Celebrating GEN’s 25 Years, Hildur Jackson Award, and online events.

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Global Citizen, Sustainability News

“Ethical Markets congratulates these wonderful communities, of the Global Eco-Village Network in the recognition of the illustrious Hildur Jackson Award!

~Hazel Henderson, Editor“

GEN Celebrates our Jubilee!

 

This week, we start the celebrations of 25 years of GEN! Established in Findhorn in 1995, the Global Ecovillage Network connects more than 10,000 traditional villages, urban neighbourhoods, and intentional communities. Together with our 5 regional networks and the youth arm, our members span over 100 countries worldwide. Over the next few months, leading up to our Online Summit, we will highlight this rich history and those who have shaped it. We also celebrate you, whether you represent an ecovillage, a project, or come to GEN as an advocate for living harmoniously with intention.

GEN showcases high quality, low impact ways of living that have led to some of the lowest per capita footprints in the industrialised world, and a healthy integration of heritage and innovation in more traditional settings, celebrating indigenous wisdom and diversity. With this 25 years of experience, GEN has a wealth of inspiration to offer, emphasising local solutions to global challenges and demonstrating that the creation of a different world is possible! We’re ready to bring the New Normal and we thank you for joining us. To contribute to the continuation of this work, become a Friend of GEN.

 

Hildur Jackson Award Winner: TI Ecovillage

 

We share our celebration with TI Ecovillage, a unique enclave originally on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Since 1995, they have been transforming the landscape and enriching quality of life in the community. Also an applicant for the award last year,  they have been learning from feedback and have initiated deeper connections inspiring elders to make way for the next generation and new social innovations. As COVID brought youngsters back to the eco haven, they’re now excited, enthusiastic and have more appreciation for their parents eco lifestyles. Here is the interview with several members as they share their journey and representatives of the jury highlight what made them stood out.