Our Core Values

Gaia Education’s Core Values are consistent with key values in the greater ecovillage/transition/permaculture communities, and are framed within our 4-D Whole Systems Design Framework, with four key pillars of sustainability:

  • Social
  • Economic
  • Ecological
  • Worldview
  • Respect for Diversity

    01. We celebrate cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity, promoting mutual respect, tolerance, and diversity of opinion and representation on a global level. We promote biodiversity.

  • Regeneration and Sustainability

    02. We promote social, ecological, economic and cultural regeneration, using the most sustainable materials and approaches, and moving always towards a paradigm shift to a circular economy.

  • Community-led Development

    03. We place confidence in the innate generosity of spirit of humans and our ability to transform our relationship with the planet. We support community empowerment through increased participation, confidence, knowledge and skills sharing, so that communities can create their own change, on their own terms.

  • Transformational Innovation

    04. We continually search for the most innovative insights from international research and practice of regenerative development to update & improve our Whole Systems Design Framework and pedagogies.

  • Human Rights and Social Justice

    05. We uphold the principle that everyone’s Human Rights must be respected at all times, and we nurture the confidence of individuals to strive for a just relation with society, valuing self-determination, social freedom and fair access to prosperity and opportunity.

  • Equality and Equity

    06. We advance cultural, ethnic, sexual, religious and spiritual equality of voice and opportunity and strive for fairness.

  • Integrity and Transparency

    07. We demonstrate high ethical standards using transparent processes, and only form partnerships with entities sharing these ethics and values.

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Academic Papers & Articles

Read free Academic Papers from our contributors on community-based approaches to Sustainability Education and Community Development from around the globe.
3rd November 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Annual Accounts

Gaia Education is committed to the principle of transparency in its operations. See our Annual Accounts, Trustees’ report and Financial Statements here.
30th October 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors: Ross Jackson, Swaraj Kumar (Rajah) Banerjee, Tim Clarke, John Clausen and Monica Picavêa.
30th October 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Contact Gaia Education

Gaia Education is present in 50 countries. Our main office is in Edinburgh, Scotland. Email: info@gaiaeducation.org Tel: +44 (0)131 2850783
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Gaia Education Policies

Gaia Education is committed to being transparent and accountable to all of its stakeholders. See our policies here.
8th November 2017/by Jesper Conrad
Chinese woman and Monk holding up SDGs cards

Gaia Education works with

The Glocalisers, The Empowered & The Changemakers. Our mission is to be the leading-edge provider of sustainability education that promotes thriving communities within planetary boundaries.
9th February 2018/by Jesper Conrad
Gaia staff and traners gathered at Newbold House, Findhorn

History

Gaia Education was created by a group of educators called 'GEESE' - Global Ecovillage Educators for a Sustainable Earth. Read Gaia Education's history here.
30th October 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Management Team

Gaia Education is managed by a dedicated team coming from different communities and settings across the planet. Meet the team here!
30th October 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Meet our Partners

Gaia Education's partners and organisers, associates and friends around the world, have helped us to train more than 12,000 people over the past decade.
3rd November 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Mission, Vision & Impact

Gaia Education’s mission is to be the leading-edge provider of sustainability education that promotes thriving communities within planetary boundaries.
3rd November 2017/by Jesper Conrad
embracing diversity

Our Core Values

Gaia Education's Core Values are consistent with key values in the greater ecovillage/transition/permaculture communities.
3rd November 2017/by Jesper Conrad

Our Presence in the World

Gaia Education is proudly present in 50 countries on 6 continents. With our 142 partners, we provide students of all ages and cultural backgrounds with knowledge and skills to design a thriving society within planetary boundaries.
1st June 2018/by Ginny Gegg
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