Ambassador & Communications
I joined the 2019 Training of Trainers to dive into the ecovillage experiential process, broaden my experience of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to freshen up my facilitation skills. I was thrilled with the workshop and dived right in!
Part of the process has been to write an article for Eco Village Voice
That covers history of GEN Australia and my own journey!
Since then I’ve participated in the GENOA November 2020 Restore & Re-Story online gathering, I’ve joined Narara Ecovillage and am an active participant in a few circles engaged in building collaboratively with inclusivity and access for everyone in Stage 2 development.
I’m looking forward to more events hosted by ecovillages and collaborations with other climate/community organisations.
I’m keen to see a network of Ambassadors from Ecovillages, group of trainers and consultants across Australia. The areas where the GEN design cards can be used is VAST! From schools to universities, concerned citizens having climate conversations to councils, governments and activists.
Volunteering has broadened my understanding and learning about the benefits of social media in a 12 month program for causes has been an addition to the benefits of touching the dirt and re-learning about wind, rain and soil while doing my Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) near Narara!
It’s been a privilege learning from the GEN AU and GENOA team. How awesome it will be to have COVID-safe EDEs and a Convergence again - in time.
In August 2021 I completed the first online EDE with Macaco and Taissa and it was POTENT. I can highly recommend the collaborative and creative process as being reward, inspiring and full of hope for regenerative actions.
It's such testimony to the passion of the GEN team in seeing how the GEN learning platform continues to populate. It is with great pride that I'm part of such a holistic solution to the climate mess we find ourselves in.
Primary interests: Regeneration, community-building, permaculture, sailing, skiing, e-cycling, nordic walking, joyfulness, playfulness and mindfulness.
Site content by Tanya Mottl
Narara is an ecovillage under construction at Narara, close to Gosford and the main train line to Sydney, NSW, Australia. A project that started in 2008, we are now well underway with construction and the community is living on the land. We have our own water and power company and have won awards for the best community owned power system. We are a well developed community that has been working together to develop the vision of this wonderful 63 hectare site with our own dam and forest. The … Read more