The Global Ecovillage Network - Restoring the Earth and Her People
Venue: Passing Clouds
From Liverpool Street Station (Bishopsgate) it's an eight minute bus ride on bus 149 or 242, northbound. If you come by bus, get off at the bus stop called "Middleton Road" (on Kingsland Road).
Doors open at 18:30
For the last several decades ecovillages have tended to operate in parallel to and, more or less, independent from local government and more mainstream bodies. Today, however, under the barrage of mass media messages about crises, wars and catastrophes, mainstream society is crying out for solutions to many of the very problems that ecovillages have been grappling with.
GEN represents the answer to that call. The emergence of a diverse yet shared global pool of wisdom willing to give guidance in approaching change for sustainable living, both at rural and urban level.
These micro-societies, with their human-scale integration of many functions, are ideal laboratories for the birthing of a new civilization. They operate as centres of research, demonstration and (in most cases) training, using a living and learning pedagogy, each in their own specific field of exploration and expertise.
Some of their fields of activity include earth restoration, whole person education, peace activism, international solidarity, whole system approach to the design of low-impact human settlements, intermediate technologies, love and sexuality and sustainable local economies.
If you want to know more about what it is to go beyond the politics of protest, please come and join us.
We will have Ethel as a guest speaker for the evening. She is a GEN ambassador with an extensive experience in Ecovillages across Europe. She will deliver a one hour presentation, followed by a Q&A.
You can find more information about GEN here.
This event is free of charge.
Please make an effort to be on time. We endeavour to start at 7:15pm to leave enough time for a debate at the end of the movie. There will probably be live music after the screening.