• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • CO2 emissions in the EU have slightly decreased

    (04 May 2017) – Eurostat estimates that in 2016 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 0.4% in the European Union, compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They

  • 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

  • Resilient communities – pillars of sustainable rural development

    (02 May 2017) – The Euracademy Association and South and East Cork Area Development Partnership invite you to take part in the 16th Summer Academy on “Resilient communities – pillars of sustainable rural development” to be held in Cork, Ireland, from 3rd to 8th September 2017. The 16th Summer Academy

  • The Sustainable Community Fair

    The Sustainable Community Fair As part of a new European Day of Sustainable Communities and the national Convergence festival the Sustainable Community Fair will take place in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. This fair will highlight the sustainability features of this award winning ‘ecosystem of innovation’ and feature talks, discussions, stalls, a farm

  • 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

  • Free Access to ‘A Quest for Meaning’ film until April 23rd starting today!

    (12 April 2017) – This documentary film recounts the life-changing journey undertaken by two childhood friends gone to question the workings of the world, our relationship with nature and the meaning of life. We are all prisoners of a logic which has proven destructive for mankind and planet Earth. To

  • The European Ecovillage Conference 2017

    (07 April 2017) – GEN Europe invites you to celebrate possibilities, solutions and connections at the 2017 GEN-European Conference at Ängsbacka, Sweden. Brace yourselves for the 21st edition of GEN Europe’s summer conference, the yearly gathering where the inspired and the inspiring come together. From July 16th – 20th, come