Resources

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.

Publications

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

 

News

  • Anonymous donor supports projectes in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America

    A select few local projects in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and South America, made beneficial gains and improvements following a generous donation by anonymous donor.

    Most projects...

  • Inspiration for the End: "Free Your Choice" - the Great Unification

    Yan Golding, a yoga instructor, permaculture teacher, dancer, and community builder, co-founded a pioneering eco-community called Khula Dhamma in South Africa, organised and co-facilitated the...

  • Change and Innovation in GEN: Results of the EU research project TRANSIT

    Ecovillages are fascinating experiments, Iris Kunze first came across them in 1996. Ever since then, she has been keeping in touch with the ecovillage movement motivated by researching and...

  • California: Celebrating and Honouring Water

    A pilgrimage in California called Walking Water will spotlight humanity’s relationship to water and invite people to co-create solutions that are pivotal to the wellbeing of all life on Earth. GEN...

  • Sociocracy in North American Ecovillages and Intentional Communities

    Sociocracy — which means “governance by peers or colleagues” (sometimes called “Dynamic Governance”) in the US — is an increasingly popular governance and decision-making method based on the...

  • Argentina: 13-day Wavespells at VelaTropa

    In front of the largest football stadium in Argentina lies an intentionally sustainable community. This is the ecovillage VelaTropa, located in the city of Buenos Aires, on the other side of the...

  • Latin America: The 9th Call of the Mountain - Setting a Pace for our Social Movement

    In January, at the South of Colombia, at the very heart of the country’s conflict zone, ecovillagers, indigenous, afrodescendants, peasants and citizens were all together dancing, communicating,...