Auroville is running its first GEN-sponsored
I (Marti) have been working for the past 8 years with an international team of educators (including Daniel Greenberg from the Living Routes programme and many others) to create a communities design curriculum. Our programme is part of a collaborative effort with UNESCO and the United Nations (UNITAR) as part of the UN Decade for Education.
Recently we have run programmes in Sao Paulo, Brazil for municipal leaders, in Mexico for grass roots permaculture designers, in Lotan, Isreal with a focus on environmental and cultural collaboration and peace-making between Isreal and Palestine, in Findhorn, Scotland with a Southeast Asian link, in the community of Tamara in Portugal, in Zegg and Seiben Linden in Germany and in Ithaca, New York. In the future, programmes will be run in Woningsit Buddhist Ashram in Thailand, in Crystal Waters, Australia and in Gaia Argentina, just to name a few. Some of these programmes have university affiliations and others link to open university courses.
The EDE International Curriculum team is presently working on 5 resource manuals that we will make accessible and freely downloadable on the web. Green Books will publish the hardback books in
Just as a reminder, the GEN is a federation of nearly 15,000 communities worldwide, urban and rural, dedicated to sustainable plus living. The GEN website is: ecovillages.org
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