In recent years, ecovillages - local communities which aim to minimise their eclogical impact but maximise human wellbeing and happiness - have proliferated worldwide. They incorporate a wealth of radical ideas and approaches which can be traced back to Schumacher, Gandhi, eco-feminism, and the alternative education movement. This Briefing describes the history and potential of the ecovillage movement.
The most complete record about ecovillages and sustainable living to date. Ecovillage living is a happy, optimistic, colorful book about free people who are taking responsibility for their own lives, for their surroundings and for the global community. Without any support or funding they have created the basis of a new global culture.
Gaia Education promotes a holistic approach to education for sustainable development by developing curricula for sustainable community design. While drawing upon best practices within ecovillages worldwide, Gaia Education works in partnership with universities, ecovillages, government and non-government agencies and the United Nations.
By www.comuntierra.org - Come with us to visit the 2013 Global Ecovillage Network Conference at the Schweibenalp community in Switzerland! The gathering brought together 300 people from 51 countries, leaders from the EcoVillage and sustainable communities movements around the world.
Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Auroville is the biggest member of GEN being involved in the emerging Ecovillage network of India.
Ten years ago, a group of people in Ireland came together to try to reduce their overall carbon footprint by building an ecological community. They looked at how they could incor-porate sustainability into every aspect of their lives how they could build and power their houses, how they could earn their living, how they could travel and grow their food.
GEN-Europe is the European ecovillage association promoting social resilience, environmental protection and restoration of nature through the concept of ecovillages as models for sustainable human settlements. We actively support the development of ecovillages and networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
GENOA, established in 1997 by Max Lindegger, is a network of people, ecovillages and organisations in Oceania & Asia region. A member of the Global Ecovillage Network, GENOA promotes ecovillage living where people live in a sustainable way, with dignity, in harmony with each other, and with nature.
El Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables emerge en América Latina a partir de la convergencia de movimientos y redes hacia una vida sustentable.
El proceso de formación de CASA comienza en el Llamado de la Montaña – encuentro iberoamericano de ecoaldeas Colombia, enero 2012 y tiene su segundo encuentro internacional en Río de Janeiro durante Rio+20
GEN-Africa is the African ecovillage association, promoting social resilience, environmental protection and restoration of nature through the concept of ecovillages as models for sustainable human settlements. We actively support the development of ecovillages and networks in all parts of Africa.
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting cooperative culture. They believe that intentional communities are pioneers in sustainable living, personal and cultural transformation, and peaceful social evolution. ”Intentional communities” include ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, income-sharing communes, student co-ops, spiritual communities, and other projects where people live together on the basis of explicit common values.
Diana Leafe Christian publishing Ecovillages as a free, bimonthly newsletter in order to encourage and inspire ecovillage projects with news about what ecovillages are doing worldwide. People seem to love photos and stories about how others are succeeding in good work. Ecovillages will bring you stories about successful projects in every issue, and practical, how-to information, too.
Gaia Trust, Denmark is a charitable entity supporting sustainabilty projects around the world. Two NGOs especially have been supported for many years and continue to be supported, namely (1) Global Ecovillage Network and (2) Gaia Education. Mmay other smaller projects receive supporting grants from time to time, in the areas of local sustainability initiatives, permaculture, etc.
Gaia Education promotes a holistic approach to education for sustainable development by developing curricula for sustainable community design. While drawing upon best practices within ecovillages and transition settings worldwide, Gaia Education works in partnership with universities, ecovillages, government and non-government agencies and the United Nations.