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Today is #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day. And we need your support to make the best out of it! 

When you give, you spread your love. Donate now to the Global Ecovillage Network!


We invite our partners, donors, volunteers, staff and board members to share theirs giving stories on social media, and to show their love and commitment to the ecovillage movement.

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#GivingTuesday 2019
 
Thank you for joining this global campaing of generosity

As scientists warns that global temperature is already 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels, and young people are taking to the streets demanding that politicians take urgent action on this climate emergency, governments of 197 nations gather in Spain for the UN Climate Change Conference COP25. The Global Ecovillage Network joins efforts with civil society at COP25 as a part of its ongoing work to catalyze communities for a regenerative future.

“We are present at the COP Conferences in order to influence governments to start supporting community-led responses to the Climate Emergency. And we agree, more political will is needed to instigate the changes demanded – it relies on us, the people of the world to stand up, raise our voices and start believing in our own capacity for transformative action.” - Kosha Joubert, GEN's Executive Director.

As part of COP25’s official schedule, GEN will host two events:

Communities and culture: critical for transformative climate action
Exhibit at Booth 19, COP25, Madrid
December 4-5, 2019

The Power of Culture, Nature and Community-led Development in response to the Climate Emergency
Side Event at Room 1, COP25, Madrid
December 6th from 15:00 to 16:30

Learn how ecovillages and heritage trust organizations can and are helping to scale up ambition, achieve the Paris Agreement, preserve natural and cultural heritage, protect the rights of nature, restore degraded ecosystems, sequester carbon, and lead to healthier thriving communities.

Click here to know more!
 
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! Join us for a unique experience of GEN and Costa Rica, full of inspiration, insight, and tools for regenerative living, starting a successful ecovillage, or your own journey as an ecovillage educator.

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.
 
5 day GEN Training of Trainers course
March 21 – 25, 2020; Rancho Mastatal, Costa Rica
Click here to know more and join this training!

2 day GEN Introduction and all inclusive Ecovillage Tour
March 27 – 29 2020, Tacotal, Alegria and La Ecovilla communities
Click here to know more and join this training!

5 day Ecovillage Startup Training
March 31 – April 5, 2020. Punta Mona, Costa Rica
Click here to know more and join this training!
GEN Ambassadors
 
Regenerative Agriculture in Aldea Ecologica Gaia, Dominican Republic
by Rodolfo Pierre, Council of the Sustainable Settlements of Latin America


Today thousands of new farmers try to regenerate their land not only as a source of income but to expand awareness. Life begins to manifest abundance, recovering sites and integrating communities into strong networks built by the cooperation.

Aldea Ecologica Gaia is part of the movement that aspires to return to Nature and nature Strengthen the construction process that today transit from industrial society towards a society where I can stay life The village is one initiative so far familiar, with the willingness to expand.
 
Click here to know more about Aldea Ecologica Gaia and connect with them!
Partners
Gaia Education is running two courses next year, one as part of their Design for Sustainability programme ("Ecological Design") and one in collaboration with UNITAR and University of Strathclyde, entitled "Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development." Know more and register:

We need to connect as a community and stand in solidarity to create the beautiful, interconnected world we all want! Your donation gives opportunities to people all around the globe to create a regenerative culture.

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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