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We warmly welcome you to join us in Findhorn, Scotland for
Gaia Education: Design for Sustainability
Incorporating Transition Towns Training

5 October - 8 November 2013

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Presented by the Findhorn Foundation College in partnership with the Gaia Education and Global Ecovillage Network

This is a comprehensive course based on the four core pillars of the Ecovillage Design Curriculum: the Social, Ecological, Economic, and Worldview dimensions of sustainability. The curriculum draws on the experience and expertise developed in a network of some of the most successful ecovillages and community projects across the Earth.

Facilitated by:

May East

Chief Executive, Gaia Education & CIFAL, Scotland

Michael Shaw

Director, Ecovillage International & Biomatrix Water

Jonathan Dawson

Head of Economics, Schumacher College

Pracha Hutanuwatr

Director, Right Livelihood Foundation, Thailand

Jane Rasbash

Director, Gaia Education  

Daniel Wahl

Research & Innovation, International Futures Forum and Findhorn Ecovillage experts and residents

Module details:

Social Design – Week 1:  Oct 5-11

Building Community & Embracing Diversity; Communication and Facilitation Skills, Decision-Making and Feedback; Conflict Facilitation; Personal Empowerment and Leadership; Celebrating Life: Creativity and Art

Ecological Design – Week 2:  Oct 19-25 

Whole Systems Approach to Ecological Design; Water; Organic Agriculture and Local Food;
Appropriate Technology: Energy; Green Building & Retrofitting

Economic Design – Week 3:  Oct 12-18

Shifting the Global Economy to Sustainability; How Money Works: Community Banks and Currencies; Right Livelihood; Social Enterprise- Nurturing Local Economies; Legal and Financial Issues

Worldview – Week 4:  Nov 26-1 November

Holistic Worldview, Listening to and Reconnecting with Nature; Transition Town Training; Personal Health & Planetary Health; Awakening & Transformation of Consciousness

Facilitation Skills for Empowerment
– Week 5: Nov 2-8

Leadership and Facilitation as a Path for Personal Growth, Spiritual Enrichment and Sustainable Social Action

Gaia Education Ecovillage Design Curriculum - an official contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014

course fees: Income related pricing for the five weeks
£2245 payable by participants with modest income
£2350 payable by participants with medium income
£2795 payable by participants with high income

£495/£545/£695 per module according to income (5% discount for booking four weeks)

Fees include tuition, accommodation, vegetarian meals and field trips.

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Your Findhorn College Team


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