Label: Cooperation Circle Info

11 Members

Traditions: Christian Catholic , Environmentalism , Hindu, Siddha Yoga  See All

Action Area: Community Building, Environment, Health and Social Services, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

Region: Southeast Asia and the Pacific


Label: Purpose & Activities

Maia was formed by a shared vision of living simply in nature and the understanding of self-sustainability in the backdrop of climate change and peak. Members are from a mix of cultures and nationalities. The ecovillage hosts people from many countries and many cultural and spiritual practices As an ecovillage, the  purpose of this Cooperation Circle  is to engage earth practices in sustainable peacebuilding across cultures, faiths, and beliefs promoting the idea of shared earth stewardship to bridge people in dialogue and wise action for the earth community in the face of ongoing ecological crises.  Ecovillages, defined as “human-scale settlements, rural or urban, that strive to create models for sustainable living” have been globally recognized in modelling resilience and adaptation to ecological changes. As an ecovillage, Maia works in the backdrop of climate change and peak oil. Using ecovillage design models, members engage leaders, organizations, and communities in self-sustainability practices through permaculture gardening, appropriate technologies, waste management, natural home building, and conscious family and community living. At the core of their work is the Inner Village process, where the relationship with the earth begins with understanding the self. Thus, apart from hands - on learning, the retreat-based design of the program engages action-reflection and discovery processes through art, music, healing practices, community rituals, and nature- based activities. Maia Earth Village’s Earth Village School and Earth Camps integrate its unique Inner Village approach with Ecovillage Design Models led by GAIA Education, a global ecovillage design platform. Maia is also a member of the Global Ecovillage Network, a world-wide collective of intentional, transitional, and ecological communities.  


Maia Earth Village assisted in post-disaster relief in partnership with Green Relief Initiative in 2012. Maia Earth Village is also developing a children inclusive ecovillage ensign program for disaster rehabilitation in partnership under an Emergency Child Protection . Maia launched an Inner Climate Change Campaign to support the emerging global actions after the People’s Climate March in September 2014.

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Ms. Sarah Davis Queblatin

Bahay Kalipay 38E Hagedorn Road Extension San Pedro,
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan


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