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GEN+20 Summit in Findhorn, July 2015

Scroll down for Spanish version... GEN+20 Summit took place this past July, 2015. For the occasion, the usual annual conference of GEN...

Integration Ecovillage – solving for migration and eco-livelihoods

A team of engineers, students and philanthropists from multiple nationalities have come together to build ecovillages as a solution to migration...

First Gaia School in Estonia – Different Kind of Education

In the summer of 2014, Estonia witnessed the establishment of its first-ever elementary school that applies Gaia education principles. This project...

Grass-root Umbrella Movement Reshaping Social Values

Can we be a few steps ahead of current policy-makers and get them to follow us? Can the non-governmental sector be the leader and not the follower?...

Social sustainability in ecovillages – returning to humanity

Ecovillages are not merely environmentally sustainable. They are actually leading the social transformation away from the industrial era's social...

Ecovillage Experience Seen as Key in Wellbeing Research

An international interdisciplinary scientific conference “Quality of life - the indicator of economic policy effectiveness (QOL’2014)” held on 12...


06.10.2015 ECOLISE press release on the adoption of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)

‘SDGs - a historic opportunity, but all levels, including local communities, must be empowered to make a difference…’

22.09.2015 XIX° Italian ecovillage network meeting “ferments of common's life”

The Italian Ecovillage Network had is annual meeting between the 23th and the 26th July 2015 in Tuscany at “Habitat Ecovillage”. A colorful...

16.09.2015 COP21: Is a Major Societal Shift This December Possible?

By Robert Hall, GEN Europe President