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Inés Elvira

Visual Sensemaking: Making the European Green Deal Strong and Real – Harnessing the Power of community-led Initiatives and Local Governments

Live Graphic Recording was seamlessly integrated into plenary discussions, bringing a visually captivating element to ECOLISE’s main policy event “Making the European Green Deal Strong and Real: Harnessing th...
Duncan Crowley

Dutch “tiny house” experiments in building sustainable, just communities (CfF session #23)

Connecting Communities of Practice to create Sustainable and Just Communities The 23rd #CFFsession happened on 26th April 2023 and was co-hosted with the UrbanCommunity for Sustainable and Just Cities project (UrbanA), a...
Laura Kaestele

Communities for Future at COP27 – Together for Implementation?!

This article was written by ECOLISE’s network weaver Laura Kaestele on her experiences and reflections on attending COP27 in Egypt. Radiant sunshine, dry air and colorful banners welcomed the tens of thousands of parti...
Ricardo Silva

Participative exploration of future climate scenarios in Luxembourg

‘Reducing harm or emissions is not enough; we also need to prioritise our life support systems (soil, water and biodiversity) and thus regenerate ecosystems.’ Community Facilitator: Dr. Ariane König, researcher at u...
Ricardo Silva

Inspiring lifestyle change through permaculture teaching in Croatia

‘Our emphasis is on regenerative resilience: not preserving people’s way of life, but adapting and enriching everything, from soil to relationships.’ Community Facilitator: Gordana Dragičević, Transition hub repr...
Ricardo Silva

Growing trees and communities in Croatia

‘Our main work is not planting and growing trees, but planting and growing communities!’ Community Facilitators: Ana Ruk Kalendar, Simona Mrlak, Ivica Šnajder, Kristina Pongrac (all regional coordinators) Project: Z...
Ricardo Silva

Creating an Ecosocial Transition Plan in Spain

‘We consider this work systemic change. Which means that while we are focusing on community action, this also sparks personal reflection about and commitment to improving the state of our planet.’ Community Facilitat...
Ricardo Silva

Listening to marginalized communities in Ireland

‘The primary objective is to listen. If you’re doing that well, and reflecting back in multiple ways what you’ve heard, then generally that is satisfying for people.‘ Community Facilitator: Suzie Cahn, C...
Ricardo Silva

Using village parties to kick-start carbon sequestering in Finland

‘Try always to have a positive spirit, not accusing of something or keeping a competitive approach. Activate, animate, organise village parties, show positive spirit, demonstrate equality to all.’ Community Facilita...
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