The Global Network

The Global Ecovillage Network is a truly global organization. Our work spans across six different regions - GEN-Africa, GEN-Europe, GENOA in Oceania & Asia, GENNA in North America, CASA in Latin America and NextGEN for the future generations of the planet. Internationally we coordinate through GEN International. 

GEN-International

GEN-International is the umbrella organization which represents all of the regional networks and supports the global movement of ecovillages as a whole. GEN-International has its central office in Findhorn, Scotland. 

GEN-Africa

GEN-Africa is the African ecovillage association, promoting social resilience, environmental pro­tection and restoration of nature through the concept of ecovillages as models for sustainable human settlements. We actively support the de­vel­opment of ecovillages and networks in all parts of Africa.

GEN-Europe

GEN-Europe is the European ecovillage association promoting social resilience, environmental pro­tection and restoration of nature through the concept of ecovillages as models for sustainable human settlements. We actively support the de­vel­opment of ecovillages and networks in Europe.

GENNA - North America

GENNA is the Ecovillage Network of North America and is active primarily in the United States in Canada. GENNA is still in the process of defining itself: the emergence of CASA created a network specifically for Latin America, altering the landscape of the former umbrella organization, the Ecovillage Network of the Americas.

GENOA - Oceania & Asia

GENOA, established in 1997 by Max Lindegger, is a network of people, ecovillages and organisations in Oceania & Asia region. A member of the Global Ecovillage Network, GENOA promotes ecovillage living where people live in a sustainable way, with dignity, in harmony with each other, and with nature.

CASA - Latin America

The Council of Sustainable Settlements of the Americas seeks to coordinate and strengthen the actions of Latin American national and regional networks promoting, forming, investigating and disseminating ways of sustainable and regenerative life.

CASA seeks to create and visualize living examples that can inspire change towards life patterns that recover and regenerate the ecological, economic and social systems, we consider vital to ensure the continuity of the human species on earth.

CASA emerged in January 2012 from the convergence of movements and networks towards sustainable living and was given the task of making visible the movement of sustainable settlements in Latin America. CASA connects organizations, settlements, communities, eco-districts, towns in transition, and enterprises that drive the proliferation of intentional projects as benchmarks to a life of regenerative relationship with the planet and among humans.

NextGEN

NextGEN is the youth movement of the Global Ecovillage Netowork and is now active in all regions of GEN. NextGEN was started by youth at the GEN Conference in Findhorn in 2005 and had a second resurgence in 2012. We have since grown to include groups on every continent and are an integral part of the growing ecovillage movement.