the...

  • The first Earthship in Germany

    The eco-village and community, Schloss Tempelhof, was founded in 2010. As a visionary place and future workshop venue it is going to build the first approved Earthship in Germany. Thanks to...

  • Greece: Community Building in Times of Crisis

    At Skala Ecovillage, a network meeting of grassroot projects from all over Greece brought ideas, actions for change, community building, and hope as Anna Fillipou writes in her moving letter...