• 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

  • Danube, Balkan and Mediterranean rural paths

    Together with our members and partner organizations, several locations are hosting lectures on sustainable development of rural areas. One of the indications is the development of ecological agriculture and eco tourism in protected natural areas, especially in National Parks, Nature Parks and Protected Areas. We also promote green economy, green

  • Transition Edinburgh gathering with SCCAN

    Transition Edinburgh gathering to celebrate past year’s activities and launch programme of activities for 2017-18

  • bowusst – bicycle tour for sustainable consumption

    Where to buy vegan ice cream and fairtrade clothing in Bochum? bowusst organises a bike ride through the city with stops at important locations for sustainable consumption – become a sustainable consumer!

  • Angry world leaders vow to defend climate pact after Trump pull-out

    (02 June 2017) – World leaders reacted with anger and defiance after President Donald Trump yesterday announced the United States, the world’s second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris Agreement. With France’s Emmanuel Macron taking the lead, they lashed Trump’s decision as misguided and vowed to defend an

  • Elemental Activism: Shamanic Empowerment for Environmental and Social Action

    A weekend residential workshop exploring the use of shamanic tools to support practical action towards environmental and social change, in the spirit of approaches such as Inner Transition, ‘Zone 00’ permaculture, and Sandra Ingerman’s Medicine for the Earth. Through shamanic journeying, nature connection, sacred sound and firewalking, participants will experience

  • 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

  • Welcome to the Evoneers’ Journey!

    (23 May 2017) – At the crossroads of entrepreneurship, personal empowerment and social innovation, the SIRCle project has created its first ripples across Europe. We take stock of the achievements of this pioneering initiative. The Erasmus+ SIRCle project seeks to address one of the most pressing needs of our time,

  • 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