GENOA Intro

GENOA, established in 1997 by Max Lindegger, is a network of people, ecovillages and organisations in Oceania & Asia region. A member of the Global Ecovillage Network, GENOA promotes ecovillage living where people live in a sustainable way, with dignity, in harmony with each other, and with nature.

Upcoming events

  • TEDx - Findhorn by Kosha Joubert

    In this 17 min TEDx Findhorn talk Kosha Anja Joubert reminds us of the future we dream of and how people all across the globe are building it now, following their inner values, focussing on life...

  • An appropriate technology for building and construction in...

    Sandele Eco-Retreat and Learning Centre was constructed with low embodied energy and a small ecological footprint using an imported compressed, stabilised earth block (CSEB) machine. The machine...

  • Community based tourism: how it benefits local people by...

    The Ecovillage Design Education course (EDE) is a wonderful way to promote eco-tourism. The social, cultural, economic and ecological potential that exists within coastal villages brings new and...

  • Supporting children to overcome trauma and become responsible...

    If life is a game called "I'm building the world", them it's fun to play. Beginners are not responsible for anything, like babies. But step by step the players learn about self responsibility...

  • Promoting human and ecological wellbeing

    It is important that we promote a holistic vision in which human happiness or wellbeing are seen as inseparable from ecological wellbeing. This means integrating the wealth of information about...

  • The multiple benefits of appropriate technology in the form of...

    To raise awareness about the potential for a human and ecological development path, based on a diversity of decentralised renewable energy technologies. We need to devote time, money and effort to...

  • Promoting the renewal of local communities, economies and...

    The answer lies in shifting away from economic globalization towards localization. Whereas the global economy demands monoculture, both human and ecological, localisation is a process that adapts...

  • regenerating native flora and fauna

    Detailed studies of vegetation followed by development of comprehensive management plans for properties that have been degraded or disturbed provide a framework for restoration of native flora...

  • Creating spaces for young and old to live together

    By designing our communities to encourage and facilitate a wide diversity of ages and stages of life from day care and preschools to assisted living and aged care we can reclaim the extended...

  • Creating spaces for young and old to live together

    By designing our communities to encourage and facilitate a wide diversity of ages and stages of life from day care and preschools to assisted living and aged care we can reclaim the extended...

  • Rain water harvesting into the ground/ contour ridges/ swales

    The ‘S’ Principles: Looking at the rain as the main source of water, we need to harvest it at the source by slowing it down and stopping it from flowing using swales and mulch or ground cover....

  • Use of vegetable oil as an alternative fuel in villages.

    Guneskoy Cooperative developed a project for using vegetable oil as an alternative fuel for tractors used in agriculture. The project was supported by UNDP. According to this project farmers...

  • Building bridges between villages - Setting up direct...

    Guneskoy Cooperative has applied CSA to support sustainable living in traditional villages by ecological food production based on an economy with mutual support between people living in city and a...

  • Tackling the Urban food security

    Plastic bags can be used or recycled and help in the growing of food

    Container plants offer a simple way to maximize small spaces. Despite their convenience, planning them properly is...

  • Creating local food sovereignty

    Challenges also includes post harvest processing or storage. This can lengthen the period for which sweet potato can be marketed but may also be relevant for subsistence oriented households to...

  • recycling of waste materials in building houses

    is an inexpensive method to create structures which are both strong and can be quickly built. It is a natural building technique that evolved from historic military bunker construction techniques...

  • Producing liquid bioconcentrates from organic waste

    Compost tea is produced by steeping plant growth compounds and beneficial microorganisms in warm, aerated water and organic wastes over a 24-hour brewing cycle to produce a biologically active...

  • Redirecting nutrient flow by subsoiling off-contour

    Keyline management restores fertility to crop, forest and pasture lands and to steeper and rougher terrains that have never before been capable of rapid improvement. The first aim of Keyline is to...