Giovanni Ciarlo


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 programme at Goddard College, where he completed his MA degree.

He 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.

Knowledge Cloud

Country: USA

Academic Titles: MA Sustainable Businesses and Communities


Teaching language: Spanish, English and Italian

EDEs Facilitated:
Mexico, 2007, 2009, 2015
Norway, 2009
Argentina, 2015
Online GEDS, 2009-2017

Sociocracy Handbook – Compilation, 2015

Academic Papers:
Masters 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