Global Ecovillage Network

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Email discussion with Global Ecovillage Network:


Hey Jessica!

Thank you so much for you response. I'm glad you liked our website! We are currently in the process of developing a network of collaborators at, which will be our main organizational website for developing the GVCS.

It is great to hear that their is interest in our endeavors as well. Thank you for passing on the word. And feel free to contact us at any point.

Adam Mitchell Open Source Ecology

Initial Email:

from Jessie <> to GEN board <> cc date Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 12:54 PM subject Fwd: A call for collaborative action... hide details 12:54 PM (6 hours ago) Hello Adam,

Thank you for contacting the Global Ecovillage Network. I looked at your website and agree that your mission closely aligns with that of our network. GEN does not currently have a set membership but each region disperses information in their own way, so I am copying your message to the GEN Board of Directors (that represent each of the GEN regions) so that they might get to know your group and the effort you all have set out to accomplish.

I hope the board will contact you for ways that we can support each others work and accomplish more in our effort towards a planet in balance. Keep up the great work!

Sincerely, Jessica DuBoe GEN Administrative Assistant

Begin forwarded message:

From: Adam Mitchell <> Date: October 30, 2010 2:08:27 PM MDT To: contact <> Subject: A call for collaborative action...

- Hide quoted text - Dear Jessie Du Boe,

I recently stumbled upon your initiative at and I wholeheartedly agree with your efforts to bring people together around transition, community resilience and ecology. I feel that your organizational vision aligns very much with my own values as well as the volunteer work I am currently doing for Open Source Ecology. Have you heard of us? We are building, what we call, the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) – a set of 40 open source tools meant to jump-start community resilience and lower the barriers-to-entry.

The tools are being built and shared via open source methods, so we can freely provide the information necessary to build resilient communities from the ground up. We are 100% crowd-funded by supporters, which we call True Fans. This is our latest video showcasing the GVCS, which was created by a True Fan:

We would be grateful if you could pass our work on to your membership, partners and friends, and encourage them to support and collaborate with us. We are also interested in speaking engagements. The commitment of as few as three new True Fans is enough to fund a trip for guest speaking or a presentation. This November we will be on a tour in California to present our vision and progress to several Transition Town initiatives. It is in this light that we believe everyone should have access to the tools necessary to create true community resilience. For more information, see our blog (

Deep Regards, Open Source Ecology