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Training of Trainers at Findhorn Ecovillage – Could you train environmental trainers?

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Upcoming Gaia Education ‘Training of Trainers’ will catalyse change on local and global levels.

Published reports by IPCC and WWF are demanding a transformative response from communities everywhere. We are faced with the challenge of redesigning human impact on earth at local, regional and planetary scales within the lifetime of the generations alive today.

Gaia Education’s courses enable people everywhere to contribute to this necessary transformation by improving skills, regenera…

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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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SDGs Training of Multipliers in Vienna

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Presented by Plattform Footprint, Gaia Education and UNESCO.

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Plattform Footprint, Gaia Education and UNESCO present a one-day SDG Training of Multipliers in Vienna on 9 September 2019 to learn more about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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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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Santana de Parnaíba launches its SDG Voluntary Local Review (VLR)

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The case for cities supporting the SDGs is incredibly compelling. Cities generate their own wealth, shape local policies and are spearheading a thrilling new vision of governance and engagement for the implementation of the SDGs. 

Responding to the need to accelerate SDGs at local level, Gaia Education and UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development have developed a mobilization trajectory of five interdependent cycles to support municipalities to acc…

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Next #Glocalisers Webinar with ‘Top FinTech for SDG Influencer’ Peter Johnson!

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On 4 June 2019 May East, sustainability educator & CEO of Gaia Education, will host our next #Glocaliers webinar on Blockchain Frontiers with Peter Johnson, one of the ‘Top 100 FinTech for SDG Influencers’, listed by LATTICE80,  and Founder & CEO of Ayadee.

Peter Johnson is one of the 100 Top Fintech for SDGs influencers in 2019 who are leveraging the power of fintech and blockchain technology to create a positive impact on the future (recognised by LATTICE80 and FinTech4Good). As founder and C…

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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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