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SDGs Training for Multipliers in Review from Migrant Communities to Social Innovators
The Sustainable Development Goals have been carefully developed through a three-year process involving UN Member States, 83 national surveys engaging over 7 million people, and thousands of actors from the international community, making it the biggest consultation in UN history. A people-friendly language was adopted at the very beginning of the process to enable the mass global participation invoked at the inception of the Goals.
Transformative Change: conversations with Fritjof Capra
by Daniel Christian Wahl
On Monday 29 January 2018, Gaia Education and Fritjof Capra’s ‘Capra Course’ collaborated in offering a free webinar on ‘Transformative Change, Sustainability and Regeneration’ as part of our recently launched ‘Glocalisers Webinar Series’. I am delighted to have been able to weave this partnership. So much of my own learning — that has informed the content of Gaia Education’s online course in ‘Design for Sustainability’ (GEDS) — has been influenced by Fritjof’s …
In gratitude to Fritjof Capra for planting the seeds of the Regeneration
by Daniel Christian Wahl
Fritjof Capra and his work have had an important influence on my own path towards becoming a glocal change agent in the transition towards diverse regenerative cultures. I first came across his work in the spring of 2000. At the time, I was living in a caravan in the fertile valley of the Alpujarras in Southern Spain, working on a plan to create an ecovillage and sustainability education centre that would demonstrate to people how to ‘live the solutions, rather than…
Creating Healthy and Sustainable Buildings
“For wholeness — the basis of health — we need nourishment at every level. The complex and dynamic organisation of the physical body underpins our relationship to spatial qualities. Life enhancing qualities around us support our life energies. Colour, harmony, multi-sensory delight support our feeling life, particular moods redressing personal and situational imbalances. … Buildings built upon these principles are buildings to nurture the whole human being.”
Ecological Design Education for Sustainable and Regenerative Futures
The Ecological Design dimension of the full Gaia Education Design for Sustainability (GEDS)course starts 15 January 2018. Join our online course and become an ecological designer to create the change we would like to see in the world as a leader, facilitator and Glocaliser with local grounding and worldwide reach.
By Peter Gringinger, Gaia Education Certified Trainer and Acting Head of Innovation |
On a daily basis we are bombarded with bad news stories on social and ecological…
A Vision of Ecological Design
Article Series: Ecological Design for Sustainable and Regenerative Futures. Read about the series below.
by Declan Kennedy
Declan demonstrates the vastness of his experience with a truly comprehensive vision of Ecological Design — a vision as enticing as it is practical. Since this vision is listed as so many points, it also could be considered a comprehensive checklist of design criteria for sustainable settlements. Declan emphasises that ecological design is a process, and since the bigg…
Glocal Learning Centre in Lahel for a Thriving Senegal River Valley
A comprehensive education programme aiming to establish a fecund partnership within and between local communities to reverse the current ecological and socio-economic climate in the Senegal River Valley.
The Senegal River Valley lies on the borders of the Sahel Region and the Sahara desert. It is at the front line when it comes to dealing with the entangled challenges of desertification, climate change, mass impoverishment and immigrati…
Zambia’s Youth applying Whole Systems Design for Sustainability in their Central Province
Agriculture is the lifeblood of Zambia’s rich resource-based economy, contributing significantly to employment, economic growth, exports, poverty reduction, food security and nutrition. Agriculture also plays a critical role in ensuring sustainable use of natural resources.
by May East
Exposing mental models to the open air – fiiS in Santiago
Gaia Education recently joined fiiS Santiago, the most engaging International Festival of Social Innovation in the Americas.
Over the last five years fiiS has become a movement of people and organisations generating progressive changes in society in surprising ways. Through radical collaboration, young innovators are dreaming up solutions to the tough social challenges of our times.
Combining Latin American music, passion and strength, thousands of innovators between 16 and 34 years old, gathe…
New MOOC Coming in February 2018: Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges
Launching new free online course covering a number of water-related challenges that must be addressed to achieve sustainable water solutions at the local level.
According to Wateraid.org, in 2017 there were 844 million people living without access to safe water, and 2.3 billion without access to improved sanitation. Furthermore, one million people are killed by water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases each year, and 31% of schools in the world don’t even have clean water on site. In addit…