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Youth Glocalisers for Change – Global, Local, Ecological
In March 2019 Gaia Education in collaboration with our local partner organisation in Austria, Plattform Footprint, was awarded project funding to develop a leading-edge sustainability education program for schools in Austria.
To support Austrian students to become ‘glocalisers’, we have developed a youth-focused training package, which blends Plattform Footprint’s work on Ecological Footprint in schools with Gaia Education’s cutting edge curricula and participatory methodology for sustainab…
EU Erasmus+ BLAST Project Launches
The train to Cloughjordan from Dublin, Ireland, departs twice a day, and the project team working on the BLended Adult Learning for the Social-ecological Transition (BLAST) Erasmus+ project may have easily made up half of the people on the train. That is to say, Cloughjordan is a beautiful, and remote, quaint little town in the heartland of the Republic. With a population of around 500, and about 100 permanently based at the Cloughjordan Ecovillage, this was a great base for deep learning an…
Sobata – A Dream of Becoming a Thriving Ecovillage Community
Sobata is a traditional village of 500 people, in Guinea/West Africa.
They have no running water or electricity, and it rains only 3 months of the year.
The people of Sobata dream about becoming a thriving Ecovillage community that can inspire and empower others to unlock their regenerative power.
To make this dream come true, they are looking for support to join an Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course in The Gambia. The EDE, powered by Gaia Education and GEN offers knowledge and …
Sustainable food project gives vulnerable migrant women a new start
Helping vulnerable migrant Nigerian women in Sicily to find long-term employment in the food sector is just one of the ground-breaking ideas from Gaia Education’s Design for Sustainability (DfS) Programme.
Gaia Education, an international organization based in Scotland, United Kingdom and with 14 years of experience in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), is active in 54 countries and six continents. Its DfS programme uses online and face-to-face programmes and project-based learnin…
Courage Chocolate Wins Award!
The Youthful Herbal Chocolate project with its aromatic herbs Courage Chocolate has received the TuttoFood 2019 award in Milan.
Developed and launched by L’Arcolaio, Gaia Education, Passwork and Antica Pasticceria Corsino, thanks to the support of LUSH UK, RSF Social Finance and Global Whole Being Fund, the project builds the capacity of young migrants to begin a new life as they arrive in a region with the richest concentration of biodiversity in Europe, in terms of medicinal and aromatic …
Sustainable Business Training – Zambia
While the promotion of sustainable bio-social ecosystems is the driver of the ZYCALA project, improving food and livelihood security is one of the key deliverables.
The Sustainable Business training combined approaches in business planning with the promotion of sustainable practices conserving the environment. Conducted by YEFI, the young participants explored farming as a business concept and how cooperative endeavours could transform their communities economically.
Youth Glocalisers for Change
Youth Glocalisers for Change training programme holds the vision of an informed, empowered, imaginative and inter-connected generation of Austrian Youth Glocalisers, able and willing to adapt lifestyles and consumer behaviors to planetary boundaries while achieving the SDGs by 2030.
Supported by Bildünger and Ashoka Austria, the programme will develop a youth-focused training package, which blends the Ecological Footprint trainings of our Austrian partner, Plattform Footprint, with Gaia Edu…
UN Sustainable Development Goals: a guide to global change
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all UN member states in 2015, is one of the most ambitious projects the world has ever embarked on. At its core are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blueprint for a sustainable earth with peace and prosperity for all. The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets covering inequality, environment, health, conflict, industry, education and sustainable communities.
A Regenerative Design Approach to the Migration Flow
Courage Chocolate, developed, handmade and packed by young women migrants arriving in Sicily, have been sold out at Lush Showcase 2018 in Manchester.
Check the latest film sharing the milestones of Herbal Youthful Chocolate – a transformative partnership of Gaia Education, Lush, Passwork, L’Arcolaio, RSF Social Finance, Global Whole Being Fund, Corsino.
Read more about Youthful Herbal Chocolate here