Dear friends of ecovillages,
The past year has seen global developments that could not have been foreseen even just one year ago. Who would have thought that the majority of people in Great Britain would have voted to leave the European Community, for example; or that Donald Trump would have a chance to become President of the United States?
However, despite the depressing news, we are also witnessing strong movements gaining momentum globally. One of those is the ecovillage movement.
With this newsletter we want to take a reflective look back at 2016, to see, feel and understand what we, as the Global Ecovillage Network, have achieved; where we were challenged and where we are in the development of a global movement for ecological and social regeneration and healing.
It is fascinating to read how the regions have developed.
We have demonstrated and lived Ecovillage principles and practices for many years now; witnessing the growing interest in communities and ecovillages as more and more people on the ground want to be part of a community, want to connect to the movement.