Looking Beyond Disaster, Bangladesh

Gaia Education delivers vital training to flood-affected regions of Southern Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world, and according to the IPCC is expected to become even more so as a result of climate change. Floods, cyclones, tornados, and riverbank erosion, often occurring simultaneously, have had an impact on the lives and livelihoods of people living in coastal areas such as the Khulna and Bagerhat Districts of Southern Bangladesh.

Hildur Jackson

In Memory of a Life Well Lived

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In this newsletter, we share in the celebration of Hildur, mother of GEN and Gaia Education, in memory of a life well lived, and in grieving of her passing. Hildur’s life was a song for justice and human dignity. Remembering her, it seems her voice was singing rather than speaking

Editorial Newsletter September 2015

Ecovillages Responding to Disasters and Crises

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With thousands of refugees and migrants arriving on the shores of Europe on a daily basis, the pain and crises in the world are becoming increasingly impossible to ignore, even in those regions which have felt relatively sheltered for a long time.

Kolamba Yathra 2015

An Inter faith Journey for Sustainability


The Kolamba Yathra is an actively engaged walking journey around the city of Colombo - the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. ECO-V is the organisation coordinating the journey, and has been conducting Yathras since 2011 to raise awareness, that leads to action and behavioral change, on climate change issues among the general public. It also serves to catalyze and support the creation of green youth leaders.

In the Heart of Palestine

The First EDE Course in Palestine: Sustainability

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From18-27 November and 03-12 December 2015, Global Campus Palestine together with The Holy Land Trust, will be offering a 128 hour EDE Course.

Global Campus 2015 in Tamera:

On the Way to Form a Global Community

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During the GEN summit, GEN International and Global Campus became partners.

No One Leaves Home

The tragedy of refugees.

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No one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well
your neighbors running faster than you
breath bloody in their throats
the boy you went to school with

Belipola in the Rainy Season

Sabina Arokiam from GENOA writes of her visit to the Analog Forestry and Community Development Centre in Belipola, Sri Lanka

I arrived at the tropical heaven of Belipola in the height of Sri Lanka's rainy season. It was a time of indulgence for the teeming forest vegetation and critters, and the nearby river gurgled with hearty laughter. Life filled up to the brim and overflowed at every turn and corner. It had been a big year of unravelings for me, and I was inching my way through the last days of 2014. The New Year was approaching and I was flying home on the 1st of January. My eyes were blurry from nursing a conjunctivitis infection and my brain was foggy from not knowing what to do next with my life.

Research Newsletter

August 2015

Dear people around research about ecovillages,

GEN +20 Summit

Developing the New Story of Community

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This year's Global Ecovillage Network Summit at Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland, marked the organisation's tremendous growth and development since its emergence 20 years ago.


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