• Communities in 20 countries are celebrating the European Day of Sustainable Communities on 22 September

    (12th September, 2018; updated 13th September) – Communities in 20 countries across Europe – from Sweden to Serbia and from Ireland to the Ukraine – are celebrating the 2nd European Day of Sustainable Communities (EDSC) on 22nd September 2018. The EDSC is a celebration of the efforts and achievements of

  • A personal view of Global Ecovillage Network Europe’s recent gathering in Estonia

    (8 August 2018) – Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Europe recently held its annual conference in Estonia. Nara Petrovič from Slovenia, who is an ECOLISE council member, was there along with some 600 participants from around Europe and beyond. He wrote a reflective article about his experience for the Slovenian newspaper,

  • Permaculture lessons from Portugal: arid land to a fertile Eden

    (18 May 2017) – Through simple permaculture practices such as digging swales (ditches) and creating water retention spaces, ecology experts at the Tamera community in southern Portugal have transformed an area on the brink of desertification – and say they can do the same anywhere in the world, reports Anna

  • Transition and citizen-led sustainability groups inspire European municipalities to action

    (9 May 2017) – Across Europe municipalities are teaming up with Transition Network and other citizen-led movements to help boost their efforts in creating sustainable change. In Brussels, Belgium, an upcoming gathering of citizen-led sustainability initiatives on 13 May 2017 will consider the relationship between public authorities and the region’s

  • Video: Design for Sustainability & Organic Food Systems Learning Journey

    Gaia Education in partnership with the University of Catania is conducting of series of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) courses to address the convergence of humanitarian and economic crises in Sicily by supporting the professionalisation of migrants and unemployed youth in the context of the rich agricultural legacy of the

  • Gaia Education Maximizing the Edges

    Gaia Education, an international NGO providing education for sustainable development at local level, has published a short video displaying a decade of the organisation’s international development work in less than five minutes. The programmes are running across the world empowering communities in vulnerable areas and assisting them in adapting their

  • Gaia Education Design for Sustainability E-learning Programme

    Gaia Education’s E-learning programme ’Design for Sustainability’ is starting on the 17th of October! The course encapsulates the most effective and essential knowledge and design experience found in the successful sustainable communities and transition projects globally. It will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to take an active role

  • Swedish break-through for community-run micro-biogas in Europe

    Swedish break-through for community-run micro-biogas in Europe Country:Author: Gabriela Andreevska Biogas is a renewable energy source that is slowly getting more traction in Europe. It is freshly-produced methane, the ecological equivalent to its more well-known sister product, fossil-fuel natural gas. While much of Europe is heated by non-renewable natural gas,