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December 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Global Ecovillage Network Conference 2012 - Connecting Communities for a Sustainable World, 10.-13. July 2012 - participate for free!

Ecovillages act as research and training centres for sustainable development within wider society. Alongside the abundance of networking opportunities and the flow of inspiration within and between participants, the hosting Eco-Valley Foundation will serve as a living example and field of practice for the themes of this year’s conference:

10.-13. July 2012, Eco-Valley Foundation, Hungary

  • Villages in Transition to Resilience - using participatory…

Added by Jonathan on December 20, 2011 at 1:32am — No Comments

Dance of the polarities. Tanz der Polaritäten.

Hello Art of Hosting community!

November I joined the AoH training in Vorarlberg, Austria and realized from the first day "I'm home!". It was like having a name for what I've been practicing and feeling since. In the following weeks I've been diving deeper into Art of Hosting accompanied by a wave of hostings and conversations that mattered. As a result of these flow and also referring to some puzzling happenings which occurred in the field after the training, a clear picture emerged,…


Added by Sabine Graber on December 15, 2011 at 6:18am — No Comments

Co-Creation of a library and adding to the competence field of hosting practices in Bregenz

Dear mates,

We have started a library of books and manuals on New Ways of working and living, Hosting Self and others, sustainable living and working and related subjects in our event place Bregenzer Salon, Austria.

If you are an author or friends with one, and have an extra copy to donate, a

second hand book or a new one you 'd like to give away for the sheer love of

contributing, they can…


Added by Ursula Hillbrand on December 13, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Are you the next sustainability leader?

The challenges facing our global society are apparent on many levels. From a lack of social trust, climate change, poverty, pollution, species extinction, institutional failure and our inability to continue consuming at current levels, the change that needs to take place on a global scale is massive, compounding and complex. In order to combat these challenges, we need both strategic planning that adheres to the limits of the Earth's…

Added by Dana Pearlman on December 5, 2011 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Cracks in the Ice

"There are Cracks in the Ice!!"


“Don’t worry, we’re fast climbers!”




We had seen the forecast and knew we needed to get to the base of the ice climb early.


As a staff team of Outdoor educators, we were in training in the Scottish Highlands learning the winter arts of ice-climbing, skiing and winter mountaineering.  We were excited as this year – 1985 - held the best conditions for years.  Glistening, thick snow, cold…


Added by Sarah Whiteley on December 1, 2011 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment


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