The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) is a growing network of sustainable communities and initiatives that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents. GEN serves as umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.


The Global Ecovillage International works through three broad regional organisations:

GEN-International has consultative status at the UN-Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) commission, and is a partner of United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR.GEN works within the framework of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014.

About ENA

The Ecovillage Network of the Americas (ENA) ENA serves as the Western Hemisphere (North, Central and South America) representative of the Global Ecovillage Network.


ENA's Mission

To engage the peoples of the Americas in common effort to join the global transformation towards an ecologically, economically, and culturally sustainable future.

ENA serves as the Western Hemisphere representative of the Global Ecovillage Network.

ENA works to unite cultures from North, Central and South Americas and the Caribbean to become a unified force in the ecovillage and sustainability movements.


ENA's Primary Objectives

• To promote and nurture new and existing ecovillages within the Americas

• To network ecovillages with each other, sharing resources and practices, and coordinating collaborative activities

• To promote the understanding and use of ways of living in harmony with each other and the Earth through the research, development and demonstration of sustainable living strategies

• To share the work and inspiration of the ecovillage movement with society at large through demonstration projects, educational programs, networking conferences and meetings with government and other organizations.

ENA BY-laws