The Conscious Food Systems Alliance (CoFSA) is a movement of food, agriculture, and consciousness practitioners, convened by UNDP, and united around a common goal: to support people from across food and agriculture systems to cultivate the inner capacities that activate systemic change and regeneration. CoFSA has created a collection of case studies showcasing the application of consciousness practices and approaches that have the potential to unlock food systems’ transformation. Giving fuel … Read more
Sociocracy in Intentional Communities Conference
We are so excited to announce that registration is now open for Sociocracy for All's second annual Sociocracy in Intentional Communities conference! This year's conference is on November 19th. We'd love to see you there! This year's conference will have presentations from several communitarians and sociocrats immersed in intentional community including Crystal Byrd Farmer, Diana Leafe Christian, John Schinnerer, and SoFA co-founders Jerry Koch-Gonzalez and … Read more
Inspiring Futures: How Ecovillage Design Education Changes Lives
GEN Online Ecovillage Design Course Testimonial by Karen Wyeth Without the knowledge I gained through the Ecovillage Design Education course, I would have never had the confidence to speak to people about something as complicated as forming an ecovillage. I receive GEN newsletters on occasion, and when I learned they were offering an online Ecovillage Design Course, I thought right away that I’d sign up. I’ve been dabbling in community living for over 20 years, having … Read more
The 2022 European Ecovillage Gathering Stories from the movement
After three years, four days didn't feel like nearly enough for this homecoming European Ecovillage Gathering which was hosted by Ananda Gaorii, LØS (the Danish network),GEN Europe and GEN Ukraine in Denmark this past July. Hundreds of ecovillagers and explorers from across the world joined this exploration and celebration of ecovillage life, many for the first time. This year’s Gathering was characterised by a special weaving of the Ukrainian and Danish ecovillage experience showcasing in … Read more
Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) is a success! Celebrating with you the first EDE live Online Programme!
Celebrating with you the first Ecovillage Design Education LIVE Online Programme - according to the Gaia Education curriculum - which turned out to be a great success. The next offering will start on 12 March 2022, running on Saturdays for 4.5 months. Coordinated and facilitated by two experienced EDE trainers: Taisa Mattos and Macaco Tamerice, with well-known guest trainers from the Ecovillage Movement, from 14 different countries, including some of the GEESE, such as: Kosha Joubert, May … Read more
Starting an Ecovillage with Few Resources The story of a successful experience. Written by Simon Leclerc.
From the outside, the development of the Terre de la Reunion, located in the Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, seem magical. In 2010, my friend Serge Bolduc and I managed, with only $15,000 in our pockets, to create an ecovillage comprising 60 acres of shared mountain forest, 12 housing lots (with 8 houses built or under construction), and a common pavilion to be built. It took a lot of magic, because all this has raised its share of questions, reassessments and repositioning throughout the journey. … Read more
Auroville: a large ecovillage turns 50 by Susanne Ratka
Auroville is the second community besides Findhorn that I visited, which has made it to such a commendable age. What happens in a community if it exists for such a long time and how does it affect its surroundings? If you look at Auroville today you see a flourishing, manifold area, a lush green oasis with a rich culture, solid administrative structures, great education possibilities, creative and sustainable businesses, impressive buildings and a lively community going into its … Read more
Intentional Communities Movement has a New Brand! The Foundation for Intentional Communities has a new identity―including a new brand, name, logo, and website.
The Fellowship for Intentional Community is now the Foundation for Intentional Community. “FIC” shorthand remains. FIC is part of GEN North America (GENNA) Alliance, which is a collaborative platform serving the regenerative communities network within North America. New name, new brand, new look, new everything! For over 30 years, the FIC has served as a platform for intentional communities to connect with each other and as a hub for people to discover community for the first time. The brand … Read more
Webinar: Privilege and Inequality in Ecovillages A Global Perspective Towards a New Story
May 2019 Global Ecovillage Network monthly webinar was hosted by NextGEN. Privilege and Inequality in Ecovillages: A Global Perspective Towards a New Story Ecovillages are integral to creating the beautiful world we know is possible. However, some of the same social patterns of inequality also appear within ecovillages. A global array of speakers will share how the inequality has impacted their communities, and we also invite you, the participants, to share your experience and insight. … Read more
Training for Youth Leaders in Ecovillages An update from the NextGEN Europe project - Yes to Sustainability
Thoughts and Words by: Ciska van Stuijvenberg, Pascal Gelling, Stalla Mavr, and Fanni Sall In the middle of October on a forested mountainside in Euskal Herria, in the Spanish state, a group of young people met. They came together in the ecovillage Lakabe to follow a training to become Youth Leaders for EU funded Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges. This training was part of the Yes to Sustainability project, which is an international programme that aims to share knowledge amongst and bring together … Read more