Zisula 3ZEGG's Zisula Cordaches lead a seminar for community education and formation from 4.-14.3.16 in Skala Eco-Village near Thessaloniki in Greece. The seminar was made up of various modules in Community education and leadership of inner processes in the community, and was funded by an Erasmus EU program for adult education.


The community decided to take all participants to spend a day with the refugees at the Greek bordertown Idomeni, to assist in preparing and distributing food.

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Skala Ecovillage is a very beautiful place with 7 hectares of surrounding forested lands with a view of the Koronia lake.
The community comprises five adults and three children with a large friendship network.
The ecovillage was founded by Anna Filippou and Nikiforos Pertsinidis almost 20 years ago. The first steps were to buy the land and develop the community which is now a role model of permaculture practices, with a great variety of fruit trees and a garden. In 2015 friends from the Tamera community in Portugal designed and built a terraced landscape with a retention basin for collecting rainwater
A great variety of plants and fruit trees were then planted in raised beds, and now after half a year the basin is full with water and the beds are green.
There is an infrastructure with a two-story straw-bale house and other small houses, and some people live in caravans and tents in the summer. There are also a plant-based sewage system, compost toilets, Biogas and solar systems in use.
http://skalaecovillage.com/en/skala-ecovillage

Skala ecovillage is aspriring member of GEN Europe. RefuGEN was founded by several communities at the Green Phoenix meeting. Anna Filippou from Skala and Robert from Heilhaus in Germany took over the coordination of RefuGEN in December 2015.
http://gen-europe.org/activities/news/news-detail/artikel/refugen/index.htm

Griechenland2Skala acts currently as the reception-point for volunteers returning from Lesbos or Idomeni or on their way to these and other crisis points to help the refugees. For this reason Skala is in need of resources, mostly in the form of voluntary support. They need people for can be present for a time to work in the garden, kitchen, with the children and to take care of the volunteers.

ZEGG has donated 1000 euros to Skala and in the next weeks three people plan to go there. Zisula Cordaches and Barbara Stützel will go to different places in Greece at the beginning of June for two weeks to offer a workshop in "Communities in Europe and tools for community buiilding"

For more information and to donate please contact Zisula Cordaches, .

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Videos

To give you a better overview about all the different projects and areas in life that we are involved in, we created some short clips for you. You can enjoy them with english subtitel now. If you are interested in more detailed information about our community life you can find that on the different chapters of our website.

 

"Experiment Love"

Interviews with ZEGG-residents.

Videoclip by Uli Decker.

2013, 8 minutes.

 

 

 "Why do we live in community?"

Interviews with ZEGG-residents.

Videoclip by Uli Decker.

2012, 4 minutes.

 

 

"ZEGG in Bad Belzig – Gemeinschaft und Bildungszentrum gGmbH"

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Carbon neutral ZEGG

We modernized ZEGGs energy supply completely 5 years ago. Now an evaluation has shown that carbon emissions have gone down remarkably if we look at the overall picture:100% of our electricitiy come from renewable ressources, 65% are produced on the premises. 80% of our heating energy is produced from renewables, most of it coming from the woodchip heating plant.

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Seminar "Tools for Community Education" in Skala Ecovillage in North Greece

ZEGG's Zisula Cordaches lead a seminar for community education and formation from 4.-14.3.16 in Skala Eco-Village near Thessaloniki in Greece. The seminar was made up of various modules in Community education and leadership of inner processes in the community, and was funded by an Erasmus EU program for adult education.

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If I don´t deal with the fears in myself, I am all too ready to project them on to others.

How can we communicate with people from a different culture who have lost everything? Dolores Richter, a member of the ZEGG community, is part of a group in Bad Belzig exploring deep listening with refugees.

I live in a town which has hosted many asylum seekers. We see each other every day in the food store, in the street. There are more every day. We got to know when the buses come and gathered musicians, baked cakes and made music for their arrival. We want to let them know that they are welcome. The social worker in the refugee home was open to this but also challenged. Some days later she said: I would like you to come back for the next bus. But will you? If not all the people will...

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The ZEGG is a community of about 100 adults and children. How can we create a sustainable and creative life and an awake awareness to promote issues of love and sexuality, ecology, community, and create policy. We invite you to visit us, especially our summercamp.