Power of Community Summit

Feb 1-10, 2019

Kosha Joubert

Executive Director of the Global Ecovillage Network
Kosha Joubert

Kosha expands on how ecovillage lifestyles are a relevant part of the solution, even in big cities. She guides us on her exploration of Sacred Activism vs Activism, and on how to balance the top down-bottom up approaches. Watch until the end to be inspired about how to step into action!

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  • Introduction
  • Sacred Activism vs Activism
  • Ecovillages as part of the solution
  • Relevance of the ecovillage movement in cities
  • Examples of urban ecovillages
  • Balancing the top down-bottom up approaches
  • What is the role of consciousness in this conversation
  • How to develop your consciousness
  • How to step into action?
Kosha Joubert

Kosha Joubert, MSc serves as Executive Director of the Global Ecovillage Network. She has many years of experience as an international facilitator, trainer, and consultant and has worked extensively in the fields of community empowerment, intercultural collaboration and sustainable development. Kosha grew up in South Africa under Apartheid and has been dedicated to building bridges across divides ever since. She has lived in ecovillages for the past 25 years. Kosha is also a co-founder of Gaia Education, which develops trainings at the cutting-edge of sustainability, and co-author of the internationally applied curriculum of the Ecovillage Design Education.
In 2016, Kosha received the Dadi Janki Award - 100 Women of Spirit - For engaging spirituality in life and work and for making a difference in the world.


Kosha's TEDxFindhorn: From Apartheid to Ecovillages

LA Ecovillage

Totnes Transition Town

Hurdal eco-neighbourhood

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  • Markus

    Thank you Kosha for all that passion and inspiration. All I can say is: Wow! I feel such gratitude to be able to listen to you and all the other speakers during this summit.

    You and your life are an example to me and I will change some aspects of my life.

    May your life be filled with overflowing love and loving connections be made wherever you go.

  • Thank you Kosha for this really inspiring speech! It is great how you are putting together all the pieces! May many people be inspired and take action where they are!

  • Steven St-Amour

    Kosha, I must state that this 2nd day of the conference was enlightening.
    Although I feel that I have failed our group at the CRAIC TABLE my spiritual guides will not allow me to close my box. WE have talked in the group for going on 10 years, and no one has felt the need to take our talk and walk with it. Some struggle with the Spirituality as one of our guiding principles not understanding that it is the baseline for our consciousness, the medium by which we can take back control of our consent and reflect on the direction we want to move forward with. On the Humanitarian side, I sense hurt and deception as people struggle to free themselves from the status quo. I stress Leave no Footprint but leave fulfilled that you where part of the design of a better future, that your presence was insightful. Idea funding Rob gave me food for thought, even with our backs to the wall in the civic arena, we need to elect people in our community to be the voice of our platform creating the opportunities build based on our imagination of a better tomorrow. On the Ecological principal, we need to find ways of acceptance in the community at large while creating relationships between the Urban and Rural communities. We understand that the 7 elements (water, food, shelter, health, safety, knowledge, and work) all work intertwined with one and other, and we must find the means to introduce this correlation as a functioning model to showcase the simplicity of meeting our basic needs at the level without further impacting Mother Earth.

    We also have this ongoing question of where do we start? I believe and with spiritual guidance i state the following. 1 the larger picture How do we see our future? with population growth do we move on and plan an exodus from our planet and explore paradise our universe. 2. how do we create today the communities that will sustain our tomorrows on borrowed time, and prepare the seed of our species to journey in the unknown with confidence of purpose.

    My guides have entrusted me to share that gift of life: for as long as we have the will we shall have life in this universe. AS a chock statement i tell everyone, we can do it as this is our 6th planet through the millenniums as we seek to regain our place in paradise.

    We have one law to guide us all: LOVE Live Our Vulnerabilities Everyday, how with respect for ourselve, for others and our ecology.

    See how simple it is, and it doesn’t cost us a dime.

  • Betül Ka

    Thank you very much for your enthusiasm. Listening you was so inspring. It was very well put and clear. I cannot wait to share the notes I took with my little community! Much love and blessings from Turkey.

  • Narottam Sahu


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