What About the Climate Refugees?

 

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Today marks World Refugee Day - every year on June 20th, the world celebrates bringing awareness to the plight, lives & human stories of global refugees -2022 see's the focus on the right to seek safety.

There are many reasons communities & people become displaced; war, violence, religious, national, social, racial, political persecution, gender/sexual orientation, hunger and climate change. "But officially, climate change is not yet a valid reason for an asylum claim. In 2013, the firs…

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Gaia Education awarded prestigious Luxembourg Peace Prize for global education efforts in sustainability & regeneration

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Press release June 2022


Scotland-based charity, Gaia Education will be presented with the Luxembourg Peace Prize for Education 2022 on 17th June in the Schuman Building, Luxembourg.


Gaia Education is being recognised for outstanding efforts and initiatives to promote peace.


This prestigious prize is awarded in a number of categories, including outstanding peace education, outstanding peace activist and outstanding peace support.


The Prize is awarded by the World Peace Forum and the…

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Join the push to protect our only planet - World Environment Day

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World Environment Day on 5 June
is the biggest international day for the environment. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually since 1973, the event has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach, with millions of people from across the world engaging to protect the planet. This year, #WorldEnvironmentDay 2022 is hosted by Sweden. “Only One Earth" is the campaign slogan, with the focus on “Living Sustai…

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Discover a project helping kids stay connected with each other & nature during Covid

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“Education doesn't change the world,
Education changes people,
People change the world” - Paulo Freire

 

Living through a global pandemic has not been an easy ride for us. But our children have been the ones most affected as they're still in their developmental stages and need consistent engagement through learning and contact. This week, we bring you a story full of inspiration, shedding a spotlight on a children-focused learning centre in Barcelona, Spain, 'The Chestnut Tree'. The project is b…

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Gaia Education is hiring a Projects and Partnerships Coordinator

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Part-time Projects and Partnerships Coordinator


Gaia Education (GE) is a provider of sustainability education that promotes thriving communities within planetary boundaries. We offer multiple online and face-to-face courses and project-based learning programmes in different areas of sustainability in order to support the transition of communities around the world and the achievement of the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. 


Drawing from the experience and expertise of a network o…

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Gaia Education is hiring a graphic designer!

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We have an exciting opportunity for all the creatives out there as a part-time (40 hours per month) Graphic designer. Hourly rate: £15-20/hr depending on experience. 

The purpose of this role is to have an overview of branding in all areas of the organisation, holding a strong visual image that makes the organisation unique. You will be working directly with the marketing and communications team: marketing and communications manager, marketing coordinator of the English sector, and marketing co…

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Who are the Youth in Transition?

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As we arrive at the beautiful mountains of Piazza Armerina, 900 m above sea level, a gentle mist welcomes us and we can finally breathe the fresh air after 12 hours of travelling. "These are some of the poorest areas in Italy", a member of our partner organisation tells us, but also one of the richest, most vivid cultures with many influences from around the world. Over time Sicily has been under multiple rules including Greek, Spanish, Arab-Byzantine, Roman, Norman and many others. The history …

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Introduction to the Worldview Dimension of Gaia Education’s course in ‘Design for Sustainability’

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“A human being is part of the whole — called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of n…

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Size Doesn't Matter - Diversity Matters

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Biodiversity is essential for the processes that support all life on Earth. Without a wide range of animals, plants and microorganisms, we cannot have the healthy ecosystems that we rely on to provide us with food, water and air. 

As cities grow, how can we ensure biodiversity doesn't suffer? 

Last year Gaia Education sat down with permaculture co-founder David Holmgren, where he discussed that over half of our global population (55%) now lived in urban areas. This number is expected to increase t…

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Meet the holistic entrepreneur who created an enchanting sober festival & found inspiration in Gaia Education

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In this week's blog, we catch up with a cool, wise, and beautiful soul, Felicitas Vallot. To shine a spotlight on her experience studying with us, why she co-created a sober festival, and what small steps we can all take to better connect to ourselves, each other, and the planet. 

Felicitas is an entrepreneur and consultant for holistic wellbeing experiences and healing spaces. She grounded her work through her Business Studies (BSc.), Medical Anthropology (MA), Yoga, Buddhism, Community Buildi…

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