Dutch
Eco Design Education
(EDE)

We welcome those of you who feel called to use their talents and skills  in the spirit of co-creation to join the Eco Design Education training, organised by Gaia Nederland and Gaia Education and the Dutch ecovillage network.

If you want to be one of them please get in touch!

 

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The Dutch EDE is presented by EcodorpenNetwerk.nl in partnership with GAIA EDUCATION.

Ecology

Designing Ecological Habitats Creating a Sense of Place

Economy

Gaian Economics Living well within planetary limits

Social

Beyond You and Me Inspiration and Wisdom for Building Community

Worldview

The Song of the Earth The Emerging Synthesis of the Scientific and Spiritual World-views

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Dutch EDE 2015 & 2017

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Meet the EDE team

 

Paul Hendriksen
Paul Hendriksen
Social Permaculture, New Economics, Transition

Paul started as a journalist, then worked for thirteen years at COS Overijssel, a regional knowledge and expertise in the field of development issues and international cooperation, but above all Paul Hendriksen is an ambassador of doing-thinking. In Deventer he put  sustainability  ideas into practice: Transition Towns. Was initiator of the association Aardehuizen Oost Nederland, a collective enterprise to build a project of 23 houses inspired by the ‘Earthship’ concept in Olst, north of Deventer, Overijssel.

He has expertise in consultancy, project development, organisation and training on sustainability issues. And specialisation in the field of community processes aimed at sustainable development, Transition Towns and related bottom-up initiatives; lectures, presentations and workshops on local resilience and a wide range of sustainability issues, from the philosophical and historical to the practical level (and back); I profoundly believe in Added Value Afterwards.

Social Permaculture, New Economics, Transition
Henry Mentink
Henry Mentink
New economy, Uno Box
Mark Huser
Mark Huser
Reconnecting to nature, transformation of consciousness, social engaged spirituality.
Mark Huser and Maya van Oosterhout are the driving force behind Earth Awareness foundation. Both have a treasure of practical experience and knowledge in off-grid living, recycling and upcycling. They lovingly take care of a part of a former military estate and have been able to magically transform this into a beautiful and creative inspiration centre, where many events take place. The zenith of their creation power is the Temple of Nature they have been building together since 2012. This eco-art project is an expression of their holistic worldview, recognisable for every human being and fitting for a society in transition. As artists with imaginative power they are looking for ways to express what’s living within society. They get inspiration of years of cooperation with indigenous tribes and their traditions. During many international meetings Mark & Maya have developed a different worldview which they express in the Temple. Mark can be seen as a multidisciplinary artist, all-round technician, musician and a visionary and truthful speaker. Maya is an energetic, creative spirit with love for natural, simple and healthy life. She works for re-honouring female heritage. Together they have followed much shamanistic training and contribute in an authentic way to creating paradise on earth.
Reconnecting to nature, transformation of consciousness, social engaged spirituality.
Maya van Oosterhout
Maya van Oosterhout
RECONNECTING TO NATURE, TRANSFORMATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS, SOCIAL ENGAGED SPIRITUALITY.
Maya van Oosterhout and Mark Huser are the driving force behind Earth Awareness foundation. Both have a treasure of practical experience and knowledge in off-grid living, recycling and upcycling. They lovingly take care of a part of a former military estate and have been able to magically transform this into a beautiful and creative inspiration centre, where many events take place. The zenith of their creation power is the Temple of Nature they have been building together since 2012. This eco-art project is an expression of their holistic worldview, recognisable for every human being and fitting for a society in transition. As artists with imaginative power they are looking for ways to express what’s living within society. They get inspiration of years of cooperation with indigenous tribes and their traditions. During many international meetings Mark & Maya have developed a different worldview which they express in the Temple. Mark can be seen as a multidisciplinary artist, all-round technician, musician and a visionary and truthful speaker. Maya is an energetic, creative spirit with love for natural, simple and healthy life. She works for re-honouring female heritage. Together they have followed much shamanistic training and contribute in an authentic way to creating paradise on earth.
RECONNECTING TO NATURE, TRANSFORMATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS, SOCIAL ENGAGED SPIRITUALITY.
Monica Petter
Monica Petter
4D framework, deep listening, river of life
Monica prefers to accompany children, adults and groups in nature and with the help of horses. She did the EDE in Damanhur. Monica is committed volunteer for GEN Netherlands and is engaged in the development of (international) training. Recently Monica took a masters in Design for Sustainability through Gaia Education and completed the Training of Trainers coarse in Findhorn. Monica became the first Dutch member of the Geese as a certified Gaia Education Trainer.
Horticulture, Group constellations, Coaching with Horses - Certified Gaia Education Trainer
Katrien van den Bergh
Katrien van den Bergh
Compassionate communication, sociocracy, personal empowerment and leadership, building community.
Kartien has been living on Vlierhof since February 2017. Working here gave her much experience in sociocratic decision-making, self management and community building. She has done several courses, in non violent communication, community building and group facilitation. Katrien grew up in Basel, Switzerland, studied sociology and English and then went exploring. Her experiences in Esalen, a living and working community in California led her to search for further community experiences and land on Vlierhof. She graduated from the Dutch EDE in 2017.
Compassionate communication, sociocracy, personal empowerment and leadership, building community.
Sally Hafez Bahgat
Sally Hafez Bahgat
Right livelihood, appropriate technology, restoring nature and rebuilding after disaster.
Sally established the Oasis Community Center as a sustainability education center, a 10,000 square meters piece of greenery and desert land, carrying eco-friendly buildings and facilitating children’s environmental activities.In order to help solve the problem of scarcity of energy, water, and food, the Oasis Community Center provides curricula-based-education, hands-on training, and practical show-casing to school kids on sustainability issues. This is done through Oasis Green Day and Green Camp for children from national and international schools, and university undergraduates. In order to provide the same standard of environmental education to all Egyptian kids, Sally founded Khadra, a long-term education project for children from public schools and orphanages about environmentalism, where children learn about gardening, up cycling and recycled fashion. Through Khadra, and in collaboration with PwC, Oasis aspires to be part of the solution for environmental sustainability in Egypt by educating and encouraging school children to make lifestyle changes and to adopt simple habits to manage solid waste, conserve energy and water. Sally wishes to see this center replicated nation-wide as satellites, acting as local flagship for sustainability education all over Egypt, and thereafter for all Arabic-speaking countries. The satellites shall be operated by women from the locality, serving the neighboring schools, and university students. Satellites will then be a game-changer of the education scheme nation-wide, as well as opportunities for women’s employment.
Right livelihood, appropriate technology, restoring nature and rebuilding after disaster.
Henk Petter
Henk Petter
ICT, Education
Henk is owner of ‘De Verbinding’; a company that developes education about sustainable technology and sustainability. He is also a science teacher at a secondary high school “Ecolyceum” in Deventer and coordinator at CleanTech. In this job he is building a network of secundary high schools working on sustainability projects.
ICT, Education

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Michäelshof

Michäelshof

 

Veerhuis Varik

Veerhuis Varik

 

Aardehuizen Olst

Aardehuizen Olst

 

 

 

 

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