Organisation listings

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Title Description County Country
Earth Heart Housing Co-operative

Earth Heart is based on a 20 acre site in Derbyshire, with Grade 2 listed farmhouse and barns which have been converted into 8 living units. The land is managed for organic grazing and we also have an orchard, allotment area, forest garden and soft fruit crops, as well as a few animals and a communal biomass boiler, reedbed sewage system and a small woodland.

We have a lot of experience in running the co-operative and in working with planners, DEFRA, Natural England, the Environment Agency, Listed Buildings officers, banks, mortgage companies and so on. We are a LAND project and also offer farm walks for groups of 6 people or more. Please book in advance as this is our home rather than a visitor centre.

United Kingdom
Eco - Architecture & Permacultural Planning CIC

OUR MISSION: To achieve the best sustainable life standards and well being for all people, (worldwide) where people are happy with themselves and each others, and also working in harmony with the environment. Our team of associates is well qualified and very experienced to offer integrated range of services in design and planning of most projects having an eco-sustainable remit. We always try to include permaculturally designed environments in our projects, and we study the environmental context carefully before designing micro-climate, cosmic or natural energy flows, geology, topography and hydrology. Members of our team are very aware of the effect any project in architecture or permaculture can have on local people or users, whether aesthetic, socially desirable, energetically advantageous. We feel passionate about improving quality of life for all beings and biosphere. All our designs have a natural sustainability approach:- examples comprising these are solar gain, P.V, and solar water arrays, high insulation, on site small scale bio gas plants for electric power and compost, wind, micro hydro, natural energies, flow by natural geometry and feng shui.

All kinds of architectural designs, gardens and landscapes and urban design with strong socks-environmental ethical remit consultancy studies and surveys to achieve healthy, healing and emotionally relaxing interiors or gardens.

OBJECTIVES: To design buildings and environments which are ecologically sustainable, low impact.

To communicate our mission and aims to everyone and educate them in all this.

To support communities,groups, individuals and the business communities to develop ecological sustainable way of life.

Our Three Principles:
PEOPLE CARE: including fair shares, peace and harmony
PLANET CARE: care for our environment with full respect for nature
PROSPERITY: as described as developing sustainable economies with the emphaises on local and regional with mininimal sector and governement overheads.

ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVE: To design buildings, and environments which are ecolocially sustainable and with low impact.

SOCIAL OBJECTIVES: supporting communities, business, individuals and groups to develop a low impact lifestyle.

United Kingdom
Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation

Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation is a Dutch non-profit foundation with over 370 pledged members from over 30 countries around the world, and we continue to grow. In 2017, it is our objective to finance the building and maintenance of the first Ecosystem Restoration Camp in Spain. Once the first camp is established, we will help set up more restoration camps worldwide.

We strategically chose The Netherlands as a base for the organization because the country is well known for its open-minded, corruption-free environment. These conditions allow us to operate as a charity with few legal and accounting obstacles. The foundation structure enables us to work with an executive Board of Directors, a volunteer and financially responsible Supervisory Board and a strategical Advisory Council.

The cooperation of members organises its work in circles that regularly meet in a General Assembly.

Read our organisation articles in English or in Dutch, or read more about our Policy plan. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Netherlands
Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation

Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation is a Dutch non-profit foundation with over 370 pledged members from over 30 countries around the world, and we continue to grow. In 2017, it is our objective to finance the building and maintenance of the first Ecosystem Restoration Camp in Spain. Once the first camp is established, we will help set up more restoration camps worldwide.

We strategically chose The Netherlands as a base for the organization because the country is well known for its open-minded, corruption-free environment. These conditions allow us to operate as a charity with few legal and accounting obstacles. The foundation structure enables us to work with an executive Board of Directors, a volunteer and financially responsible Supervisory Board and a strategical Advisory Council.

The cooperation of members organises its work in circles that regularly meet in a General Assembly.

Read our organisation articles in English or in Dutch, or read more about our Policy plan. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Netherlands
Edible Landscapes London

If it's a plant and it's edible, tasty and low maintenance then we're interested in eating it, propagating it and teaching people all about it.

United Kingdom
enCircle Solutions Ltd

Permaculture designed software business.

Nottinghamshire United Kingdom
Enonkishu Conservancy (Kenya)

Enonkishu Conservancy is committed to sustainable rangeland management that allows space and resources for all people, cattle, and wildlife. To achieve this it seeks a balance between conservation of the ecosystem and appropriate enterprise for the resident Maasai communities. Enonkishu is adopting a unique approach to conserving land by creating a viable livestock enterprise through a Holistic Management (HM) Approach. Through HM, Enonkishu intends to improve productivity of the livestock in the region, improve livelihoods and maintain heritage. 

Environmental Education Media Project

Please also refer to John D. Liu’s research: www.knaw.academia.edu/JohnDLiu

Our Mission

Dedicating ourselves to learning how natural Earth systems function and to freely share this knowledge with everyone on Earth

Our Goal

Creating a future without poverty, in a world with intact ecosystems

Our Values

Caring for all living things
Enjoying life; grateful for the privilege to live, learn and to serve
Treating all people equally without discerning ethnicity, gender, age, place, social status, belief or political affiliation
Fostering collaboration with like-minded individuals throughout the world
Striving to live these values
Forgiving each other, especially ourselves, when we are not always able to reach our highest aims

Our Methodology

Using scientific method to study, understand, communicate and demonstrate evidence-based solutions to our humanity which is facing serious ecological and environmental problems.
Producing excellent communication materials in the service of environmental education.

What is at the heart of the EEMP?

The EEMP recognizes the problems facing humanity and their root causes and disseminates information about well tested experiences and solutions through film and multimedia-presentations (lead by John). The EEMP, foremost John D. Liu has made himself available for communicating about these critical problems and solutions, roving around the world constantly to reach new audiences with these yet rarely clearly outspoken truths. As he travels, he discovers yet more case studies of (land) degradation and restoration, and this feeds into a continuous interplay of ecosystem-related scientific learning and practical interventions with learning partners. The EEMP then captures and leverages visual imagery and explanations (translated into many languages) to present to governments and international agencies, policy makers and different interest groups to not only show how it is possible to restore the earth’s terrestrial ecosystems, but to flesh out the countless benefits that logically follow for human wellbeing.

Why is visual presentation so important?

Anyone who has studied biodiversity knows, the myriad of things and processes which make up an ecosystem is only the entry point of learning of yet of another myriad of interconnections and inter-dependencies. They are evolving together in geological and evolutionary time, a time frame that to us short-lived humans is hard if not impossible to imagine.

The view point of a camera can be deployed at different points of development to document often startling changes in rather unexpected short periods of time. Just even five or ten years are sufficient to proof that restoration can happen within our lifetime.

Once understanding evolves, governments, interest groups and not least at all, business communities recognise the benefits (including economic ones) of re-evaluating of how we go about things. We all can clearly perceive what has been happening to ecosystems with the onset of the industrial revolution. We all will find us to accept that business as usual is not an option. Visual presentation of positive change becomes powerful catalysts of action and positive change.

Education

We offer to share our materials, may it be for a screening at a local school or university, as part of your course materials or for an event you are organising, please contact (sereneliu@eemp.org). We are happy for people to use our materials and help spread this very important message:

Ecological restoration at planetary scale is the way forward.

Esteam

Esteam, the Environmental Sustainability Team is a not for profit community organisation working with people with learning disabilities in Pembrokeshire.

We have land and buildings where we work to Permaculture ethics.

Pembrokeshire United Kingdom
European Centre for Nature Conservation

ECNC – FOR A BEAUTIFUL EUROPE


ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation is a non-governmental organization working for the conservation and sustainable use of Europe’s nature, biodiversity and landscapes. Since its establishment in 1993 ECNC has developed a working partnership with an extensive network of organizations and institutes from all over Europe.

ECNC provides its expertise to national and regional governments, intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations, the European Commission, the European Environment Agency and the Council of Europe, and to institutions working in financing, land use and research. It works closely together with the NGO community.

ECNC projects are clustered in six thematic programmes: 

In these programmes, ECNC also specifically addresses European landscape issues.

MISSION

ECNC is dedicated to a beautiful Europe based on a rich biodiversity, healthy ecosystems and sustainable development. ECNC promotes an integrated approach for both land and sea and actively stimulates the interaction between science, society and policy.

ECNC LAND & SEA GROUP

In 2009 ECNC and the Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation; the ECNC Land & Sea Group was born. The members of the Group are ECNC, the EUCC and Centro Mediterráneo. EuroNatur, the NatureBureau and EECONET Action Fund are observers.

On 1 July 2010 the Large Herbivore Foundation (LHF) joined the the ECNC Land & Sea Group. LHF’s legacy is carried forward in the form of the Large Herbivore Network (LHNet) as part of ECNC’s programme Ecosystem and Species Management.

This integration will increase the impact and scope of the work on biodiversity, integrated coastal zone management and marine issues, and sustainable development. It will also allow ECNC to provide stakeholders and funders with an even broader range of services and activities.

ECNC’S BIODIVERSITY REPRESENTATION UNIT GERMANY

On 19 September 2013, ECNC’s Green Welcome Centre (GWC) Kleve, Germany was launched. The GWC Kleve will function as ECNC’s representative unit for Germany, and also will offer facilities for training courses, small-scale seminars and management meetings. GWC’s director is Mr Johan Kieft.

ECNC BRIEFS

ECNC outlines its position in several key areas in the so-called ECNC briefs. They have been approved by the Board and Scientific Council, and are available to download as PDF files.