ECOLISE newsletter sept 2017



News from the shared platform for learning, action and advocacy, by and for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability in Europe
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Events in 13 countries celebrate the first European Day of Sustainable Communities

Communities in 13 European countries have registered events to celebrate the first European Day of Sustainable Communities.

From ecovillage tours in Spain and Italy to a harvest festival in Sweden, a lecture on rural eco tourism in Serbia and a screening of the film ‘The Plastic Ocean’ in Wales, the diversity of events is impressive.

It’s not too late to register your event on the ECOLISE website!

Likewise places are still available for the conference launching the day in Brussels, Belgium that we are co-hosting with the European Economic and Social Committee. We’ll be hearing from policy makers in the European Parliament and Commission as well as voices from the ECOLISE network, both in person at the event and through live link-ups to Croatia, France, Ireland, Sweden and Portugal.

The whole event will be webstreamed live so please tune in on the morning of Friday 22nd September.

Record crowd attend GEN gathering in Sweden
Over 600 people gathered in August at the Ansbacka ecovillage, Sweden, for GEN-Europe’s annual general assembly
Permaculture for farms event proceedings now online
Videos, presentations and a report of visits to six sustainable farms in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, are now available
Last chance to sign the People4Soil petition
Add your voice to the call for explicit legislation to protect the soil, as essential to life as water and air
Design for sustainability course registration opens
Gaia Education’s course  offers participants a whole-systems design understanding of sustainable communities

Tamera, Portugal aims for energy autonomy

Ecovillage publishes 12 step guidelines for energy production in a culture of peace

European biogas digester project seeks support
Biodigester moulds successfully used in Swedish ecovillage could benefit other communities
Funder seeks local projects that tackle global problems
Polish academy seeks applications by the end of September from initiatives that focus on the SDGs

2018 Ashden awards for energy pioneers now open
Applications from sustainable energy innovators in the UK & internationally are sought by 7th November 2017

TRANSIT final conference, Learning for Change, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 14th-15th September

La Fete des Possibles, France & Belgium, 18th-30th September

International co-creative gathering for education for sustainable communities, Croatia, 20th-23rd September

European Day of Sustainable Communities Launch, Brussels, Belgium, 22rd September

European Day of Sustainable Communities, Europe, 23rd September

Impacts World 2017: Counting the true costs of climate change, Potsdam, Germany, 11th-13th October

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