Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

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Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Catalyzing Communities for a Regenerative World

The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing pathways to a regenerative future, while building bridges of hope and international solidarity.

Imagine a world living abundantly, while within its limits. A world that is regenerating rather than depleting the environment, and where cooperation and connection are rewarded. GEN aims to create such a world by spreading the physical and cultural technology of ecovillages. We invite you to get involved with this work!

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Vision

The  Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing their own pathways to a sustainable future, and building bridges of hope and international solidarity.

Mission

To innovate, catalyze, educate and advocate in global partnership with ecovillages and all those dedicated to the shift to a regenerative world.

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What does it mean to be a GEN Ambassador?

A GEN Ambassador is someone who knows the Global Ecovillage Network well, and is able to represent GEN on local, national and/or international levels. A GEN Ambassador stays updated about GEN by reading GEN Newsletters and websites and attending GEN events.

GEN Ambassadors are people of integrity, empathy and enthusiasm, and have good communication, presentation and networking skills.

How do I become a GEN Ambassador?

  1. Before becoming a GEN Ambassador, we ask that all new applicants already have some level of involvement with the networks of GEN. We ask that you provide us with a reference or contact who is active within the GEN networks who can vouch for your engagement. We also ask that you familiarize yourself with the work and the communities of GEN as thoroughly as possible. Some ways this can be achieved are:
  • Attend a GEN event, such as an annual GEN Conference
  • Participate in a GEN Educational program, such as an Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course, Ecovillage Incubator, or Evoneers Journey Program, OR
  • Spend time learning from current GEN representatives, for example, through interning or volunteering in one of GEN’s offices, etc.
  • Visit and engage with communities connected to the GEN network.
  1. If possible, enroll as a member of GEN either by becoming a ‘Supportive member’ or by living in a ‘Full member’ ecovillage.
  2. Submit a GEN Ambassador application form (If you are not able to fill in the form online, please contact us directly at tessa.brock@ecovillage.org and we will send you a word version to fill out)
  3. If accepted, you will be asked to sign a simple contract regarding the use of your business card and GEN logos. We will then create your GEN Ambassador business card for you for that particular year and send it to you electronically for printing

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