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What is 'Systems Thinking'?

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"Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes rather than parts, for seeing patterns of change rather than static snapshots, and for understanding the subtle interconnectedness that gives living systems their unique character." 


        - Peter Senge, author of - 'The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of Learning Organisation. 



Have you ever wondered what we mean when discussing "systemic" problems or saying "the system is broken"?

Although some of us may be familiar with the…

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What if the global economy was like the Amazon Rainforest?

Happy 97th Birthday to Sir David Attenborough (May 8th)!


A perfect time to bring you an excerpt from his book, 'A Life on Our Planet.' This excerpt imagines a world economy that resembles the Amazon rainforest rather than one that values growth at all costs. If we are to live sustainably, we must connect and learn from nature in all areas of life, as we are the only species that live outside of the laws of nature.


This chapter highlights the need to transform our economic systems that look aft…

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Libros del curso Dimensión Diseño Social - Parte 1

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Los libros y los cursos son fuentes valiosas de aprendizaje. Los libros pueden ser experiencias de estudio muy ricas, llenas de detalles y reflexiones, aunque muchas veces solitarias, con poca práctica y demandando mucho tiempo. Los cursos tienden a ser más dinámicos, por lo menos los de Gaia 😉 suelen traer más ejercicios y prácticas, además de ricos intercambios e interacciones entre los participantes.

¡Creemos que ambos son maravillosos!

Por eso, compartimos aquí algunos de los libros que co…

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Discovering the Unseen: A Review of "The Book of Trespass" by Nick Hayes

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When was the last time you ventured off the beaten path? In Nick Hayes' "The Book of Trespass," we are invited to join the author on a thought-provoking and daring journey through the hidden realms of England's countryside, challenging the concept of private land ownership and our right to roam.

Hayes, an illustrator and writer, uses his artistic flair and engaging storytelling to paint a vivid picture of a world hidden behind walls and fences. His work delves into the history of land ownership i…

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Join the Free Masterclass with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Learn How to Build Sustainable Communities

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Are you passionate about creating a sustainable future and building resilient communities? Look no further! Gaia Education is hosting a free masterclass with Helena Norberg-Hodge, a leading advocate for sustainable communities and founder of Local Futures. This exclusive event is open to all interested in the vital role of localisation in addressing global challenges.

Who is Helena Norberg-Hodge?

Helena Norberg-Hodge is an author, filmmaker, and pioneer in the localization movement. With decad…

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New Training of Trainers Program in Damanhur, Italy: Learn to Teach Sustainability and Make a Positive Impact!

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Are you passionate about sustainability and want to become a trainer and educator? Then join us for the Training of Trainers (ToT) program in Damanhur, Italy, in September 2023!

The ToT program is designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to teach and facilitate sustainability-related courses and workshops. In this program, you will learn from experienced sustainability trainers and educators and gain hands-on experience designing and delivering engaging and interactive worksh…

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Discover the World of Ecosystem Restoration Design with Gaia Education and Ecosystem Restoration Camps!

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Get ready to dive deep into the world of ecosystem restoration design! Gaia Education, in partnership with Ecosystem Restoration Camps, is excited to announce the upcoming course on ecosystem restoration design, starting on March 22, 2023.

The course is designed for anyone interested in learning about the principles and practices of ecosystem restoration design, including permaculture designers, restoration practitioners, land managers, and more. Throughout five modules, you will gain a compreh…

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Vacancy - Become a Board Member at Gaia Ed!

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Applications are now open for 1 - 2 Board Members to join the Board of Trustees at Gaia Education. We are looking to recruit those who can provide strategic direction and legal and financial oversight to our organisation. 

  • Do you have the skills & expertise to help steer our organisation? 
  • Have you managed or guided projects/ organisations within the field of sustainable development? 
  • Are you passionate about helping spread Gaia Educations message across the globe? 


Applications close: F…

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Introducing Ubiquity University

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Give a warm welcome to our newest partner - Ubiquity University 

"Ubiquity believes in educating the whole person. We want you to discover your passion, unlock your potential and create positive change. That means activating your head in the pursuit of knowledge, your heart in the development of self-mastery, and your hands to make a real-world impact."

We hope this is the start of a fruitful partnership between two dedicated global educational institutions serving you, the global community. Ubi…

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Civilization 2.0

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This article was written by Gaia Education certified trainer Albert Bates.

Gaia Education’s online programme Design for Sustainability offers you an opportunity to learn practical effective ways to create the change we all seek in your community. The Ecological Design dimension of the course starts on 9 January 2023 and there are a limited amount of places left for this edition, so sign up now.


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