SHE-EDE

WOMEN ECOVILLAGE DESIGN EDUCATION
Empowering Women, Raise Their Awareness
and Create Resilient Communities.

We are pleased to announce the SHE-EDE program. A 4 week journey to empower women, raise awareness and create resilient communities inside the Ecovillage Design Education Model. Bringing together experience in ecovillage design, matriarchal societies, feminine wisdom, activism, community building and healing circles, we created a new format of EDE – responding to the world wide need of mutual female support and empowerment.

This SHE-EDE is a 4 week Head, Heart and Hands education community experience to empower women, find their sisters and connect to the feminine wisdom of world wide communities in order to create a shift in consciousness and a more equalitarian/sustainable and peaceful culture in the world.

We offer a journey of research, community, and empowerment. With an intersectional approach, we welcome diverse experiences and are looking forward to host an international group of women of all ages.

The latest available Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 data show that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030.

UN WOMEN

Magliano Sabina
Rieti, Italy

The first SHE-EDE will be hosted in the municipality of Magliano Sabina, 40km North of Rome. The community of Magliano Sabina chooses environmental protection as an Ecological Transition Town Movement strategy. For more than 15 years the town has been investing its public resources to make a technological shift and be ready for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Goals – an inspiring example for how social transformation can be brought about. If you are curious to get an impression of the location, this video gives you a wonderful overview.

We are grateful for the warm welcome of Magliano Sabina and its citizens and are looking forward to host our course in this special setting promising mutual inspiration. The town Magliano Sabina exemplifies what a rur-urban community at the service of the commons can look like, while the SHE-EDE will bring a group of international women who bring their skills, questions, and perspectives into this small Italian town.

ECOSTELLO
Magliano Sabina

We will live and learn, cook, eat, and sleep in the EcoHostel Magliano Sabina. The hostel is a public structure at the service of the community Magliano Sabina. The facilities are part of the charming XVIII century nuns’ monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

The building has been renovated following the best practices of energy and water self sufficiency. As such, the Magliano Sabina ecoHostel serves as an interesting role model for environmental sustainability with its adoption of innovative ecological solutions.

It will be a space to create new friends, ideas, inspiration and interconnected active hope.

I will not be ‘famous’, ‘great’. I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.

From A Writer’s Diary by Virginia Woolf

Women empowerment in a world in climate emergency

Grace happens when we act with others on behalf of our world.


In the face of impermanence and death, it takes courage to love the things of this world and to believe that praising them is our noblest calling.

There’s a song that wants to sing itself through us. We just got to be available.

Joanna Macy

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