• Organic farming on the rise in the EU

    (25 October 2016) – At the end of 2015, 271 500 organic agricultural producers were registered in the European Union, an increase of 5.4% compared with 2014. With more than 11 million hectares of certified area or area under conversion in 2015, organic farming made up 6.2% of the EU

  • ECOLISE launches the ‘European Day of Sustainable Communities’

    (17 October 2016) – Registration is now open for the first European Day of Sustainable Communities, which will take place on the 23 September 2017, showcasing some of the many groundbreaking initiatives in communities across Europe that are leading the way towards a low-carbon, ecological future. Ecovillages, Transition initiatives, permaculture

  • REALS policy recommendations

    (14 October 2016) – Partners of REALS, a transition cooperation project between Sweden, Russia and Belarus which ended in August 2016, developed a set of policy recommendations. You can find the document here. The work has really been a learning journey for a few of us in the project group

  • Bruce Charles ‘Bill’ Mollison (1928-2016)

    (13 October 2016) – A moving tribute to Bill Mollison, who died 24 September in Tasmania, a true pioneer who gave up a promising academic career to challenge the status quo and establish the global Permaculture movement. A few people are born who are world class heroes to those who

  • Video: Design for Sustainability & Organic Food Systems Learning Journey

    Gaia Education in partnership with the University of Catania is conducting of series of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) courses to address the convergence of humanitarian and economic crises in Sicily by supporting the professionalisation of migrants and unemployed youth in the context of the rich agricultural legacy of the

  • Gaia Education Maximizing the Edges

    Gaia Education, an international NGO providing education for sustainable development at local level, has published a short video displaying a decade of the organisation’s international development work in less than five minutes. The programmes are running across the world empowering communities in vulnerable areas and assisting them in adapting their

  • Gaia Education Design for Sustainability E-learning Programme

    Gaia Education’s E-learning programme ’Design for Sustainability’ is starting on the 17th of October! The course encapsulates the most effective and essential knowledge and design experience found in the successful sustainable communities and transition projects globally. It will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to take an active role

  • Design for Sustainability and Organic Food Systems

    In 2015 it was estimated that there were 244 million migrants globally. The reasons for human migration are many; economics, conflict and the effects of climate change are some of the highest contributing factors and some migrants find themselves in lands quite different to their home. Starting a new life,

  • Free training course on financing local development projects

    (04 October 2016) - The Covenant of Mayors and Eurocities are organising, in Brussels on 28-29 November, a training course on financing sustainable local development projects.

  • The large scale roll-out of electric cars on EU roads…

    (30 September 2016) – The large scale roll-out of electric cars on EU roads will help fight climate change but more electricity will have to be generated to power the vehicles which, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned, could have its own impact on global warming. The European Environment