Ever look at modern society and think, "there must be a different/ better/ more sustainable way to live"?. In fact, there is not just one, but an infinity of alternative ways to organize our lives. Perhaps there are even people who have similar ideas nearby! All around the globe like-minded people have come together and formed communities that pursue alternative and more sustainable ways of life. The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) is the perfect place to start if you are interested in intentional living, as a community.
GEN is a growing network of sustainable communities and initiatives that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents. GEN serves as umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.
People and communities meet and share their ideas, exchange technologies, develop cultural and educational exchanges, directories and newsletters, and are dedicated to restoring the land and living a cooperative sustainable lifestyle.
Learn all about ecovillages, find one near you, and even learn how to establish your own. Connect with like-minded people, their products and projects. Simply follow the links below:
- Find, create, and promote ecovillage projects
- Browse through the ecovillage resource catalogue
- Find and organize with other people and their products
Last but not least, you can find and join both online and offline events hosted by GEN members. Below is a video from the 2013 GEN Conference. Enjoy!