GENOA Community Call | Cultivating Deep Learning Through Ecovillage Travel
GENOA Community Call
Cultivating Deep Learning Through Ecovillage Travel
Join us on June 14th 2023 (check local time) in a sharing session on how transformative experiences can be cultivated while travelling to communities. We will hear experience & ideas from travel experts, as well as communities and travelers (that’s YOU!).
Travelling opens our eyes to different realities in the world out there. It gives us a break from our daily routines and a lot of chances to see, experience, reflect and imagine a different way of living.
For the past decades, ecovillages have been one of the best places to visit during travels. Made up of a community of people that are experimenting and actively creating a more regenerative way of living that is connected to nature, it definitely can be an inspiring place to visit and experience, especially for those of you who are looking for a more sustainable and regenerative way of living.
In this community call, we will talk about ecovillage travel and how it can cultivate deep learning for travellers. We invite Rafael Dionisio from MAD Travels to share his experience taking groups to visit regenerative communities and ecovillages and discuss how we can make the most of our visit to communities and create great experiences for travellers as a community. There are plenty of rooms for you to contribute with sharing your experiences as well, either as a traveller or as an ecovillage host.
Who is our speaker?
Raf is a 3 time TEDx speaker on sustainability & social entrepreneur focused on harmonising the economy and environment. He is the co-founder of Make A Difference Travel – doing impact and travel programs with indigenous, farming and fishing communities; and MAD Courses, providing sustainability education with community leaders as co-teachers and guides. As they teach and tour with communities, MAD aims to change people’s behaviour towards the environment, and does this with concrete action examples such as restoring 4000 hectares of land in his happy place – Zambales, and then to expand into 1/3 of the country or 10M hectares within his lifetime. He is a current consultant for Sustainability education at the British School of Manila, connecting learners to community and conservation. Raf has been featured on BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Rappler, TTG Singapore, Manila bulletin among others.
He believes that everyone can make a difference in their own way, beginning with the right mindset and education.