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EDE Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Programme Description

The 5th edition of Gaia Education Ecovillage Design Education in Belo Horizonte will take place from 6 May to 2 August 2020 at ‘Escola da Serra’ and in the ‘Novo Mundo de Yacarantã’, an agroforestry learning community located in the rural area of the metropolitan region, with 21 educators. For more information visit our Facebook page and our blog (in Portuguese).

Programme Details

  • Training dates:

    6 May – 2 August 2020

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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 50 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.