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Solution Library

Solution Library

Traditional and Innovatives Solutions for Sustainable living

The Solution Library first came to life as part of the “Ecovillage Strategies for Community Mobilization“ project lead by GEN Europe with generous funding by the Anne Lindh Foundation. The project is run in partnership with Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural heritage, CULTNAT, Egypt; Association Rikab for Development Sustainability and Communication, Morocco; African Youth Initiative on Climate Change, Algeria; Peace Research Village Middle East, Palestine; and Guneşköy Çevre Kultur ve Işletme Kooperatifi, Turkey.

EDE

EDE

Ecovillage Design Education

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.

Gaia Education

Gaia Education

On the cutting edge of sustainability education

Gaia Education offers state-of-the-art study guides, training manuals, books, webinars, presentations and a quarterly newsletter to facilitate the delivery of on-line and on-site transformational learning opportunities for community development.

Since 2006, Gaia Education has successfully supported the delivery of more than 190 programmes in 34 countries over 6 continents, reaching thousands of people. Its programmes have been offered in settings ranging from tribal women and traditional communities to children and youth, ecovillages, urban slums, universities and resilience training centers.

Gaia University

Gaia University

Project-based, transformative action learning for Earth Regeneration

Gaia University is a global learning un/institution supporting transformative action learning through the use of online learning modules as well as self-designed and directed local projects. Student associates document their work in online ePortfolios which serve as life-long learning records of their achievements. Bachelors and Masters degrees and Diplomas in Permaculture Design, Transition Leadership and Action for Resilience. www.gaiauniversity.org or [email protected].

Creative Collectives Australia

Creative Collectives Australia

School of Self-Sufficiency and Community Living

Australia’s Self-Sufficiency and Community Living Network.

Connecting people for a fun sustainable future.

We are all about Collective Culture and focus on making sustainability fun through workshops, networks and creative collaborations.

Our resources and events are designed to make a sustainable impact through collective activity – life is hard and boring if you’re doing it all on your own, so I say “let’s all team up and have fun”.

Auroville

Auroville

Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in India. Inspired by the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo, Auroville was founded in 1968 by the Mother (Mira Alfassa) in accordance with her dream of a universal township living in harmony with itself and the wider world.

Gecko VIlla

Gecko VIlla

Unusual, sustainable holidays in rural Thailand

At Gecko Villa among th rice paddies of Thailand's northeasten plateau, we have for over a decade now been offering one of a kind holidays to visitors wishing to see an authentic side of Thailand, entirely off the beaten path, where sustainable travle and resonsible tourism are key. Enjoy a private pool villa holiday, savour delicious, fresh Thai meals that are prepared for you at no xtra  cost, and discover a whole range of unusual activities.

Gaia Ashram

Gaia Ashram

Learning center Deep Ecology, Ecovillage Design & Permaculture

Gaia Ashram is a community based education center on Deep Ecology, Permaculture and Ecovillage Design Education and other sustainable living practices.

Gaia Ashram is the base for Gaia School Asia and one of the operational centers of NextGEN Oceania & Asia and we provide trainings/workshops/courses for children, international and Asian youth. Gaia Ashram also provides long-term volunteer and internship opportunities for Asian and international youth.

SIRCle Project

SIRCle Project

The Sustainable Innovation for Resilient Communities (SIRCle) project uses adult education to address one of the most pressing needs of our time, namely how to marry effective grassroots responses to climate and social change with the capacity to make a sustainable living in a challenging economic climate.

Roshni Association

Roshni Association

Roshni Association is an Eastern-Western Community Project in Lahore, Pakistan. Located on the outskirts of Lahore, the Roshni Village is a center where people with and without special needs come together to live and to work. It started work for special persons in 2001, and is currently looking after nearly 50 people with special needs, due to mental retardation and related handicaps. We are providing residential facility to many of our students in our two community houses. The special persons do meaningful work in our workshops, viz.

Ecovillage Hub Connect

Ecovillage Hub Connect

A place to meet and get education and inspiration to support and join Ecovillages and Transition Towns

Ecovillage Hub Connect is a meet up group to connect people with Ecovillages and transition towns is a virtual meet up place as well as a physical meet up place in Hobart Tasmania

http://www.meetup.com/ECOVILLAGE-CONNECT-HUB/

Hakoritna Farm

Hakoritna Farm

Hakoritna Farm (which loosely translates to ‘Garden Farm’) is located in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm and is bisected by Israel’s “Separation Barrier” – the concrete walls, barbed wire, military roads and ditches that run up and down occupied Palestinian territory; often separating Palestinian communities and families from each other or, as in this case, separating farmers from their land.
The Permaculture of Resistance

Marda

Marda

Permaculture Farm

The Marda Permaculture Farm is a working farm and a demonstration site for permaculture principles, techniques and strategies. Permaculture is an ecological design system that draws heavily from indigenous, local wisdom as well as cutting edge science to help individuals and communities maximize local resources toward sustainable production, generation, and recycling of food, water, energy, housing, and other resources.

Research Working Group GEN-INT

Research Working Group GEN-INT

Are you an academic searching for an ecovillage as a case study for your survey? Are you a student intending to write an academic paper on an ecovillage? Are you a journalist interested in reporting on an ecovillage? Or are you an ecovillage community or member receiving requests from students or researchers asking to study your ecovillage?
Tent of Nations

Tent of Nations

People Building Bridges

At Tent of Nations, we seek to bring people from all over the world together to build bridges of understanding; connecting people to each other, and to the land to which we all belong.
We offer workcamps and volunteer opportunities; we run Children’s Summer Camps and a Women’s Empowerment Project, and we welcome groups and visitors of all shapes and sizes.

Global Campus Palestine.

Global Campus Palestine.

sustanability center in occupaid Palestine.

The Global Campus Palestine was conceived to provide Palestinians with the opportunity to study regenerative ecological practices, as a first step towards establishing decentralized, autonomous models of how human beings can live sustainably.

Yatir Herb Farm

Yatir Herb Farm

Havat Yatir

Ecological farm that grow organic herbs.
We are living here with our 4 kids, having simple life, by using all the amazing resources provides us by the nature.
We are almost self-sustainable.

Yesh Meain Farm

Yesh Meain Farm

permaculture farm

Yesh Meain is a permaculture farm located in Moshav Nahalal, in the Jezreel Valley, in the North of Israel.
The farm was started in 2007 as the product of a collective journey of inspired and motivated students of the Green Apprenticeship (GA), the Permaculture Design Course of the Center for Creative Ecology on Kibbutz Lotan.

Shomrei-HaGan

Shomrei-HaGan

the garden keepers

Shomrei-HaGan consist 150 groups of kids and youth learning on a weekly base how to connect to the earth, the spirit and themselves, using hunter/ gatherar skills.

Gaia Trust

Gaia Trust

Gaia Trust, Denmark is a charitable entity supporting sustainabilty projects around the world. It was founded in 1987 on the initiative of Ross and Hildur Jackson, with the intention of supporting the transition to a sustainable and more spiritual future society through grants and proactive initiatives.

Two NGOs especially have been supported for many years and continue to be supported, namely the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education. Many other smaller projects in the areas of local sustainability initiatives, permaculture, etc. occasionally receive supporting grants.

Clementerra mini farm

Clementerra mini farm

1 dunam of a small scall urban farm, we are a demonstration and a learning center to permaculture in small scall.
we teach permaculture as a way to educate people to the world state, and what they can do about it. we use ecological food growing methods, all kind of compost methods (kitchen, toilts, worms), low tech gray water system and more.

Wilderland

Wilderland

Wilderland is a unique centre of learning: a sustainable-living project with a focus on education, staffed by a community of resident-volunteers living on an organic farm.

Since its birth in 1964, Wilderland has become one of New Zealand's most prominent sustainable communities. An ever-evolving resident-group maintains the land and holds the space for hundreds of volunteers from around the world to come and learn together every year.

new horizon

new horizon

living and learning community

new horizon

bioloos - sustainable sanitation

bioloos - sustainable sanitation

Banka BioLoo’s solutions address the following needs/pain points of the end-user:
• Meet the need for basic, easy-to-install and hygienic human waste disposal mechanism in areas with no infrastructural facilities currently.
• Address the need for a cheaper and easy-to-operate alternative to the traditional waste disposal system.

Nomads Hub

Nomads Hub

WHAT.
WE create the “pot”, YOU bring the ingredients: your skills, talents and experiences along with your questions, challenges and tasks. Together, we cook up a storm of amazing dishes for making tangible progress on our dreams and visions; we make cocktails of the collective wisdom and creativity gathered to take on any challenge out there; and we create ready-to-go recipes on a set of topics for you to take home.

Aley Adamot

Aley Adamot

Aley Adamot - based in the Judean Plains, is created out of a vision to encourage harmonious life between humans, and between humankind and the earth. We wish to support the fullness of life, combining spiritual teaching, meditation, art, ecology, nature and peace.

The ecological house

The ecological house

Neve-Ethan

The project intent to research and develop different types of sustainable technologies.
Such as: solar ovens, compost toilet, community life and more.
We are living inside existing Kibutz.

"Coura Rocks"

"Coura Rocks"

Life Extension Village

What is a "Life Extension Village"?

This is a short history of how the idea for “Life Extension Villages” came about and how I would like them to develop. This is my dream, I guess, of how we can live more sustainably in the future with buildings and a local environment that aids health and longevity.

A Health Crisis

Terramana

Terramana

Recreating paradise on Earth

Welcome to Terramana, a non-profit eco-spiritual project aiming to recreate Paradise on Earth.

The project is taking place in Sumatra, Indonesia, on more than 5 hectares of an indigenous rubber plantation, with a beautiful river passing through, bordering the wild primitive jungle, where we planted 1000 fruit trees in 2002. Today, many are still alive and strong with lots of durians. Terramana is born from the vision of a group of dedicated men and women whose dream is to recreate Paradise on Earth, as it was known at the origins of times.

Eco Village SEVAGRAM

Eco Village SEVAGRAM

Happy & Healthy Natural Living Specially for Seniors

Comfortable & Quality Living
In Peaceful Natural Surroundings

All Basic Services Provided
Dinning, Housekeeping, Helping Hand, Laundry, etc.

Excellent Value
Very Reasonable Rates and Value for Money Proposition with Social Responsibility fulfilment by a Non Profit Organisation.

Project Symbiosis

Project Symbiosis

Ecovillage Capacurí

Project Symbiosis - Ecovillage Capacurí

We speak the English language very little; this message was translated using an online translator, we apologize for errors in spelling, grammar or redaction; or if you prefer that I write in Spanish. Please tell me in which language is best this message for future correspondence.

We are a cultured family; we are environmentalists and want to live in an Ecovillage.

We need financial support to realize this dream to live with my family in a self-sustaining Eco-village.

Initially we need, 8500 euros/dollars for:

Synergy Network

Synergy Network

Synergy-Alternative Education Project:Design of Realities

The Synergy project has two purposes:

I- creating a website-platform for the ecovillages as Change Catalysts to find Ecocide situations around them, expose Facts, document actions and events, announce solutions, share and consult resources (existent support laws, environmental lawyers,trust media and educational institutions for research and analysis).

II- Provide search engines for travel sharing between ecovillages, skills exchange and home exchange in order to enforce the mutual support on the creation and improvement of ecovillages, promoting alternative economics.

lunu ela retreat

lunu ela retreat

living in nature

Lunu ela retreat

Green Village

Green Village

Green life-style

It is not only farming. And not only educating. As well as not only exchange. It is combination of farming, education and exchange about ideas, environment friendly concepts and educating about the green life-style concept from children to adults.
It is team work, cooperative activities and sharing.

The project background:

Location :- Sri Lanka
City: Dambulla
Region: Central province

Step 01: To establish the "Green Village"

Outdated and incomplete projects

Type Evolution Region Posted Last updated
Solution Library Supportive project Established Africa, America, Asia 11.11.2013 2 years 2 months ago
EDE Educational Project Established Africa, America, Asia 23.04.2014 2 years 2 months ago
Gaia University Educational Project Established Africa, America, Asia 30.10.2013 2 years 9 months ago
Creative Collectives Australia Educational Project Established Oceanea 15.02.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Gaia Trust Supportive project Established Africa, America, Asia 11.12.2014 2 years 2 months ago
Yesh Meain Farm Permaculture Project Established Asia, Middle East, Israel 24.03.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Eco Village SEVAGRAM Eco-tourism Initiative Asia, India 18.10.2013 2 years 9 months ago
Synergy Network Educational Project Initiative Africa, America, Asia 09.01.2015 2 years 2 months ago