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

  • Sustainable Community Incubator Partnership Programme meeting in Park Istra, Slovenia.

    19 representatives from nine European National Ecovillage Networks met in Park Istra in Slovenia, from January 18 to 22, to continue their work on the two-year Erasmus+ funded project “Sustainable...

  • Dear friends of ecovillages, dear ambassadors, members, allies throughout the world,

    Two major crises of our time - climate change and the refugee crisis – are intertwining to reach historical dimensions. People the world over - and all beings of nature – are existentially...

  • Nothing prepares you for Moria

    RefuGEN is a GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) initiative bringing a minimum of 5 volunteers at any time from end of December to end of June to Lesvos. ...

  • Support what is close to your heart: GEN Small Projects Campaign

    You can be part of making sustainable dreams come alive in 2016! All around the world there are communities and people doing amazing work to take care of  people and the planet. There are...

  • Resilient communities as a seed of hope and abundance for Africa

    Representatives from the GEN Africa Council, Advisory Board and from the national networks from different countries came together in Sekem, Egypt, from the 15th...

  • The Best Way to Sequester Carbon and Reverse Global Warming

    Many ecovillage communities have been experimenting with different means of carbon farming and have gone well beyond carbon neutral to become net negative carbon communities. These villages...

  • "These are our friends that are being existentially threatened."

    A delegation of more than 15 members and leaders of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) participated in the COP21 Climate Summit Conference in Paris in December....