Victoria is a tourism graduate who lived and worked for a year in The Gambia together with the community of Kartong hosting their first EDE in 2013/14. This was her first connection with GEN and the Eco-village movement. Inspired by the collective action of individuals and communities over the world to engage in sustainable living, she has taken the opportunity contribute to this movement by to working closer with GEN.
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19 representatives from nine European National Ecovillage Networks met in Park Istra in Slovenia, from January 18 to 22, to continue their work on the two-year Erasmus+ funded project “Sustainable Community Incubator Partnership Programme” (SCIPP). In October, the partners of SCIPP met in Torri Superiore in Italy for the first time to work on the outline of the programme. For the second meeting in Park Istra, Slovenia we started giving the framework shape and content.We carried out an … Read more
In early October Serena Aurora visited Findhorn Foundation community in Scotland and the GEN International office located there in order to make a short film promoting GEN and Findhorn. Serena is an adventurous, nature-loving filmmaker inspired by the ecovillage movement. She is dedicating her energy to traveling around our precious planet, giving a voice and platform to ecovillages and other intentional communities. She documents and explores the diverse communities that live principles of … Read more
Kartong in The Gambia is a special place, with a wealth of, hitherto, unrecognised assets including unspoilt, deserted beaches, and great tourism potential. From 21st Feburary to 20th March 2014, a very special Ecovillage Design Education – EDE – took place here. It was the culmination of a long held dream that originated in 2007, when the Secretary General of the Village Development Committee of Kartong attended an EDE in Findhorn Ecovillage. Vicky Stallwood reports. … Read more