Resources and Skills for Ecovillage Living and Community Action
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Ecovillages have spent decades researching ways to unleash human creativity and solidarity in the design of social systems where both people and planet can thrive. GEN’s Ecovillage Education turns that research into tailor-made learning journeys for individuals, organisations and communities across the world.
Our passion is to facilitate hands-on, participatory and positive transformation. Our vision, a world where empowered citizens and communities design and implement their own pathways to a regenerative future.
Together with some of the world’s most exciting laboratories for regenerative living, we offer learners direct experience of ecovillage living and a rich combination of local expertise and international certification.
From finding inspiration and understanding the impact and nature of ecovillages, through applying ecovillage principles in the creative redesign of lifestyles and communities, to deepening skills and capacities needed to implement ecovillage innovations and solutions in every dimension of sustainability – we have the tools, expertise and experience.
Ecovillage Education Offers
The GEN Learning Journey
GEN Education actively collaborates with Ecovillages and Ecovillage Trainers around the world to deliver unique immersive learning experiences. Our certified trainings either take place in Ecovillages around the world, or through our expert trainers travelling to your group or organisation to deliver bespoke workshops.
Together, learners, educators and ecovillages form a growing community of practice, sharing and spreading holistic and community-led action for regeneration around the world.
If you are interested in ecovillage training tailor made for your group or organisation, you are warmly welcome to write to us an [email protected]
If you are interested in exploring or becoming a member of our GEN Trainers collective, take a look at the GEN Trainers page.
And if you want to learn more about our transformative curriculum for community-led change and ecovillage implementation, you will find more information about the GEN Learning Journey and upcoming trainings here.
Ecovillage Education Resources
We know that each journey to ecovillage life is unique, so our offerings are modular, flexible, and designed to fit different contexts, aims and situations. Whether you want to dip in for an inspiring online session or set up a year-long process to create and implement a community resilience plan for your entire bioregion, we have something for you.
GEN Webinars –Interactive online sessions hosted by experts from our network
The Solution Library – Gathering best practices and concrete examples from around the world
Ecovillage Design Cards – A flexible and creative way to explore holistic sustainability and whole-systems design, available for purchase in several languages
GEN Trainings – Our flexible learning journey, delivered by expert ecovillage trainers from a great diversity of cultures and backgrounds.
GEN Trainers – Connecting you with ecovillage experts and facilitators grounded in ecovillage living and a shared committment to community-led action
GEN Consultancy – Seeks to share some of the world’s best practices in the field of community, sustainability and resilience through a highly skilled and diverse network of expert consultants
Through our collaborations, network and partner organisations, you can also:
Browse events, internships, trainings and workshops in our network of ecovillages across the globe
Explore social entrepreneurship to marry personal skills and passion with actively strengthening community well-being through Social Innovation for Resilient Communities, SIRCle
Get support developing your ecovillage or community-led project for regeneration through the emerging Community Led Incubator Programme for Sustainability, CLIPS
Access a free online youth sustainability toolbox to empower the work of youth and youth workers through Bridgedale360
Create a custom-made programme run by your institution in an ecovillage campus through CAPE – Custom Academic Programs in Ecovillages
GEN Supports the Sustainable Development Goals