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Ecovillages Strategies in Areas of Crisis
by Leila Dregger
Natural disasters triggered by climate change are responsible for more than 150,000 deaths every year and force millions of people to abandon their homes and communities to seek refuge elsewhere.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts that there will be 150 million environmental refugees by 2050. Up to 250 million people in Africa are projected to suffer from water and food insecurity in the 21st century.
Today, as more and more Syrian refugees trav…
The first Korean Ecovillage Design Education to be held in a Forest School
Preparations are taking place for the first EDE in Korea to be held at the Gandhi Alternative School Soupsok Forest Village, South Korea.
The course organised by an enthusiastic group of NextGEN young Koreans aims to strengthen international solidarity and to restore the connection between community and the spirit of nature.
Designing Regenerative Cultures invites us to co-create thriving communities
by Dr Daniel Wahl
The short answer to why we should aim to create regenerative cultures together is simple.
Choosing the path of regeneration and cooperation will create a greater level of wellbeing, health, happiness, and equality for everyone and all life; and in the process of co-creating a better future together, our lives will be more meaningful, fulfilling, creative and fun. Local and global collaboration in the creation of regenerative communities, enterprises, economies and culture…
Experiências evolutivas potencializadas pelo contexto urbano do Gaia Education do Rio/Brasil
by Emmanuel Khodja
O Brasil tem sido um dos campos mais férteis para o Gaia Education se manifestar em suas mais diversas formas.
O formato original dos EDEs – cursos imersivos em ecovilas e comunidades intencionais – tem divido a cena brasileira com uma diversidade de outros formatos, como os programas extensivos em áreas urbanas, programas para jovens, para escolas e professores, junto a universidades, nas favelas, em ambiente online e outros mais.
No ano de 2016, o programa realizado …
How Organic Food Production is Transforming Lives in Bangladesh
Jharna Mondol and her family used to be very familiar with living hand-to-mouth in East Khejuriya village, using their land to grow as much vegetables for the family’s use, but often had to rely on expensive additional produce from the local market.
In 2013 Jharna was invited to join the “Building Capacity and Empowering Communities” (BCEC) project and trained in Permaculture Design. Since then, she started her own organic garden and vermiculture, in addition to cultivating fi…
What to Expect from our Economic Design Dimension
The revised version of the Economic Design dimension of Gaia Education’s Design for Sustainability course is among the most comprehensive and in depth online course on the emerging paradigm of regenerative economics.
This updated version (2016) builds upon the work of Jonathan Dawson, now Head of Economics of Transition at Schumacher College, and has been revised and expanded significantly by the new principal co-author Daniel Christian Wahl (Gaia Education). It includes all the exciting re…
Migrants: Municipality of Catania and Gaia Education sign MoU “Sicilia Integra”
Migranti: Comune e Gaia Education firmano protocollo “Sicilia Integra” Un progetto, che coinvolge anche l’Università, per l’integrazione attraverso attività di formazione all’agricoltura sostenibile da attuare in Sicilia e esportare poi nei Paesi di provenienza. Il sindaco Bianco “Catania si apre alla fase della seconda accoglienza che comporta da una parte una dignitosa inclusione e dall’altra indubbie ricadute positive sul territorio”. May East, “Le indicazioni degli organismi internaziona…
EDE Azores, Portugal
The programme was held on Sao Miguel island, an island where plants grow verdantly out of the volcanic soil, where the air is fresh and clean, where people live naturally in community and the ocean is alive with dolphins and whales.
The course was located in Sanguinho – a tiny village usually reached by foot through a steep trail winding past Kahili ginger flowers, junipers, banana trees, Japanese cryptomerias, ginkgo biloba and acacia trees. The EDE took 5 weeks and it had 21 participants …
Tribute to our Founder Hildur Jackson
Hildur Jackson, Gaia Education founder, visionary and co-worker, passed away gently on Sunday the 6 September 2015 surrounded by her family.
Hildur was born in Denmark in 1942, where she also spent most of her life. She gained her Bachelor’s degree in Law, continuing to Postgraduate studies in Cultural Sociology. She was a strong idealist, both intelligent and humble, who saw communities as the future and education as the hope for the world. She was married to Ross Jackson with whom they had th…