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Social Enterprise for Social Change

Social Enterprise for Social Change

Self-supporting strategy for social organizations
May 22 - 25

NGOs and educational institutions are highly dependent on external resources for their activities related to poor people and thus are not able to carry out their objectives when external resources are blocked. As a result the community based organizations are struggling for their survival and their empowerment is at stake.
The four day programme is an intensive course enabling the participants to prepare themselves internally to take up the new challenge. It will explore the internal resources each individual possess and bring out their potentials and that of others in the team.

 Spiritual Centre "Inanitah"

Spiritual Centre "Inanitah"

Inanitah is a Spiritual Community on the Magical Island Ometepe in Nicaragua - Water Season - 15 Feb until 15 Aug

Inanitah is a conscious community, where people live in harmony with each other and with nature. On a tropical island with two volcanoes, we offer a one month volunteer programme which includes meditation, yoga and breath work classes.

As an InanItah Explorer, you are invited to participate in daily yoga, meditation and land based regenerative living classes. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice natural building and organic gardening, and conscious communication, as well as permaculture and ecovillage building principles.

Ayrumã Ecovillage

Ayrumã Ecovillage

Ayrumã Ecovillage ir an inter-cultural group of people united to co-create a common dream, an intentional community that promotes a sustainable way of life.

We use participatory processes to holistically integrate the ecological, economic, social and cultural dimensions of sustainability, seeking to promote healthier human relationships based on cooperation, solidarity and integration with nature, to ensure the well-being of all life forms and their Future generations.

Sólheimar eco village

Sólheimar eco village

A sustainable community in S-Iceland

Sólheimar is a village in southern Iceland, located about 80 km from Reykjavík.

Sesselja H. Sigmundsdóttir (1902-1974) founded Sólheimar on the 5th of July 1930. It is the first community of its kind in the world, where so called able and disabled people live and work together. Sólheimar is also the first community in Scandinavia where organic cultivation is practised. Today, Sólheimar is a village with 100 inhabitants, 40 of whom are disable. The grounds are about 250 hectares.

Relocating in Peace with Effective S

Relocating in Peace with Effective S

packers and movers

New house purchase can be done successfully with packers and movers but before that you need to know that who packers and moversareand what their worksare. Packers and movers are the expert that aids people while moving and shifting. They pack and transport the goods at the required location without the trouble. They are the helping hands while you relocate anywhere, so hiring a household changing company for shifting is the great idea to move safely.

Green Gecko

Green Gecko

Sustainable travel in north east Thailand

Green Gecko is a rural Thai villa for vacation rental inthe countryside of northeast Thailand, out of Udon Thani.

Constructed of sustainable materials in the traditional Thai style, this beautiful property sleeps 4 guests and offers a private saltwater swimming pool, complimentary Thai meals, free airport transfers and laundry, and ample space in a setting that is serene, peaceful and resolutely authentic.

Greencross Eco Village

Greencross Eco Village

A neotribal community turns to an eco village

Greencross Ecovillage India

Estem buscant Col·laboradors

Estem buscant Col·laboradors

Estem en la micro fase d'arquitectura urbana i paissatgisme
May 16 - 20

TESLA
Ullastrell
Living Lab

Eco Vila
Silicon Valley
Smart City

Estem intentant crear la "societat del futur", en un "Living Lab" situat al Poble d'Ullastrell, provincia de Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.
Codi postal 08231.

Volem crear un model que inclòs es podrà exportar a altres llocs del Planeta, inclòs La Índia i La Xina.

Ecoaldea, Silicon Valley (empresarial i tecnològic). Eco Bio Tic, Smart City.

Con los Refugiados

Con los Refugiados

Concierto Solidario
14.May

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Tenemos el gusto de invitaros al concierto que tendrá lugar el sábado 14 de mayo en el Salón de Actos de la Casa de Cultura Carmen Conde de Majadahonda. Es un concierto con fines benéficos, cuya recaudación irá destinada al proyecto de construcción de una Aldea de la Paz en Grecia, a través de la asociación GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) y de su proyecto refuGEN

Gira de Talleres de Energias Libres

Gira de Talleres de Energias Libres

May 20 - June 4

Gira de Talleres de Dispositivos de Energías Libres - GTDEL 2016

Construye tu propia lámpara pulsante con agua de mar y llévatela a casa.

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20 de Mayo – Orba, Alicante
22 de Mayo – Sant Joan d’Alacant, Alicante
24 de Mayo – Biovives, La Lloma, Elche, Alicante
28 de Mayo – CS El local, Santomera, Murcia
29 de Mayo – Biosegura, Bullas, Murcia
1 de Junio – Jaulas abiertas, Málaga
4 de Junio – Ecoluciona, Álora, Málaga

Los talleres

Community Garden in Rural Wayanad!

Community Garden in Rural Wayanad!

A project to Create Employment Opportunities and Enhance Food and Nutritional Security for Tribal People in Wayanad, Kerala!

Introduction: The hilly district of Wayanad, Kerala is known for its rich biodiversity and cultural diversity. It is an agrarian district with nearly 90% of people depending on agriculture for sustenance. Dependency on agriculture and farm work is of particular concern for Wayanad’s tribal population which continues to represent the highest demographic in Kerala at an estimated 18%.

Alcana

Alcana

A Resource Based Paradigm

A project in sustainability, research, alternative energy, off grid..
I have a cabin and plans for an earthship..

can accomodate visitors, looking for help and suggestions

Ecovillage Design Education (EDE)

Ecovillage Design Education (EDE)

Community Sustainability
November 4 - 13

The Global Ecovillage Network (Australia) is excited to offer an introduction course in Ecovillage Design Education – Community Sustainability in Tasmania within the beautiful Tasman Ecovillage.

This EDE Intro Course will take people through the Social, Economic, Environment and Spiritual elements required for a successful community and bring new awareness to how we as communities can function sustainably and wholly into the future.

Hands-On Permaculture Intensive

Hands-On Permaculture Intensive

Frelighsburg​, QC from August 22nd to 26th, 2016
August 22 - 26

Already have a PDC under your belt? Want to expand your skills set? This advanced, hands-on course is what you've been looking for! Perfect for developing your abilities as a designer, this course takes you through the implementation process of permaculture techniques such as: soil building, water management systems, food foresting, livestock management, natural building and more!

Take the hands-on and put into practice your newly acquired permaculture design expertise.

P3 Permaculture Design

P3 Permaculture Design

Dependant on your needs, your site and your budget, we have the right solution for you. You can chose to hire us for all the steps detailed below, or just the ones that you need for your project.

Table Talk
Concept Plan
Detailed Design
Implementation

Permaculture Design Certificate

Permaculture Design Certificate

Frelighsburg, QC from August 7th to 20th, 2016
August 7 - 20

Join us in Frelighsburg, QC for a full-time, two-week Permaculture Design Certification. The PDC program follows the internationally recognized curriculum provided by Bill Mollison. During this course, we will observe and follow the natural principles that drive ecological systems. We will learn, through both theory and hands-on practice, how to integrate these principles in designing our lives, homes, lands, and communities.

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

The BIG Picture from April 29th to May 1st, 2016
April 29 - May 1

Beyond agriculture or architecture, but borrowing from both, permaculture is a comprehensive design tool that can be used to better own communities, gardens, and lives. By mimicking nature to heal broken systems (both ecological and social) permaculture provides a variety of approaches for positive change. In this introductory weekend, Graham Calder of P3 Permaculture will walk participants through the basics of permaculture philosophy and design.

Permaculture Design Certificate

Permaculture Design Certificate

Montréal from May 21st, 2016 to July 31st, 2016
May 21 - July 31

This PDC follows the permaculture design curriculum established by Bill Mollison, and is internationally recognized as the standard in this field. Obtain your internationally recognized permaculture certificate, this spring the PDC is conveniently offered on weekends in Montréal!

Camp Auroville 15-23 May 2016

Camp Auroville 15-23 May 2016

Camp Auroville is 9-day immersion program for 16-18 year olds, using Auroville as a campus and its outstanding experience in sustainable living as a curriculum for learning and personal growth. It is a learning-in-action program connecting core human values, design theory, ideation, and hands-on work around personalized themes. The aim of this program is to empower youth to embody principles of ecological stewardship for the promotion of human and environmental wellbeing.

Casas pasivas y su futuro ecologico

Casas pasivas y su futuro ecologico

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GEN Desk at Auroville

GEN Desk at Auroville

An Update

GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) and Gaia Education in Auroville

Rocket stoves

Rocket stoves

Women support women, creating work options and saving forests (Joshua)
Taking the time to learn and construct a simple, low-cost and sustainable stove with local materials; in the process, women empowering themselves to take charge of improving their situation. The construction of one stove leads to smoke-free kitchens and better health for women and children; reduced risk of injury from open fires, protection of forests by reducing firewood consumption by 60-70%; women have more time available for community engagement through efficient use of energy and collection of wood; opportunities for creating small businesses and women reinvest earnings in their families.
Gift-economy

Gift-economy

Social Permaculture
A gift economy, gift culture, or gift exchange is a mode of exchange where valuables are not traded or sold, but rather given without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards. This contrasts with a barter economy or a market economy, where goods and services are primarily exchanged for value received. Social norms and custom govern gift exchange. Gifts are not given in an explicit exchange of goods or services for money or some other commodity. Property is not a thing, but a relationship amongst people about things.[13] According to Hann, property is a social relationship that governs the conduct of people with respect to the use and disposition of things. Anthropologists analyze these relationships in terms of a variety of actors' (individual or corporate) "bundle of rights" over objects. Gift-giving in many societies is complicated because "private property" owned by an individual may be quite limited in scope (see 'The Commons' below).[12] Productive resources, such as land, may be held by members of a corporate group (such as a lineage), but only some members of that group may have "use rights". When many people hold rights over the same objects gifting has very different implications than the gifting of private property; only some of the rights in that object may be transferred, leaving that object still tied to its corporate owners. Anthropologist Annette Weiner refers to these types of objects as "inalienable possessions" and to the process as "keeping while giving."[6] Valuing and creating relationships, ressources and responsability a gift-economy is much more sustainable to grow independent communities. There is no debt, just surplus. The coordination of ressources, people and knowledge can be supported by appropriate technology to be effective and accessible. http://ecobasa.org, the gift-economy network for sustainable communities are working for this vision. By connecting people and sustainable communities in a global gift-economy network they facilitate the communication and exchange of experiences, knowledges, services and resources and create sustainable win-win relationships. By participating in this network, our movement can grow into a true alternative to our current global exploiting capitalistic system!
Uniorder - The Cooperative Society

Uniorder - The Cooperative Society

Only 3 steps are needed: Step 1: Human Rights – We must declare that we really want human rights for all people on the planet. Step 2: Fair monetary system – To 1st step become a reality we simply must create a fair monetary system, controlled by computers, where the wealth of the individual is proportional to the wealth of society. Step 3: Human resource optimization – In order to have progress, someone must work. Therefore, we must create a computerized social network. There are five simple tasks that anyone can do: Option 1: Do nothing. The cooperative society is inevitable. Option 2: Do not vote for political parties. Option 3: Spread the idea of cooperation. Option 4: Build cooperative communities. Option 5: Demand the government to implement the Uniorder. Discover the answers to these questions: - Why is inevitable to reform society? - Why is technically easy to build a paradise on Earth? - Why are most people not interrested? More on www.uniorder.org
 Uniorder: Urban Paradise

Uniorder: Urban Paradise

Video: https://youtu.be/U7a2zErCeuM Build a urban paradise without money - just changing the structure of society. Only problem: changing human mentality. Step 1: Human Rights – We must declare that we really want human rights for all people on the planet. Step 2: Fair monetary system – To 1st step become a reality we simply must create a fair monetary system, controlled by computers, which guarantees equal access to goods and where the wealth of the individual is proportional to the wealth of society. Step 3: Human resource optimization – In order to have progress, someone must work. Therefore, we must create a computerized social network where everyone is encouraged to help others and be helped by others. So everyone can get the most happiness and productivity. Positive point: "And though no man has anything, yet they are all rich." (Thomas More, Utopia, 1516) Negative point: Is against current mentality. Download instruction manual on www.uniorder.org
Strawbale Building

Strawbale Building

Earthquake resistant interior frame for hand constructed energy efficient housing using straw bales as insulation
Straw bale construction began, following the invention of the modern straw baler, in 1896. Construction began in Nebraska, USA and spread across North America through the 1930's. A worldwide resurgence of straw bale construction began in the 1990's. Well designed and built straw bale houses are energy efficient, long lasting and environmentally sound. The EcoCampus Straw Bale Domes at Kibbutz Lotan's Center for Creative Ecology are a site specific solution. The domes' internal structure is a hand formed geodesic dome of galvanized steel pipe. The structure makes the dome earthquake proof. The earth plastered straw bales passed a 3 hour fire test of the Standards Institute of Israel. The bales are superb insulation. The buildings need to heating in the winter due to south facing double glazed windows. Summer electricity use for air conditioning in the extreme desert climate is half that of conventional buildings. They were built by community members and volunteers.
Water Retention Spaces

Water Retention Spaces

Creating jobs in rural areas
Better standards of life in rural areas by providing meaningful work that also improves local infrastructure
"SORBE” (Cementing locally)

"SORBE” (Cementing locally)

Drying harvest in a healthy environment
Food Quality Control
Nowerecovillages

Nowerecovillages

North West Region Eco Villages

We have been working closely with the community in identifying critical issues that were hindering the villages development. Our principles: Sustainable development, Locally appropriate solutions, ownership, innovation and glocalisation. Our model of work is based in 7 steps:1.

GEN-SEN

GEN-SEN

Senegalese Ecovillage Network
Established

GENSEN - the Senegalese national branch of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) a United Nations ECOSOC NGO

The first African national ecovillage network seeks to improve and protect its 45 member villages. Striving for sustainability while preserving our heritage, ecovillagers, and their Senegalese and international partners live and work together.

Gaia Ashram Internship

Gaia Ashram Internship

Learn to live & live to learn with mother Earth
January 5 - February 6

The Pioneers of Gaia Ashram , 5th of July– 2nd of August 2015

The Gaia Ashram Internship is a one month program on Ecovillage Design, Permaculture and Deep Ecology. The internship will be a holistic participatory learning experience & process.

Deva Vana Ecovillage Foundation

Deva Vana Ecovillage Foundation

We build and operating sustainable communities

Deva Vana (Divine Forest) is a not for profit organisation, which builds and operates sustainable community farms to be used by members for the purposes of growing organic food, raising animals and volunteering services for the benefit of all members and the general public.

Deva Vana's primary purpose is to deliver charitable programs to people in need, in the form of organic food, courses on sustainable farming practices, courses on health, nutrition, self development and provide guest accommodation.

Local Spotlight

Local Spotlight

But Don’t We Need Economic Growth to Lift the Poor Out of Poverty?

As a group challenging the growth paradigm, one of the most common questions that we hear is, ‘But don’t we need economic growth to lift the poor out of poverty?’.

Blog Talk Radio Interview for Africa

Blog Talk Radio Interview for Africa

Book and interview - tune in!

BlogTalkRadio is the world’s largest and most influential social radio network with thousands of talented experts hosting shows on every kind of topic — from politics and current affairs, entertainment and sports to health and finance.

Please find below a message from Russ Purvis the coordinator:

In September 2014 - December 2014, I would like to begin a series of interviews with all of the African Regions.

EDE: Siddharthvillage, Orissa

EDE: Siddharthvillage, Orissa

15 Nov - 12 Dec 2014

Training date(s):
www.siddharthvillage.com
Contact: Gjohn George
Language of instruction:
English

EDE Findhorn Ecovillage: 4 Oct-7 Nov

EDE Findhorn Ecovillage: 4 Oct-7 Nov

Ecovillage Design Education

Training date(s):
4 Oct - 7 Nov 2014
www.findhorncollege.org
Contact: Findhorn College
Language of instruction:
English

Redemption Eco Village

Redemption Eco Village

Plastic Recycling Bank and Hanging Garden
A settlement is GIFT

A settlement is GIFT

Земля сельхоз назначения. Супесчаная. Раньше выращивалась трава для покосов. Химикатами не обрабатывалась. До города Минусинска 30 километров. До реки 2 километра. Глубина залегания подпочвенных вод до 7 метров. Участок огорожен лесополосой. По северной границе проходит федеральная авто дорога.

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