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Following perception up-stream: organising ideas & the coming-into-being birth of phenomena

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If we want to understand just how deeply our worldview influences the way we see the world and act in it, we need to understand the power of the organising ideas that shape how we see the world.

By Daniel Wahl

The role of the organising idea in cognitive perception is of such an active kind that if the idea changes, then what is seen changes. — Henri Bortoft (1996, p.142).

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Kick start your learning journey this Summer!

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As Northern Summer and Southern Winter are upon us, we are proud to announce the end of our 10-month Gaia Education Design for Sustainability E-Learning programme.

By May Easr, Unitar Fellow |

If you did not have the opportunity to be part of this cycle, now is your chance! Why not kick-start your own learning journey now? Join our bite-sized introductory course ‘Designing for Sustainability: An Introduction to the Big Picture of Co-Creating a Thriving Future’.

In this 15-hour…

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SDG Training for multipliers Denmark

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We would like to invite you to our SDG flashcard training in Denmark.

30 & 31 March 2017, Langeland, Denmark

This is to invite you to join the vitally important conversation about how to accelerate the implementation of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local and regional scale in ways that are carefully adapted to the bio-cultural uniqueness of your community and the Balearic Islands.

The ‘SDG Community Implementation Flash Cards’ contain more than 200 qu…

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A former Gaia Education student’s path to becoming a changemaker

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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…

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Gaia Education and GEN sign strategic Partnership Agreement

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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…

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Regionally focussed Circular Biomaterials Economies: An Idea whose time has come!

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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…

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Reflections on the Auroville Ecovillage Design Education course

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A letter of gratitude & community celebration from Senegal

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Design for Sustainability online courses fill to capacity

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EDE Gaia Academy Estonia, a Huge Success!

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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…

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