ABOUT GEN WISE
"Inspiring a wisdom culture that adopts ‘eco-village' as an attitude and way of life."
GEN WISE serves as the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England, branch of the umbrella organisation GEN, representing the nations of Wales, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England. There are four sides to the GEN WISE mission:
1, to bring existing eco-communities together and help them thrive in their heroic sustainability goals through a wider network of support.
2, to bring the applied wisdom they have mastered into the everyday lives of all individuals and 'normal' villages, such that ‘ecovillage’ becomes a mindset and a way of life that is applicable to everyone.
3, to support and inspire the rising of new eco-communities.
4, to be an alchemical meeting point for different ecologically minded initiatives and people to co-imagine and create much greater schemes than any one ecosystem of person / project / organisation can do alone.
Both ecovillages and the ecovillage mentality, could not be more relevant to our current time and place on Earth.
Taken as an attitude and philosophy, we can live the ecovillage way, firstly within our own lives, then in our homes, communities, and finally our modern towns & countries. Essentially, our entire planet must become an eco-planet, and for that to happen, we wish to inspire every individual in adopting a way of being, thinking, and acting, that has ecological awareness in the heart.
We believe every one of us is an ecovillage - the human body for instance is a diverse biological community in itself. 'Eco' equates to what is natural, belonging to this Earth, and if something is not natural, it cannot exist here in a healthy state, or have a healthy impact on its environment. 'Village' is a community or network, which is symbiotic. The answers to our world, culturally and environmentally, reside in nature and community.
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If you belong to an eco-community, would like to develop your intentional community to become more regenerative, belong to a regenerative project or organisation, or just simply love ecovillages and want to know about the ones in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and England, then join our Facebook community!
Meet the GEN-WISE core team: