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About GEN

The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), set up in 1995, is an umbrella organisation working to support the experimental creation and preservation of low impact lifestyles across the globe. GEN consists of a growing network of sustainable communities and ecovillages that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents. Individual supportive members work in multiple sectors, from businesses and NGOs to educational institutions and government. Through valuing and developing localised knowledge and skills, while freely sharing best practices throughout its networks, GEN envisions the emergence of a diverse yet shared global pool of wisdom for sustainable living. GEN works through promoting dialogue and exchange, building solidarity and partnerships across all borders. The philosophy behind GEN is that ‘community’ lies at the heart of all models for sustainability, hence the term ‘ecovillage’.

GEN international has consultative status at the UN-Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) commission, and is a partner of United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR.GEN works within the framework of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014.

GEN-International works through three broad regional organisations: the Ecovillage Network of the Americas (ENA), GEN Oceania and Asia (GENOA), and GEN-Europe/ Africa/Middle East

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News

23.10.2014 A different way to cope with climate change – A story from Cambodia

Seng Samoeut and her husband, Phal Sophon have seven members in the household to feed. They all live in a lowland area of the province. Send Samoeut...

08.10.2014 NextGEN GENOA

NextGEN GENOA, the youth arm of GENOA has been really active, working with youth in Korea and facilitating workshops for NextGEN Korea. NextGEN...

25.09.2014 From China with love... Cordial Invitation from the Second Home for Permaculture and Nature Farming Experts to Give Guidance

As we have written a while ago, the largest ecovillage in China had to surrender the dispute with the authorities this year. The three branches of...