The course is hosted at The Park, Findhorn Ecovillage and comprises five separate weeklong modules, which may be attended as a whole or separately. The curriculum draws on the experience and expertise developed in a network of some of the most successful ecovillages and community projects across our world.
It is comprehensive course based on the four core pillars of the Ecovillage Design Curriculum: the Social, Ecological, Economic, and Worldview dimensions of sustainability.
We launch our Design for Sustainability five week course with a week's training in facilitation and leadership skills.
Chief Executive, Gaia Education & CIFAL, Scotland
Director, Ecovillage International & Biomatrix Water
||Director, Gaia Education
Director, Right Livelihood Foundation, Thailand
Earth Law Alliance co founder & Director, Phoenix Community Shop
Leadership Skills training – Week 1: OCT 4-10
A Training in Skillful Facilitation as Effective Empowering Leadership, a Path for Sustainable Social Action, Personal Growth, and Spiritual Enrichment
Social Design – Week 2: Oct 11-17
Building Community & Embracing Diversity; Communication and Facilitation Skills, Decision-Making and Feedback; Conflict Facilitation; Personal Empowerment and Leadership; Celebrating Life
Ecological Design – Week 3: Oct 25-31
Whole Systems Approach to Ecological Design; Water; Appropriate Technology: Energy; Green Building & Retrofitting, Healthy Soil.
Economic Design – Week 4: Oct 18-24
Ownership, Control & Trust; Social Enterprise-Nurturing Local Economies; Legal and Financial Issues; How Money Works: Community Banks and Currencies; Right Livelihood
Worldview – Week 5: Nov 1-7
Holistic Worldview, Listening to and Reconnecting with Nature; Transition Town Training; Personal Health & Planetary Health; Awakening & Transformation of Consciousness
Gaia Education Ecovillage Design Curriculum - an official contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014
Fees include tuition, accommodation, vegetarian meals and field trips. Each module completes Friday evening and participants are welcome to stay until Saturday morning.
Income related pricing for the five weeks
£2990 payable by participants with high income
£2650 payable by participants with medium income
£2310 payable by participants with modest income
£680/£600/£525 per module according to income
5% discount for booking any four weeks
Fees include tuition, accommodation, vegetarian meals and field trips.
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