• 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 on ScienceDirect, is based on research carried out as part […]

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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 Prize winning Cambodian anti-logging activist; Geoffrey […]

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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 of the Colibris movement in […]

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  • International transformative training of trainers course offered in Scotland

    (1 June 2017)- Gaia Education, which specialises in strengthening the capacities of educators and multipliers to help transform communities, is offering its next Training of Trainers on the 17th June near Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland. This course aims to unleash participants’ abilities to facilitate transformative learning environments and host multi-stakeholder conversations towards creating local platforms […]

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  • 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 Leach in the Guardian.   […]

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  • 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 widespread and varied citizen-led movement. […]

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  • Information for Action on Climate Change

    (8 May 2017) – A new international project has begun to produce a website compiling crucial information about practical steps that, if widely adopted, would support reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to below critical thresholds for climate change. ‘Information for Action on Climate Change’ is being spearheaded by the Permaculture Solutions for Climate Change […]

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  • ECOLISE launches new book: ‘Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation’

    (4 May 2017) – Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation: People, Place, Practice, Power, Politics and Possibility in Transition is a cutting-edge collection of reporting, theory, commentary and analysis at the interface of research and practice towards community resilience. Its content ranges from first hand accounts of the Transition Movement in the UK, Canada and […]

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  • President of Ireland praises ecovillages

    (3 May 2017) – The Irish President Michael D Higgins has applauded the international ecovillage movement in a speech at Ireland’s first and largest ecovillage in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary. The mission of the Global Ecovillage Network was ‘inspiring’, he said, and quoted: ‘A world of empowered people and communities designing pathways to a sustainable future […]

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  • How does your worldview affect your sustainability solutions?

    (25 April 2017) – Find out how your worldview and value systems affect your perceived needs and how you propose and design solutions by joining the 8-week Worldview dimension of Gaia education’s ‘Design for Sustainability’ E-Learning programme, starting 8th May. Learn to identify a series of valid perspectives, worldviews and value systems, and put them […]

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