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The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing their own pathways to a sustainable future, and building bridges of hope and international solidarity.

As a solution-based, multi-stakeholder alliance, GEN provides information, tools, examples and global representation to the expanding network of those dedicated to developing and demonstrating sustainability principles and practices in their lifestyles and communities around the world


  1. To advance the education of individuals from all walks of life by sharing the experience and best practices gained from the networks of ecovillages and sustainable communities worldwide.
  2. To advance human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation by empowering local communities globally while promoting a culture of mutual acceptance and respect, effective communications, and cross-cultural outreach.
  3. To advance environmental protection globally by serving as a think tank, incubator, international partner organization and catalyst for projects that expedite the shift to sustainable and resilient lifestyles.
  4. To advance active citizenship and community development by coordinating the activities of regional ecovillage networks and reaching out to wider society and policy makers in order to accelerate the transition to sustainable living.



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The United African Congress, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization in the United States with its National headquarters based in New York City and branches in Georgia, Ohio, California, and Connecticut. Founded in 1998, the UAC is an umbrella organization representing the interests of 3.5 million continental African immigrants throughout the United States of America.  They are the voice of the diaspora living here in the th USA.  UAC is an official voting member of the African Union and work very closely with the United Nations on important issues concerning Africa.  Their goal is to buid strong ties between Africa and the USA. This is not an easy task as we enter challenging times in our political situation.

Earth Rights Institute is a proud partner of  the United African Congress since 2006.  Together, we have worked on numerous initiatives that include: participation in the NYC African Union Day Celebration; Haiti Ecovillage Project, Million Signatures African Campaign and other Diaspora initiatives.  In April 2016, UAC presented on ERI behalf at the Green Festival NYC.  ERI attended their important UN General Assembly event to address Ebola and Next steps.  We honored to continue our work with the UAC and look forward to building a more secure, peaceful and green planet.  We will always be supportive and a voice for our African friends.


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About Earth Rights Institute

The Earth is the birthright of all people

Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as widespread poverty, land right disputes and environmental degradation.

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