Webinar with Ross Jackson,
hosted by Jane Rasbash.

January 11th, at 7 PM UTC


In this live webinar session we will welcome Ross Jackson, founding member of Gaia Education and the Global Ecovillage Network, to talk about his new book:

The Economics of Collapse and The 
Birth of a Regenerative Society

About the book:

The BAD NEWS is that our civilization is hard-wired for collapse due to a worldview that does not respect the limits to consumption and growth imposed by nature, resulting in a global society that works only for the few and not for the many. Indications are that we are currently in the seventh decade of the collapse.

The GOOD NEWS is that a collapse is not the end of the world, but can provide a unique opportunity to build a new and better world. This requires us adopting a new worldview that prioritizes respect for nature’s limits and the well-being of the great majority.


Come and check out with the author some of the main concepts and ideas behind these thoughts.


Ross has for many years been an innovative leader in both the business and NGO worlds and has functioned as a management consultant in several industries and financial institutions. His business career has been as an independent consultant and software designer, later specializing in international finance. His most recent book was "Occupy World Street, A global roadmap for radical economic and political reform" (2012), dealing with geopolitics and global governance.


Ross Jackson

(GEN and Gaia Education co-founder)

Ross Jackson co-founded in 1987 Gaia Trust, Denmark, to promote a more sustainable and spiritual world. Gaia Trust has since financed hundreds of sustainability projects in over 40 countries as well as several “green” start-ups, and has supported its two major international NGO initiatives—the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education for over thirty years.

Ross’ PhD is in Operations Research, the science of problem solving, from Case Western Reserve University in the USA. Born a Canadian, he has since 1964 lived in Denmark, and became a Danish citizen in 1972. He lives with his wife Heather on an organic farm near Copenhagen that is being converted to an example of regenerative agriculture.

His new book, THE BAD NEWS & THE GOOD NEWS, is a follow up to Occupy World Street, with a focus on how a post-collapse civilization that lives within nature’s limits might look like.

ross 2023

Hosted by

Jane Rasbash

Jane works in sustainable development using an empowerment and engaged spirituality approach. She lives in Findhorn Ecovillage and has taught on EDEs in Findhorn, Sieben Linden, Myanmar and Thailand.

Jane supports all stages of the project cycle as a needs based consultant for community, sustainable education and rights based projects in Asia and Africa. Jane has taught the work that reconnects for many years and more recently transition town training. She co-founded the Grassroots Leadership Training, an ongoing programme with a big impact on emerging civil society in South East Asia, particularly Myanmar.

Jane is also a life coach who mentors leaders in the South, often working in incredibly challenging situations. She is passionate about Traditional Village such as Ecovillage and shifting existing communities towards resilience, and supports GEN to take this forward.