Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

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1994-06 Denmark


Founded following initiatives of G-XG5471 - Gaia Trust, Denmark. Regional secretariats instituted during International Conference on Eco-Villages and Sustainable Communities, 1995, Findhorn (UK); inaugurated at UN Habitat Conference, Jun 1996, Istanbul (Turkey). Previously also written as Global Eco-Village Network. Also referred to as GEN International. Took over activities from U-XF3602 - Earth Village Network (EVN).


Serve as an umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.


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Network Steward Circle; Board of Directors. Regional networks: GEN-Africa; E-XK1370 - Global Ecovillage Network - Europe (GEN Europe); J-XM6969 - Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de América Latina (CASA LATINA); GEN North America (GENNA); Global Ecovillage Network Oceania and Asia (GENOA); NextGEN (Youth arm of the Global Ecovillage Network). Also includes: F-XM5116 - Baltic Ecovillage Network (BEN).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land



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