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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.

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.

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].

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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/

Holy Land Trust

Holy Land Trust

The Holy Land Trust is neither a political nor a religious organization; we aspire to learn from the spiritual teachings and values of all faiths and traditions that bring unity to the human family and closeness to the Creator of all things, practicing and promoting love, truth and goodness, between all people, and acting always with empathy and compassion.

The core values of the Holy Land Trust are:

Hava & Adam

Hava & Adam

Ecological & Educational Farm

“Hava and Adam” is an eco-educational farm located on the outskirts of Modiin. It is a holistic center for growth, which focuses on self-enhancement and the interactions between man and his natural environment.

The farm is completely dependent upon the energy, creative resources, and time of its residents. All members of the farm, including a group of young Israelis on a year of service and international volunteers, share responsibility in running the site and making it their home.

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.

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.

Atamai Village

Atamai Village

Planning began in 2006 to establish a sustainable settlement for at least 50 families. The driver was a shared concern for the dramatic changes coming from climate chaos and energy descent. Our design considerations have taken these emerging processes into account.
Atamai is based on a traditional village design and enhanced by permaculture principles. We have overengineered much of the infrastructure to provide the necessary resilience for what is coming.

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.

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.

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.

Na Terra

Na Terra

naTerra, based in Macau and East-Timor

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.

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.

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.

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.

new horizon

new horizon

living and learning community

new horizon

Self health Empowerment Movement

Self health Empowerment Movement

a wholeness movement

Self Health Empowerment Movement(SHEM)

Friends, let me share to you a movement that is close to my heart. Self Health Empowerment Movement(SHEM for short) is a global wholeness and oneness movement.

Ashoka Ecovillage - Cambodia

Ashoka Ecovillage - Cambodia

We are setting up a small ecovillage in rural Cambodia for up to 10 - 12 dwellings, all completely off grid, eco friendly and permaculture farm with training.

A small farm school and education facility is planned for the local community.

Initially the main dwelling and primary structures will be earth bag construction with renewable timbers, bamboo, palm & grass thatch. The extensive use of recycled materials will be show cased i.e. building with tyres, cans, bottles and recycle construction materials.

"Meshek 43", Shdema Israel

"Meshek 43", Shdema Israel

Community Sharing Space & Eco-Center

We are a group of families and individuals, dedicated to creating a more sustainable way of life - together.
Together we experiment with creating alternatives for the existing paradigms, in all spheres of life: communication, parenting, building, economy, renewable energies, food production, nutrition, health and more...
Together we allow ourselves to make mistakes, to get confused, to get back on our feet and try again...

Earth Deeds

Earth Deeds

Local Solutions to Global Warming

Earth Deeds offers innovative online tools for users to “onset” the social cost of their carbon footprints and support sustainability projects of their choice. We help ecologically-minded groups and individuals give back to the Earth and become “carbon conscious” by 1) measuring the carbon footprints of their activities and events, 2) raising funds to acknowledge their impacts, 3) efficiently distributing these funds to small, local sustainability projects of their choosing, and 4) receiving a Carbon Conscious Certification and promote their efforts

Meshek 43 - Shared Community Space

Meshek 43 - Shared Community Space

Shdema

We are a group of families and individuals, dedicated to creating a more sustainable way of life - together.

Together we are experimenting with creating alternatives for the existing paradigms in all spheres of life: communication, parenting, building, economy, renewable energies, food production, nutrition, health and more...
Together we allow ourselves to make mistakes, to get confused, to get back on our feet and try again...

Shambhala Eco-Castle

Shambhala Eco-Castle

Living Arts Community

The Shambhala Eco-Castle is an amazing community in beautiful Nepal. We are a Lliving Arts community, theme park and event center home to the Primal Nascence Fayres twice a year. We are building the worlds first passive and natural city with more than 4000 homes and businesses on more than 100 acres about two hours from Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. We live in paradise with rivers, ponds, jungle, and a vibrant culture. Please join our community as a guest, resident or business.

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.

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.

Tanjung Ringgit Eco Region

Tanjung Ringgit Eco Region

On the island of Lombok, just a short hop from Bali, lies Tanjung Ringgit Eco Region – a place of tranquillity and unique natural beauty where passionate eco-minded people are gathering to create Asia’s largest Eco Region – a place like no other!

The Tanjung Ringgit Eco Region is governed and protected by a special set of sustainable rules and regulations, created in cooperation with locals, Regional and National government and 50 of the world’s leading experts in sustainability.

Domegaia Community

Domegaia Community

Affordable, High-Quality Aircrete Domes for Housing

Housing is one of the basic necessities required by all humans in order to survive. Domegaia has developed new technology to help provide affordable, elegant and high quality housing to people around the world. Another important piece of human survival and a key component to thriving is community. As a business, Domegaia is a community enterprise set up for the purpose of creating a more wholesome and free lifestyle for its members. This planet is sacred and it's our goal to protect ecosystems by developing smarter and more efficiently.

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.

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 3 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
Holy Land Trust Association Established Palestinian Territory 06.03.2015 2 years 3 weeks ago
Tent of Nations Permaculture Project Established Palestinian Territory 23.03.2015 2 years 1 week ago
Yesh Meain Farm Permaculture Project Established Asia, Middle East, Israel 24.03.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Na Terra Association Established Timor-Leste, Macao 16.04.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Ashoka Ecovillage - Cambodia Ecovillage Under construction Cambodia 20.06.2013 2 years 9 months ago
"Meshek 43", Shdema Israel Sustainable settlement Under construction Asia 20.12.2014 2 years 3 months ago
Earth Deeds Network Under construction Africa, America, Asia 03.01.2015 2 years 1 week ago
Synergy Network Educational Project Initiative Africa, America, Asia 09.01.2015 2 years 2 months ago