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EDE La Bella Ecoaldea, Chile

Programme Description

We are very happy to invite you to the EDE Program in La Bella Ecoaldea, a beautiful valley at the foothills of the Andes Montains, 3 ½ hours south of Santiago de Chile. The program is hosted by “The Land of the Arts”, an internal project of the ecovillage that shares Transformative Gatherings and Residential Educational Programs.

La Bella Ecovillage’s vision is to be a consistent example of sustainability, harmony and eco-social regeneration for those who visit and live there. In this way, La Bella intends to contribute to the cultural and paradigmatic shift of humanity, which allows all human beings to achieve a healthy life on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level.

We offer the EDE program in 3 workshops of 9 days each: Economic Dimension 4-12 jan 2020, Social Dimension 20-28 feb 2020 and Ecological Dimension 4-12 apr 2020. The Worldview Dimension and Systemic Design is woven through all the transformative process and learning experience. Our main value is the expansion of consciousness, at an individual and collective level. Eco Villagers and facilitators of the program share a commitment to spiritual growth life, each one in different spiritual paths and practices, thus sharing some of the practices from different traditions. Offering the EDE is one of our ways of our Socially Engaged Spirituality.

Programme Details

  • Training dates:

    • Economic & Worldview Dimensions – 4 to 12 January 2020 

    • Social & Worldview Dimensions – 20 to 28 February 2020 

    • Ecologic & Worldview Dimensions – 4 to 12 April 2020

  • Country: Chile

  • Course language: Spanish

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Current & Future EDE Programmes

What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?

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Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, take place in more than 54 countries in settings ranging from tribal and traditional communities to intentional ecovillages, from urban slum to universities and training centres. The duration of these programmes are around 125 hours over a full month, although this may vary slightly depending on where and when they are taken. The EDEs provide students of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills on how to design a society which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste.

How to run an EDE

Run a EDE Programme

Several of our EDE graduates have carried on organising EDE programmes in their local areas, and you are warmly encouraged to do so after completing your course.

The recommended time frame of an EDE is four weeks, however this is not fixed and varies with each individual programme.

The material can be condensed into smaller workshops, spread out over a longer period, or distributed in blocks at different times and locations.