Research Colloquium with Dr. Rebeca Roysen and Dr. Daniel Greenberg

The following topics display the recording of the first series of the International Research Colloqium that took place on the 21th of October 2020 with a presentation of Dr. Rebeca Roysen on “Ecovillages as sustainability “classrooms” and Daniel Greenberg on “Academia vs. Ecovillages”.

Below you will find the bios of our presenters!

Rebeca Roysen holds a PhD in Sustainable Development and an MSc in Social Psychology. She is a  Volunteer Lecturer at the Centre for Advanced Studies of Cerrado at the University of Brasilia (Centro UnB  Cerrado – CER/UnB). She lives with her daughter in the Aratikum ecovillage at Instituto Biorregional do  Cerrado (IBC) since 2016 and is the Coordinator of IBC’s pedagogical eco-centre. Her research interests are: sustainability  transitions, social practice theories, ecovillages and other grassroots innovations, higher education and  transdisciplinarity. You can find her articles at  and  her books at

In 1999, Daniel Greenberg founded the non-profit Living Routes, which partnered with UMass-Amherst to run study abroad programs based in ecovillages around the world. Over 1,500 students were transformed by these immersive experiences. Daniel left Living Routes in 2012 to start a new social venture called Earth Deeds, which offers online tools for individuals and groups to “onset” their unavoidable CO2 emissions and support meaningful sustainability projects.

Daniel has been a leading advocate for sustainability within international education and the ecovillage movement. He chaired Sustainability Task Forces for NAFSA:  Association of International Educators and the Forum for Education Abroad, is co-founder and past Board Member of Gaia Education, and served as President of the Global Ecovillage Network from 2015-2019.

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