PDC Case Study in Bangladesh – Organic Vegetable Cultivation

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Since mid-August, 2017 to 31 March 2019 many refugees who are staying in different camps and communities at Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilla under Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh, are struggling with many difficulties and challenges for living better in refugee life. Many of the INGOs, NNGOs and LNGOs are working for the betterment of their livelihoods, health, nutrition, protection, and rights.

In this circumstance, the BASD has implemented the Permaculture Training & Follow-up Project for the Ro…

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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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Let us celebrate May East!

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When May told me of her award as a Woman of the Decade in Sustainability and Leadership, I thought Gaia Education should commemorate May’s achievements over the last decade.

The idea for a film emerged.  I drew up a list of interviewees who have worked with May over the years. As many of them lived far away in Bangladesh, Brazil, Majorca, etc., several self-filmed, others wrote answers and some I filmed.  Most clips were filmed on smartphones. It was moving to go through the heartfelt c…

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A Day in the Time of Climate Emergency

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We are experiencing a step change in the United Kingdom in our relationship to climate change. And it is a positive shift. For at least 5 years, it has been accepted that the climate is changing and humans are responsible. Climate denialism has been pushed to the fringes – where it still festers in some quarters.

Yet, in times of rapid change, the pace and scope of change can take me by surprise. A few weeks ago one such moment arrived. It was in the midst of the Extinction Rebellion’s week…

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Reshaping the Future

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New report reveals compelling evidence of the effectiveness of community-led responses to climate and ecological breakdown

 

A new scientific report that, for the first time, draws together data from multiple sources, provides powerful evidence of the critical role of local community-led initiatives in providing effective solutions to the global threats of climate and ecological breakdown.

‘The First Status Report on Community-Led Action on Sustainability and Climate Change in Europe’ pro…

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ECOLISE’s General Assembly 2019

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I awoke to mists over the mountains and cold winds. This afternoon I would head from my Lake District home near the beautiful lake of Ullswater to a village behind Zagreb, Croatia, the site of ECOLISE’s 2019 General Assembly.

Since the GA in April last year in Luxembourg I had been working with a small ‘Tuner’s Group’ on a new Strategy for ECOLISE. There had been a very wide consultation process amongst ECOLISE’s 43 members, and our primary task at this GA, hosted by the Croatia Permacultur…

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What happens after a vibrant network forms?

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Networks are dynamic, living realities, in constant evolution. From its inception through its unfoldment, every network forges its own path, partly predictable, partly unexpected. A cross section of the SDGs Scotland Network gathered in Edinburgh to explore the network’s shared meaning and vision. The purpose of the meeting was presented by the organisers:

‘This workshop will help us to better understand and plan for how we maintain momentum, build on what’s been set up an…

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Women Economic Forum – Inspiring Passion and Innovation Through Sustainable Change

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With the theme “Inspiring Passion and Innovation Through Sustainable Change” Portugal will be holding, in the Templar city of Tomar, the international Women Economic Forum, from 22nd to 25th March 2019. This is part of the annual global cycle of WEF conferences. This initiative is organised and promoted by ALL Ladies League, to create and stimulate strong and productive connections between women who are committed to bringing about constructive change in all areas of life.

In this interdisci…

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The Cradle of a Regenerative Civilization

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Imagine if you could spend time at a world-class destination for ecotourism and wellness while supporting the birth of a regenerative civilization on Earth. A consortium of regenerative partners are offering this possibility for you today.

Partners have gathered around Rancho Margot — an off-the-grid hotel and retreat center in the mountains of the Water and Peace Biosphere Reserve nominated by UNESCO in Northern Costa Rica  — to invest in building a network of regenerative proj…

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Well Being, the Heart of Sustainability

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Meet Steven England, an experienced practitioner/guide in meditation and mindfulness, and one of Gaia Education’s esteemed Changemakers. In 2016, Steve completed the Training of Trainers (ToT) course at Findhorn. In the same year, he took the Gaia Education Design for Sustainability course (GEDS). Through the Design Studio, Steve collaborated with others to produce The Art of Sustainability (AoS)—a creative forum towards sustainable thinking, through experiential educational events, facilita…

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