Originally from Germany, growing up close to the Alps, Carolin moved to Findhorn, Scotland and started to work with GEN back in August 2019. Initially for a year-long internship as part of the European Solidarity Corps, later as GEN’s Office Coordinator and Education Assistant. Carolin now works in GEN's funded projects, supporting schools and local communities apply ecovillage design to their activities. Besides building a regenerative culture within GEN, she is also a passionate musician, playing in different venues with her musical duo Kasmira (kasmira.uk) and building community through the power of music. Before moving to Findhorn, she spent time abroad visiting different ecovillages and intentional communities in Germany and the UK and participated in a year-long program called Project Peace.
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Building on the experience of the successful Twinning Schools Project project which completed in January 2023, this project prioritises ecological solutions as a concrete next step and implements suitable technologies based on concrete needs in the immediate vicinity of schools. These focus on issues such as food supply, shelter, water, waste, and ecosystem regeneration, while providing transformative and hands-on learning experiences for students and teachers. At the same time, the project … Read more
Project Summary Addressing systemic crises will not derive only from international organisations, governments and politicians, they require a greater collective response. Communities, citizens, NGOs and other forms of civil society hold many of the solutions. In a fragmented world, successful cross-sectoral collaboration is key, particularly partnerships that blur the lines between top-down and bottom-up, i.e. partnerships between municipalities and community-led initiatives (CLIs). … Read more
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
In mid-November 2021 we will invite 2 ESC volunteers to the Global Ecovillage Network main office in the Findhorn ecovillage in the North of Scotland to participate in our one year long ESC programme. You will be joining GEN at a very exciting time in our evolution as an organisation and will be working closely with passionate and inspirational individuals committed to strengthening connectivity between sustainable communities worldwide. This year will allow you to gain a deeper understanding … Read more