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  • Title: GEN
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About Us.. About GEN.. Vision Mission.. Next GEN.. GEN Representatives.. Ecovillages.. What is an Ecovillage?.. Dimensions of Sustainability.. Find Ecovillages.. World Map.. Ecovillage Blog.. News.. GEN News.. GEN Columnists.. Ecovillage Radio.. GEN International Newsletter.. Diana´s Ecovillage Newsletter.. Blog: GEN at RIO+20.. Activities.. United Nations Advocacy.. Ecotourism.. Community Sustainability Assessment (CSA) Toolkit.. Resources.. Ecovillage Articles.. Ecovillage Videos.. Publications.. Useful Links.. Solution Library.. Education.. Ecovillage Design Education (EDE).. Living and Learning Centers.. Living Routes Program.. Partners.. Text Size.. Ecovillage Impressions.. GEN offers inspiring examples of how people and communities can live healthy, cooperative, genuinely happy and meaningful lifestyles --- beacons of hope that help in the transition to a more sustainable future on Earth.. We foster a culture of mutual respect, sharing, inclusiveness, positive intent, and fair energy exchange.. See credits for slideshow-images.. GEN Regions.. GEN-International works trough three broad regional organisations: GEN Oceania and Asia (.. GENOA.. ), the Ecovillage Network of the Americas (.. ENA.. ), and.. GEN-Europe.. /Africa/Middle East.. GEN-International is currently supporting the emergence of.. GEN-Africa.. and.. CASA.. (El Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de las Américas) as independent networks in order to make more visible the dynamic and impressive work already being done in Africa and South America.. Council of Visions in Mexico at 10 - 17.. Nov.. 2013.. Council of Visions - Guardians of the Earth.. The Call of Quezalcoatl: November 10th to 17th.. www.. consejodevisiones.. org.. Read more.. 2nd Festival of Eco-practices in Russia.. The 2nd Festival of Eco-practices took place on August 9 -12 on the Festival Field of the Union of Kin-domains Blagodat , Yaroslavl oblast, Russia.. This festival was initiated by Russian Ecovillages and Eco-initiative Network (.. gen-russia.. ru.. ), where also the first festival had taken place in the last year.. Women are Gathering: International Women's Earth and Climate Summit September 20th-23rd, 2013.. From September 20th to 23rd, the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit is taking place in New York, USA.. One hundred women leaders are gathering together from the Global South and Global North to draft a Women’s Climate Action Agenda.. It is time for female voices to be heard in the right places.. Women have been the sustainers of their communities, women have been the nurturers of future generations always.. Each garden we plant, each community we build is a cultivation of our future.. The time to act is now – we have to find global solutions for a global shift.. Colombia: Peace Communities to Resist Violence.. In Colombia, 3.. 5 million people have become refugees in their own country, and former farmers have ended up in the slums of the cities.. San José  ...   of the next steps will be to install a regional currency.. For further information on developments please view:.. zegg.. de.. ENA: Dancing Rabbit’s Successful Local Currency.. Many ecovillages and communities try to create alternatives to the global finance system that support the regional economy.. Dancing Rabbit in Missouri, US, has been highly successful in this: “We’re the only intentional community I know of where an individual can pay for all their daily living expenses with locally currency", says a member.. Jonathan Swiftcreek reports.. The Fall and Rise of the Scottish Community.. Ecovillages and community based organisations have a different history, but they can lead to a similar effect - the economical and ecological revitalization of regions.. The example of Scotland shows how this can happen and why also the government has joined in to support this process.. After a decline in the 20th century, communities in Scotland are thriving again.. At the ICSA conference in Findhorn, Alex Walter described the rise of Scottish communities, and some of the opportunities that community based organisations present for regeneration and renewal, and comparisons with their intentional counterparts.. North-East Europe: Ecovillage Road to Unite Baltic Ecovillages.. The website ecovillageroad.. eu is a tool to gather valuable knowledge created by the ecovillage movement around the Baltic Sea and to make it accessible to a broader public.. By Jesus Pacheco, Suderbyn Ecovillage, Sweden.. Seeds of Hope in Colombo, Sri Lanka.. Sri Lanka has been through over 400 years of colonization.. Primary forests were cut down to make way for plantations.. 30 years of war have left the people yearning for a peaceful, just society.. In Colombo - a tropical city full of concr.. ete, traffic, and people - a small ray of hope is beginning to shine from out of the smog.. GENOA member, Trudy Juriansz, reports about the Good Market, and another initiative that, although still small has the effect of creating hope for Nature and the people of Sri Lanka.. Page 1 of 6.. Start.. Prev.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. Next.. End.. Enjoy the inspiration.. Announcements.. Watch the movie: Global meeting 2013.. Communal Pathways to Sustainable Living: Past, Present and Future.. Fair Energy Exchange.. Register with GEN.. Find an Event.. Search Resource Directory.. Subscribe to the GEN Newsletter.. Announcement Listing.. Send Photos.. Become a GEN-Supporter.. Login.. Login Here:.. Username:.. Password:.. NEW USERS:.. Please Register.. as an.. Individual.. Ecovillage (using GEN-sites).. Organization.. (Business, Community, Non-Profit, etc).. GEN Flyer.. Partners.. The Global Ecovillage Network is a registered charity: SC043796 and has consultative status in the UN – ECOSOC.. Contact us at.. welcome (at) ecovillage.. or call us at UK-Number: +44 1309 6924..

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  • Title: About GEN
    Descriptive info: About GEN.. The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) is a growing network of sustainable communities and initiatives that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents.. GEN serves as umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.. People and communities meet and share their ideas, exchange technologies, develop cultural and educational exchanges, directories and newsletters, and are dedicated to restoring the land and living a cooperative sustainable lifestyle.. Network members include large networks like Sarvodaya (2,000 active sustainable villages in Sri Lanka); the Federation of Damanhur in Italy and Nimbin in Australia;  ...   in Copenhagen; permaculture design sites such as Crystal Waters, Australia, Cochabamba, Bolivia and Barus, Brazil; and educational centres such as Findhorn in Scotland, Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, Earthlands in Massachusetts, and many more.. GEN's main aim is to support and encourage the evolution of sustainable settlements across the world, through:.. Facilitating the flow and exchange of knowledge about.. ecovillages and demonstration sites thru:.. Website Information sharing & networking forums and webinars;.. Promoting partner programs and social actions that reflect GEN’s core values; and.. Fostering Global Cooperation/Partnerships (UN Best Practices, EU Phare, EYFA, Ecosoc)..

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  • Title: Vision & Mission
    Descriptive info: Vision Mission.. Vision:.. The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing their own pathways to a sustainable future, and building bridges of hope and international solidarity.. Mission:.. As a solution-based, multi-stakeholder alliance, GEN provides information, tools, examples and global representation to the expanding network of those dedicated to developing and demonstrating sustainability principles and practices in their lifestyles and communities around the world.. Goals:.. To advance the education of individuals from all walks of life by sharing  ...   rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation by empowering local communities globally while promoting a culture of mutual acceptance and respect, effective communications, and cross-cultural outreach.. To advance environmental protection globally by serving as a think tank, incubator, international partner organization and catalyst for projects that expedite the shift to sustainable and resilient lifestyles.. To advance active citizenship and community development by coordinating the activities of regional ecovillage networks and reaching out to wider society and policy makers in order to accelerate the transition to sustainable living..

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  • Title: Next GEN
    Descriptive info: Next GEN.. NextGEN is the young peoples program of GEN (Global Ecovillage Network).. GEN actively invites the voices of youth and young adults into the ecovillage movement to support the emergence of the new thinking currently within the younger generation.. GEN connects young adults to a host of  ...   action.. The GEN board and regional councils officially affiliate youth led projects with NextGEN.. This enables the projects to directly be part of the Gaia family and to use NextGEN’s name and logo for communication, marketing and grant applications.. NextGEN has been involved in many exiting projects and initiatives..

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  • Title: GEN Representatives
    Descriptive info: GEN Representatives.. The current representatives of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) are:.. Kosha Anja Joubert (GEN President.. ) Kosha Joubert was born and grew up in South Africa.. The system of Apartheid deeply influenced her life’s path: She decided to devote herself to the study and practice of trustful communication and community building in diverse settings.. She has been living in intentional communities for the past 20 years and currently serves as President of the Board of the GEN-International and Secretary General of GEN-Europe.. Her last 10 years were spent in Sieben Linden, Germany.. Recently she moved to Findhorn, Scotland, with her two children.. She co-authored the Ecovillage Design Education Curriculum (.. gaiaeducation.. ).. Today, she organizes EDE-courses and trainings on social tools internationally and works as a facilitator and consultant.. She co-edited Beyond You and Me - Inspirations and Wisdom for Building Community, Permanent Publications, 2007 with her partner, Robin Alfred.. She has just had her first book published in Germany on the Power of Collective Wisdom and is looking forward to translating it into English.. It is a joy and honour for her to be an active part of the ecovillage  ...   also takes a role as a board member of Gaia Education and Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), and a-president of Oceania Asia region (.. http://genoa.. ecovillage.. ), and country representative of Japan for GEN.. She introduced the EDE (Ecovillage Design Education) to Japan in 2008 and organized another one very successfully in 2012.. Linda Joseph (GEN Treasurer).. Linda sits on the Board of the.. Global Ecovillage Network.. and is currently the treasurer.. She is one of the founders of the Council of the.. Ecovillage Network of the Americas.. (ENA).. Linda also co-founded EarthArt Village, serves as President on it's Board and was one of the first full time resident members.. Linda is single, and after over 10 years living in the Commons Barn Quarters, is now settling into our latest building at EarthArt, a Quonset House and utility building.. Linda has been the Garden Steward, planning, experimenting and tending the five garden areas at EarthArt, and our Poultry Egg Club.. Linda was elected to serve as.. Saguache County Commissioner.. (2007-2010).. Linda consults to.. Manitou Institute.. on the Habitat Conservation Program and serves on the Board of.. ScSEED.. - the Saguache County Sustainable Environment Economic Development..

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  • Title: What is an Ecovillage?
    Descriptive info: What is an Ecovillage?.. An ecovillage is an intentional or traditional community using local participatory processes to holistically integrate ecological, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of sustainability in order to regenerate social and natural environments.. Findhorn, Scotland.. HuehueCoyotl, Mexico.. Thlolego, South Africa.. Background.. The motivation for ecovillages is the choice and commitment to reverse the gradual disintegration of supportive social/cultural structures and the upsurge of destructive environmental practices on our planet.. For millenia, people have lived in communities close to nature, and with supportive social structures.. Many of these communities, or "ecovillages", exist to this day and are struggling for survival.. Ecovillages are now being created intentionally, so people can once more live in communities that are connected to the Earth in a way that ensures the well-being of all life-forms  ...   sustainably if we are to survive as a species.. The United nations launched its.. Global Environment Outlook 2000.. report, based on reports from UN agencies, 850 individuals and over 30 environmental institutes, concluding that.. "the present course is unsustainable and postponing action is no longer an option.. ".. Ecovillages, by endeavoring for lifestyles which are.. "successfully continuable into the indefinite future".. , are living models of sustainability, and examples of how action can be taken immediately.. They represent an effective, accessible way to combat the degradation of our social, ecological and spiritual environments.. They show us how we can move toward sustainability in the 21st century (Agenda 21).. In 1998, ecovillages were first officially named among the United Nations' top 100 listing of Best Practices, as excellent models of sustainable living..

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  • Title: Dimensions of an Ecovillage
    Descriptive info: Dimensions of an Ecovillage.. Social/Community.. The social dimension of an ecovillage.. Ecovillages are communities in which people feel supported by and responsible to those around them.. They provide a deep sense of belonging to a group.. They are small enough that everyone feels safe, empowered, seen and heard.. People are then able to participate in making decisions that effect their own lives and that of the community on a transparent basis.. Permaculture project at an ecovillage in Bolivia.. In South America, the sense of community as seen in this picture is as an example to any intentional ecovillage in the world.. Community means:.. Recognizing and relating to others.. Sharing common resources and providing mutual aid.. Emphasizing holistic and preventive health practices.. Providing meaningful work and sustenance to all members.. Integrating marginal groups.. Promoting unending education.. Encouraging unity through respect for differences.. Fostering cultural expression.. ".. Among intentional communities, the more socially motivated ones are reacting to the alienation of the individual due to institutionalization of traditional support functions, the breakdown of the family, and the marginalization of the weaker members of society.. They tend to emphasize re-establishing "community" and are closely associated to the co-housing movement.. The latter is closer to the mainstream and represents the easiest first step for many.. Ross Jackson.. Ecological.. The ecological dimension of an ecovillage.. Ecovillages allow people  ...   Protecting nature and safeguarding wilderness areas.. Culture/Spirituality.. The Cultural/Spiritual dimension of an ecovillage.. Most ecovillages do not place an emphasis on particular spiritual practices as such, but in their own ways ecovillages respect and support - the Earth and all living beings on it; cultural and artistic enrichment and expression; and spiritual diversity.. Cultural and spiritual vitality means:.. Shared creativity, artistic expression, cultural activities, rituals and celebrations.. Sense of community unityand mutual support.. Respect and support for spirituality manifesting in many ways.. Shared vision and agreements that express commitments, cultural heritage and the uniqueness of each community.. Flexibility and successful responsiveness to difficulties that arise.. Understanding of the interconnectedness and interdependence of all the elements of life on Earth and the community's place in and relation to the whole.. Creation of a peaceful, loving, sustainable world.. Economic.. The Economic Dimension.. As local groups and communities create their own local scrip currencies and exchange systems, they learn about economist’s deepest secret: money and information are equivalent --- and neither is scarce!.. --- Hazel Henderson.. The Ecovillage economy is quite robust and full of vitality compared to other local economies.. Economic Vitality means:.. Keeping the money in the community,.. Circulating it through as many hands as possible,.. Earning it, spending it, and investing it in member-owned retail and service businesses,.. Saving it in home-grown financial institutions..

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  • Title: Find Ecovillages
    Descriptive info: Find Ecovillages.. The new system called GEN-sites has gone live.. All data was migrated.. Visit.. http://db.. It's the new home of projects!..

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  • Title: World Map
    Descriptive info: World Map of Ecovillages.. This option will not work correctly.. Unfortunately, your browser does not support inline frames..

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