Mother Jungle has joined forces with Gaia Education and UNESCO Global Action Programme Priority focusing on Area 5 Accelerating Change at Local Level. We are proudly presenting the first ‘Ecovillage Design Education’ programme (EDE) in Indonesia, providing 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. It has become conventional to describe sustainable development in terms of three over-arching themes: economic, social, and ecological. The EDE recognizes and adds one other dimension to these fundamental areas of concern – a dimension called “Worldview.” This is in recognition that there are always underlying, often unspoken, and sometimes hidden patterns to culture that strongly influence and may, in fact, predetermine economic, social, and ecological relationships. An essential part of the course will be helping participants to reconnect to themselves and to nature and by so doing transform their worldview, thus supporting sustainable development by becoming agents of change.
Week 1: 8 – 14 July Social Dimension
Week 2: 15 – 21 July Ecological & Economic Dimension
Week 3: 7 – 13 October Worldview Dimension
The new worldview is being defined as an evolution from mechanistic to holistic, or from material to spiritual, interpretations about the nature of reality: Consciousness precedes physicality; ideas create form. An often-used word describing this underlying unity is Oneness. The purpose of the Worldview dimension of the EDE, therefore, is to articulate the parameters of this evolution as it pertains to the design and implementation of sustainable community models.
Sustainability: Be part of nature, not apart from it: Reconnect to yourself and nature, transform your worldview and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals by becoming agents of change.
Cultural immersion: Learn from indigenous communities about their culture and the way they have been taking care of their environment. Empower these communities to defend themselves in protecting their own traditions.
Entrepreneurial skills: Accelerate your entrepreneurial skills to help design system change and creative regeneration
Local community impact: Make a real difference on the destination; Travel the world in an ethical way and help make positive change on location
Personal Development: Develop a personal resilience to inspire long-term & effective regenerative change. Create a deep connection with Nature through personal experience and develop a regular spiritual practice that facilitates the ability to balance inner and outer work.
Intercultural Communication: Learn together with people from around the world from different cultures and get resources to take back to own community (offline and online) Develop your skills to be able to recognize and communicate sustainability to diverse people within different cultures with different worldviews.
Environmental Education: Create an awareness of the importance of conservation of nature habitats and learn to apply transition principles we are currently living through in your project.
Responsible Traveling: ‘It is up to us to take care of the planet, it is our only home’. Become aware of the ethical ways to travel the world and how to make a real difference on the destination. Learn to be switched on to the impact you have on the landscapes and seascapes you visit. Learn how responsible traveling can deliver ‘better places to live in and to visit’ – with the emphasis firstly on creating better places for local people.
Gaia Education/Mother Jungle EDE Certificate for Worldview Dimension (In order to receive a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: requirement to be present and active in at least 90% of the course)
Mother Jungle welcome bag
Shared Accommodation (Max 2 per room)
All meals and snacks
Venue for workshops on-site and off-site
Facilitators & Guides Fees
All activities and workshops
Transport during course from arrival to leave (no pick-up and drop off to airport)
PLACE OF COURSE
PLACE OF COURSE
Based on the Island of Bali, the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago, our course will bring you closer to nature and provide a safe and tranquil environment for you to enjoy and thrive on. Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone, over 500 reef-building coral species can be found. Bali is the home of the Subak irrigation system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Balinese were able to develop and sustain their extremely complex agricultural economy for centuries through a very organized community structure. Bali is also home to a unified confederation of kingdoms composed of 10 traditional royal Balinese houses, where each house rules a specific geographic area. Bali boasts one of the most diverse and innovative performing arts cultures in the world and is renowned for its traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking and music. The Balinese people and the unique centuries old culture make this island one of the most fascinating places.
You will stay in The Bamboo Lodge within the eco-village located just 5 minutes walk from Green School Bali. Green School is an example of an entire school, including students, educators, administrators, parents and community around the school being actively engaged in working towards a sustainable learning model for all with ESD fully integrated into the curriculum as the driving factor. The Lodge is the perfect location to learn about sustainable living and what impact this makes on our planet. During your visit, you will be able to fall asleep to the natural sounds of the jungle in a room made from 100% bamboo, have a swim in the natural spring pool by the Ayung River on your doorstep, and walk around our permaculture gardens to learn about the different herbs, plants, vegetables and fruit that we grow and consume sustainably.
Visit the beautiful bamboo structures of Green School and Green Village, swim in the beautiful Ayung River and walk on paths through the jungle
Discover the brilliant coastline of East Bali and go snorkelling at Labuan Amuk
Explore the island by bike with a Bali Eco & Educational Cycling Tour, to the highest point on the island with stunning views.
Learn about the island’s history, culture and traditions with a local expert led activity in the traditional Bali Aga village of Tengananan
Experience the Indigenous Trunyan village located on the isolated eastern shore of the Lake Batur, at the foot of Mount Abang and hear about the unique customs of the Trunyanese
Jl. Raya Dalung Perum Andika Graha A 1 No. 1, Kwanji, Kuta Utara, Kab Badung, Bali, Indonesia