John-Paul Patton is the founder and director of the Enriched Earth Ecovillage project, an Ambassador to Ireland for The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), an Environmental Education Consultant and is also a Climate Ambassador for Ireland. He also works as an English teacher and in Environmental Education. John-Paul is also passionate about cultural sustainability and the preservation of indigenous Irish traditions. His hobbies include writing and making music.
In this workshop he will present on the principles of the Ecovillage movement in the areas of ecological, cultural, economic and social sustainability. He will show how people can become involved in the Global Ecovillage Network and bring its principles to their own lives and communities. John-Paul is convinced that Ecovillages hold the key to a sustainable future for all and a rich and rewarding alternative model to current outmoded practice. Bring an open mind and heart and prepare to be inspired!