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
La fête de la pomme 2017
Avec plusieurs acteurs et association Salies en Transition organisera le 3e fête de la pomme à Château de Laàs. We organise with our partners a second hand market, a huge pickpique ‘auberge espagnol’ meaning that the food will be shared between the participants, several workshops – Making a fertilizer from
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 activities. The
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.
‘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
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
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
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 impact.
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
How much electricity is produced by wind?
(19 June 2017) – An estimated 315 000 of the 3.1 million gigawatt-hour of gross electricity generated in 2016 in the European Union came from wind power. In other words, wind accounted for 10% of the total electrical energy produced in the EU in 2016. This is five times more