Who We Are
Board of Directors
Global Action Programme
Sustainable Development Goals
Training of Trainers
Gaia Education Trainers
Achieving the Global Goals
Gaia in Schools
Design for Sustainability
Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development
Designing for Sustainability: Introduction
Ecovillage Design Education Learning Outcomes
In the Social Dimension students learn...
to create a common vision for a collective project
to improve their communication skills and communicate in a more compassionate way
to use consensus to make decisions that everybody can accept
to deal with conflict and diversity – of ideas, beliefs, roles, etc.
to map the network of connections needed for their projects
In the Economic Dimension students learn...
to assess the impact of the global economy in their projects
to find out economic opportunities in their projects and develop them within the frame of the social enterprise
to create a complementary currency
to create a business plan for their projects
to find ethical financial opportunities for their projects
In the Ecological Dimension students learn...
to make a whole-systems design of their projects using permaculture principles
to use base maps and other designing techniques
to calculate their carbon footprint and design to be carbon neutral
to design a whole water system for their projects
to apply green building principles in their projects
In the Worldview Dimension students learn...
to have a regular spiritual practice (meditation, prayer, etc.)
to write a diary with their dreams, insights, and observations
to nourish a deep connection with Nature through personal experience
to create rituals for the most significant moments in their project
to develop a healthy life style, food, bodycare, friends, etc
to become a world worker