Learn How to Rewild Urban land with Tiny Forrests!

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The techniques you will learn are based on the work of Akira Miyawaki, a Japanese botanist who pioneered a method in the 1970s of planting young indigenous species close together to quickly regenerate degraded lands. The course is presented by Daan Bleichrodt, Author of Tiny Forest, who will lead you through the course.

“Having grown up in a wooded area, I am a huge fan of forests. Children that are growing up now should have the same opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy a forest nearby…

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GEN Ecovillage Summit – Living Solutions for a Regenerative World

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The Global Ecovillage Network will host its Ecovillage Summit in April. Join us and 35 ecovillages & speakers for 7 days of connection and hope. You can sign up today for the Summit at summit2021.ecovillage.org

Last year, GEN hosted its second online summit with more than 20,000 participants from around the globe to build communities for the future. This year, GEN will showcase how ecovillages contribute to the mitigation of climate crisis and function as resilient communities of practise b…

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Free ‘Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges’ Course – New Cycle Starting 22 March

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Launching a new cycle of our free online course, in partnership with UNITAR and the University of Strathclyde, covering a number of water-related challenges that must be addressed to achieve sustainable water solutions at the local level.


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Networking with Nature: Implementing the Bioregional Approach

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Living with a bioregional awareness does not require that we begin by mapping our entire bioregion. We can start small, with our own home and immediate surroundings. Here are some ideas on how to get started.

  • Make a seasonal wheel, a circle bisected by twelve angles (one for each month of the year). Record the cycles of plants, animals, weather and cultural events within and around the circle. Note the date or week when a bird began building a nest near your house, when the chicks hatch…

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Gaia Education COVID-19 Update

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gaia Education has taken precautions to protect our staff as well as participants and stakeholders. Due to the situation, almost all face-to-face courses have been cancelled, however, we are slowly starting to introduce new and innovative ways of conducting Ecovillage Design Education programmes (EDEs) that follow the social distancing rules of the country and where part of the training takes place online. We encourage ecovillages to contact us s…

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Goal of the Month | August 2020: Responsible Consumption and Production

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Did you know that every year about one third of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tonnes – is wasted, yet food security continues to be a growing global concern, affecting millions of people. Or that the world’s freshwater supply such as rivers and lakes are polluted at a much faster rate than nature can recycle and purify?

COVID-19 lockdowns may have led to a dramatic 5 per cent drop in greenhouse gas emissions but not all measures to contain the pandemic have had a positive im…

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Humanity Rising Summit launches an international coalition on action for a sustainable post-pandemic world

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An international coalition of over 200 leaders from diverse backgrounds and 100 partner organizations representing over 10 million individuals from around the world will launch the Humanity Rising Global Solutions Summit on May 22, 2020. The Summit is an initiative of Ubiquity University.

The Summit will continue over time starting May 22 so that it can be involved and contributive as world events unfold. It is clear that this virus is not going to suddenly go away. The world has been stopp…

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Gaia Education and Plattform Footprint work on SDGs and Ecological Footprint with Austrian Youth supported by Sinnbildungsstiftung

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To support Austrian students to become ‘Glocalisers’, Gaia Education, in collaboration with our local partner organisation in Austria, Plattform Footprint, has developed a youth-focused training package, which blends Plattform Footprint’s work on Ecological Footprint in schools with Gaia Education’s cutting edge curricula and participatory methodology for sustainable development.

The project includes the adaptation of the SDG Training for Multipliers for youn…

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10 Highlights of the past 50 years

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50 years ago Earth Day was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson who not only created this special day but likely made the first step of creating a whole new movement to help save the Earth. Today, the world celebrates its 50th anniversary around the theme of “climate action” in honour of worldwide efforts to halt global warming.

One might say that many organisations, companies and movements grew out of this special day, which was created by Nelson after a major oil spill in 1969 which conta…

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ECOLISE General Assembly | 3 and 4 April 2020

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“Perhaps we cannot raise the winds. But each of us can put up the sail, so that when the wind comes we can catch it.”

E.F. Schumacher, re-quoted by Daniel Wahl, Keynote speaker

I was one of 63 participants of the biggest and longest ZOOM call I have ever experienced – two days ! As I logged on to my laptop on the morning of Friday 3 April, I wondered how this piece of technological creativity would work. Could our amazing hosts in Sweden who, up to a few weeks beforehand had been…

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