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Global Ecovillage Network

Global Ecovillage Network

Conectando comunidades para un mundo mejor
La Red Global de Ecoaldeas (GEN) es una red cada vez mayor de comunidades e iniciativas sostenibles que unen las diferentes culturas, países y continentes. GEN sirve como organización coordinadora para ecoaldeas, iniciativas de transición urbanas, comunidades internacionales, y personas con mentalidad ecológica en todo el mundo. Las personas y las comunidades se reúnen y comparten sus ideas para: desarrollar intercambios educativos y culturales, directorios, boletines de noticias y se dedican a la restauración de la tierra para vivir en un estilo de vida sostenible y cooperativo.
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.

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

Educación Gaia, Educación para la Sostenibilidad, DEDS
Educación Gaia promueve un enfoque holístico de la educación para el desarrollo sostenible. Desarrolla programas de estudios para el diseño de comunidades sostenibles basados en buenas prácticas de ecoaldeas de todo el mundo. Trabaja en colaboración con comunidades urbanas y rurales, universidades, ecoaldeas, agencias gubernamentales y no gubernamentales y Naciones Unidas.

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.

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
Establecido

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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!!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tasman Ecovillage

Tasman Ecovillage

On the magnificent Tasman peninsula, in the seaside township of Nubeena, a diverse group of people is creating Tasmania’s first ecovillage - an intentional community based on permaculture and cohousing principles.

First titles for land lots were released in March 2015 and we are now actively seeking new members. Land prices start at $59,000 AUD for a fully-serviced lot. House and land packages are also available.

Whether a new resident, member, owner or visitor - if you share our vision, we invite you to join us.

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:

The Timbaktu Collective

The Timbaktu Collective

The Timbaktu Collective is a registered Voluntary Organisation that was initiated in 1990, to work for sustainable development in the drought prone Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) INDIA.

Today the Collective has a team of 105 members and works in about 140 villages of Chennekothapalli, Roddam and Ramagiri mandals of Anantapur district, serving about 13,000 marginalised families.

THREAD, Siddharth ecovillage

THREAD, Siddharth ecovillage

Thread's Vision

Thread envisages a society based on values of equity, happiness, justice, peace, self-reliance and sustainability, where:

* The individual discovers the self and evolves.
* The community cares and shares its all with all;
* The nature is nurtured, and all three live in a harmonious and symbiotic relationship.

Thread's Mission

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.

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.

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.

Christie Walk

Christie Walk

UEA believes that as cities are increasingly at the heart of the world’s environmental challenges so must they be part of the solutions.
Our vision is the transformation of human settlements into Ecological Cities – vibrant, equitable, socially supportive, ecologically sustaining and economically viable communities
We are CBD based, we have 27 residences, only 11 car parks.

Digger Street

Digger Street

Digger Street is a community for artists to immerse themselves in their art. Situated in the tropics where balmy winter days make way for the tempest of the wet. Focus is encouraged in the direction of the artist and the land both physically, emotionally, creatively. Digger Street, is a self-funding residential space used primarily to house artists and their passion.

We have our own large garden, including chickens and based around 4 large Queenslander homes, complete with pockets of jungle

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.

Homeland Foundation

Homeland Foundation

Homeland is established as a teaching centre and intentional community. we are a group of diverse people from many backgrounds sharing our beautiful natural surroundings, community resources, engaging in the rewards and challenges of community living and promoting, through our events calendar and guest program the advancement of spirituality and religion. we promote tolerance and acceptance of the world's religions and spiritual traditions. we practice permaculture, organic gardening and sustainable living.

AZ Eco-village

AZ Eco-village

The first biosphere settlement in Altai mountains

In just a few years of creation "AZ" come a long way. We understand and marked guidelines for the further promotion and development. Formed such basic concepts: IMAGE OF SETTLEMENTS: The community of free beings living in harmony with themselves and the world around them, in abundance, wealth and love. MISSION OF SETTLEMENTS: through the creation of sustainable, self-sufficient, independent of the Community system to show the world an alternative way of life. Under the alternative method we understand a life, in which:

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.

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

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.

Thanamalwila

Thanamalwila

500 acre farming community. Base for Sarvodaya Living & Learning Centre in SE Sri Lanka.

Adamama

Adamama

Living and learning ecological community

a family permaculture eduction farm. one permanent family of the owners and around ten bachelors living comunly, operating the farm together.

Green Valley EcoVillage

Green Valley EcoVillage

We are promoting various schemes under the Eco-Village concept, namely Eco-Farm, Eco-Landscape, E-Business, Farmstay & Cottage Development.

Our Vision is to realize a community living in a setting that is very much Pro-Environment, sustainable to our future generation. The vision shall be realized via design and planning of Nutrimental planting schemes.

We stresses on educating our visitors and staff in creating ecologically sustainable living spaces. In short, we work, play and stay harmoniously with nature!

Anna Eco Village Resort

Anna Eco Village Resort

This resort is in a famous train road to Annapurna Base Camp. It is located in a beautiful place.

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Outdated and incomplete projects

Type Evolution Region Posted Last updated
Auroville Universal Township Ecoaldea India 25.03.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Main Arm Eco Village Ecoaldea Australia 17.10.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Global Ecovillage Network Red Establecido África, América, Asia 01.12.2012 2 years 9 months ago
GEN Australia Red Establecido Australia 30.07.2013 3 years 7 months ago
Solution Library Proyecto de apoyo Establecido África, América, Asia 11.11.2013 2 years 2 months ago
EDE Proyecto educativo Establecido África, América, Asia 23.04.2014 2 years 2 months ago
Gaia University Proyecto educativo Establecido África, América, Asia 30.10.2013 2 years 9 months ago
Creative Collectives Australia Proyecto educativo Establecido Oceanía 15.02.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Himalayan Permaculture Centre Asociación Establecido Asia 28.12.2014 2 years 3 months ago
Marda Proyecto de permacultura Establecido Territorio Palestino 23.03.2015 2 years 1 week ago
Tent of Nations Proyecto de permacultura Establecido Territorio Palestino 23.03.2015 2 years 1 week ago
Kibbutz Gezer Comunidad intencional Establecido Israel 12.09.2014 2 years 1 month ago
Ecovillage Grishino Ecoaldea Establecido Rusia 10.02.2003 2 years 1 month ago
ECOLISE Red Establecido África, América, Asia 11.12.2014 2 years 2 months ago
Holy Land Trust Asociación Establecido Territorio Palestino 06.03.2015 2 years 3 weeks ago
Round the Bend Conservation Co-op L Ecoaldea Establecido Australia 19.03.2003 4 years 9 months ago
Yesh Meain Farm Proyecto de permacultura Establecido Asia, Medio oriente, Israel 24.03.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Gaia Trust Proyecto de apoyo Establecido África, América, Asia 11.12.2014 2 years 2 months ago
Na Terra Asociación Establecido Timor Oriental, Macao 16.04.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Volunteer Source Nepal Asociación Establecido Asia 18.12.2014 2 years 3 months ago
Hakoritna Farm Proyecto de permacultura Establecido Territorio Palestino 23.03.2015 2 years 1 week ago
Sharaka Red Establecido Territorio Palestino 23.03.2015 2 years 1 week ago
Sagol Eco Spiritual Village Ecoaldea En transformación Medio oriente 24.02.2015 2 years 1 month ago
NextGEN Red En construcción África, América, Asia 19.08.2013 2 years 8 months ago
GEN Elders Red En construcción África, América, Asia 31.08.2013 2 years 9 months ago
Shamballa Ecoaldea En construcción Australia 19.03.2003 4 years 9 months ago
Ashoka Ecovillage - Cambodia Ecoaldea En construcción Cambodia 20.06.2013 2 years 9 months ago
Crossroads Medieval Village Co-oper Ecoaldea En construcción Australia 19.03.2003 4 years 9 months ago
The Valley Centre Ecoaldea En construcción Australia 23.06.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Vida Bekasi Ecoaldea En construcción Indonesia 26.07.2014 2 years 6 months ago
Earth Deeds Red En construcción África, América, Asia 03.01.2015 2 years 1 week ago
Kins Oases Foundation Ecoaldea En construcción Australia 16.12.2009 4 years 9 months ago
Miracle Springs Ecoaldea En construcción Tailandia 20.04.2012 4 years 9 months ago
Podberezie Ecoaldea En construcción Rusia 07.05.2013 2 years 9 months ago
Aldinga Arts Ecovillage Ecoaldea En construcción Australia 19.03.2003 4 years 9 months ago
"Meshek 43", Shdema Israel Asentamiento Sustentable En construcción Asia 20.12.2014 2 years 3 months ago
Indigenous Sustainable Communities Asentamiento Sustentable Iniciativa Australia 19.07.2013 3 years 8 months ago
Eco Village SEVAGRAM Ecoturismo Iniciativa Asia, India 18.10.2013 2 years 9 months ago
Synergy Network Proyecto educativo Iniciativa África, América, Asia 09.01.2015 2 years 2 months ago
Fiji Ecology Ecoaldea Iniciativa Fiyi 17.01.2004 2 years 9 months ago
Empowering Communities in Bangladesh Cooperativa Iniciativa Asia 07.03.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Kerem Bnei Shlomo Comunidad intencional Iniciativa Asia 21.03.2015 2 years 5 days ago
Illawarra Ecoviilage Cooperativa Sueño Oceanía, Australia 14.09.2014 2 years 6 months ago