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Ecovillages and North-South Reconciliation

Ecovillages in the North tend to focus on rebuilding resilient communities of solidarity. These are a necessary starting point for effective strategies and designs that enable a communal scaling down of ecological footprints. In contrast, ecovillages in the South most often need to ‘scale up’ in order to meet their basic needs. read more...

Four Dimensions of Sustainability

Ecovillages foucus on the social, the cultural/worldview, on economy and ecology, as four dimensions that all need to be addressed in a holistic approach to sustainability. The Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) provides participants with an overview of the full spectrum of design considerations for implementing truly sustainable communities. Four comprehensive books compiled by members of the GEESE (the 4 Keys) cover each of the dimensions of the EDE curriculum: Economic, Worldview, Ecological and Social. (download here) They make ideal introductions to the EDE, companions on the journey of an EDE course or a GEDS (Gaia Education Design of Sustainability) virtual education or reference books for anyone seeking solutions to the complex problems of climate change, peak oil and carbon reduction.


20.02.2016 Report about refugees in Greece

Last weekend I have been together with Nikiforos to Lesvos for threedays. In the last 4-5 days there is a great "silence" in Lesvos. But...

14.12.2015 refuGEN

GEN Takes Action regarding the Refugee Crisis

30.11.2015 GEN-Europe at COP21

  GEN Europe is at the COP21 forum in Paris! You can find general information about the event here. Many of you would have heard about this...