How to start an Ecovillage with Few Resources?
Happy 2020! We hope to inspire you to be the change you want to see in the world this year! 

Simon Leclerc, co-founder of Terre de la Reunion, an intentional community in the Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, shared with us his article Starting an Ecovillage with Few Resources - The story of a successful experience.

'I sincerely hope that our story will inspire other dreamers and visionaries who, like us, want to set up projects around the world in the coming years (ecovillage or other). I leave you with this wonderful quote that represents us well: “They did not know it was impossible, so they did it”.'

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The Communities for Future Summit is an entirely free, online experience hosted by the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN). From the 1 to 10 February 2020 we will daily unlock 3 interviews with well known thought leaders, change makers, indigenous elders, community lovers and youth activists from around the planet.

Young people are taking to the streets, demanding that we all take urgent action on the climate and planetary crisis. GEN is picking up the baton and inviting all of us to manifest the needed change now, protecting, restoring and transforming in our communities, municipalities and countries.

Join the online summit for free and get a special gift!

We're offering access to 3 inspiring talks to everyone that registers to the Online Summit. When you register, you get immediate access to interviews with Joanna Macy, Thomas Hübl and Frédéric Laloux.

Please join us. Click here to register for free:
GEN Education is going to Costa Rica for the 1st time, March-April 2020
We are heading to Costa Rica for the first time, and have teamed up with five successful sustainable communities to offer an immersive learning journey into the life and design of Ecovillages! Click here for more details and to register or stay tuned in the event pages on Facebook.

You can choose to come to one, two or all three trainings. We can help you get from one to the other, and give you a discounted training fee if you join more than one.
GEN's CEO Kosha Joubert US Tour March 2020
Save the date! Kosha is coming to the US for a series of presentations and workshops. In collaboration with GENNA, FIC and local partners in the east as well as west, GEN Education is putting together an exciting programme to inspire, weave connection and build our shared capacity to take action in response to the climate emergency. Details are still being confirmed, but Kosha will be in the Bay Area March 10 - 15, followed by a week based in Ithaca, NY. Contact to know more, or keep your eyes open for our next newsletter for more info!

Do you want to know how is the experience of participating in one of our Trainings? Peter Moore, of Holistic Centers Network, shared with us his impressions from GEN Training of Trainers in China. Click here to read:
GEN Market on Holiday Sales! 10% OFF every product!
GEN is offering a Holiday campaign at our Online Store, with all GEN products down 10%! Make your own readable tour of ecovillages as an inspiration for the year ahead! In times of harsh news of climate change and biodiversity loss, inspire yourself with positive solutions!

Click here to access our Online Store and buy with 10% discount now!

The Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) provides students of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills on how to design a society or a community/village which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste. The knowledge of EDE is also adaptable for personal or family level of transformation, in urban and rural contexts.

Ecovillage Design Education February-March 2020. Organised and facilitated by GENOA (GEN Oceania & Asia) & NextGENOA (Next Generation of GENOA), Certified by Gaia Education & GEN. At Gaia Ashram, Thailand. 16th Feb – 18th March 2020Register Now!

Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development: Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increases social equity and an environment that allows the world to thrive. Development is not possible without energy and sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy.

Through a discussion of key benefits and suitability for a range of applications, together with extensive case studies, Gaia Education, UNITAR and the University of Strathclyde are presenting the online course 'Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development', which provides an overview of clean, secure and sustainable technology options for the development of renewable energy projects, and offer insights into the management of these projects, from small scale through to major projects.

Click here to find out more about this online course:
#GivingTuesday 2019
Thank you for joining this global campaing of generosity
Our Giving Tuesday campaign was a complete success, thanks to you! 28 donors helped us raising U$ 1.270. And you can still collaborate! 

How to support GEN #GivingTuesday Campaign

As a Friend of GEN, you become a sustaining contributor to the work of the Global Ecovillage Network. Together we can continue to implement sustainable solutions and help catalyze the power of community for a regenerative future.

You can become a Friend and start to receive exclusive benefits that bring you closer to the global ecovillage movement from as little as €5 per month.

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