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Giovanni is a sustainability consultant, musician, and change agent for peace and social justice. He served on the faculty of the Sustainable Businesses and Communities MA program at Goddard College, where he completed his MA degree.

Presently works in the management team of Gaia Education, and is Coordinator of the online course Gaia Education Design for Sustainability (GEDS). Gio is a past-president of the Board of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), and co-founder of the Ecoaldea Huehuecoyotl in Tepoztlan, Mexico, an ecovillage based on principles of sustainable living through the arts and ecology.

Gio is passionate about building community, organisational development, facilitation, and mindful living. His work emphasises artistic creativity, team building, deep democracy, nonviolent communication, social justice, and environmental responsibility. He is committed to fomenting a restorative culture.

Country USA
Academic Titles MA Sustainable Businesses and Communities
Dimension(s) Social
Teaching language Spanish, English and Italian
EDEs/GEDS Facilitated Mexico, 2007, 2009, 2015;
Norway, 2009;
Argentina, 2015;
Online GEDS 2009-present
  • Sociocracy Handbook - Compilation, 2015
Academic Papers
  • Master dissertation on the Development of Sustainable Communities, Goddard College 2008
Press articles
  • A day in my Ecovillage
  • Learning in Ecovillages, and Getting a College Degree
    Communities Magazine 2003 & 2016


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