Peter Gringinger


Peter Gringinger

“If we learn ways to practice love, compassion, joy, and equanimity, we will know how to heal the illnesses of anger, sorrow, insecurity, sadness, hatred, loneliness, and unhealthy attachments… . Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person. They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and everything.”

– Thich Nhat Hahn

Educator, Trainer and Facilitator, Whole Systems, Transition & Regenerative Designer, Project Manager & Coordinator, Environmental/ Sustainability Consultant & Advisor

Peter is a change agent and works with the use of whole systems, transition and regenerative design approaches, principles and methods to provide support through integral and participatory facilitation for individuals, groups, neighborhoods, communities and organisations to co-create and co-design our sustainable futures of regenerative and thriving cultures, places, environments and local but globally networked livelihoods.
Peter believes in order to tackle and resolve the many interconnected issues and threats we are facing we need to take a whole and integral person and systems approach so that we can strive to (co)-create true sustainability and regeneration of our presence on this planet and to create health and well-being for all (humans and non-humans). We have to work on creating bridges between the various ideas and views of the world, to embrace the diversity and work through use of transformative innovation to shift us into a new worldview of cooperation, abundance, regeneration and using transformative resilience for a just and equitable future founded on self-reliant local but globally connected communities.

Peter is an Austrian/EU citizen and holds permanent residence status in Australia and New Zealand

He has a background and experiences in Earth Systems-, Environmental- and Sustainability Sciences and many decades of practical on the ground experiences in the restoration of degraded and polluted land and water systems, water resources and waste management as well as with renewable energy systems. He has also completed training in permaculture, regenerative design and development, alternative economics & livelihoods, as well as facilitation and leadership (through Gaia Education, GEN, Centre for Sustainability Leadership, the Regenesis Group, Reinventing Society, the Earth Charter Center, etc.).Peter has gained extensive practical experience in many environments, projects and contexts having worked and lived in 8 countries on 3 different continents.

Peter has for some years been involved with ecovillages and intentional communities and in 2016 he embarked on a learning journey visiting immersing himself in more than 20 different communities in North America, Europe and Asia and has by now experienced at least 50 different intentional communities worldwide. 

Peter is a certified Trainer with Gaia Education, an Earth Charter Educator, an Ecological Footprint Trainer, and Global Ecovillage Network Ambassador and was an active member of the board/leadership circle of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Australia and GEN Austria, Co-Housing Australia and the Transition Hub Austria.  

He currently lives and works from near Vienna in Austria, supporting various local to international groups for education for regeneration. 

Knowledge Cloud

Country: Austria

Academic Titles: MSc in Engineering Geology/Hydrogeology, several postgraduate degrees including Renewable Energy (geothermal), Environmental Science & Engineering and in Sustainability.


Teaching language: English and German.


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