Maia Earth Village is an intuitive healing and spiritual community that has interests in raw food, permaculture and what is called innerdance process. The Village was founded initially by Pi Villaraza and members of the innerdance communities around the world and is now independently run by like-minded residents that act as caretakers of this sacred 7-hectare land. The community hosts the emergence convergence gatherings, which is a collaboration of various networks, primarily the Global Ecovillage Network Oceania and Asia.
Gaia Education is launching its dynamic Design for Sustainability e-learning programme in October to be conducted in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Drawing on the expertise developed in a network of some of the most successful community and transition projects globally, the virtual course is based on the four core pillars of the Ecovillage Design Curriculum: the social, worldview, ecological and economic dimensions of sustainability.
This short introductory course about eco village design, education and Eco-Farming was intended to raise awareness about Eco village and sustainable ways of Living for trainers and alumni of the Inle Lake Watershed Project under the Kalyana Mitta Development Foundation in Myanmar.
Bangladesh is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world, and according to the IPCC is expected to become even more so as a result of climate change. Floods, cyclones, tornados, and riverbank erosion, often occurring simultaneously, have had an impact on the lives and livelihoods of people living in coastal areas such as the Khulna and Bagerhat Districts of Southern Bangladesh.
As One community started around 14 years ago.
As One community activities are based on the studies of human and societies,
especially essential social systems for implementation to create sustainable communities.
At first, studies started in 2000 and then the Scienz Institute, a Non-Government-Organization, was
established in 2004. Their investigations led to the Scienz School which is also an NGO.
And now, every month, we have seven courses for the public from beginner level
to advanced level in the Scienz School in Suzuka, Japan.
Volunteering source is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental volunteer organization which aims at all round development of rural Nepal. The organization is based at Kathmandu in Nepal. The activities of Volunteering source are completely non-profitable and provide wide range of serving opportunities to enthusiastic youth and optimum utilization of human resources in rural areas.
The Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course is a programme of GEN partner, Gaia Education. This curriculum was developed over a number of years by a group of Ecovillage educators from around the world calling themselves GEESE (Global Ecovillage Educators for Sustainable Earth). Launched in Findhorn in 2005, the Ecovillage Design Curriculum is an official contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development - UNDESD 2005-2014.
Naterra is a non-profit association, started and run by a group of 5 young Portugueses based in Macau and East-Timor. NaTerra embraces projects in the field of education for sustainable development, a multidisciplinary organization that combines holistic education and Permaculture Design, creating and share alternative solutions, engaging directly with the local communities to work towards a sustainable development.
NextGENOA is a network of young people from the Asian & Oceania region who are committed to care for the earth by practicing and promoting sustainable living and Ecovillage values within the Oceania and Asia region.
Communities in the delta area of Bangladesh are in grave danger of salt water inundation from huge tidal rivers that are increasingly breaking their banks. This can devastate villages, damage the simple houses and leave the locals struggling to grow crops in salinated soil. The Bangladesh Association of Sustainable Development (BASD), Gaia Education and CIFAL Scotland have responded to this dire situation with a 3-year consortium project.
The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) is a growing network of sustainable communities and initiatives that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents. GEN serves as umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.
People and communities meet and share their ideas, exchange technologies, develop cultural and educational exchanges, directories and newsletters, and are dedicated to restoring the land and living a cooperative sustainable lifestyle.