• Producing energy in a culture of peace – Tamera, Portugal leads the way

    (7 August 2017) – The community in Tamera Holistic Peace Research centre in Portugal, which is committed to an autonomous, regenerative and decentralised energy supply, has published 12 guidelines for energy production in a culture of peace. The ecovillage already has a 20kW solar plant that supplies 60%…


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  • La fête de la pomme 2017

    Avec plusieurs acteurs et association Salies en Transition organise le 3e fête de la pomme à Château de Laàs. We organise with our partners a second hand market, a huge picpinc ‘auberge espagnol’ meaning that the food will be shared between the participants, several workshops – Making a fertilizer…


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  • Roga e Albaroque Ambiental no Monte Comunal

    A ‘roga’ is a communal work carried out by commoners, and that is ended with a collective meal called ‘albaroque’. Starting in 2017, several environmental ‘rogas e albaroques’ have been organized by the Froxán Commons Woodlands, a Community Conserved Area affected by degradation and land grabbing by mining…


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  • Register now: European Day of Sustainable Communities launch event, Brussels

    (17 July 2017) – Registration is now open for the 22 September Launch of the European Day of Sustainable Communities. The launch event is co-hosted by ECOLISE and the European Economic and Social Committee. The conference brings together policy makers and representatives of community-led initiatives on climate change and…


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  • Registration opens for ‘Design for Sustainability’ course

    (4 July 2017) – The next Gaia Education ‘Design for Sustainability’ programme, which offers participants a whole-systems design understanding of sustainable communities, is open for registration. The GEDS curriculum expands on the academic orthodoxy that sees sustainability as a three legged stool by adding the critical fourth dimension of…


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  • Scientific paper explores civil society roles in urban sustainability transitions

    (28 June 2017) – A scientific paper that explores the changing roles of civil society in urban sustainability transitions has recently been published by a team of international researchers from the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, the UK, Italy, Canada and Sweden. The article, which is published…


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  • Gaia Todo Um Mundo festival attracts attention in Portugal

    (28 June 2017) –  An international climate change festival in Porto, Portugal recently brought together over 200 participants with speakers, musicians and street artists from all over the world, to join the debate on sustainability and future resilience. The international line-up of speakers included Leng Ouch, the 2016 Goldman…


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  • Tilburg in Actie – A day of transformation

    Tilburg in Actie is one day of visible, impactful and easily accessible actions to tackle local challenges and needs connected to ecological and social well-being. The Project is an action-oriented tool to build partnerships between local organisations, groups and individuals by offering an opportunity to cooperate towards concrete collective…


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  • Meetup – Sustainable Food

    #BrusselsTogether organises monthly meetups to celebrate ideas from the bottom-up. We come together on the first Wednesday of every month to learn and exchange with the Brussels development community. Join the community! https://opencollective.com/brusselstogether Angenda & Speakers: 7.00 pm – Doors open 7.30 pm – Presentation of BrusselsTogether 7.40 pm – Géry Brusselmans, contributor of…


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  • 10,000s sign up for online grassroots sustainability courses

    (21 June 2017) – Online learning as a tool for spreading sustainability knowhow has taken off, with tens of thousands of people signing up for courses on subjects as diverse as agroecology, reinventing democracy and ecovillage design. Two pioneers in this online field are L’Université des Colibris, the educational arm…


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