Resources and Skills for Personal, Social and Planetary Thriving
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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
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
Ecovillage Taster – Inspiring short presentations of the power of community-led initiatives worldwide
Ecovillage Introduction – A first look at using Ecovillage Principles in your own life, organisation or community
Ecovillage Trainings – Deepening skills to actively apply Ecovillage Principles, design and solutions to transition your own life, community or country to greater resilience. Our expanding selection of 5 – 7 day trainings are thematic and include:
- Regenerative Ecovillage Design
- Social Regeneration
- Ecological Regeneration
- Regenerative Entrepreneurship
- Regenerative Activism
The Solution Library – Gathering best practices and concrete examples from around the world
Ecovillage Playing Cards – a flexible and creative way to explore holistic sustainability and whole-systems design, available for purchase in several languages
GEN Trainers – Connecting you with ecovillage experts and facilitators from all cultures and continents, grounded in ecovillage living and with particular expertise in their training area
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