• 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,…


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  • 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…


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  • 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…


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  • 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 two-day training is open to representatives of cities signatory to the Covenant of Mayors initiative and currently working on a development…


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  • 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…


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  • Energy in the European Union

    (20 September 2016) – Statistics can help to make the complex process of energy more understandable. This is the aim of the digital publication Shedding light on energy in the EU – A guided tour of energy statistics issued today by Eurostat. This digital publication will serve in…


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  • Linking Schools with Communities – A European Training Seminar

    (19 September 2016) – The School for Resilience! project (SfR) organises in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, County Tipperary, Ireland, on 10th and 11th of October 2016, a European Training Seminar. This seminar will introduce a new approach in environmental education for schools, development education and Education for Sustainable Development, using a Place…


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  • September Permaculture News

    (15 September 2016) – The September issue of the Permaculture Association’s newsletter focuses on Convergence 2016. More than 325 people came together at the Nell Bank Centre for this year’s Convergence. It was a weekend of learning, conversing, organising, laughing, and dancing. Photos have been added to Flickr, and a short…


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  • TerraFest Eko march 2016

    (12 July 2016) – CESNET-Italy-Slovenia-Croatia has launched an invitation to participate in the TerraFest Eko march 2016, on 1-6 August, between Rijeka and Karlovac. The march will be complemented with seed exchange, bioregionalism and permaculture workshops. Earth festivals exist in many cultures, ancient and modern, from mountains to the oceans….


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  • Three Horizon Prizes for energy innovation

    (05 July 2016) – The European Commission today launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy. Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, the prizes will reward innovative approaches to…


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