Online Live EDE 2023
Invite your communities to join us Saturdays from March 4th through July 23rd! Most classes will be held from 15h - 18:30h UTC with the exception of a few special sessions, accommodating instructors from Oceania!
Are you ready to begin designing thriving communities and societies that live within our planetary boundaries? Join our global online classroom and learn from renowned educators from around the world.
The EDE is a program that is life changing. This Online EDE is unique because it has been designed to be as touching as an in-person EDE. The online formula allows to have the world’s best team and is led by two extraordinary very experienced EDE facilitators, Taisa Mattos and Macaco Tamerice. It links people and projects closely from all over the world and allows through the personal sharings of the participants to get a deeper understanding of the world. It brings together theory and practice, collaborative methodologies and appropriate techniques while building heart connections and community worldwide.
“One of my favorite online courses so far and I feel as if we’re truly in the same room with our facilitators..... even though we are so far from one another spread across the world.”
“I am deeply impressed by the enormous knowledge and experience of all of this EDE’s presenters. We could not have asked for a better collection of educators.”
What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?
Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, take place in 50 countries in settings ranging from tribal and traditional communities to intentional ecovillages, from urban slum to universities and training centres. The duration of these programmes are around 125 hours over a full month, although this may vary slightly depending on where and when they are taken. The EDEs provide participants of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills to design a society which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste.
How to run an EDE
Several of our EDE graduates have carried on organising EDE programmes in their local areas, and you are warmly encouraged to do so after completing your course.
The recommended time frame of an EDE is four weeks, however this is not fixed and varies with each individual programme.
The material can be condensed into smaller workshops, spread out over a longer period, or distributed in blocks at different times and locations.