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Global Ecovillage Network

Global Ecovillage Network

Connecting communities for a better world

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.

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.

GENOA

GENOA

Global Ecovillage Network Oceania & Asia

GENOA - Global Ecovillage Network Oceania & Asia - is a network of people, ecovillages and organisations in Oceania & Asia. GENOA promotes Ecovillage living where people live together in a sustainable way, with dignity, in harmony with each other and with nature.

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.

Bellbunya Sustainable Community

Bellbunya Sustainable Community

Bellbunya is a demonstration centre for sustaining living on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland Australia. Allow us to host your next conference, retreat or workshop. Or, get a taste of community life as a visitor or a volunteer. Learn with us by doing and sharing, or participate in a course - permaculture, yoga, holistic health, sustainable design, alternative economics, group processes and much more.

GEN Australia

GEN Australia

Global Ecovillage Network Australia
Established

GEN Australia exists to support the development of ecovillages and sustainable settlements in Australia through networking, information sharing and promotion of relevant opportunities and events.

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.

Konohana Family

Konohana Family

Konohana Family is an agriculture-based community at the foot of Mt. Fuji where 85 non blood-related members live as one big family.
In 1994, 20 members found Konohana Farm, which then was renamed to Konohana Family. They aimed to establish a community where people can live together by supporting each other in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan.

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”.

Crystal Waters

Crystal Waters

A socially and environmentally responsible, economically viable rural subdivision north of Brisbane (Australia), Crystal Waters was established in 1987. It received the 1996 World Habitat Award (assessed by Dr Wally N’Dow) for its "pioneering work in demonstrating new ways of low impact, sustainable living".

83 freehold residential and 2 commercial lots occupy 20% of the 259ha (640 acre) property. The remaining 80% is the best land, and is owned in common. It can be licensed for sustainable agriculture, forestry, recreation and habitat projects.

Kibbutz Lotan

Kibbutz Lotan

Kibbutz Lotan is located in the far South of Israel, 55 km. North of Eilat. It was founded by graduates of the Reform Jewish Youth movements of America and Israel in 1983. The population of the community fluctuates between 150-200 people. "Members" of the cooperative fluctuate between 45-65, with between 40 and 70 children. The community is multi-generational with parents of members living in the community by renting houses as do numerous families who are considering joining.

Seonae Ville

Seonae Ville

We first started as a spiritual group(Suseonjae). Founded in 1998, we have been doing the breathing practice. Through meditation for a couple of years, we got connected to various beings such as plants, animals, the great nature and even mother earth. The messages from them were all the same. – Humans are also part of nature and our original role was to become guidance of earth. They sadly said they almost lost hope from humans and they are losing faith and love they used to have for humans.

New Oasis for Life

New Oasis for Life

The Second Home of Lifechanyuan

Our community was established in 2009 in Yunnan, China by a group of people who held common universal values and the vision of creating a new life mode for human beings to sustain themselves on earth.

Serene - A mission to survive...

Serene - A mission to survive...

SOIL EROSION, GLOBAL WARMING, RISING FLOODS AND DRAUGHTS, RISING POLLUTION LEVELS OF AIR, SOIL, WATER AND MENTAL, SEA LEVEL RISE, GLACIERS MELTING, SPECIES GOING EXTINCT AND ENDANGERED, PRICE HIKES, GOING TOWARDS TOTAL DEPENDANCY ON PETROLEUM PRODUCE WHICH IS A FINITE SOURCE OF ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, HYBRID FOOD WITH TOO MANY PESTICIDES AND OTHER CHEMICALS are continuously on the rise. Even though all of us are aware of these problems we (as people and most of the governments) are still acting as we have plenty and all the solutions!!!

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.

Patanga

Patanga

Patanga formed from a group of people living in Sydney who purchased the land and formed a company structure (Memorandum of Association) to enable people to live together. The vision was to become a healing community and also to work in cooperation with nature and the land. Two thirds of the community is on mains power, the other is on solar. Cars are used for private transport. The property is a wildlife refuge registered with the Dept. of National Parks and Wildlife. Patanga is certified bio-dynamic. Spirituality is a commonality. Community work days are held each week.

as one community

as one community

In 2001, some volunteers gathered in Suzuka, Japan, aiming to realize a happy society free from fighting and opposition, in harmony with nature. A border-less community named “AS-ONE COMMUNITY” has been created in an ordinary neighborhood of Suzuka, a typical middle-size city and also well known as a city of the Honda company.

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.

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.

Tapitallee Retreat & Sanctuary

Tapitallee Retreat & Sanctuary

South Coast NSW Eco Community, nestled on 15 acres of NATIVE BUSH LAND with 10 lots.
The focus of the community is Education/Arts/Health Environment, programs on these topics have been operating since 1982.
The community title borders Reserve and Parklands that lead to the Shoalhaven River.
A habitat program is being recorded by Community Members and visitors.

Koh Kong Eco Community

Koh Kong Eco Community

Ten hectars owned in a Wild Life Sanctuary in the Cardamom Mountains (Koh Kong, Cambodia). No acces by road, just by boat trough the Biggest Maangroove Forest of Asia. Independent in production of Food.
Lake with fish production. Eco Agriculture, Eco Construction, Social Economy, Humanitarian Work, Education, Music, Art...

We offer food and acomodation for our volunteers.
Many different works to do.

The Ecovillage at Currumbin

The Ecovillage at Currumbin

Awarded as the World’s finest example of sustainable residential living, The Ecovillage at Currumbin offers something inspirational ... the chance to live a natural lifestyle within a vibrant community atmosphere amidst one of Australia’s most liveable cities.

Trika Eco Resort

Trika Eco Resort

Yoga, Permaculture, and Community Center

Trika Eco Resort is the international headquarters of Trika Method, located in the rural mountains of Northern Thailand. Trika Eco Resort is a yoga retreat center, permaculture farm, and intentional community of dharma practitioners who dedicate their lives to the dharma through Trika Method’s many spiritual and humanitarian initiatives. We invite visitors to experience our unique way of life as guests, volunteers, or retreat participants, and we always welcome new residents.

Qingema Ecovillage

Qingema Ecovillage

Peacock River Resort

Qingema ecovillage is located in northwestern Xinjiang Province, a wide and barren area in the Gobi Desert. It has saline-alkali soil everywhere, with long and hot days but a large temperature difference between day and night. The crops we grow here are quite rich, with “hami melon” and “korla fragrant pear” being two of the most popular.

Bellbunya

Bellbunya

Bellbunya is a demonstration centre for sustaining living. Integral to the Centre is the Bellbunya Community, an ecological and consciously evolving community, established to model ways to create a relocalised and sustainable future.

Our community is aiming to become a “4-bottomline” community that supports (1) personal growth and is (2) socially, (3) economically, (4) environmentally sustainable.

Volunteer Source Nepal

Volunteer Source Nepal

Let's join hands to create a sustainable world

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.

Billen Cliff

Billen Cliff

Strata Title Community with 115 2acres units+700
acres commons. Community Buildings. No Dogs& Cats.

Hukuk

Hukuk

Settling with the envirenment

Eco community in an existing Kibbutz, founding a community that enriches the local community, founding an ecological education system, ecological building, ecological infrastructure & social architecture

The Ecovillage at Currumbin

The Ecovillage at Currumbin

Awarded as the World’s finest example of sustainable residential living, The Ecovillage at Currumbin offers something inspirational ... the chance to live a natural lifestyle within a vibrant community atmosphere amidst one of Australia’s most liveable cities.

CityTree Tel Aviv

CityTree Tel Aviv

CityTree - Urban Ecology Community

CityTree is an Urban Ecology Community, with a few hunderd members, six of whom live in our eco-apartment, located in the heart of Tel Aviv. We are practicing a communal life style, and the flat is a showcase for urban sustainability. We experiment with composting, grey water reuse, urban agriculture, and more. We also host workshops and courses that have to do with a wide spectrum of ecology, starting from Raw Vegan classes, through Non-Violent Communication, and on to study groups around alternative economy.

Hua Tao ecovillage

Hua Tao ecovillage

Hua Tao ecovillage is in Chongzhou, Chengdu, the land of abundance. And there are several interesting places around us, such as Anren ancient town, Confucius International School and a agricultural base. In the ecovillage, living area with green buildings is about 9 acres, and it is surrounded by 40 acres of farmland. The density of buildings here is 39.6%, and the green coverage is 45.9%.

Ecovillage Grishino

Ecovillage Grishino

In the northwest of Russia, in the historical village of Grishino (300 km North East of St. Petersburg), at the confluence of two rivers for a number of years we are living and building an ecological village and a center for spiritual and educational programs.

Wongsanit Ashram

Wongsanit Ashram

Wongsanit Ashram was founded in 1984 by social activist Sulak Sivaraksa and colleagues. It is a spiritual activist community devoted to developing and promoting an alternative lifestyle that is grounded in Buddhist Dharma, cultural diversity and environmental sustainability. It is home to educators and social activists who lead programmes in grassroots leadership, in natural construction techniques, and in empowering marginalised communities.

Himalayan Permaculture Centre

Himalayan Permaculture Centre

The Himalayan Permaculture Centre (HPC) is a grass roots non-government
organisation (NGO) set up by trained and motivated farmers from Surkhet district
(Mid-Western Nepal) in 2010 to implement sustainable rural development programs in Nepal.

Wongsanit Ashram

Wongsanit Ashram

We are a group of people working and living together for social change as an alternative community and NGO. We have wide range of work; education for grassroots, nature cure, organic gardening, mud house building and ecovillage education. This year we have decided to publish a “Directory of intentional communities and ecovillages in Asia.” We hope to strengthen the existing communities and also help to found new ones, building up a network of communities and ecovillages in Asia.

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.

Govardhan Eco Village

Govardhan Eco Village

Govardhan Eco Village is an ISKCON Chowpatty (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) initiative under the inspiration and guidance of Radhanath Swami, who is the spiritual mentor at ISKCON Chowpatty, Mumbai, India. It is a farm community spread over a scenic landscape of 63 acres at Galtare, Wada situated 110 km North of Mumbai. Since its inception in the year 2003, Govardhan Eco Village has made steady progress in organic farming, cow protection, gurukul, sustainable living, alternative energy etc.

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.

Edenhope

Edenhope

Our Home in Nature

Nestled in the remote, upper reaches of the Pelapa River on the pristine West Coast of Espiritu Santo, is the magical location of the spiritual commune EdenHope.

On 800 Hectares of lush green valley and mountain ranges, lives a vibrant community of visionaries, artists and contemplatives, gardeners and plant healers, fruitarians, mystics and indigenous peoples.

As One Community- Suzuka

As One Community- Suzuka

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.

Pun Pun

Pun Pun

Pun Pun is an organic farm, seed-saving operation, and sustainable living and learning center. We feel that only by living in a sustainable way ourselves, is it possible for us to create a model from which others can learn and live. Through natural cultivation on our organic farm we display ways of transitioning to, and living more sustainably. Through the living and learning center we experiment with appropriate technologies, organic farming, and natural building techniques. We discover the practices that work well for people and are practical.

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.

NextGEN Oceania & Asia

NextGEN Oceania & Asia

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.

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Type Evolution Region Posted Last updated
Global Ecovillage Network Network Established Africa, America, Asia 01.12.2012 2 years 9 months ago
EDE Educational Project Established Africa, America, Asia 23.04.2014 2 years 2 months ago
GEN Australia Network Established Australia 30.07.2013 3 years 7 months ago
Solution Library Supportive project Established Africa, America, Asia 11.11.2013 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
Round the Bend Conservation Co-op L Ecovillage Established Australia 19.03.2003 4 years 9 months ago
Kibbutz Gezer Intentional community Established Israel 12.09.2014 2 years 4 weeks ago
ECOLISE Network Established Africa, America, Asia 11.12.2014 2 years 2 months ago
Gaia Trust Supportive project Established Africa, America, Asia 11.12.2014 2 years 2 months ago
Volunteer Source Nepal Association Established Asia 18.12.2014 2 years 3 months ago
Himalayan Permaculture Centre Association Established Asia 28.12.2014 2 years 2 months ago
Yesh Meain Farm Permaculture Project Established Asia, Middle East, Israel 24.03.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Holy Land Trust Association Established Palestinian Territory 06.03.2015 2 years 2 weeks ago
Ecovillage Grishino Ecovillage Established Russia 10.02.2003 2 years 4 weeks ago
Na Terra Association Established Timor-Leste, Macao 16.04.2014 2 years 9 months ago