What are the SDGs? (Sustainable Development Goals)

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In 2015 World Leaders at the UN committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years.

  1. End extreme poverty.
  2. Fight inequality & injustice.
  3. Fix climate change.

Global and local collaboration and solidarity could enable humanity to actually achieve the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development adopted by over 190 Nations, and get these things done, in all countries, for all people. But if the Global Goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about th…

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Bergsee Camp – Analysis and Design Proposal (a Design Studio Case Study)

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Turn your inspiration into action. Learn how to develop analytical skills that can apply to consulting and practising sustainable design.

The Bergsee Camp project is an exciting output of the Design Studio, which participants of the Design for Sustainability (GEDS) programme are able to engage with once they have completed the four dimensions- social, ecological, economic design & worldview.

The focus of the Design Studio is to get you to think about and practise integrative whol…

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Reforming money to make it work for People and Planet

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“Market economics values what is scarce – not the real work of society which is caring, loving, being a citizen, a neighbour and a human being.” – Dr. Edgar

To address the problems that result from the fundamental design flaws of our economic and monetary systems, a number of reforms have been proposed. Among the most prevalent of these is that governments should take back from banks responsible for the creation of money. It has been proposed that rather than creating money as debt, g…

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Mangwende Orphan Care Trust (a Design Studio case study)

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Turn your inspiration into action. Learn how to develop analytical skills that can apply to consulting and practising sustainable design.

The Mangwende Orphan Care Trust is an interesting output of the Design Studio, which participants of the Design for Sustainability (GEDS) programme are able to engage with once they have completed the four dimensions- social, ecological, economic design & worldview.

The focus of the Design Studio is to get you to think about and practise integrative whol…

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We stand in Solidarity with Australia and The Philippines

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Gaia Education team stand in solidarity with the people of Australia and The Philippines during this time of unprecedented natural disasters and unimaginable suffering.

We also stand with all two legged and four legged creatures; the winged ones, the furry ones, fish, reptiles and all life forms as well as the forests and homes devastated in the fires and volcanic eruptions gripping the Asia-Oceania region. We send our prayers for a quick recovery.

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Pelangi – Analysis and Design Proposal for the Pelangi Farm Community Authors Daria (a Design Studio Case Study)

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Turn your inspiration into action. Learn how to develop analytical skills that can apply to consulting and practising sustainable design.

The Pelangi Project is a exciting output of the Design Studio, which participants of the Design for Sustainability (GEDS) programme are able to engage with once they have completed the four dimensions- social, ecological, economic design & worldview.

The focus of the Design Studio is to get you to think about and practise integrative whole systems de…

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Sipapu – Temple of Emergence (a Design Studio Case Study)

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Turn your inspiration into action. Learn how to develop analytical skills that can apply to consulting and practising sustainable design.

Sipapu Project is a thrilling output of the Design Studio, which participants of the Design for Sustainability (GEDS) programme are able to engage with once they have completed the four dimensions- social, ecological, economic design & worldview.

The focus of the Design Studio is to get you to think about and practise integrative whole systems design, go…

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An Unforgettable Learning Journey – Training of Trainers Thailand

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The upcoming Training of Trainers programme (ToT) is the 13th co-facilitated at Bornok Beach with Pracha Hutanuwatr and Jane Rasbash. Participants wake up every morning to the sound of gentle waves as a tropical beach is the wonderful setting of the Thai ToT programme. The Training of Trainers course uses a participatory learning approach that builds a community of learning and draws deeply from participant experience and knowledge. Thus, conditions for empowerment are seeded and nurtured as…

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10 Things I Loved About Training of Trainers on Mindful Facilitation for Empowerment + Global Goals for Sustainable Development

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  1. The people: facilitators, staff, volunteers, participants, resort staff
  2. The circle of friends, with whom I laughed and cried
  3. Strong connection with nature
  4. Ability to learn in a safe environment
  5. Beauty of co-creation & diversity
  6. Introduction to community living
  7. Journey towards becoming a mindful facilitator, for helping people to empower themselves
  8. Learning to listen deeply, balance “being” & “doing”, have compassion for others
  9. Time for self-reflection, opportunity to know…

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Learning in times of rapid and uncertain change

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In these fast changing times, our skills and abilities as a species, as citizens, and as individuals will be tested as never before. We need to build on success and discard the unworkable. We need to discover the thus far elusive ways through our inability to respond politically and economically, and maybe even spiritually, to the global challenges we face. For this we need an education that will enable us, particularly our young, to work effectively, collaboratively and creatively to solve …

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