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What if the global economy was like the Amazon Rainforest?
Happy 97th Birthday to Sir David Attenborough (May 8th)!
A perfect time to bring you an excerpt from his book, 'A Life on Our Planet.' This excerpt imagines a world economy that resembles the Amazon rainforest rather than one that values growth at all costs. If we are to live sustainably, we must connect and learn from nature in all areas of life, as we are the only species that live outside of the laws of nature.
This chapter highlights the need to transform our economic systems that look aft…
Discovering the Unseen: A Review of "The Book of Trespass" by Nick Hayes
Hayes, an illustrator and writer, uses his artistic flair and engaging storytelling to paint a vivid picture of a world hidden behind walls and fences. His work delves into the history of land ownership i…
This article was written by Gaia Education certified trainer Albert Bates.
Gaia Education’s online programme Design for Sustainability offers you an opportunity to learn practical effective ways to create the change we all seek in your community. The Ecological Design dimension of the course starts on 9 January 2023 and there are a limited amount of places left for this edition, so sign up now.
Assume that, all of a sudden, we were to awaken to the existential threat posed by our addiction t…
The EDE adventure continued in France for the second successive year!
In October 2022, 25 participants gathered in the ecovillage Sainte-Camelle to explore community living and a regenerative lifestyle – a deep, transformative, joyful and rich experience, at the heart of Life!
As an EDE team, we took this opportunity for a second edition to strengthen the foundations of the program in a French context and to take further steps towards enriching this transformative experience
aiming for a regenerative culture. The list of highlights and learnings is vast …
Reflections on CoP27
This article was written by Gaia Education board member Tim Clarke on his reflections of going to CoP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Now that a bit of dust has settled on the frenetic networking and deal-making of COP27, the Gaia Education COP delegation team, Fasil Bogale (CFO) and Tim Clarke (Trustee), have had time to
reflect on the successes and challenges of the event. They are also asking themselves how, if at all, Gaia Education should continue to interact with COP in the coming years.
Sustainability educators guiding youth to Regenerative Futures
In July 2022 the team of Gaia YES! Erasmus+ project finally got together for a face-to-face meeting after a couple of years of pandemic restrictions. The team was thrilled to gather in Findhorn at Cluny Hills not only to discuss developments for the project but also to see the ecovillage (that turns 60 this month!) and learn from the people who live there.
The following post is written by Jane Rasbash - a previous Gaia Education board member, a contributor to the project and a resident of Find…
The Evolution of Gaia Education
This article was written by Ross Jackson the founder and Chairman of Gaia Education
Gaia Education is an international NGO providing cutting-edge Education for Sustainable and Regenerative Development. In essence, we promote thriving communities within planetary boundaries.
We offer courses, both short and long (a few hours to 8 months), in the holistic design of liveable, sustainable communities, both face-to-face in over 55 countries and online in three languages. In addition, some in-dept…
Do you know where your water comes from and how it is treated?
Excerpt from the Ecological Design Dimension from our "Design for Sustainability and Regeneration" course
If you would like to learn more and acquire the skills to become an ecological design, then join the Ecological Design course.
The Ecological Design dimension of the Design for Sustainability programme will start on 09 January 2022 and there are still spaces left, so sign up now!
When we understand how the water cycle works, the next step into designing ap…
Why is transformative learning crucial in a global crisis?
Firstly a warm welcome to our newest recruit - Macaco Tamerice (Martina Grosse Burlage), who will be working with us as a 'Face-to-Face Courses Consultant.' The converging global crises can be overwhelming, and it can be hard to grasp how you can contribute to the changes needed and ground yourself amongst the chaos. It seemed the perfect time to discover the different elements of transformative learning and how working with communities, facilitating and taking part in EDEs & TOTs are great aven…
Inspirado pelo curso EDE, animador usa a imaginação para compartilhar futuros alternativos
Nos reunimos com alguém extremamente inspirador que canaliza suas habilidades em comunicação e animação para criar um mundo alternativo edificante diante de nossas crises convergentes. Conheça a agência de publicidade que ele criou na Espanha e que trabalhou em muitos projetos para ONGs internacionais. Saiba como sua experiência em um de nossos programas EDE em Maiorca o incitou a criar uma série de filmes vislumbrando um futuro alternativo positivo baseado em ideias, movimentos e soluções atuai…