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A former Gaia Education student’s path to becoming a changemaker
Meet Monica Picavêa – a former Gaia Education graduate who is following her path as a change agent. This Brazilian EDE Graduate sets up prize-winning B-Corp and is nominated Rockefeller Foundation Social Innovation Fellow.
Changing the World one Community at a Time
Monica Picavêa has been volunteering in social and humanitarian projects since 1989, monitoring the development of traditional and low income communities. Monica is a Journalism and Marketing post-graduate with a MBus fr…
Gaia Education and GEN sign strategic Partnership Agreement
Honouring the strategic partnership between Gaia Education and GEN (Global Ecovillage Network). The signing of this partnership between these two NGO organisations offers opportunities for new projects in education and solutions to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals.
By Giovanni Ciarlo |
Gaia Education celebrates the signing of a framework for a strategic partnership agreement with its sister organisation, GEN (Global Ecovillage Network). The signing of this formal frame…
Regionally focussed Circular Biomaterials Economies: An Idea whose time has come!
Circular economy Regionally focussed Circular Biomaterials Economies: An Idea whose time has come! Circular economy - what is it and why do we need it
There is a lot of talk about the circular economy these days. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has done an excellent job in taking this conversation into the big consultancies like McKinsey and into the international policy and business arenas like the World Economic Forum in Davos. Business leaders and heads of state are beginning to agree that we…
EDE Gaia Academy Estonia, a Huge Success!
by Penelope Reyes
Gaia Academy’s first EDE was conducted from November 27, 2015 to September 25, 2016. It was organised in close cooperation with the vibrant Small Footprint community, where half of the sessions took place, and community members facilitated several processes and topics. The course got off to a strong start with 23 participants, balanced and diverse in terms of background, age and interests. The group evolved into a very close community as their EDE unravelled during the cou…
Envisioning a future that works for all: characteristics of the visioning process
The vision of a sustainable human civilisation must be meaningful enough to be desired by everyone. This is an excerpt from the Worldview dimension of GEDS.
By Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl |
“Vision without action is useless. But action without vision does not know where to go or why to go there. Vision is absolutely necessary to guide and motivate action. More than that, vision, when widely shared and firmly kept in sight, brings into being new systems.” – Donella Meadows (Me…
GDP as an insufficient economic indicator & some more systemic alternatives
GDP is not the most reliable measurement of wealth of a country.
By Daniel Wahl |
“Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product, […] if we judge the United States of America by that — counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break…
Nazaré Uniluz celebrates unity in diversity
By Penelope Reyes
The Gaia Education certified EDE Nazaré Uniluz was promoted by IBEST (Brazilian Institute of Studies for Transition) and Entrelaços Integral Development for the second consecutive year. This 4-week immersive program was held between April and November 2016 in Nazaré UNILUZ. Nazaré UNILUZ is a holistic university, learning center and a 35 year old spiritual community located in Nazaré Paulista, in the country side of São Paulo, Brasil.
Watch this video to have a look at wh…