• EU officials and stakeholders welcome the European Day of Sustainable Communities

    (25 September 2017) – EU officials and stakeholders from local and regional government, the European Parliament, ecovillages, the Transition movement, community initiatives and researchers welcomed the first European Day of Sustainable Communities at a launch conference in Brussels on 22nd September, co-hosted by ECOLISE and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Opening the event, […]

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  • People in 15 countries are celebrating the first European Day of Sustainable Communities

    (20 September 2017) – From the Balkans to the Baltic Sea and along the western fringe of Europe, groups of pioneering people are celebrating the first European Day of Sustainable Communities. The diversity of events to mark the day – on the 23rd September 2017 – is impressive and includes the following: There are ecovillage […]

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  • European biogas digester project seeks support

    By Riccardo De Amici  (7 September 2017) – A couple of years ago, international sustainable technology expert Dr. T.H. Culhane gifted to the  Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Europe a metal mould to build a nano-scale, 10 cubic metre biogas digester. The moulds were gifted to the network with the aim to kick-start a project where […]

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  • Sign the People4Soil petition to give rights to the soil!

    (7 September 2017) – The deadline for the People4Soil petition to get European institutions to adopt specific legislation on soil protection is fast approaching. The last day of signature gathering is Tuesday 12th September. People4 Soil is a free and open network of European NGOs, research institutes, farmers associations and environmental groups: ‘We want Europe […]

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  • Permaculture for farms conference produces excellent learning materials

    (11 September 2017) – The ‘Permaculture for Farms’ programme which took place this summer in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, has made available a suite of learning materials in the form of recorded conference presentations, slides and a report of visits to six sustainable farms. The conference focused on the technological, social and economic […]

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  • Record crowd gather at Global Ecovillage Network Europe assembly in Sweden

    (6 Sept 2017) – Over 600 people gathered in August at the Ansbacka ecovillage, Sweden, for Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Europe’s annual general assembly. The conference revolved around three themes:  solidarity, resilience and hope. One of the guest speakers was well-being and localisation campaigner Helena Norberg Hodge who co-founded GEN in 1991. Speaking in Sweden […]

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  • Launch conference of the European Day of Sustainable Communities

    This conference brings together policy makers and representatives of the thousands of community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability in Europe in order to launch the first ever European Day of Sustainable Communities (EDSC) that takes place the following day. The conference aims to engage European Union (EU) policy-makers and stakeholders in Brussels by demonstrating […]

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  • 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% of its electricity in summer and 40% […]

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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 sustainability. Please register here.

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  • ‘Social Design for Sustainability’ course starts 23rd October

    (20th October) – Gaia Education’s Social Design for Sustainability online programme starts 23rd October. On the course you will learn practical and effective ways to create the change we all seek. The programme gives you the chance and skills to learn about the different ways to participate in this (r)evolutionary shift in paradigms. The aim […]

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